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Anyone Have December 2000 Strad Magazine?
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Irv
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I am looking to obtain a copy of an article which I believe appeared in the December 2000 issue of the Strad magazine.  The article was a blind test of children violas.  I have not been able to find the article through the search feature on the Strad web site, and my attempt to send the editorial staff an email has not been successful.  Any assistance would be appreciated.  Thank you in advance.

Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing.  —Werner von Braun

Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.         —Frank Zappa

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Further proof that we now live in the future.

I called the local library while in the middle of a church parking lot in an adjacent state to inquire as to which music college library had back issues of the Strad.  Librarian stated that if I knew the title of the article she could print out the contents from a research database they subscribed.  I had no idea of the title.  She then read off the list of all article titles in the requested issue.  Selection was self evident.  Paper copy was picked up later in the day.  A true marvel.

Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing.  —Werner von Braun

Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.         —Frank Zappa

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 So glad you found it. I found it in a list but could not get it. It was Dec 2000 and it was the violas for children article. Then I googling trying to zero in. Found a UK site, but it was not there. They had other issues, tried eBay. I thought eBay had everything! I was going to try Craigs list, but it was midnight. 

Glad you found it.

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Hi @cid.  You surmised my motive.  The article is entitled “Too Small to be Beautiful?” starting on page 1350.  The Sabatier viola did not fare well.   Clones of the Tertis viola were not that well received either.  The “dark horse” 60£ Chinese violins with the 35£ hole in the heart modification kicked butt.  All of the entrants were fitted with donated Corelli Crystal strings.  It was the funniest Consumer Report style article I have ever read.  

Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing.  —Werner von Braun

Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.         —Frank Zappa

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February 4, 2019 - 10:23 pm
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@Irv  Yep, page 1350. That was the page the PDF I couldn’t access referred to. 

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