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There are about two methods I have used to tune my violin without solely relying on my ears: 1) Using a Tuner that tells me whether my string is too sharp or flat and I can loosen/tighten the string accordingly. 2) Using an online tuner app that emits the exact pitch of each string (E,A,G,D) and by listening to it I can keep tuning my strings until they ...


Yes, it should be. If you want to be sure, you could test them with a tone generator on your computer (eg. see if the generated tone is properly identified by your tuner).


As already said, this will completely change the tuning on all frets. So, the only way this could be usable is if you want to play in a tuning other than the western standard 12-edo. If you move the bridge only slightly, the lower frets will still make up an approximately equal-tempered tuning, just with another step size. Making the scale a bit shorter ...


The fret spacing (distance of each fret from the saddle) is very precise for any given scale length. Many guitar manufacturers stick with common scale lengths so they don't have to constantly re-calculate the fret spacing. But the scale length varies between guitar builders and some even offer options for different scale lengths. Moving the bridge even ...


You could possibly get this to work by having a temporary bridge - possibly just a piece of wood with an acoustic guitar saddle strip - resting on the belly of the guitar. It would be held in place by the string tension. It would be necessary to take out the existing bridge saddles etc. The rest of the bridge would remain to anchor the strings. It would ...


Not only would your fretted notes play flat, but as you go further up the fretboard, the flatter your notes will get!


All the notes would play flat (lower in pitch). The 12th fret (for example) should normally be halfway along the string, so that it sounds an octave higher than the open string. If the bridge saddle is further from the 12th fret than the nut is, the 12th fret would play a pitch lower than the octave above the open string.

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