Polls Archive

What change has made the greatest difference on your violins sound?

  • New strings. (43%, 258 Votes)
  • I haven't tried any of these things. (25%, 151 Votes)
  • Bow (16%, 99 Votes)
  • Moving the sound-post. (7%, 41 Votes)
  • New bridge. (6%, 35 Votes)
  • A different shoulder-rest (2%, 14 Votes)
  • A different chin-rest. (1%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 606

Start Date: June 23, 2013 @ 10:58 am
End Date: No Expiry

How many pieces do you have memorized? Can perform on the spot.

  • 1-5 (50%, 220 Votes)
  • 5-10 (16%, 71 Votes)
  • 10-20 (13%, 58 Votes)
  • Over 100 (13%, 57 Votes)
  • 20-50 (5%, 22 Votes)
  • 50-100 (3%, 16 Votes)

Total Voters: 444

Start Date: April 5, 2013 @ 8:53 am
End Date: No Expiry

Which of the following do you consider yourself to be?

  • I am a violinist. (46%, 130 Votes)
  • I am both a fiddler and violinist. (28%, 79 Votes)
  • I am a fiddler. (15%, 43 Votes)
  • I can't decide. (11%, 29 Votes)

Total Voters: 281

Start Date: February 16, 2013 @ 1:37 pm
End Date: No Expiry

How far would you travel to attend a Fiddlerman jam?

  • A one day road trip is my limit. (26%, 34 Votes)
  • I'd travel anywhere to jam with other Fiddlerman members. (24%, 32 Votes)
  • I'd fly if it's not too long or expensive. (21%, 27 Votes)
  • I wouldn't travel far for something like that. (13%, 17 Votes)
  • I'd be up for a multi-day road trip. (12%, 16 Votes)
  • I'd travel across the U.S. or to a nearby country. (4%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 131

Start Date: January 31, 2013 @ 4:44 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Do you do any work on your own violin(s)?

  • I'll change my own strings, but not much more than that. (34%, 336 Votes)
  • I'd change fittings like the tailpiece or pegs, but nothing internal. (15%, 144 Votes)
  • I'll tinker with the bridge.  Blanks don't cost that much. (14%, 141 Votes)
  • Heavens no!  If anyone other than a luthier works on a violin, the sky might fall! (13%, 123 Votes)
  • Ha!  I'll build it from scratch!  Stand back and watch me! (9%, 86 Votes)
  • Let me at that soundpost! (5%, 47 Votes)
  • Only if something is broken and there's no way to have a real luthier repair it. (5%, 46 Votes)
  • I'd refinish it at the most.  But nothing that involves opening it up. (3%, 31 Votes)
  • I'll take off the top plate and work on the bass bar, linings or whatever.  (2%, 23 Votes)

Total Voters: 748

Start Date: January 10, 2013 @ 1:35 pm
End Date: No Expiry