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I guessed right
Guess which one is the Strad and which one is the modern violin
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Uzi
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I guessed correctly, but I actually thought the other one sounded at least as good.  Have a guess:

 

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Pass on that !

Had to make a wild guess, got it wrong.  LOL.  Interesting experiment, though....

I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes.  

Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)

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They both sound wonderful. I guessed wrong. 

One thing is for sure, mine sounds nothing like those. LOL!

Patience is necessary to learn the violin: But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.-James 1:4
When I get discouraged: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.-Philippians 4:13

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I also guessed wrong. I guess I'll just keep fiddlin around on my two year old " Concert Master " since I can't afford either of those two.

Yay for my Concert violin.  clap

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Well, I actually thought the non-Strad violin sounded about the same (or maybe better), but I figured they were trying to trick me, which is why I guessed right.  It's clear to me, however, that if one is not a collector, but choosing based on sound alone, then there are fiddles that sound as good for a small fraction of the price of a Strad -- although, no doubt, substantially more than I can afford or deserve.  

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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I chose correctly, notice I didn't say "guessed". I thought the higher notes played on the E string had a distinct clarity on the second one that wasn't there on the first. Maybe I was just hearing it better on the second violin but I had a 90% feeling that it was the Strad. I hear most of them take a lot effort to coax the beautiful sound from as opposed to some violins that you can almost just touch the strings and they make beautiful sounds.

"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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I passed the test, LOL! Somehow i often recognize the Strad. Maybe because i don't like them (don't kill me XD). It has piercing sound and especially highs. Always. Or at least all of those records i've heard.

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I'm with you on that one, Naska. Not particularly fond of strad's myself.

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I agree with both of you.  When it comes to the old fiddles I prefer the sound of a Guarneri -- at least the ones that I've heard. 

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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