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Ferret
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Would we have enough members world wide to have a fiddle on every continent to eliminate intercontinental postage?

I would have one that would be OK for Australia (yes, Australia is a continent! Not only a countryaussie_flag)

Just a though hats_off

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Well I think the point of having only one violin is that every member would have touched it at one point or another.I see what you are saying for postage and postage reasons, but the sentimental value is what we are after here.

We could finish all the people in one continent first before shipping it to another to make sure it costs the cheapest. Also, you can sign me up as an interested party, and I'll come up with something to put in the case, or some way to improve it. I'm in Tuscaloosa, AL.

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PLEASE READ ENTIRE POST as it contains ALL of the CURRENT info on the Traveling Fiddle Program.

@Ken and AdverseD The idea is in fact to ship from one member to the next closest member to save on shipping AND time which is why I need people's information (City and State for now).  We currently have 1 Cremona CV-100 about to start it's journey on Mon. or Tues. this week. Thank you again to Scotty.

A suggestion was made to me on the shout box that we should have 1 instrument overseas and 1 instrument in the Americas and every year they should be switched so that the one that started in the Americas would then go overseas and Vice Verse so that everyone would get their hands on Both of them. Which would also save on international Shipping.  Kinda like a Foreign exchange Program :)

I will leave it up to the Members here to decide if we use that Format given that we have an Offer for a second violin.

Don't Worry John we will still ship it to Australia so you can have a go at it.

The program will currently run as follows:

1. 15-30 days in any given location (45 for extenuating Circumstances)

2. At least 1 audio if not video recording should be done by each member, when they have the violin in their possession, and posted to this thread of the forums. (If you cannot complete this portion just let me know it won't be THAT big of a deal)

3. Everyone who receives the instrument MUST leave something in or on the case that lets the Violin say, "I was Here." I.e. Post card, sticker, regional postage stamp, etc.

4.If you are attending an Annual FM Jam/BBQ and you have possession of the violin you MUST bring it with you.

5. Shipping Costs will be paid by either the member receiving the instrument or the member sending the instrument.  If you run into an emergency that will not allow you to pay for the shipping you can either work out a deal with one of the other members, or, if you are not yet in possession of the instrument, take a pass and have it delivered the next time it comes around your area.

6. You may while in possession of the violin make adjustments, upgrades, and/or changes to the violin so long as it REMAINS playable after said changes occur.

If there are other Suggestions for this program please post them in this forum.

Thank you for your time, patience, and Participation.

-Dennis done

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Hi Dennis

Sounds good to me. As I said I have a violin that would work for AU. And after a certain time, all of the violins are exchanged intercontinentaly. However I would like some input from FM if we are doing this as the 'Fiddlerman' community.

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Dennis, that's exactly what I said about shipping to the next closest person on the list to avoid large shipping cost's.

The violin I have, I don't care if I even get it back. But I guess that's out now.

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Not Necessarily Ken.  The option of Having 2 instruments that switch sides of the world once a year is still open.  So I wouldn't worry about not getting rid of it by tomorrow :)

Also there is another option for Folks who have instruments that they don't need or want anymore, and that is to donate them to Another program that might wind up kicking off.  Whose premise is that someone who wishes to try playing the violin or Viola before investing potentially large amounts of money into can have an instrument shipped to them for a trial period of say 3 months or until they purchase an instrument of their own which ever comes first.

Still working out the details but that Idea came from Scotty after he saw my post about the Traveling Fiddle.  So don't worry we can probably get that $90 student Violin off your hands and into use fairly quickly. :D

 

-Dennis

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I feel that this has great potential.

Both the potential to be a a great failures if handled badly, or a great susscess if handled well.

I'm willing to risk a good violin if it's handled well. I am not a wealthy person and I don't have unlimited resources, but I am passionate about the fiddle.

If we are going to do this, let's do it well. thumbs-up

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I love the idea. I actually want signatures from everyone who has played, and I know you guys are not going to like this but, ON THE INSTRUMENT....
IOW, a signature using a permanent marker.

I have not been reading posts since we are in California now, but was hoping that the violin would have been here for yesterdays event.

Look forward to getting this going.
What do you guys think about the signature idea?

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

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I actually like this idea Fiddlerman. It wouldn't affect the tone or anything, and it would certainly be truly unique, almost like a baseball autographed by the team after a game that goes down in history! 

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That's a cool idea, Pierre, though I personally cringe at the thought of writing on an instrument.

On a practical note, if it becomes a longstanding tradition, eventually we'll run out of space.

Another idea might be to buy a nice "guest" book or journal to travel with it. That would allow for more names and even personal notes. Then when the book is full, we buy another book.

Of course, the challenge would be ensuring that the book fits in the case for shipping.

If you go with the signature on the instrument idea, you could start again with another violin when the first is full.

:)

When the work's all done and the sun's settin' low,

I pull out my fiddle and I rosin up the bow.

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I think this is a great idea. I like that maybe everyone signing it with indelible ink, but eventually it would wipe off. A journal inside the travelling case, maybe a thumbdrive with 3 to 5 shots with you playing the violin (WITH CLOTHES ON) ;) 

Then FM can upload all the photo's in one lump. I also think a week at the most would be enough. We all could do a project where we all palyed a simple piece with it and all the vidoes sent to Pierre to make the compiled "concert". Send Away.

