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TerryT
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http://youtu.be/gYbi7y6O_OA

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no projection

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This may be an eco friendly violin but is it eco friendly sound?

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Thin, weak tone, no projection. I'm not sure that his glue is eco-friendly. He posts over at Maestronet on occasion. I'll pass.

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Portable-reusable flashbang. Hurray!

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I dont' think we have a problem filling our landfills with violins!

Better just stick to recycling plastic bottles! frown

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This is how my violin sounds with the mute on...devil-violin..

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ughhh... The sound of that violin makes me cringe.  The person playing is good but the violin doesn't cut it.  I doubt anyone can make that violin sound nice.  

 

Somewhere on U Tube there is a video about someone who built and plays a balsa wood violin.

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There's also a bunch of videos of someone building a stainless steel violin.  Apparently, it didn't play too well.

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A few professionals that I know play on the Luis and Clark Carbon Fiber instruments as second instruments.

http://www.luisandclark.com/?p.....uct=1097-2

I'm not against them but not really convinced either. Especially not for the money. On second hand, you can put them underwater and there won't be much damage except to the sound-post, bridge and possibly the strings too.

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Ecological ???  It takes far more wood to make paper than it would to just make the violin.  Sounds horrible too.

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Just because you can doesn't mean that you should smile He makes many types of instruments out of paper and his "secret formula" glue, but none of them sounds quite like the instrument that he's copying. JMHO. It's an interesting experiment, but not eco-friendly.

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I dunno.....at the cost of a newspaper, a person could build them all day long.  The Sunday paper will be here soon,, think i'll use the comic section for mine.serenade anyone care to dancing

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Haha, you guys are funny!
I saw all sorts of home made violins on YouTube.
The Balsa wood type built by a kayak builder seemed quite interesting. Would be better with a keel and some canvas lolviolin-student

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Fiddlestix said

I dunno.....at the cost of a newspaper, a person could build them all day long.  The Sunday paper will be here soon,, think i'll use the comic section for mine.serenade anyone care to dancing

Now I like that idea.

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Could use the financial pages if you want hit those low notes!exactly

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I must say the second one is better, but still trash. Should be recycled.dazed

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That funny screech... errr, louder, odd harmonic tone that comes through occasionally.  Is that a wolf note?  What causes that?  Can it be caused by technique too?  I've started getting that occasionally with mine.  🙁  

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Fiddlerman said
A few professionals that I know play on the Luis and Clark Carbon Fiber instruments as second instruments.

http://www.luisandclark.com/?p.....uct=1097-2

I'm not against them but not really convinced either. Especially not for the money. On second hand, you can put them underwater and there won't be much damage except to the sound-post, bridge and possibly the strings too.

Have they experimented with CF sound post's and bridge's yet ?

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jcwebb said
That funny screech... errr, louder, odd harmonic tone that comes through occasionally.  Is that a wolf note?  What causes that?  Can it be caused by technique too?  I've started getting that occasionally with mine.  🙁

I don't think that that is a wolf tone. Check when you get it to continuously play that note sliding the finger barely above and below it. Wolf tones always occur on the same note on a particular instrument and more or less all the time. Not just sometimes, unless it is almost not there at all. In that case it could come with temperature changes and such.

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Fiddlerman said
A few professionals that I know play on the Luis and Clark Carbon Fiber instruments as second instruments.

http://www.luisandclark.com/?p.....uct=1097-2

I'm not against them but not really convinced either. Especially not for the money. On second hand, you can put them underwater and there won't be much damage except to the sound-post, bridge and possibly the strings too.

Have they experimented with CF sound post's and bridge's yet ?

I actually wondered about that myself. I don't know.dunno
Never heard of it in any case.

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