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I Re-Setup the 'Black Aldi' Violin
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Ferret
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I decided to give the AU$32.00 'Aldi Supermarket' Violin that I bought on eBay a bit of a 'once over' .

As you can see in the first video, the original paper tags where still on the violin. Someone must have bought it and resold it before it ever got to be used.

It sounded OK but I decided to try getting it to sound a bit better.

I put a set of Pirastro Chromcor strings that I had in the bits and pieces draw on it.

The string afterlength was wrong according to the standard measurements so i put a new tailpiece on to correct it.

I cut a new bridge for it to the shape that I like and made it a bit thinner than the original.

The sound post seemed to be OK so I left it alone

Its the instrument that i now keep at our cabin out in the boonies. I didn't want to leave an expensive violin out there so this one got the job :)

I think that there has been an improvement. What do you guys and gals reckon?

 

The original (out of box) setup

 

The re-setup

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coolpinkone
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December 5, 2013 - 1:13 am
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Definitely better John.. you play so nice and so fluid ... very nice.. :)

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Kevin M.
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Either you got better or the violin got better. I can't imagine you getting better so the violin must be better.

 

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Kevin M. said
Either you got better or the violin got better. I can't imagine you getting better so the violin must be better.

 

I was hoping it was both rofl

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Ferret
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@coolpinkone 

Hi Toni

Thanks for that.

On the chat you asked how long it was between the recordings and i didn't answer you

The recordings are six months apart.

I hope the O Holy Night learning is coming together. violin-1267

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coolpinkone
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December 6, 2013 - 1:13 am
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Hi John..thanks.. O  Holy  !!@$ is coming along.. thanks.

Again.. It is so exciting to see everyone's progress.  Your is very remarkable and noted.  Nice job. It inspires me.

 

Take care,

Toni

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Fiddlerman
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December 6, 2013 - 6:06 pm
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Good job. :-)
Better mic too maybe? Better levels? Better player :-)

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but the one who needs the least."

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Nicely done, Mr. Ferret XD! I like to see that You're playing better too!

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