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Ferret in Beijing
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Ferret
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Hi

Am in Beijing. Have just checked into the hotel. Its been a very long day getting here via Hong Kong. blurry_drunk-2127

 

Can't wait to start checking out the music shops.banana

 

Will k.eep you  posted

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Whooo Hooo, headed off to check out the made in china violin luthier shops. Take pictures if they let you! Can't wait for a report back.

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"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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cdennyb said
Whooo Hooo, headed off to check out the made in china violin luthier shops. Take pictures if they let you! Can't wait for a report back.

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Will do. have just been being tourist today. we did go to the National Music Museum today. Some great stringed instruments.

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Cool!

Happy You!

If there will be some time, please, take some pictures of the city! Saw several... Very beautiful place! And of course, check their instruments, very curious!droolingdroolingdrooling

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@Mad_Wed

Have taken lots of photoos. Will be going to the Great wall today and then instrument shoppingbanana

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@cdennyb

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I've bought two instruments. A violin (as if I needed another violin facepalm) and an erhu banana

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Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

But, remind me again. How many hands do you have?(just kidding)

I hope you had a great time and found a couple of gems for instruments.

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@screeeech

 

They seem to be good instruments.

I've already broken an erhu string.bunny-headbang I went out and bought some quality strings today. and  some very good violin strings.

Everything is so inexpensive here. thumbs-up

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that is so awesome!!! I would love to see a video, probably a video review of the erhu, and the violin...and lots and lots of pictures :)

cheers! - ⁰ℨ

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That's great! I like erhu! Hope we'll see the demonstration droolingamuse

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 Hi hi John... (clamoring for updates)...

The Great wall... violin shops.... food, photos...

Okay..well don't worry about it until you get back!!! :)  

Have you learned any of the language? 

Enjoy...have a ball!

Toni

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Ferret said
I went out and bought some quality strings today. and  some very good violin strings.

Everything is so inexpensive here. 

Don't take any wooden nickels, as we Yanks sometimes say.

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RosinedUp said

Ferret said
I went out and bought some quality strings today. and  some very good violin strings.

Everything is so inexpensive here. 

Don't take any wooden nickels, as we Yanks sometimes say.

I did buy wooden instruments rofl

My only worry is the python skin on the erhu getting through quarntine in AUbeg

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Back in Australia. Will give updates and photos soon in a new thread thumbs-up

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Be cautious about buying quality strings in China. I know what the originals cost straight from the manufacturer or the distributor.

Today, there are tons of Dominant strings being offered that the main distributor doesn't even know where they are coming from. We have seen many fake Dominant strings and it's almost impossible to tell. The difference in sound is noticeable though.

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