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Soundpost Setters

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These nickel-plated steel tools are essential for correctly placing a soundpost into a violin or viola, while you work through the treble f-hole.

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Soundpost Setters
  Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
0388 S-shape Yes

0392 Scissors-style Yes

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0388 S-shaped Setter: Insert the sharpened beveled end into the soundpost for upright positioning in the violin. Use the notched end to help align the post into final position.
0392 Scissors Setter: Grips the soundpost through the f-hole for easy positioning.

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Soundpost Setters
Soundpost Setters
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5 4-22-2013
Excellent Product ... Very Fast Shipping!!!

I'm just a musician, Not a luthier. I love to maintain my own instruments as far as I can, before lending them to the local repairer. I would definitely say, Products sold here, are the best I've used. Great Metal and Build quality. Not forgetting very Fast shipping. Using the S-Shape setter, and Soundpost Gauge has made my work a lot simpler. Definitely recommend it to anyone I know.

Cassian  Panjim, Goa - INDIA
4 10-23-2012
Get Both Soundpost Setter Tools

I can't imagine trying to do this with only one or the other tool, I found in most cases you will need both. The scissors style will need to be reshaped similar to the s shape tool to maneuver in the f hole. Also practice on a violin that doesn't matter to develop a technique to properly place soundpost without damaging f hole area.

FishDogMusic  Asheville, NC Read my reviews (4)
3 12-17-2011
Essential Tools!

Ya gotta bend the sound post plier jaw in about a 45 degree but after that it's passable.

Wilmer Gingerich  Jamesport MO Read my reviews (76)
5 4-16-2011
Another Cool Tool!

It sure makes setting the sound post a breeze.....I did "sharpen" the end just a tad. Thanks again StewMac!

Keith Kern  Meyersville, Texas Read my reviews (4)
3 4-01-2011
Useful Tool

Very nice for moving the sound post once it is near position, but you may have to modify the setting end to get it to hold the post while positioning it. A "must have" for adjusting the post. Delivery was excellent.

Brent A. Peterson  IL Read my reviews (2)
5 11-06-2010

Arrived in record time!
Exactly as described here on
One small thing, not quite sharp enough for my taste! But that's easily sorted!
Already done a few soundpost setting jobs with my new tool! Worth every cent!

Vlajko  Belgrade,Serbia
1 8-20-2010
scissors style soundpost setter

I couldn't get these to work very well at all, even bending the jaws to be perpendicular to the sound post didn't work.

reilleyo  Texas
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