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One of the most incredible experiences of my life!
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Fiddlerman
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October 21, 2012 - 11:08 pm
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You'll see. :-) Just got another order for you.

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

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Kevin M. said
What an amazing story Fred.  I don't think I would be able to play it without having a heart attack.

Baaa-Haaaa! Yep! I'd say i don't think i could even hold it without heart attack rofl

Congrats, Fred!!! birthday_balloonPretty rare experience =)

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Thanks Naska; but I'm pretty sure if you can "rope jump" you could hold a Strad without a heart attack, lol

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Wow, Fred, that's an amazing experience!!!  The closest I ever came to holding a real Strad was seeing one behind 3 inches of protective glass!  Come to think of it, I may have been hyperventilating then! LOL  I probably would have blacked out it someone offered me to hold one!  dazed

 

That's also awesome about the Slipper Rest!!  I've been receiving several compliments on mine!  I've been passing the word out every chance I get!  Hopefully they made it to the Fiddleshop after I wrote down the info for them! :D  In the reenacting world, the fiddlers are looking for items that are hand-crafted and not made of plastic, which also helps. ;-)  ......not to mention, once they try my violin with the slipper, they are always impressed! LOL  

Congrats!!

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” ~Benjamin Franklin

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so lets break this down for the common folk...

 

Good 'ol hillbilly boy Fred goes to big city Manhatten, plays on a European violin of 300 yr old variety, and comes up with a Tennessee tune to play on it!

Incredible....facepalm

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Such kind words Eric, thank you!  So glad you're still enjoying yours.

Hey Denny,,, I plays what I knows!  Lmao!  At this stage in my music career, I'm rather limited on what I can just rip off while on the battlefield!roflol

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Fred... man I gotta tell ya... I'd hold the video camera while anybody plays twinkle twinkle on a Strad... Listening to a bluegrass tune of such a romantic variety on a Strad would be incredible as well...probably the best music that old wood box has ever had roll of those strings!roflol

Did you get anything... video, sound recorded, anything!!!???

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very cool Fred !! Tennessee waltz was a better choice then what I would have ripped out. For me the first tune that comes to mind when Im trying out shop fiddles is Whiskey before breakfast

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Denny, unfortunately no video or still; I felt like a jackass playing such a fine instrument as it was, I didn't want to feel like a tourist on top of it!  HAAAAAAAAAAA!

Thanks Barry; yeah, it was fitting for me (the song that is),,, but Wiskey Before Breakfast would've worked just fine too, lol.  (I wish I knew that song, I've gotta learn it,,, you posted an instructional & sheet music for it before didn't you)

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Fred, I would've made a complete azzz out of myself, standing up and shoulting out...

 

"...HEY! ANYBODY HAVE A CAMERA ? A VIDEO CAMERA? I'M GETTING READY TO SCREW UP TRYING TO PLAY A 300 YR OLD STRAD AND MY WIFE WON'T BELIEVE WHAT I DID!"

 

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BillyG
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@megafgosd - Please refrain from posting content that has little or nothing to do with fiddle/violin/bowed string instruments (including links to casinos, I might add)

Your other contributions which you have made are welcomed, so thank you very much for those.

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I agreed and removed the post from megafgosd <--- Fiddlerman

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Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)

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Gordon Shumway
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Wasn't there a thread about Chinese exports? Maybe he meant to post it there.

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Oh my God! I would be too afraid to even touch it! Will you ever wash your hands and chin again?? What does varnish that old even look like? What an amazing experience!

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