The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #9616 Message #1014767
Posted By: M.Ted
08-Sep-03 - 10:52 AM
Thread Name: Tipple information anyone?
Subject: RE: Tipple information anyone?
I had a tiple once, Murray, and learned the proper spelling by reading it off the strings package.
Contrary to what Spaw says, when it is tuned up to pitch, the instrument has an amazingly rich, bright, full sound. The downside(other than the fact that it is a nightmare to tune) is that there is a lot of tension between the the neck and the bridge. For this reason, the instruments tend not age particularly well. One day, without provocation, the bridge on mine tore out, taking some of the top with it--I had it repaired, but never trusted it again--