Re: Virzi--What am I missing?
I agree with JeffD on the matter. I had a wonderful LaBraid (Brian Dean) L&H style A repro mandolin with virzi and I thought it had an exquisite voice. However, I never heard it without the virzi in it. As they are connected to the to, they add additional mass in the air chamber that vibrates. Does that have any effect? I tend to think so. I seem to like the sound of mandolins with them more than mandolins without them. The difference is subtle (hopefully not just in my head). They don't add to volume, in fact, intuitively, they should decrease the volume some as they account for more mass that the energy from the string vibration is transferred through with some loss.
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