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New Violin for Christmas
To introduce myself and give a review on Fiddler Shop.
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Lady McGuiver

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January 19, 2023 - 6:15 pm
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Hi to all musicians, new and experienced. I am from Ohio and have been trying to get back to playing on and off for many years. For Christmas I told my husband what he was getting me and ordered a Tower Strings electric violin. I had the Fiddler Shop switch the pegs for some Perfection Planetary geared pegs. I also requested the original pegs be sent to me so that I could use them on an acoustic violin that never held tuning. I am still getting used to the Tower Strings and ironing out the glitches that come with any new instrument. So far, I love the TS violin! The customer service at Fiddler Shop is excellent. 

I have picked up a lot of great tips from the tutorials and links here on Fiddlerman. I would strongly suggest that all new members check them out. Once I get more comfortable with the new instrument and my playing I will post some videos for critique, fun, and entertainment. 

Music is the universal language understood by all. Practice, practice, practice and have fun with it. 

January 19, 2023 - 6:59 pm
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@Lady McGuiver I am so pleased you have introduced yourself

How wonderful you "received" a violin for Christmas. 

I agree, there are many great tools for learning provided here by Fiddlerman. You will find a lot of sheet music and string exercise, care videos, etc. 

I know you joined over a year ago, but welcome to the forum! 😁


The Bumblebee Flies!


January 19, 2023 - 10:12 pm
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@Lady McGuiver -


What a fabulous Christmas gift! 

Did you want an EV because they are quiet for practice, or are you going to have fun with all the special effects?

My 5-string violin is acoustic & electric - I'm just starting to learn about the electric side! 

It's really great that you'll be making use of what Fiddlerman & the Fiddlershop offer - I probably wouldn't be playing the violin & viola right now without them & the members of this forum. 

- Emily


January 20, 2023 - 12:11 am
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Lady McGuiver

Grats on the new fiddle and have fun with it.


Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

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