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Watchtower68
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May 31, 2013 - 5:59 pm
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Well it would seem I'm the consummate belly acher or I have really bad luck either way when things go bad for me they really head down hill real quick like a huge snow ball comprised of mainly bad crap!

But things happen and all is well that ends well so at least my story has a happy ending about two weeks ago I played a recital using my Gliga Gems 2 when I purchased this violin I went on the cheap and ordered it with a tail piece that had only one fine tuner on the E.

Being the smart guy that I think I am ordered four new fine tuners that were knock off's to put on it,not more than two days after the recital I played something happened that I was warned about a week before the threads started to strip.

Along with this my chromatic tuner went to the crapper to and as if this weren't enough my home was hit by lightning which took out the condenser unit to my air conditioning,now is it me or is this starting to sound like a country songfacepalm?

Well whilst getting a new air conditioning unit I had to go to the local violin shop to get 3 replacement fine tuners and a chromatic tuner,I hope you can forgive me Pierre but I had to have these things fast as I've fallen behind on my playing and practicing.

Luckily all I needed was three fine tuners as the one for the E string was a Wittner and I was unaware that the A,D,and G need the wide style fine tuners,in the end I've replaced them and lost no strings in the process got it tuned up tomorrow my air conditioner will be back up and running and I'll be back in happy town.

This Sunday I'm going to get started on my new book titled "don't do that!"thumbs-up

But for the time being I'm going to rosin up andviolin-1267done

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Ferret
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 @Watchtower68

Hi Tim

Wow, what a bummer.

But at least you are still here.

Who needs an air conditioner. You can play it really hot or really cool. jimi-hendrix

 

Just tighten up those strings and go for it. thumbs-up

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

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Fiddlerman
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June 1, 2013 - 9:49 am
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No worries whatsoever Tim,

I think it's good to support the local music stores. They have a much harder time than we do. They need to make much larger margins just to cover their spacious shops, employees,  shoplifters.... The list goes on....

Glad you worked it all out.

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

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coolpinkone
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@Watchtower68 Well that is quite the luck.

Happy to hear you are playing away now. :)

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

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Picklefish
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My violin had 4 fine tuners and as a result of self induced peer pressure I removed three of them, I kept the E. I have had no trouble at all tuning with the pegs overall. However some days I wish I had kept the fine tuners. Now adays I toy with the thought of adding back the fine tuners. I am over the desire to have the look vs convenience of using fine tuners for minor adjustments. I mean in the big picture Im doing fine without, I just get whiney sometimes. So, you may decide in the future to remove them and go "commando". (I crack myself up) if you do realize its all part of the learning adventure. Glad you are back at it!

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

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