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From: Patent Tactics, George Brock-Nannestad

Hello, again, lovely to be back a century.

James Wolf wrote:


> The Stroh I played many years ago (for David Sager's Fearless Pie-in-the-Sky
> Orchestra) had one large horn pointing forward and one small one pointed at
> my ear when I played. At least the small horn was adjustable and I think the
> larger one had some limited range of motion. 
> 
> The Stroh sound is very directional (as well as nasal) and without that
> smaller horn it is impossible for a player to hear him/herself in an
> ensemble setting. Did all Strohs have that feature?

----- no, the one used by "my" violinist did not. I have only seen the 
listening horn ones in connection with orchestras.

> 
> The instrument on the Lark site seems definitely not authentic, or at least
> not a Stroh. But maybe it's the style used by Rumanian Gypsy masters...

----- the real Stroh violin was covered by two U.K. patents, I shall bring 
the references.

Kind regards,


George


> 
> >>> RA Friedman <[log in to unmask]> 10/15/2009 1:44 PM >>>
> 
> Instruments with the horn at about 9-10 o'clock were from the acoustic
> age.
> This one that is for sale seems like an updated idea; not authentic.
> Correct?
> 
> 2009/10/15 George Brock-Nannestad <[log in to unmask]>
> 
> >  From: Patent Tactics, George Brock-Nannestad
> >
> > NO, NO, NO ! ! !
> >
> > that is NOT the type used for recording !!!
> >
> > Oh, why perpetuate something that is historically incorrect. The seller
> > speaks through his ........
> >
> > Kind regards (well, kind?),
> >
> >
> > George
> >
> >
> > > How could some one resist?
> > >
> > >   http://larkinthemorning.com/product.aspx?p=VIO064
> > >
> > > --
> > > Best regards,
> > >  Danger                            mailto:[log in to unmask]
> >
> 
> 
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