Setup & Regulation is better understood once the relationships between all of the parts are clearly understood.
Each part of a musical instrument has an influence on another. Of course.
For example a bridge influences both the pressure of the strings on a violin’s top as well as the ease of playability … while it’s position has a relationship with the intonation of the finger positions and a relationship with the sound post which regulates the sound that the instrument produces.
Some of the parts have a greater influence on sound than others and some influence the playability more. Together they make it easier to produce a pleasing sound or not at the same time ass making it “easy” to play.
In this part of the blog we, of course, do not feel that we have all of the answers so please add to the discussion so that we may add to anything that may have been missed.