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TerryT
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Wow! How did I miss this thread?
Great idea guys!
Maybe if we have European members interested (Naska, Alma etc but think shipping to or from Europe to the Us is expensive, maybe if I cover the Intercontinental shipping costs then the others just worry about the Euro-shipping.
We would just need to organise it with me being the last to receive it, and add a picture/video of it being played on the steps of Buckingham Palace of course (before the Royal security move in!!

I am amazed at how old people of my age are.....

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Terry I will cover shipping TO Europe if you cover it back.  I originally thought I was going to have to cover both over and back but if you are willing to assist I will NOT deny you!  lol :D

 

The plan, in case you didn't catch it, is for the Violin to make a North America Run before heading over seas.  The only person I'm trying to figure on how we'll get it to is Mr. Ferret.  But I am sure we'll figure it out.

 

Thanks again for the Support Terry.

 

-Dennis

The pack depends upon the wolf, and the wolf depends upon the pack. The loss of one means the destruction of the other.

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Great stuff guys. I'll have a programmer develop a pin dropping map for me. The problem with the above link is that it has to run off of their site. Even if I embed it on ours. :-)

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but the one who needs the least."

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Deal!
If we can get it to Ferret we can get Robyn involved too
(I wonder how they will manage to play a violin upside down?)

I am amazed at how old people of my age are.....

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Wow... Terry... on the steps of Buckingham Palace... is seriously cool! 

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I GOT IT!!!!!! 

Please go to https://fiddlerman.com/traveling-fiddle/comment-page-1/#comment-1564 to read details.

I wish this link was on the Home page of Fiddlerman.com; I can't find an easy link to the page; I had to dig through this thread to find Pierre's link.

 

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@ Fifi  Where about in Canada are you so I can plan efficient Shipping.  City and Region. And welcome aboard to ALL of you!!

@VinceKnight, I am in Northern British Columbia in the Peace River area.

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Fiddlerman
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Pictures, Pictures!!!!!!

Signatures to. :-)

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but the one who needs the least."

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So how do we sign up to be on the list for this?

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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Fiddlerman
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February 1, 2013 - 10:22 pm
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Anything you guys want me to put up on the main page just send to me.

https://fiddlerman.com/traveling-fiddle/

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

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@Diane.  You send me a PM with your shipping info.

 

Once again I will put it out there that this project is already under way so ANYONE WHO WANTS TO PARTICIPATE  must send me their shipping info via PM here on the forums and I will post who is next who is on deck and who is in the hole (Next in line then 2nd and 3rd)  On the Forums so people will know when they are getting close.  I will also send the next 3 people in line a PM telling them what position they are in, in the Que.

 

-Dennis

The pack depends upon the wolf, and the wolf depends upon the pack. The loss of one means the destruction of the other.

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Please send your addresses to Dennis if you are interested in receiving the fiddle. The project will be much more interesting if we can keep the fiddle moving constantly. We have over 2000 unique visits on this site every day so we should be able to keep it moving. Also, I can post this link on the fiddlerman.com facebook page to inform more users. I'll wait a bit on doing that until the active members have had a chance.
I am also working on an interactive map for this site to pin the location of the fiddle along with notes from each pin.
Dennis is "VinceKnight" and you can just PM him with your addresses.

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

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Hey Pierre, there's a question that I just thought of last night -

I remember you saying that there are people who've signed onto FM just to win something, then once they have, they're gone, never to be seen again.

And I may sound like an ass for asking this question, but I haven't expressed this concern before so I thought I'd ask it... should there be any sort of tenure rqmt to be on the list?  Everyone who is active on Forum is really loyal to our community and would never be opportunistic with this gear.... I don't know if anyone is concerned about putting it into the hands of anyone off the street (like Fb); this violin is not a piece of crap,,, it's actually a decent beginner violin.

Just had to ask; is everyone in the world eligible to custody this instrument?  Apologies if I sound like a d-bag!

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I myself am a regular, but I have not really contributed much. I think to be on the list (as this will eventually take some time to make its way around) you should have contributed to at least 2 "concert" pieces where you send in your video to be used in  the community projects. At least that way it does show a commitment to everyone here and sort of an investment in yourself with trust in the all the other active players about your additions at whatever level of skill you play.

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

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That thought was sort of rattling around in the back of my mind, too, Fred.

I don't think we want to get into anything formal like asking for a credit card #. That will scare people off, including active members.

I think there are a few things that might help:

1. As you suggest, have a tenure requirement. Members would be eligible to receive it after X number of posts. And not spam type posts. Real posts.

2. No P.O. Box addresses, only actual street addresses and a phone number so the person can be contacted, if necessary.

3. Signatures on the violin may also serve to dissuade someone from keeping it or selling it. Who wants a violin that a bunch of (non-famous) people have signed? It would also make it hard to sell it on Ebay or Craigslist.

That's my two cents.

done

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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Very good ideas Leo and Diane,,, I think Dennis should consider,,,, yeah, NO credit card though, lmao!

Okay, so this morning,,, with a HUGE hangover, and no warm-up, I quickly ripped off two vids so that I could get them posted asap and be done with them.  I tried to add them to the Traveling Fiddle page,,, with NO luck; can't copy-n-paste nor drag-n-drop onto the page.  So I thought I might as well attach them to this thread, then anyone can do with them whatever the want.

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Okay,it's been a rough morning, lol, just realized I can upload to YouTube and attach links

http://youtu.be/6grdojX5GQM

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Another thought, Diane can just hand deliver it to everyone. She can bring it, oversee the upkeep, packaging and general care of the instrument. She can video you playing it and show you previous players with insight to their creativity and accomplishments.

 

just a thought  ;)

 

Oh, i was also thinking, i am sure there may be some here who would like to participate but be worried about the expense of shipping a violin to England, Russia, Romania, Detroit ;) . If worked out ahead of time, there might be someone close to you where postage is not too big of a problem or a hand delivery meeting in the middle somewhere might be available. Knowing this community, people would probably get together and assist in shipping/packing charges or even show up to pick it up for those not so able financially.

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

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x_Tyberius_x said
Another thought, Diane can just hand deliver it to everyone. She can bring it, oversee the upkeep, packaging and general care of the instrument. She can video you playing it and show you previous players with insight to their creativity and accomplishments.

 

Sounds great! I'll quit my job and travel the world as the official fiddle chaperone.

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@Fred:  just upload it to YouTube and link to it here. Then, maybe Pierre can link to it from the official Traveling Violin page, too.

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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Yeah Diane, that's exactly what I finally realized, and did,,, took forever, but I posted it to my post of this morning.  Thx

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Oh yes, for sure,  Diane should travel with the violin. That is just my thoughts.

I could be her back up too! Fun!cheers

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