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December 28, 2018 - 6:07 pm
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Shane — Thank you for sharing.  We all have a past, and challenges that we face.  I think it helps to share stories, and I hope to post an introduction soon.  Fiddlerman has created a nice community here and if I ever get to Florida, I hope to have the honor of meeting him too.


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December 28, 2018 - 11:52 pm
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@bob @Fiddlerman I apologize for reacting hastily out of anger and for my part in escalating the situation.

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January 2, 2019 - 1:11 pm
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Shane "Chicken" Wang said .............
As for Mr Pierre Holstein, Sam, he is one of the finest people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. He sees me for who I am, not who I was. He met me on my level, with humility, one human being to another, speaking to me with respect and kindness that I don't normally get from people in these days. In his words alone, he has done more to help me than any VA shrink could have hoped to do. I owe Pierre more than I can ever repay in this lifetime. It is possible for you to see in some of the forum posts that I refer to him as hero. For me, to me, he is a hero. He knew exactly what to say at a time when I was ready to give up and quit. I never told him, but, he saved my life, put me back on track, there is no one better than Pierre.

I have started to ramble on, again, thanks Sam, I appreciate you.   

I had no idea, but I thank you so much for your extremely kind words. I try to treat everyone with the respect that I would expect to receive. I've met plenty of people in my life that didn't deserve that treatment but that is because they don't respect others.

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

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January 5, 2019 - 9:20 pm
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Got the "new" Fiddlerman strings on. I didn't notice a significant loss in projection but I did reposition the bridge with this string change(it had crept a bit forward). I'm sure my advancement in technique and musical ear has improved but I'm noticing overtones that I haven't heard before. I find it no harder to perform ornaments on these(I think that has more to do with my technique being cleaner). The tone is clearer and more focused while also being sweeter. Wolf tones are gone again.

The thing I find puzzling is that the E string in this set seems so much better performing than the helicore set despite both being standard single strand E's. The FM E is less touchy and more even tempered(I don't have to bow it as delicately as the Helicore necessitating much less difference in bow pressure from the A) while also having a sweeter and mellower sound. Big plusses from my perspective.

I ordered two sets with that order so I have a backup set and won't need to reorder until the next change. Very much content and my string curiosity and experimentation is over, thankfully.

Fort Lauderdale
January 6, 2019 - 1:27 am
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Thanks for the order Amateur 🙂 We so happy with the response of our Fiddlerman Strings from customers.

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

Shane "Chicken" Wang
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January 6, 2019 - 1:09 pm
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@Amateur I had the same experience switching from helicore to Fiddlerman. My g string had come unraveled. The Fiddlerman strings made a world of difference. The e string really sings, they seem to bow easier than the helicores and I can feel the notes a lot easier. A problem that I had with the D crushing on the a string is gone. imho the Fiddlerman strings are simply the better strings.

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