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MrYikes
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January 13, 2017 - 3:24 pm
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Here is a pic of my plywood violin showing the mute I use.  Two spring clothes pins, reversed.jane-003.JPGImage Enlarger

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Fran
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January 13, 2017 - 6:26 pm
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Looks nice. Very innovative with the mute 🙂

Are those dots on fingerboard inlays? Pretty

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BillyG
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January 14, 2017 - 2:48 am
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Lady Jane sure has her own fine style !  cool

I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes. D'oh - guntohead.JPG

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

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Bill, I'm in awe that you remember her name.  That makes her even more special.  I have stripped her twice and will do it again.  Getting varnish right is tough.  I have wrapped her ribs in leather and have leather on the chin rest.  She is in her winter phase where she sounds like a viola.
 
Fran thank you,  the dots are next to the A string at D, G and D.  They are simply dots of finger nail polish-Sally Hansen Glazed Sand Frost.  Raising two girls gave me a good supply of discarded polish.

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BillyG
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January 14, 2017 - 11:47 am
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MrYikes said
Bill, I'm in awe that you remember her name.  That makes her even more special.  I have stripped her twice and will do it again.  Getting varnish right is tough.  I have wrapped her ribs in leather and have leather on the chin rest.  She is in her winter phase where she sounds like a viola.

LOL - a touch of "Vick VapoRub" on the belly and neck should sort that out.    ROFL !!!!

But then again, I like ladies (OK, I *am* talking about our named violins here of course) with seductive, viola-like, husky voices.... (no help for me, is there ?) bunny_pole_dancer

EDIT:  Not overly certain about the - quote - "I have stripped her twice and will do it again." - but I shall say no more on the matter....  roflol j/k with y'all !

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January 14, 2017 - 12:21 pm
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Got me laughing here, Bill.  Yep, the strings get a name.  I have Jane, Rose, Vanessa, Maggie, Erin, cello Doozie, mandolin Carrie, guitar Ginny.  The keyboard, trumpet, flute and drums don't get names because,,,well, they just don't.

Boy I'm livin dangerously now!!! I took off the protective plastic tape surrounding the silver wrap on two of my bows!!! Oh wow.  If I keep going like this I may even put some salt in my soup!!!Life on the edge.
I did this with my very first bow purchase (a $6 ebay bow--they had to ship it 3 times because they packed it in one piece of cardboard bent in half, that was all,,so the first two broke in the mail).  I pulled off the tape and the wrap unraveled.  This time I pushed the leather up over the end of the wrap (the other end is stuck into a hole) or at least up to the wrap.
I feel so elegant.  Like taking off the plastic on a phone or camera.

I guess we will just walk on by without mentioning the garters on the case.

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BillyG
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January 14, 2017 - 1:09 pm
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Ahhh.. I just knew we fiddlers were all touched by a certain degree of insanity....

Nice place to be (and better still to realize that there are other sufferers out there - yes YOU @MrYikes ! )

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EDIT : ROFL - that was actually a compliment !

I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes. D'oh - guntohead.JPG

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January 28, 2017 - 2:05 pm
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What a beautiful violin.  Always special with your special handmade touches.

"winter phase.. sounds like a viola..."  Thats funny.  🙂   You know and accept all her special characteristics.

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Cheers,

Toni

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

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