  Basic journal entry

 Entry 217 - Hi this is Tyberius.

I just got the instrument from Oz. Its in great shape. Kudos Oz on taking care of this violin.

......

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And so, I now send this amazing instrument to Ferret.

 

Entry 218

Hi There Fiddlers!

This is Ferret. I just received the project violin from, lets see here, Tyberius.

 The violin looks kind of strange. The strings look mangled a bit and it appears there's chicken feathers stuck in one of the F holes. Also, The D peg is missing and is held in place with a plastic tie wrap. Also, It has a strange smell of garlic tomato sauce, probably spaghetti.  Other then that, and of course that the scroll looks to have been refinished with a bad magic marker to cover what look like teeth marks), its in fine shape

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I'm loving it!.  Scotty says he will be shipping the instrument to Ftufc Tomorrow, Mon. Jan. 28th.  Sorry It couldn't get there sooner.

As for signing the instrument.  I cringe but at the same time it is not a Strad so I'm am completely on board with the idea.  We need more member input and fast since the Violin will be on it's way to the first member in just a few hours. :D

Please keep the ideas coming and give me feed back on the Secondary Project as well.

-Dennis

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Personally, I like the idea of autographing the instrument. It's like having a signed guitar by "Kid Rock".              jimi-hendrix or Gene Kruppa  drummer

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This is SUCH  freakin cool idea.  My vote "Yay" to the following -

-  only one going all around the world

-  signing the instrument with a Sharpie

My only concern about the "included journal" is space in the box and increasing shipping costs.

What about insuring this piece each time it's shipped?  Any reason to do it?

We were all standing around yesterday wondering, who will eventually wind up with this treasure,,,, who will be the last man/woman standing with it; very wild to think about.

Btw, I LOVE the idea of starting an inventory of contributed violins and accessories for beginners who may not be able to buy an instrument before they know that certainly want to take up the fiddle.  What an incredible boon to the beginner community!!!  Scotty (I think you were the originator of this idea), great idea.

In regard to the case I have committed to donate,,, I had intended to use a rigid soft case, but no stickers will adhere to the fabric,,, so I have a hard case that is vintage that I really wanted to keep, but I like this project so well that I'm willing to donate it instead.

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Well, the violin that I have to offer need not be a "Fiddlerman Traveler" as such. If we are also thinking Fiddlerman Library Violins, it's OK by me. laugh

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You make a good Point about Insuring the Instrument during shipping.  Even though the instrument was donated by Scotty to the program I think it would be a good idea to insure it for every shipping given that it will be spending a lot of time in the hands of package handlers around the world.  Not to mention the fact that this is a piece of Fiddlerman history in the making and we definitely don't want something like a dropped box to ruin the whole thing for us.

With the "Last person standing" thing, I'm not sure we will have one.  The plan, at least right now, is to have the violin do multiple tours. After it gets done with the first world tour it will take up residence with one of the members for a little while before it kicks off it's second run.  Rinse Repeat.  The idea is that as we get more and more "Regular" members the more people we will have to ship it to in the future. :D

As Far as your Donating the Vintage case Fred let me be the first to say "THANK YOU"  That kind of support will be greatly appreciated and I am glad that you feel so strongly about this project to help it along in that way.

In regards to the Idea of starting an Inventory of contributed violins.  That project is still on the drawing board and I need to consult with a few people before we can get the ball rolling on it.  However Anyone who is willing to contribute instruments and/or services to that project please let us know here in the forums.  The more support we have here the more likely we will be to kick off the program.

 

-Dennis

And Thanks again Fred for your support and your contributions!!!

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I'm new here SOoooo~~~~~~~ I sort of feel like I shouldn't really jump in but > I started thinking > If I played this instrument that others here have played and get their thoughts, etc > Then I probably would get a better understanding of the V/F. I might actually play a V/F that others have. I will learn a whole lot of stuff.
 I Want In>>I would want to be at the bottom of the list so I could watch the progression of this gig. That way I would be more prepared for it.

I am at SUCK level but I will send a vid of me playing. YEAH!!! it will be FUN!!!

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Stone Dog A good many of us currently exist at the suck level.  I, myself am currently there want proof : http://violaman.com/forum/crit.....ola/#p1124

Just watch my video and you will understand.

I can agree that playing on an instrument that other people already know the quirks and nuances of could be a good thing.  I just think it will be cool to play on an instrument that soo many other people have touched and played :D

 

-Dennis

P.s. What is your location Stone Dog? City and State.

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Oh, i can see the future. The center for disease control will track the next pandemic outbreak to a "carrier" object that probably passed through the maiil or post and seems to have infected musicains first worldwide.

"I find your lack of Fiddle, disturbing" - Darth Vader

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Happy to do it Dennis!  (Btw, I commented on your vid clip on Violaman; I barely have any time to participate in this Forum lately,,, no less a second one, lol, but I had to give you one tip)

Leo,,,, you're scary, lmao!  That's clearly not a thought that came to MY mind while thinking of the prospects of this venture,,, but you actually make a very good point.  One good way to knock off all of the Fiddlerman Forum is to include something "spooky" in with this violin!  I'm just very lucky I'm the first to get it!  HAAAAAAAAA!

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