Music Gear News
Swindon Hospital uses CT-Scan to Identify Missing RMS Titanic Violin
Health officials at BMI The Ridgeway Hospital have been trying to unlock the mystery surrounding the sought-after item which was salvaged from the sunken vessel following its maiden voyage.
The violin is thought to have been played by bandmaster Wallace Hartley and has been the subject of much interest from historians. The radiographers have played a major part in authenticating the instrument.
Astrid Little, imaging manager at the Wroughton hospital, explained that they took an innovative approach by using a CT-Scan following extensive research by auction house Henry Aldridge and Son.
"A 3D image of the violin was created from the CT scan, meaning the violin could be examined from the inside. The scan revealed that the original wood was cracked and showed signs of possible restoration," Ms Little added.
The violin is set to feature at a museum in the US later in the month and will then go up for auction in October.
Posted by AW.Posted on 6 Jun 2013 13:06 to category : Instruments News
Related Music News
Featuring an array of innovative components that provide the ultimate experience live DJing, the Traktor Kontrol S8 is the new benchmark for controllers everywhere
Paving the path for unique high quality drum stools, Roc 'n' Soc's products cater to caters comfort and overall playing experience.
With great discounts on Toontrack EZmix 2 Mix Software, Toontrack EZmix 2 Mixing Software EZmix Preset Pack Bundle and Toontrack EZmix Presets Bundle for EZMix 2 Mixing Software the choice for great and affordable mixing software has never been clearer!
Builiding on their reputation for developing cutting edge music gear and accessories, Samsons new Z series bring professional audio quality and transparency to the table
Toontrack have released Big Rock, a vintage based rock pack that brings classic flavours in a modern package
A promotional offer from Akai running until the 31st December allows the user to explore a vast array of professional sounds on the renowned MPD218
Recent Music News
Ranging from the AE-10 Aerophone Digital Wind Instrument to the Boutique VP-03 Vocoder, Roland remain on the cutting edge of musical innovation.
Introducing the AD-2 Acoustic Amp, CP-1X Compressor and JC-22 Jazz Chorus Guitar Amplifier
In August controversy was in the air as the Dirty Dancing stage show fired its live musicians in favour of a backing track. Now the Musicians' Union urge its members to join in the protest.
Cancelling his remaining shows in December due to ill health, fears arise over the guitar legends health
With two plug-ins worth up to 199 Euros, users who purchase a A77X between 24/10/2016-31/01/2017 can experience unprecedented audio quality at a fraction of the price.
In recent times, the theft of musical instruments and gear seems to be more prevalent than ever. With this GPS guitar pedal, users can track their stolen equipment simply by logging in online on their phone or tablet.