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TerryT
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It seems like I have a few new members to say "Hi" to after my 2 weeks away from my Fiddlerman family.
Feel free to drop me a note to say hello or point me in the right direction of your Intro post.

I see we have a new project to crack on with, too.
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Do you feel like the world is passing you by? Welcome Home Terry

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Welcome back

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but the one who needs the least."

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Kevin M. said

Do you feel like the world is passing you by? Welcome Home Terry

Thanks Kevin. But no, I feel my world has just grown a little more having met so many lovely people in Italy.

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Fiddlerman said

Welcome back

Thanks Pierre, I missed 3 things while on vacation, my violin, this web-site and the English weather.
(spot the untruth above?)gold_star

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June 27, 2012 - 1:39 pm
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LOL - I was thinking WHAT!!!! before I got to the (spot the untruth above?) part.

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but the one who needs the least."

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Welcome back! I think if I get to go to Italy for my 50th birthday... in 3 1/4 years...then Violetta is going with me... I want to be arrested for playing the violin in a fountain...well... just kidding but I do want to knit and play the violin in Italy....is that so much to ask for ? Nice to see you!

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coolpinkone said

Welcome back! I think if I get to go to Italy for my 50th birthday... in 3 1/4 years...then Violetta is going with me... I want to be arrested for playing the violin in a fountain...well... just kidding but I do want to knit and play the violin in Italy....is that so much to ask for ? Nice to see you!

Haha, funny!
My teacher advised me not to take it coz of the pressure and temperature in the cargo hold.
Plus a violin case in the cabin might have worried a few people! Kapeesh?

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Welcome back Terry. You better get crackin. Lots to learn. Missed you btw.bananabananabananabananabanana

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Thanks Tony, I'm going to print off and practice the new project tomorrow

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Did you hear any good Italian violin music on your trip, Terry?

When the work's all done and the sun's settin' low,

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

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I read where most if not all the airlines allow a musical instrument to be carried on as baggage. So, if I went with my 'baby', there wouldn't be any cargo hold on her.

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Let me see...take my Made in China violin with me to Italy OR take a few grand with me and by an authentic Italian violin?  I want me a NICE souvenir made in Italy!! 

@CPO...playing the violin in a fountain!!  Now that would be a story to tell the kids and grandkids...(when I get them...YEEEAAARRRSSS from now, I hope.)

@ Terry- I happen to have been away for three days, (away from my computer) and see new names and forums when I got on tonight!!  Two weeks from now, we may have an extended family and step-family, lol.  More the merrier!banana

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Heard lots of great Italian music on my 'cultural' trip, but as far as having a couple of grand spare to bring back a good quality Italian instrument? Catch22, the holiday cost me the equivalent of a new violin so there were no spare Euros in my pocket to buy one.
Luckily, I didn't see any for sale so the temptation wasn't there cry

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Sounds like the perfect scenerio to buy and learn air violin, huh? lol facepalm

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This thread has an interesting segue (not the two-wheeled transport, which are a kick in the ass btw), and not that the original thought of this thread isn't totally interesting, lol; but the concept of traveling with your violin.

I just got back from Hawaii on Monday and my flight back was the first time, in 40yrs of flying that I'd ever seen a violin brought into the cabin of a plane.  It was GREAT to see, because I had the same concerns about traveling with one; I'd never do it because I feel about the delicacy of my violin as I do of my computer or camera; I'd NEVER port either of those in cargo.

This violin (4/4) fit just fine in the overhead and nobody, including the crew, had any problem with it being stowed there.  So I'd say it's a very doing thing.

A lot of people on this site surely travel with their violins, any advice/experience???

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Was it in a hard case, Fred?

My case has some sort of rigid structure under the outer fabric, but I would never trust it to withstand someone cramming a roll-aboard on top of it in an overhead bin.

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Diane, it was actually very much like my cases; not hard case (wood or aluminum or kevlar, lol), but not soft; it's sort of the rigid molded foam with cloth cover; it would easily sustain 40 - 50 lbs of external pressure.

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I'll bear this in mind when I'm ever asked to play in the open air ampitheatre in Verona!

Air Violin! roflol

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cheersI am with you Terry!  I am aiming for 2015.... 🙂 Invited or not..I plan to play in Italy.... I have heard the folks from Paris will spit on me.

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