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Kevin M.
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February 17, 2014 - 7:26 pm
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I just listened to FM play this violin and I absolutely loved the response and the tone except from the G string.It could just be me and it probably is but I was wondering what others think about it.



February 18, 2014 - 3:25 am
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I don't know Kevin.  I'm not hearing it.  It sounds fine to me. 


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February 18, 2014 - 6:42 pm
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It certainly seems that way in the beginning when switching between the d and g strings around 3rd position, but if you continue to watch.. around the 2+ minute mark when he plays again on the G string on the dynamics changes you can tell it has pretty good response, since he is putting a softer touch on it and the string is still grabbing well.


October 8, 2014 - 6:37 pm
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This is tough one with FM...because at the level of professionalism that comes with his playing....he would make even a tree trunk stretched with rubber strings sound good!

It's kinda hard to get a sense or feel for an instrument through a video like this. I think it sounds fabulous, but then again, there's no substitute for having one shipped to your house to try out for yourself or heading on over to the store and getting it under your chin and putting the bow to it.

In my case, I'm in a small town in Argentina so I had to take a leap of faith after a long period of arduous research....at my level of "rookie" playing, I ended up settling for a Gliga which was affordable and easy for me to get down here. However, my mom lives in Florida, so if I was living back home, I probably would've made the trip down to Ft Lauderdale to try out some of these Fiddles myself...

Having these Fiddles test-driven and set up personally by a professional like FM bears alot of weight...so I'm sure whatever you come out of his store with down there would be a good one.

" I just keep telling myself...."It's all about becoming one with your bow"

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July 21, 2015 - 3:51 pm
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I love this Schindler's List so I bumped up the post. 

This tune/piece is on my bucket list.


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July 21, 2015 - 7:33 pm
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Funny this thread should pop up now. Today I was at work and talking to my boss about my violin and telling him about Pierre and the FM website. He asked me if Pierre played violin too, lol, so I went on the FM website, found this video and played it for my boss. He asked, "can you play that good" ?,,, I just chuckled and said, "hell no", I wish I could. Then I explained to him where Pierre had played, Sweden, Malaysia, just for examples.

So I totally enjoyed this thread.

Thanks, Toni for dragging it from the depths.


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Thanks  it was my pleasure.

Any excuse to listen to Pierre play is inspirational for me. 

I like to find that Dark Waltz video also.. :) That one is very moving. :)

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

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