Posted 25 October 2013 - 03:10 PM
Most instruments have wolf notes. The problem is that when an instrument is sounding well, very often so is the wolf. There are many ways of treating wolf notes; some are more successful than others, but most kill something of the tone while killing the wolf. Cello wolf notes are probably the easiest to cure and the best cures are usually those that are fitted inside. However, finding the correct position and fixing the killer exactly at that point is not easy.
But last week at Julie Reed’s place, I saw a new gadget that purports to kill wolfs. I cannot tell you that it works on all cellos, but I was impressed with the demo. It is not a permanent fixture and has to be put in place for each session, but it is very easy to locate. Apparently the entire cello section of the New York Phil. use one. They involve a powerful magnet that places and holds a weight in the correct position on the bass side of the belly. The gadget is called the ‘Krentz Wolf Eliminator’.
I bought one, but I have not actually used it yet. Actually, I bought it initially to find the correct place to fit a wolf killer. Nevertheless, if this thing works it will be reversible and will not cause any damage.
No time to spend on web sites. Need money.