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Thread #124793   Message #2758910
Posted By: The Fooles Troupe
03-Nov-09 - 04:25 PM
Thread Name: Tech: Mandolin Bridges
Subject: RE: Tech: Mandolin Bridges
Oh, also, the more holes, the lighter the bridge, and the more mass, the more 'dampening', especially of the higher overtones. This is why violins sometime use 'mutes' - they add mass to the bridge, dampening the volume, and also affecting the tone by absorbing some of the higher overtones.