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Does your violin have a name?
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Byron Bay Australia

May 1, 2014 - 9:46 pm
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Does your violin have a name? It should have

Mine does
For those of you who do not know her, This is 'Lili'
Lili is a Raggetti RV-7

She is a beautiful lady. And a better violin than I am a violinist violin-1267

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Seen it all. Done it all. Can't remember most of dunno ..... What was I saying???? facepalm

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May 1, 2014 - 11:14 pm
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Vanessa is a true violin, always eager to show off my mistakes; Rose is as smooth as silk, ready to please, but not quite good enough to take home to meet mom; and Jane, my first and fondest, the true workhorse, she's had 5 sets of strings, numerous bridges and 3 posts.

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May 3, 2014 - 6:57 pm
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I call one of mine "Universal Evil" (A.F.Kohr K550)

May 3, 2014 - 9:00 pm
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This is Peg. :)
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When the work's all done and the sun's settin' low,

I pull out my fiddle and I rosin up the bow.


May 3, 2014 - 9:12 pm
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With violins there is no fretting over the music.

Far North-west Scotland

May 4, 2014 - 5:10 am
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Meet "Herman" ( as in El hermano del diablo ) -

Perhaps if I gave it a nicer name, it might be more responsive to my demands.....

Herman is a Skylark, in temporary retirement while I work with my Harley Benton EV... (which I have called Lucy - yes - there is still a fiendish "Lucifer" connection - but she is much more co-operative !!!! )

And, below, is Lovely Lucy....

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I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes.  

Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)


May 4, 2014 - 8:56 am
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yeah, I name pretty much all of my instruments. Always female names. I didn't name my bow, though, because.. Well, as a guitarist, I don't name my picks, y'know? LOL

I named my acoustic violin "Amelia". Dr Who fans can figure that one out.

My electric, I originally would refer to as "My Little Anathema", due to the likely reaction of some folks who don't like non-trad instruments or electrics. Shortened to "Annie".

Neither of them is anything rare, old or expensive. But they tune easy (yes, even from the pegs), hold tune well, have decent action and can sound good.

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"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in 5 or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development." ~ Itzhak Perlman

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May 4, 2014 - 6:12 pm
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Well, I have a very intense relationship with my violin. I named her "fine". And yes, it is a she :) Some days she is in a great mood and we play very well together, and other days she is really grumpy and not willing to cooperate serenade

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Practice don't make perfect, practice makes permanent.


May 4, 2014 - 9:50 pm
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Berty He was a gift from a very good friend. No one in her family played. He was born in Germany in the 1930-40's.

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Since this picture was taken I have moved the bridge a bit and added a fine tuner to the E string.

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Violinist start date -  May 2013  

Fiddler start date - May 2014

FIDDLE- Gift from a dear friend. A 1930-40 german copy, of a french copy of a Stradivarius.  BOW - $50 carbon fiber. Strings - Dominants with E Pirastro Gold string.

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