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Which violin should I test? Are you interested in ordering a Cecilio violin?
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Daniel
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I home I might win one of those violins 😀 Then I can teach someone and have a duetLaugh But if it's a complete newbie....well I can't wait to see their progress and encourage them. But I hope someone from the actives would win though...seems fitting...esp..oliver, pika or rotex XD

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I home I might win one of those violins 😀 Then I can teach someone and have a duetLaugh But if it's a complete newbie....well I can't wait to see their progress and encourage them. But I hope someone from the actives would win though...seems fitting...esp..oliver, pika or rotex XD

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Or Daniel 🙂

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Fiddlerman said:

Or Daniel 🙂

Thumbs up lol Laugh

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rotex13 said:

Fiddlerman said:

Or Daniel 🙂

Thumbs up lol Laugh

Hahaha I'd be shameless if I put my own name on that post but since you did, well, COOOL!!!!

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When will you be receiving the violins? I'm looking forward to seeing your review on the CVN-200 violin. I ended up purchasing this violin myself. I think I've got something nice; it's sounds decent and it's loud! My neighbor commented on the new music (or attempt) coming from my house, LOL. It looks pretty and feels very sturdy. The only problem I've really come across is one of the pegs came loose and the whole string went loose. Then again, I can't be much of a judge as I am very new! I want to see what you've got to say about my new baby's twin, haha.:)

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@KewKewKatchew

Maybe the pegs need to be pushed in more to help the strings stay tight? There is also this peg gunk I saw at my local music store that supposedly keeps the pegs from getting loose (or maybe it was to keep them from getting stuck...)

 

@Daniel

You could always have a internet duet with whoever won! Get some easy sheet music and use the skype! You can do it with a voice call, or use video chat thing if you have a web camera.

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Fiddlerman
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KewKewKatchew said:

When will you be receiving the violins?

They sent me a notice that they were shipped out on Thursday and that it normally takes 2 - 5 days so I'm guessing tomorrow. I haven't been home around the time that FedEx passes by so maybe they didn't dare leave that many packages outside the door.

KewKewKatchew, it's nice to see you here as well as on YouTube Smile
Also, nice to have a neighbor, Pompano Beach, as a member. As Pikachu said, push the peg in with slight force as you turn it. They are conically shaped.

@ Pikachu - I like your Avatar SmileSmileSmileSmile

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Thanks Pikachu and Fiddlerman. Pushing the pegs in helped a bit. However, the peg that should tighten the A-string.... well, it doesn't. You can turn the peg over and over and over and it just spins. The string is on it, but it just doesn't tighten the string. I have the fine tuner tightened as much as it can be, but it still needs to be a bit tighter. Is this something I can fix? It sounds a bit off.

 

On the bright side, I've pretty much perfected "Twinkle, Twinkle":) Your videos are SO helpful, Fiddlerman. My friend took violin lessons for over a month before she gave up. I introduced her to your videos and, apparently, she's learned more from you than her instructor - after less than a week! I have to say, that's pretty impressive. 

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I will take a wild guess.  The string is around the peg but not in the hole.

When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

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KewKew,

You live in Pompano, why don't you come over to visit me in Ft Laud. and I'll have a look at that peg. If it won't hold you should send it back for an exchange. I wouldn't charge you anything.

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I like the way he said, "please allow me to introduce myself" Cool

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True, he is very polite. Also, the day after I let him know what our members wanted he had a reply. I think it took about 10 days after that for the violins to arrive.

I've played on the new instruments for a few hours and the one thing that concerns me is that I had to adjust the sound-post on three of them. The problem is when you send instruments in the mail there is a good chance that they get thrown around. Also they must loosen the strings to protect the bridge from all that pressure (which they do) making the post extra sensitive to moving or falling. Very few people can actually adjust a sound-post correctly. I'm going to make the suggestion that they mark the approximate location or the sound-post with a pencil so that the players have an idea if the post has moved and can bring their new instruments to the Luthier if necessary. This can make a tremendous difference in sound.

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While testing all the violins that you are sent would it make any sence for you to also look at the violins from the view point of the beginner? I do not know if there would be any diffence in them as I am just starting myself. I have seen and heard a vast differrence in the tone quality from a violin from simply changing strings. So could you look at not only the quality of the violin but also the quality of the strings that come with them? Look at each from the view point of both the experienced player and the novice. And give your reviews from both sides? I am sure ther would be a few considerations a new player would need to know that the experienced players take for granted. Also look at the quallity of the bows as I said I am new so I do not know if that sounds stupid or not. Do all the violins come in differrent sizes to accomodate adult to children? There are alot of questions I have about violins but I will not list them all here I just thought it may be a perspective you havent explored. Keep up the awsome job and thank you for this site.

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I apologize for how new to music this will sound and yes I must expose my inner geek. When you asked what violin you think we would like for you to test I do have one but I have no idea what it is. I apologize if tgis is in the wrong forum and also if the violin is not made by the ones that are having you test theirs. I do hope the have one similar. If you have ever seen the movie STARSHIP TROOPERS about halfway through the movie there is a scene in which one of the actors plays an electric violin ( i think the song was When the Saint Go Marching In if that helps) the violin was a very (in my mind) unique design and was a vibrant yellowish green color with good sound ( i know it was movie magic on the sound quality) but could you see if they have anything along that design model?

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I understand your need Bob,

Actually, that is very much what I am doing however I am taking it much further. The way I see it, if the violin is doing the things that I want it to do than it will work for beginners. A beginner doesn't need as good of a violin. You want one however that is easy to play and doesn't sound so bad that you won't want to hear yourself play.Surprised

Glad to see all your posts Bob

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How about those pink violins i mentioned? LOL

http://www.kkmusicstore.com/me.....p-313.html

 

But seriously, kid size violins

 

thanks!

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@ pky - you haven't seen all of Bob's posts. He has great plans for a super cool pimped dragon violin and we are anxiously awaiting the results. However it will take him time to find a qualified artist to fulfill his wishes.

This is the topic to read:/forum/breakroom/pimp-my-violin/

@ Bob - feel free to fill in......

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I have once seen a totaly awsome dragon violin on google images. It was pretty cool. I also no a boy at my school that has birds on his, and one kind of looks like a dragon from a certian angle.

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