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  1. Thanks FiddleDoug!! I will try that... Could not one also mix a solution of sulphur liquid of some kind and use that instead of an egg yolk? Thanks to all who answered my question..
  2. Ok, I know how to tell nickel from silver on a bow if it hasn't been cleaned. Nickel is sickly green looking color and silver is black.. But how do you tell what it is if it is freshly polished?? Is there some kind of test ( such as a chemical of some kind to apply to it) or any other way to tell?? Inquiring minds want to know.. Thanks for all input..
  3. She comes to the Harrison fiddlers convention just about every year...Interesting to watch and listen to for sure...I just hope I can still pull a bow when I get that age... Lonnie..
  4. I got to jam on that fiddle a few years ago!!! One sweet fiddle, and I can say it absolutely has no problem projecting!!!!!
  5. Yes, it has a label in it...When I first aquired it, I didn't notice it for a while because it is nearly in the middle of the fiddle...Upon closer inspection; lo and behold, there it was!!! Badly faded and barely ledgeable...But as everyone knows; labels are just that, labels...I have no illusions as to what it is or isn't...To me, just a pretty good ol' fiddle soundwise...(Not great sounding just above average)...I'm not gonna make it my regular player just yet... As to what is on the label; in the spritit of Omobono, let's wait a bit and let everybody that wants to chime in do so...
  6. Hey I just noticed that I am a "senior member" now...How cool is that??? Took ten years to do it but I got 'er done....(whew)!!!!
  7. Right again Lyndon...The "little yellow label" was definitly put in at a later date..As an inventory number or such...Thanks for all your interest...
  8. You are right Lyndon, it doesn't look to my eye to have been antiqued...The wear looks to be real..And yes, it has been renecked with the scroll grafted on...
  9. I can't figure out how to make them bigger...
  10. Oh ok, sorry 'bout that...While it wasn't the intent of my original post, it might be fun to see what everyone thinks about it...Kinda like Omobono used to do; keep everybody guessin'
  11. Hey!!! How 'bout that?? It worked!!! First picture I ever posted on Maestonet...(I think).. Anyways, as you can see the lighting I have isn't all that good and doesn't show the true colors of the paper...It is a medium yellow color and slick and shiney for lack of a better description...
  12. Ok, I'll try it....Be forwarned, my picture taking skills are limited.... Seems my picture posting skills are limited also...
  13. Thanks for the replies guys...This is definately not a student instrument and it is fairly old..It has been renecked and is fully lined and blocked...It's not in real good health and has several issues...I was aware that certain violin houses used a numbering system in the fiddles that would pass thru their hands but was wondering if there is a data base of the numbers out there some where...I've tried my google-fu and I've come up empty handed ....Anymore takers??? Thanks..
  14. I've aquired a fiddle that has an added label with a five digit number on it...It is in the treble side of the instrument...It's much smaller than the label with the makers name on it...It is plain to see that it is of modern origin being as how it is a shiny label with type written numbers..My question is; does any one know which violin companys in the past used these labels to identify their instruments??? Also, if anyone does, is there a way to find out what exactly what these numbers refer to??? All help appreciated..
  15. Thanks guys for all the pictures and tips (pun intended)... I'll be trying the vinegar suggestion and I'm gonna make a jig or two...Regards, Lonnie..
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