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Lost my A tonight.
Gots to get some strings.
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StoneDog
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Lost my "A" tonight. > Strange~~ the outer covering sort of disintegrated on the string down on the finger board. Had to play it like a tuned down to "G" thing. SOooo I will be placing an order tomorrow from fiddlershop.com for 2, mind you, 2 sets of strings so next time I can just pop one on. SOoooo > I have no viddle now {for the moment} > I'm ok with that > I need a break from it >> It is a crazy RIDE!!!

The good thing > I am gonna pick up my guitar and hang with it until I get my strings AND~~~ I'm a gonna get me one of those fiddlerman bows.

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wookieman
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That's right!  You tell those strings who's boss!  And while you're at it, set the example by replacing your bow as a warning:  "this is what happens when you break on me, you get replaced!"

There is no failure, only results.

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Kevin M.
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Which strings do you notice break most often, G,D,A, or E?

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@Kevin M.  I used to break just E's...but had a stint that I can't relive.. of breaking THREE G's in one setting... facepalmfacepalmfacepalmfacepalmfacepalmfacepalmfacepalmI had to think if I was even worthy... :)

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Picklefish
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Ive seen a brand new A string unravel at the nut, weird.

"Please play some wrong notes, so that we know that you are human" - said to Jascha Heifetz.

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@ StoneDog: If the A string that broke was the "Zyex" A string, D'Addario had a bad batch of "Zyex" string's several month's ago. The problem has since been corrected. The two set's of "Zyex" string's I bought had both A string's unravel, both in the peg box and one of the two also started with a nick between the bridge and tailpiece.

This has been confirmed with, Mike at Fiddlershop.

A couple week's ago I called the Fiddlershop to inquire if there had been any other problem's with the A string's unraveling, Mike said he hadn't heard of any other complaint's or problem's and while I was talking with, Pierre, Mike called D'Addario and they said they had had a problem with only the Zyex and the problem had been remedied.

This thread remind's me, I have to call, Mike again, he said, D'Addario was sending him some replacement string's and to call him the following week and he would send two new A string's to replace the defective one's and I totally forgot to call.

 

Ken.

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@StoneDog 

Yes. it really pays to have a spare set of strings.

But not a problem for me. Having half a dozen fiddles, I can just 'rob' one of them.rofl

Seen it all. Done it all. Can't remember most of dunno ..... What was I saying???? facepalm

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@ Fiddlestix: Yep it was a "Zyex" A string. OH CRAP!!! I just order 2 more sets. I hope they have attended to the problem. I thought it might be just a worn out thing. I do put my viddle through some stuff. Inside, outside, rain, dirty fingers, etc. Oh CRAP!!

They were about 4 months old and I play it every day. Well~~~ guess I will find out. Thanks for the heads up. I really like those strings.

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@ StoneDog: Your string's were four months old, mine were less than a month old when it was brought to my attention by my lluthier while he was fitting new peg's.

And yes, the problem has been taken care of.

 

Ken.

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About six months ago, I had a bad G string in a set of Preludes.  I sent a message to D'addario about it, and they cheerfully sent me a replacement by Fedex.  IDK why they didn't send it by first-class mail.  It must have cost a lot more to send it in a six-inch cardboard box.  Anyway it was good service.

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It's always nice to have a set of extra strings. I put on a set of new dominant strings on my daughter's new violin, and I wasn't even tuning it hard and it snapped. That's the first time I have a violin string snapped on me, and it's brand new! I guessed it was not a good string to start with because it seemed like it was folded when I took it out of the package. I will have to order an extra E string now.

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I use Pirastros. Never had one break on me.

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Got my strings today and my FiddlerMan Bow > The FM Bow is SMOOTH~~~~~~~~~~!!! I am working it.

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StoneDog said
Got my strings today and my FiddlerMan Bow > The FM Bow is SMOOTH~~~~~~~~~~!!! I am working it.

That is great, SD. So glad so you got the strings, and yes, FM bow is very nice, my practice bow since I've got it.

 

 

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Something special about this bow. This FM bow > something Magical. Such balance it has.

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Fiddlerman
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:-)
Thanks

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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StoneDog said
Got my strings today and my FiddlerMan Bow > The FM Bow is SMOOTH~~~~~~~~~~!!! I am working it.

I got a FM bow a few weeks ago, and am so impressed with it!  smooth, balanced, I find I have less of that annoying bounce... yep, I agree it's Magical!

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent” 

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Fiddlerman
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I'm extremely happy you guys like it.

I only use that exact same bow for everything I do and on all gigs. I have 3 bows that are worth more than $3000 a piece that I don't use because rather than rehairing them, I can use a new Fiddlerman Carbon Fiber bow every 6 months to a year. :-)
I've actually sold quite a few to my colleagues as well.

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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