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A Video Comparing 6 Fiddlerman Violins Side-By-Side
If you ever wanted to listen to 6 Fiddlerman violins to compare, this is a great video by Alison Sparrow
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I was looking for videos with the Fiddlerman Concert Deluxe Violin. I came across reviews of the Fiddlerman violins by Alison Sparrow, who, by the way, has superb violin lesson videos. She has reviewed six Fiddlerman violins:

OB1 Violin

Apprentice Violin

Concert Violin

Artist Violin

Master Violin

Soloist Violin

She made a montage of six of the Fiddlerman violins she reviewed side by side. She has clipped together a snippet of the songs she did in individual reviews. They are all the same exact song snippets. I think there are snippets from three songs played on each violin. This makes for a great comparison.

She notes what violin is being played during the snippets so you know what you are hearing. This is really interesting and a great way to compare the different violins.

Six Fiddlerman Violins Compared Side By Side

I hope it was okay to post this.

They call me, “Mellow Cello” 

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August 7, 2019 - 4:00 pm
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Of course it's OK Cynthia. Thanks

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but the one who needs the least."

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This is interesting...

I am leaning toward the Artist as far as the sound, from what I can tell.  I can only base it on the audio from my computer and the recording.  

Interesting that the Master and the Soloist sound similar in quality.  However just based on the sound it is very difficult to tell what quality is what...

There just is not enough information to go on for me to really evaluate these instruments from this video.  I would need a ton more to go on.

And I will also say, based solely on what I can hear, my own violin sounds superior to any of these violins played in the video (sorry @Fiddlerman). 

But my preference is to play an instrument myself to really evaluate it.

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There are links to each individual review and longer play time for each in the information under the montage video.

They call me, “Mellow Cello” 

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Oh ok.. I did not see that.

I will check that out

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I watched this quickly last night.

It seemed to me that I'd happily buy the Master solely for its bass. But the Soloist (as expected from the name?) has better treble. Couldn't there be a compromise?

I'll watch the longer videos when I've got more time. I have to practise for a violin lesson now, lol!

Andrew

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August 8, 2019 - 11:05 am
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I want to emphasize that all violins are different regardless of if they are made by the same maker, using wood from the same source.

The least expensive violins are made by more people in a type of assembly line situation where each person is tooled for one fast specific job, and using less expensive wood finished with a spray varnish.

The best instruments are made by less people with better quality wood.
It's not that simple but it boils down to this. There are tons of variations of course.

Lastly, our setups are top notch and by working hard to improve the sound and process, we have had great success. 🙂

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