Statistical Analysis of Bridges for Violin, Viola and Cello
The idea of violinbridges.co.uk originated from a discussion between Gerard KilBride and Klaus Klepper
about bridge weight effecting tone, whilst both were studying at Newark School of Violin Making. After
many years and fitting more than 1000 bridges later, Gerard was working with restorer Mick Quinn, and
the conversation was struck up again. Mick had an interest in programming, and Gerard loved a project;
so the first violinbridges.co.uk web site was developed back in 2004. By 2017 a significant amount of
data has been collected, approximately 1060 bridges. A statistical analysis was proposed. This is a
summary of the results.