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ceed if brought upon the upper table, either in front of, or behind, the bridge, under the two strings G and D,
because here the wood of the upper table is brought most into vibration, and also because the most serviceable tones of these strings — particularly the notes of the middle part of the scale — cause these subordinate and combination tones most clearly to be heard. The spring being quite flexible, may be bent to any shape, and in the circular form shown above helps the firm position of the weight with respect to the amount of pressure. The under, and somewhat concave, disk of the weight is covered with paper, which agreeably modifies the tone quality.
The use of the vibrator permits the production of curious and often striking effects, especially in light and flowing playing, as, perchance, in chorales, when three, four or more parts become audible in regular harmonic sequence. The tone of the violin is caused to resemble very much that of the harmonium, and nuances from the lightest piano to at least mezzo forte are obtainable.
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