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damfino
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Yay!!! Have fun with your new fiddle! bananadancinbunnydancingfireworks_gif

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Fred
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Congratulations Jim - look forward to hearing a sweet tune!

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Jim Dunleavy
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Thanks guys. 🙂

What with just returning from vacation (and therefore almost no practice) and all the stress and stuff to take care of on our return, I've hardly had a chance to play - typical isn't it!

Anyway, I've given it a good workout over the last couple of days, and I can report that when I first tried it I was like a Lada driver who's just got into a Ferrari and can't quite seem to control it. It didn't help that my old fiddle has quite wide string spacing and the FM has quite narrow spacing (correctly). At least I can easily stop 2 strings with the same finger now - it was a struggle on the old one, even with my sausage fingers. lol

Anyway, I'm getting used to it, and can appreciate the potential it has - dynamic range, strong tone, flexibility. Once I'm fully used to it, I'll make a video.

Thanks to all at Fiddlershop for getting it to me safely. http://fiddlerman.com/wp-content/forum-smileys/2thumbsup.gif

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Fiddlerman
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Enjoy getting familiar with her. 🙂
We look forward to seeing any video that you may make in the future.

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

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Jim Dunleavy
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I will Pierre. 🙂 Every time I play it I find I'm liking it more and more - it's like getting to know a knew friend.

You'll like this - after several days of scratching my head over why my violin case was so hot and humid inside (despite my room thermometer and hygrometer saying otherwise) I finally realised that the reading was just a sticker on the front and I hadn't taken the slip of paper out of the battery compartment to switch it on. Doh!!!

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Fiddlerman
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ROFL. That is hilarious. Thanks for sharing that story.

Glad that you're liking it more and more. You'll probably find that you don't have to press as hard too. 🙂

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

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Jim Dunleavy
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Yes, I'm finding a whole range of volumes and tones available with differing bow pressures. I can get a whisper or a shout, so to speak. My old fiddle was pretty much all or nothing.

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BillyG
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Awesome !

I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes. D'oh - guntohead.JPG

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

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@Jim Dunleavy  That's exactly how I felt when I bought my new violin 😀 It inspires me to practice so I can be worthy of the sounds it produces. I still have a long ways to go but man its so much fun playing on a good violin isn't it?

Lead me, Follow me, or get out of my way!

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Now after it arrives you'll have to sit and look at it for a day until it gets used to the time change. Do you have the patients for that?

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