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Fiddlerman
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September 29, 2011 - 10:36 am
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Daniel said:

oh man....wrong answer XD wish I read Pierre's 1st post hahaha

No problems Daniel. Real nice to see someone take the first step. I am waiting for Oliver's response but this is great. Thanks for participating.

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

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Fiddlerman
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September 29, 2011 - 8:51 pm
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Meet "Oliver" from our forum.

First interview. Next one next Thursday I guess. cow-fingerscrossed

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but the one who needs the least."

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Chinny
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Nice work Oliver... soooo I know I'm not doing an electrical major but refer me to engineering companies? wink 

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yay first interview 😀

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Nice to "meet" you, Oliver!

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Great interview Oliver! Nice to get to know you better. cheers

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David Burns
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Great Job Oliver. I had forgotten you said you were form Ct originally. I too hail from the Nutmeg State.

A place where the sky is yellow, the plants are smarter than the people. It's not the end of the world, but you can see it from there.

 

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State Flower:   The Ice Cube

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Nice to "meet" you Oliver. You live in Fuquay Varina and I am in Raleigh. Which community orchestra do you play in? 

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No, I am not a member of a community orchestra.  That answer was only to say what level I might be as far as ability on the violin.  

I said "2nd violin" because a friend in Ct. used to give me copies of their real second violin music to entice me to join but I did not like some of the politics that happened in the group(s).  So I never joined but I played the music.

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Thanks Oliver, it's nice to know a bit more about you. thanks for sharing.

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Chinny
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lollll good use of emotes to illustrate your point 😛 

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How about:

How many violins and bows do you own?

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If any one would like to:

What kind of bow(s) do you own/use?

What brand is your violin, price range?

 

AND,  I know we knew a lot about our big guy, the fiddlerman, already, maybe he could answer some of those questions as well?

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Fiddlerman
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I'll add this:

Please share information about your violin and bow and if you have several please tell us about them as well.

I have an "about fiddlerman" menu above and I was even thinking about removing it. In any case it is plenty. I want us to focus on you guys. What I do, I have done my whole life because I was fortunate enough be able to work with it. What you guys do you do for the love of it only. This makes it very special.

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but the one who needs the least."

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I am 58 and started learning to play the violin about 6 months ago.I was born on Long Island and now live on a farm in Pennsyvania.

 

I decided to learn the violin because I always loved it but never had the time to learn.  After having a heart attack and being told that I will soon need a transplant, it gave me time to learn.  I still get around the farm and play with my horses but not like I used to.

 

Most days I'll spend a few hours playing around with violins, either repairng, building or trying to play.My proficiency on the violin is such that I enjoy it.

 

My greatest experience with the violin is that it keeps my mind ocupied and all the problems are gone.

 

Music is a release to me.

 

My goals for playing the violin are simple. To play it as long as I can and to enjoy doing it.

 

Other favorite thing for me are my animals.  My horses, rabbits, goats, geese, ducks, and hundreds of chickens, and then of course my cats and dogs.  Opps can't forget my wife and daughter.

 

I am a member of my own orchestra.  I listen and I play.

 

As for violins.  Right now I am playing a Karl Meisel which was totally destroyed with three cracks in the front and the finish was gone.  I repaired the cracks and refinished it.  I am also building a new violin for myself and plan on building an electric, so I can play it next time I'm in the hospital without anyone complaining.  I had 3 other violins which I repaired and gave to the local school here and I have 3 more I'm working on to give to the school.

 

Well that's me in a nutshell

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Fiddlerman
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October 5, 2011 - 9:58 pm
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Thanks for the post Kevin. Nice to meet you and thanks for telling us about yourself. Would love to see pictures of your Meisel.

Keep on fiddlin......violin-student

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Kevin M. said:

I am 58 and started learning to play the violin about 6 months ago.I was born on Long Island and now live on a farm in Pennsyvania.

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Most days I'll spend a few hours playing around with violins, either repairng, building or trying to play.My proficiency on the violin is such that I enjoy it.

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My greatest experience with the violin is that it keeps my mind ocupied and all the problems are gone.

 

Music is a release to me.

 

My goals for playing the violin are simple. To play it as long as I can and to enjoy doing it.

 

Welcome Kevin M.  This forum is getting younger and younger(or luthier and luthier).  You could have posted a video.  We look forward to it in your next post.

If music be the food of love, play on;
Give me excess of it ..(William Shakespeare in Twelfth Night)

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 Sorry!! 

I removed my post.

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Thanks pky!  You will be playing for your grand and great grand children(100+)!  Wish you good luck!

If music be the food of love, play on;
Give me excess of it ..(William Shakespeare in Twelfth Night)

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I'll try to post some pictures of some of the violins I have worked on and the Meisel as soon as I figure out how to upload pictures.  I forgot that I recently purchased a new composit bow and what a difference it made from the cheap one.

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