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The"Big Ceilidh Fiddle" or "The World's Largest Fiddle"

fiddlerman, have you ever tried these violins? if so, what do you think of their quality? 🙂

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Someone else posted this giant fiddler done by Cyril Hearn on this forum, too. Here's a night view.

 

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I saw that giant cello on news yesterday. LOL. And I can't believe there's a grasshopper violin surprised How does people even play such thing?

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rofl Pretty cool gStretch.

My favorite color too. coffee

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Huey142 said:

I saw that giant cello on news yesterday. LOL. And I can't believe there's a grasshopper violin surprised How does people even play such thing?

I think that's a cricket...you know, crickets make sound by rubbing their hind legs together much like a violin XD

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Hey Daniel,

Nice to see you back.rofl

Not only that but it's a nice work of art. Check out how they matched the leaf edge on the right side. I don't know how the top hat plays in here though. LOL

Don't you do a lot of graphic photo art Daniel?

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Svento said:

http://www.sdc.org/~acahay/booklet.html

http://www.sdc.org/~acahay/slides.html

Be sure to scroll down. That's some crazy stuff.

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That is some crazy stuff. LOL

Thanks for posting that link Svento.

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about the grasshopper violin, if i'm lookin at it right, his hind leg is acting as the bow 😛

about the other violins, whoa....now talk about experimental instruments 😛 i wonder if the different shape effects the tone.

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Daniel said:

I think that's a cricket...you know, crickets make sound by rubbing their hind legs together much like a violin XD

LOL. I thought it was a grasshopper, weren't crickets brown, like cockroach?

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yeah its a grasshopper.

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SaraO said:

Svento said:

http://www.sdc.org/~acahay/booklet.html

http://www.sdc.org/~acahay/slides.html

Be sure to scroll down. That's some crazy stuff.

Not only crazy, they have a reputation of being well-sounding instruments too. That's interesting because there's so much superstition in the fiddle world. In a "Build your own fiddle" book there can be five sides about how to make the scroll, yet not a single word about the function of it - if there is any... Mr Hagan has proved that a fiddle can look like a double map of Texas and still sound like a fiddle. He's a very serious luthier. My fiddle is a gift from him!

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I'd love to see and hear it when it's finished. They look like works of art.

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From my own experience, grasshopper could be brown or green, crickets are usually brown and have big antanae. I have never heard grasshopper's sound, but apparently they could make sound by rubbing their hind legs on their forewings. I only saw grasshoppers during the day and crickets at night or early morning. i was hoping i could attach some images of grasshopper and crickets so you could see the differences visually but i failed to do so. Basically, Crickets have very long antanae and grasshoppers have short ones. Out of curiosity, I did a search on line, below is one of the search results:

 

How to Tell the Difference Between a Grasshopper and a Cricket

The Suborders Caelifera and Ensifera

By , About.com Guide

Grasshoppers are active during the day, and have relatively short antennae.

Grasshoppers are active during the day, and have relatively short antennae.

Photo: © Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, United States

Grasshoppers, crickets, katydids, and locusts all belong to the order Orthoptera. Members of this group share a common ancestor.

Based on physical and behavioral characteristics, the Orthopterans can be split into two distinct groups, or suborders – the Caelifera and the Ensifera. Caeliferans include the grasshoppers and locusts. The suborder Ensifera is comprised of the crickets and katydids.

The following traits separate most grasshoppers and locusts from their close cousins, the crickets and katydids. As with any rule, there may be exceptions.

Differences Between Grasshoppers and Crickets

Characteristic Grasshoppers & Locusts Crickets & Katydids
Antennae short long Auditory Organs on the abdomen on the forelegs Stridulation rubbing the hind leg against the forewing rubbing forewings together Ovipositors short long, extended Activity diurnal nocturnal Feeding Habits herbivorous predatory, omnivorous, or herbivorous
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did anyone ever doubt that insects and violins would be in the same discussion? 🙂

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