To Make You Stay Put by lyndemc

To Make You Stay Put

Before taking this picture I'd not given this portion of my cello the slightest bit of study. Thanks to this project, I too am learning about the instrument!

I use the end pin thumb screw nearly every day, but I've not actually looked at the construction of the piece. I will say that if you don't get that screw tightened enough you'll find your cello shrinking in size while you're playing. The end pin will just slowly slide back inside and the cello will be resting on the floor. The black metal part helping disperse the tensions of the strings. I'm sure there's a technical name, but I don't know it.
nice
April 24th, 2020  
Cool capture.
April 24th, 2020  
I'm learning a lot that I never knew about cellos too.
April 24th, 2020  
You show us such nice detail - probably more than we'd notice just looking at it. I'm almost beginning to understand how a cello produces its music.
April 24th, 2020  
a kickstand of sorts eh? instruments are beautiful and intricate. you are showcasing that very well!
April 24th, 2020  
What a great photo, so much thought into composition and more fascinating information.
April 24th, 2020  
This series is so stunning, I've never looked at a Cello before ;-)
April 24th, 2020  
So shiny, so many parts to the cello!
April 24th, 2020  
Functional and beautiful! People often mention that Steve Jobs insisted that even the inside of the iPhone be elegant, but as your cello shows, he was really just following a long tradition of good design
April 24th, 2020  
@dustyloup I read his bio and yes, he was a stickler for detail both outside and in, something I admire him for. There are a number of very important internal details in a cell which I won't be able to photograph because I don't have the proper gear, but they're beautiful as well, and very important for creating and conveying the sounds a cello is known for. Thanks for your interesting comment!
April 25th, 2020  
So nice to see that even a mundane feature has been beautifully designed.
April 25th, 2020  
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