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sound post

n. Music
A section of dowel that spans the gap between the sounding board and the back plate of a stringed instrument such as a violin or cello, providing structural support and improving the instrument's tone quality.
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Tim Prebble (tim@soundbite.co.nz) is a film sound designer, sound-post production facility owner, double bass player and intermittent music producer based in Wellington, New Zealand.
The first involves a patch near the sound-post top, which has been repaired before and unsuccessfully.