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Fiddlerman
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December 29, 2011 - 5:17 pm
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Fiddlershop.com will be open on Monday and I'll get you those holders for the bow if you are interested. These are the two that I have now. It will take me months to enter all my products on the website but I'll enter them as you guys need. Just let me know.

$24.31 for the Gewa to the right.

10.48 for the AC-Bowspinner on the left.

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Aw yeah! I didn't know you could buy those any where! I'll think about getting a couple of them. It wouldn't hurt to keep a couple on hand, they seem to break very easily.

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I have an update on the Lewis & Son violin. It has Zyex strings now.

I bought a set of Zyex strings for my violin, tried them out for a month, and took them off because they made my violin sound awful. Then I tried Pro-Arte strings. Paid $40 for them at a local music store because I needed strings right away. Only the G string fit in my tail piece, the others were too thick. I had that problem with the Zyex strings too. Anyway, the Pro-Arte G sounded no different from the Zyex G. So I wasn't going to force the other strings into my tail piece if they weren't going to be any different from the Zyex ones.

I took the Helicore strings off of the Lewis & Son violin and put them on my violin. My violin sounds 100% better now.

The Zyex strings seem to sound okay on the Lewis violin. But unfortunately, I broke the E string tuning it. It'll have a Pro-Arte E string now, which I am not going to put on myself! I'm going to give my cousin (who is a professional luthier) a call tonight and ask him about taking a look at the open seam on the violin. I'll let him put the string on when he repairs the seam.

 

Sorry for the rant. Maybe my violin is just picky about strings.

-sigh- Now what am I going to do with those 3 Pro-Arte strings? I guess those are for sale now too.

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Fiddlerman
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January 25, 2012 - 5:30 pm
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Truth is that different violins crave different strings. One of the main reasons for this is the way the violin is set up for different tensions. How long or short the sound-post is in relation to the top and bottom, where the post is in relation to the bridge foot.....Too much pressure will dampen vibrations and too little may not project enough. Many great violins are sensitive to different strings. Glad you found good use for my favorite strings, "Zyex" I'm sure someone here would want your Pro-Arte strings.

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Wow, I haven't posted for a while! duncecap

I have an update on the Lewis and Son violin.. not a good one.

My cousin adjusted the sound post and a put a new bridge on it. He said there was nothing else wrong with it. o_o

There's gotta be something wrong though. It sounds awful and it's been driving me nuts! It wouldn't stay in tune if my life depended on it! It used to stay in tune for months, no kidding. I could go for a month without tuning it at all and it would be right on with my tuner. I don't know what happened to that violin. facepalm

So... it's not for sale anymore. I'm not going to sell something in this condition and rip someone off. :/

 

But on the bright side I still have the Cremona violin and it's perfectly fine!

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Here's a silly recommendation, but take it to a different luthier and see what they say. Your cousin may be an experienced luthier, however he may have missed something that someone else might see. 

Good luck, and it's a good thing that the Cremona still works for ya!

One wonders if the damage would have been as severe had the chicken not been tied to the barrel.

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