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August 21, 2013 - 12:08 am
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Hi everyone!

My violin just got here today and I've had a lot of fun today already! Been a lurker here for the past few days and decided it would be good to join. A big thanks to FiddlerMan for putting this site together and providing a gathering place for this community. I don't normally do this introduction-type thing when I join a forum, but if nothing elses I definitely wanted to leave thanks to DanielB and CatMcCall for plenty of exciting threads on fiddle construction/modification. They've been a pleasure to read over. I am thinking that I will be doing some work on mine as well so it's nice to know that others have succeeded!

 

Later!

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Welcome! Thanks for joining!

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Yea isn't it great when your violin finally arrives... Play time!

Welcome!  Looking forward to hearing more from you.

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Hi and welcome from 'down under' aussie_flag

If you want to learn to play the fiddle, you're in the right place

 

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Welcome!

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August 21, 2013 - 8:42 pm
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Welcome, Drabbit! If you've been lurking, you've probably figured out that the crowd here is generally very friendly and helpful. With Fiddlerman as our leader, he wouldn't have it any other way.

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Good luck with your new fiddle!

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

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Howdy, this is where I hang my hat. >> The members here ROCK!!!

I have learned much from this site and there is so much more I need to learn so I cruise around a bit > but end up back here. To review, to relax, to find out stuff.

Welcome drabbit. > can't get away from the image. > Bugs and Elmer

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Welcome drabbit,

Feel free to ask questions. There are no bad questions except the one not asked.

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Welcome to DA play to be!!!  Congrats.. Happy Violining!!

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Welcome to the forum, Drabbit!

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August 22, 2013 - 7:07 am
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Haha thanks for all the hellos and welcomes! I'll definitely be asking questions from time to time and hopefully will progress to being able to answer some as well.

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Welcome to the forum drabbit,

I'm glad there were members there to help you on fiddle construction. I'm very proud of the great group of members we have here and the family like feeling in most of the threads.

Plenty of ideas to keep you motivated and players to encourage you here.

Thanks for your introduction, I look forward to reading your future posts.

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but the one who needs the least."

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Welcome drabbit!

Yeah, CatMcCall's "Ruby" and "Six Foot Fiddle" projects were what got me wanting to try an "in the white" violin project of my own.

They just looked really excellent and are different than anything available commercially, so it was very inspiring. 

But even if one doesn't go that far, making maybe an accessory or two, or learning to do an adjustment yourself on your instrument.. I feel it gives a reason to understand the instrument better.  A natural and enjoyable way to get into studying to understand why the violin/fiddle is made the way it is, and to appreciate how much thought and development have gone into it over the centuries.  It's part of what can be the fun of the instrument.

There's always some interesting stuff going on around this forum, and lots of great folks here to help keep your interest and enthusiasm up.  It's a great group. 

Welcome aboard!

 

"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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Hi Fiddlerman and DanielB! Thanks for the welcome!

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