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"The Sailor's Hornpipe"
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The Modesto Kid
South Orange, NJ
January 6, 2019 - 3:22 pm
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I'd be interested to know if this variation/arrangement of the tune works. It is sounding good to me -- though my technique still needs a lot of work as I'm very much a novice on the instrument. 

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January 7, 2019 - 3:26 pm
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Hard for me to say. Seems an instrument like that may be challenging to play at speed. Maybe an addition of an endpin or stand might help your form a bit if one isn't already on.

Interesting tone. Not displeasing when you hit the notes well.

I've always wondered how a fiddle built on a small banjo head would sound.


January 11, 2019 - 6:11 pm
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(On January 9) Fiddlerman said 

Ja, It's kind of cool. Like a Jazz/Swing version. Keep up the work and it'll be great!!!


You get a critique badge for posting here. :)  

(On January 9) Shane "Chicken" Wang said 

@Fiddlerman Since he actually built the instrument, does he qualify for a diy badge also?  

(On January 11) Fiddlerman said 

That is a GREAT idea. Yes he does. LOL 

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January 11, 2019 - 6:43 pm
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Thanks wtw for the help. I appreciate it.

Yes The Modesto Kid gets a DIY and it's a done deal. :)

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

The Modesto Kid
South Orange, NJ
January 12, 2019 - 9:17 am
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Cool, thanks!

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January 12, 2019 - 3:32 pm
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Great Video... super cool instrument.  I think  you've got the hang of it... you'll get it even better soon.   I love that instrument.  Keep it up! thumbs-up

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

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