WaterPig Master wrote:
OOOO! That's the nicest looking wren I've seen so far. Perhaps yours will be a bit more mellow in sound than the ones at the festival...
they were Loud, but harsh! Impressive nonetheless. Good to see you've got it! It must have come quite quickly then?
Hi Barnaby and thanks.
We are very happy with the sound though it is slightly 'different' to the Luteback of course.
There are so many variables affecting the sound aren't there. Room acoustics, instrument home keys, type of string, amount and type of cottoning, amount and type of rosin, and in particular as you know, String Pressure. The Wren, which Neil says is particularly sensitive to humidity changes, has the wonderful adjustable bridge as you see on the pic here. An excellent idea which works really well in adjusting string pressure. Sadly it is not possible to retro fit to other gurdies as the soundboard strutting is not suitable it seems, so for them it's still the infamous paper shims.
Neil often plays Irish style music and no doubt his Wrens are set up accordingly.
Yes we were lucky over delivery period which in the end amounted to just under 6 months as someone else was obliged to drop out and we moved up the list a bit.
Loved your Symphony pics by the way, great stuff, and a super instrument. You are obviously getting along very well with it.
Rob and Marj'