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Jay Stanley
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"1901-Geiger.JPG"I have played guitar for 40+ years. I am an amateur songwriter. I like all kinds of music, especially classic style country (Hank Williams Sr., Buck Owens, Johnny Cash, Bill Monroe, lots of others) I do not like most modern country with overdubbed vocals and slick production. I am a chronic collector of different objects. (1930's radios, antique telegraph equipment, old Fender guitar amps) In my relentless pursuit of the afore mentioned objects I occassionally stumble upon fairly decent violins. In the past I have generally sold them for profit to finance my other collecting interests. I have recently found an old fiddle which I will never sell. In the past I have considered learning how to play the fiddle. The fiddle I recently stumbled on to has changed my life and attitude forever. I think it may be haunted. I am now a classic American fiddle collector and player. I own one classic American fiddle. If I never find another one, it's OK by me. The one I have is just fine. I am learning to play it. If it takes me 20 years to learn how to play it, that's OK too. In the past, everything I have played on other violins sounded bad. Everything I play on my new fiddle sounds good. This is why I think it may be haunted.   

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A fellow collecttor here.  Old radios and my favorite antique phones.

We would all love to see picture of you violin and better yet a video of you playing it.

 

Welcome to Fiddlerman.

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Welcome, hope you like it here in our little family!

"It can sing like a bird, it can cry like a human being, it can be very angry, it can be all that humans are" Maxim Vengerov

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Welcome Welcome Welcome!

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Jay Stanley
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Thank you for the warm welcome. I will load some photos on the 'The Violin' forum segment. 

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Welcome Jay, great to have another experienced musician on board; sure you'll have a lot to add to our group!!!

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Awesome Jay... I'm the guy that does the audio sound analysis of violins around here. I'd love to hear a recording of your violin to run some traces on and see what it can produce.

I have a 90 yr old German violin that's been in our family for 50+ yrs I know about (I'm an old guy too 56 yrs) and it sounds incredible now that I've been able to repeatedly do small tune up changes to it.

Interested on your's age and origin as well.

Some of the older ones have the sweetest sounds. Must be the old age and mellowing of the woods.cheers

"If you practice with your hands you must practice all day. Practice with your mind and you can accomplish the same amount in minutes." Nathan Milstein

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June 16, 2012 - 6:44 am
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Welcome Jay! You've come to the right place! I would love to see a picture of your fiddle and hear haunted fiddle stories.
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Welcome, Jay... you're gonna like it here.   dancing

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Welcome to the forum Jay.
We look forward to seeing the pictures of your pride and joy, The Haunted Fiddle.

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but the one who needs the least."

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Jay, I hear ya all the way. I inherited my Grampa's fiddle. I visited a luthier the other day to get my bow rehaired, and tried a fiddle there. I didn't feel "unfaithful' trying another fiddle, I just had absolutely no desire to try to make it sing. Maybe my fiddle is haunted too! [and jealous]

 

Welcome to the forum. We are looking forward to a picture or better yet a video of you and your fiddle!

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LOL, I just realized, that is a pretty funny title, and with time it might get fiddlerman.com a lot of hits. ROFL
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Jay Stanley
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Thank you all again for the warm welcome. I have posted some photos of the haunted fiddle in the 'The Violin' section. I will expound upon its haunted qualities.

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Hello Jay! Saw the pics of the Violin. If you were to ever sell it I would have to say you are nuts, it is beautiful and I bet it sounds great too.dancingdancingdancingdancingdancingcheerleaderbananabananabananabananabanana

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LOL, I just realized, that is a pretty funny title, and with time it might get fiddlerman.com a lot of hits. ROFL

tooooo funny... Welcome Jay... we have a lot of fun here! Toni

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Welcome to the forum, Jay Stanley! =)

I have a hope to hear your Haunted Fiddle =)coffee

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