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TerryT
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Can someone tell me.............

 

..... whichever 2nd hand violin I check in the adverts,

............ even if it is the biggest sack-of-kak one will ever set eyes upon,

....................... is said to have a "well-rounded tone"?

 

surely this cannot be true for EVERY second hand violin in the world.

or maybe the ones that "have a slightly skewiff tone" end up on a funeral pyre!

 

thanks, rant over!

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Maybe they mean "well-rounded" in the sense of exploring all the possibilities... and the current owner has explored those possibilities and found them all, ummm, let's just settle for "unsatisfactory".

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Very simple. 

"Well-rounded tone" in such cases means that the instrument has a vast range of possible tonal expressions.  It may be squawky, squeaky, shrieky, whistling, buzzing, rattling, nasal, muffled or even flatulent.  Particularly well-rounded instruments may be able to exhibit more than one of those qualities at once.

If you are particularly fortunate, they may sometimes also be "automatically microtonal".  Such rare instruments can be identified quite easily.  Tune any string and bow the open note for a minute or two.  Automatically microtonal instruments will slowly shift through every frequency between what you tuned it to and a pitch several notes below that one with no further effort on your part, as if by magic!

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Kevin M.
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I have a beautiful violin with a well rounded sound for sale. It's very portable too. The neck folds up for easy transport.

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BaaaHaaaHaa LOLOL!!

Sorry, i think very serious things are discussed here, but i couldn't help it.....

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Kevin M. said
I have a beautiful violin with a well rounded sound for sale. It's very portable too. The neck folds up for easy transport.

I have to ask Kevin... do you use a full size case or a half size case for it?

roflol

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y'all are killin' me.. 🙂

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I should steel that terminology for my videos. Thanks Terry 🙂

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