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My 'Old Timer' after being at the shop.
Video of my violin after being fitted with a proper bridge, soundpost, tailpiece and shaving of the fingerboard along with a french polish to the whole instrument :) .
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A few people were asking and encouraging me in the chat to put up a video after the work was done on my violin.  This technically goes with the earlier post that I put up with the pics of the shop:  Original Post .  Anyways, here's the video for ya.  Dealt with a bit of nervousness that keeps tensing up my hand more than usual during the vid but will have to learn to work through that lol.  Thanks to Diane for some tips on the video editing as I was having a software meltdown earlier lol.

 

 

 

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Nice video, Chris.

I'm really happy that you're happy about the work Mark performed.

Sounds really good, nice warm tone. You've been working on your slur's and string crossing's I see, good deal. Could use a little more bow though. Your elbow is tucked in closer to your belly, that's good, it helps reaching the lower string's.

Re: the spot at the end ?, Mark told me when I watched him apply the second coat of French Polish, (to the back) that in order to fix that he would have to cut out the wood and replace it and that it won't affect the sound by just leaving it. It's in a place that isn't noticeable anyway.

He did a fine job on your "old girl". 

 

Ken.

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Looks beautiful and sounds GREAT!!!

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Very nice!

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FIDDLE- Gift from a dear friend. A 1930-40 german copy, of a french copy of a Stradivarius.  BOW - $50 carbon fiber. Strings - Dominants with E Pirastro Gold string.

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Beautiful violin! =) Nice improvisation, btw. I like the sound.

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That was great, Chris.

it's beautiful with a real nice tone.

Thanks for sharing.

Robert

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awesome!!!!!

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Thanks all :) .  Was well worth the investment to have the work done and now that I am no longer 'video challenged' (again, thanks @KindaScratchy :) ) I should be able to start posting to the critique area for some much needed advice as well!

 

@Fiddlestix  - I've been trying to focus on exactly that, string crossings and slurs :) .  I've been trying to use more bow but it's a slow process, from what I've found.  Feels uncomfortable to bow too close to the frog for some reason, probably because I don't want to hit the strings with the nickel piece lol.  Still having some issues keeping the bow from hitting other strings though, will continue to work on that.

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February 12, 2014 - 7:24 pm
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Nice sound and it looks great as well. :-)

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but the one who needs the least."

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Very beautiful work he did on your violin.  It has a very nice tone as well.  Good playing and thanks for the video.

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. ~Herm Albright

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Very nice, Chris @FiddleDetroit ! Your fiddle looks great. Nice job on your playing, especially on the double stops.

And congrats on your editing...not only did it sync up properly, but I see you threw in some nice cross dissolves between scenes. I'm glad I was able to help you a little.

:) cheers

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oh... it is gorgeous. No joke..what a beautiful sound... she is just rich and amazing!

I am so happy for you!  Thank you.. keep it up...

I am jealous about the editing...  good job. I hope to hear the two of you more  often.

Congrats and wow Congrats!

I can tell you are pleased!

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Nice string crossing and a steadier bow than I have so far. Beautiful violin

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