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Fiddlerman
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November 16, 2020 - 11:28 am
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Please help us decide on the new color options for our Tower Strings Electric Violin:

https://form.typeform.com/to/XVfTvvds

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Done! 👍

Cello and Viola Time! 

(Former Username - cid)

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Just two,

 

Assignment completed 

 

Mark

Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

Albert Sammons

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I chose yellow and grey. The pearl might have been nice, but a) it was invisible in the photo, and b) it's probably a cleaning nightmare.

Ha, I think it just let me vote a second time! Don't tell Donald Trump!

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Okay, I'm happy to see some color used for the Tower Strings EV, but to someone who loves color... an object painted a single color is no different from one painted the next color! 

 

I liken the use of color to using tools for music.  You've all heard a note-restricted mantra-type tune vs. a multi-note, multi-key piece with imaginative rhythm and ornaments - both may have their purpose, but the mantra-type will probably be boring.  At least try to make it interesting. 

The same goes for color!   Several colors, used in careful proportions will have much more impact on a viewer than a single color!  There is plenty of good, calming music that is not boring - as well as calming color palettes used in interesting ways!

I often hear, "if I use more than 1 color, it will be too busy" - rubbish!  Nobody ever thinks of the zillions of color schemes found to occur naturally as "busy" - even shadows have a color palatte (not black or gray)!  

I am an Anti-minimalist! 

And my #1 rule is, never make anything that allows a viewer to see it's entirety with just a glance. 

 

smiley-face-punching That said, I'D BUY ANY ONE of the "New Tower Strings EVs" (if I was in the market for an EV).

... I'd just have to customize it! 

https://mir-s3-cdn-cf.behance.net/project_modules/disp/c9db0113133391.5603465b6911d.jpghttps://lisaonstad.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/violin.jpg

 

- Emily 

Too bad I couldn't find any painted EVs with a pattern... 

*Why doesn't anyone ever stain/dye the bridge?
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Fiddlerman
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November 23, 2020 - 1:54 pm
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We do on our Tower Strings Midnight bridge. 🙂

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Okay, Fiddlerman -

You made me go look - pretty cool having a black bridge on the "Tower Strings Midnight Violin"! 

But we're talking COLOR here! 

Just think it would be wonderful if a luthier got serious with a splash/dabble of color on all the Violin parts! 

https://cdn.imgbin.com/24/5/18/imgbin-beautiful-color-splash-background-HXN9Qm819VJt9axXXdpJf8yBA.jpg

 

Emily

...color proportions are extremely important, but sometimes I think we could all benefit from a step backward in time - to the moment someone put that 1st crayon in our hand.

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Fiddlerman
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November 24, 2020 - 9:20 pm
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Maybe I'll send you the bridges for the artwork. 🙂

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Ah, ha! 
That could be a very intriguing proposition! 

...just not during the Holidays. (lol)  

Btw, I broke down and voted for the Green & Red.

I have been wondering... 

Why don't I see more EV's painted or at least accented, with the color-shift auto paints, like the Chameleon Pearls?  Those powders and paints have been around quite a while, now. 

Geez, I can remember when they 1st came out with interference colors (I just had to play with them).  If done partly in a matte finish and a few other effects, the results can be pretty awesome - like raku! 

I also think it would be cool to see an EV made of cyprus wood and "Shou Sugi Ban" - a burned wood technique, stained with subtle to vibrant hues and finished with oil.  Even a faux "Shou Sugi Ban" effect would be great.

 

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- Emily 

 

Now, has anyone ever carved a bridge into something special?  I mean since the Stradivarius Baroque Violin bridge*?  Maybe a low relief floral design? 

https://cdn11.bigcommerce.com/s-y881p/images/stencil/500x659/products/454/948/S1040__84735.1450700747.jpg?c=2&imbypass=on

A carved Dragon bridge would be VERY cool! 

Wouldn't have to be quite as elaborate as this carving. 

I have seen carved tail pieces! 

*(ref to ozmous post no.10 of his 2012 "some pics of my violin's parts" thread, under "The violin" heading)

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