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  1. going slightly off topic (but just a hair): there is photographic memory, and there is a kind of sound memory, too. many of us can remember phrasings, tempi, dynamics, colours of certain pieces and performances - why not remember sounds of individual instruments? i am positive i might identify most of my +/- 40 violins by blind hearing. well, would be an interesting experiment
  2. ?¿? squeak, squeak, squeak ?¿? i like the fingerboard, though.
  3. if i understand it right it was the d´on the a string that was problematic. nothing to do with the nut.
  4. Tim, it´s about setting up an instrument as good as possible, soundwise. (nearly) anything goes, as long as it improves sound. btw. the violin pictured finally ended up with Dominants, and a Pirastro Gold e´. how boring.
  5. aha. a Vuillaume from Hongkong, and for a bargain price. of course. not sure where those pics originate from (Skinner is likely), but obviously the scroll front shot is just a magnification of the overall front shot. that says it all, imo. i´d be curious what one will get after having paid the 15,800 Dollars. a magnifying glass? a bottle of sake? or just an eternal thank you from this seller who will never deliver anything at all?
  6. Yuen, with 150 years of use under its belt i think we can grant the fiddle a crack or two. it is in very good condition. no need to spend (even) more money on it
  7. thank you all for the kind comments, folks. there is varnish loss along the back purfling, but the purfling does not feel raised. yes, the back has some bumps ... here are some more pics.
  8. as said, it sounds rather "big". deep, with lots of power, and very easy to play.
  9. hi folks! i aquired this violin as part of a larger trade-in deal some weeks ago. it was offered and sold to me as "school of Lupot, ca. 1830 - 1850". it was not exactly cheap unfortunately. it is a "grand" instrument, both in size and sound. back measures 361 mm. i do not intend to sell it (i want to play it myself), but i would very much appreciate your input reg. the instrument´s age and origin. it is unlabeled b.t.w. (label removed). thanks a lot! Matz
  10. i have had some experience with this seller. he is quite talented at mounting funny labels inside chinese cheapos.
  11. just wanted to add: i had a - non certified - Heinicke violin for some years. a really impressing instrument. i traded it in for a certified J.C. Boulangeot. wether this was a good idea or not i am still not certain.
  12. you should check the brand stamp for a little funny spelling mistake. HENICKE??? who the heck was Matthias Henicke? Heinicke violins are quite sought after, at least here in the old world. he was a pupil of Degani, Venice.
  13. yup. imagine all those lurkers would all of a sudden start posting?
  14. indeed ... a very qualified article. "with backs made of spruce grown in the Italian mountains" sorry ... could not resist ... probably got nothing to do with the sales person and even more the luthier in question.
  15. sorry David, the lingo monster you just created is admitted a very efficient one, but in Deutsch Sprek it makes not 100% sense. nice try, anyways. i could not come up with anything better.
  16. it IS published by the Markneukirchen Museum, but currently out of stock. volume two is available, but not volume one. the website is in German only: http://www.museum-markneukirchen.de/band1.htm
  17. boy, IMHO this youtube guy has NO CLUE what he´s talking about, and his vibrato sounds awful. i would not recommend to take him seriously, really.
  18. the violin should be completely shake-free with a proper vibrato. at least that´s what i was taught decades ago. if your thumb is in good contact with the neck, and your violin hold is how it should be, the thing shouldn´t move during vibrato. just my two cents.
  19. well, just for the record, and to keep things straight ... out of 10 current listings and 16 recently ended (within the last two weeks) ones of yours a total of 11 contain the very phrase that Jessie was referring to ("overtones build and develop into chiming cascades of tone readily filling even a large room.") that is 11 out of 26 or 42%. also it is quite impossible to see how your listings looked 5 years ago. ebay listings are only viewable for a limited amount of time. last but not least: congratulations on an impressing sale yesterday night. a good price for a good violin.
  20. hi match, yes, there is a sort of "Stammtisch", but i keep it to me where it is for now. i think we both know that A.B. has no expert to consult on his eBay sales, and from what i see of his recent sales i´d say it could have even been more profitable on tarisio maybe? on the other hand there is is a serious amount of crap that obviously goes away way overpriced. ah, who bothers. actually, i do, cos i like it to be straight, and A.B. does not imo. but eBay is a free market. if you want to sell a fart for big bucks just go and do it.
  21. good post, Jessie. here in Germany the "Hannover connection" has been already established and talked about not just since yesterday. i am sure other members could comment on that as well. Anne, are you with me? still there might be violins on auction there that are a steal. this guy (or let´s get more precise: Alexander Beresnitsky) in most cases does not really have a clue what he´s selling. for good or bad. but he´s good at shopping. well, his shopping accounts (like his selling accounts) are numerous. i - like Jessie - sell violins on eBay. and a noticable amount of my auctions sold to folks located in Hannover, Germany with Russian names. not that i want to be racist or anything, but i think the overall picture is quite clear in the long run imho. and then i check a Hannover buyer´s feedback page who just auctioned a violin from me - every third or fourth purchase made is from bestviolins. so is this a shill bidding account, or is this a shill bidding account? this seems to be a deep well babes. seriously, and honestly Matz
  22. aaahm, the front/ back scroll views are not that much distorted, no. maybe a hair, yes, but not that much. they remind me of a "Palmwedel" somehow (frond - is that the right word?). or a trumpet. looking through photos online my problem to find something similar is that 99% scroll pics only show a side view. oh well. thanks for the outline montage, iburkard. makes some very Tyrolian corners. but the right ff hole sure is different in real life
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