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A small wooden rod wedged between the front and back surfaces of a violin or similar instrument and modifying its vibrations.
- ‘The sound post must be properly set in order to obtain the richness of sound from the instrument.’
- ‘Douglas’ design does away with the soundwell and utilizes sound posts to support the top.’
- ‘A good violin, however, may not be harmed if it is without a sound post for a short period of time, but an instrument should not be left in this situation for long.’
- ‘We also have bridges, saddles, nuts, end pins, sound posts and other double bass parts available.’
- ‘It is advisable to loosely string the ‘G’ and ‘E’ strings first and then place the bridge on the spider with minimum tension before placing the two sound posts in position.’
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