Jerry Pasewicz

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    Just another guy in an apron.

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  1. I have put them in for people with arthritis problems as well. The pegs are geared 4 to 1 so they are much easier to tune. To each his own. Before I saw the Pegheds I was dead set against any mechanical pegs for all the common reasons. The fact is, none of my former reasoning applies to these.
  2. I do not know if you are using the term “planetary pegs” as a brand or a concept, but I think maybe you loathe the geared pegs that you can see.....there are geared pegs out there that you cannot tell are geared pegs. I understand tradition, and being stubborn, but you would be pleasantly surprised if you ever see/notice some of the top quality installations, many of which use wooden heads.
  3. I suspect you are speaking of the geared pegs that actually show the gears, like a bass. The modern geared pegs (pegheds) are a great alternative and do not diminish the value as they are completely reversible. In the 20 years or so that I have been using them they have been well received by players, and I have never had to replace any back to standard pegs. There is also the benefit of never having to deal with pegbox cracks due to the design.....
  4. I agree, it looks pretty lethal. Of course you would never use it for shipping, but I am pretty often amazed at how some bows are shipped.
  5. I do not think the problem is the material the case is made of, but rather how the bow fits inside. Most bow cases are useless if the case is dropped on the head side. The bows will slide in the case and slam into the inside end and take the head right off. There are some easy ways to modify existing cases to make them safe depending on what you buy. Bow cases should NEVER be used to ship without taking these things into account.
  6. By “optical” I mean made for glueing optics. Because of it’s refractive index appropriate for ensues, and low viscosity it is especially appropriate for tortoise fill......the low viscosity helps in this context.
  7. Thanks for the mention Dwight. First off, you need to figure out why the crack is there and what caused it; this is not the typical place for a rail crack. Once you have that nailed down, a good quality thin CA would work very well. As far as the chip, I agree with others here that a fill is most appropriate, as opposed to adding whole wood. The method FenwickG outlines is on the right track, although I would also add lampblack to the equation to cut down on some of the gloss. I prefer to use the optical epoxy in these situations as it allows a great deal of solids to adhesive because of the thinness of the mix, I also like the fact that the gloss is a bit more controllable. There are ways to get these disappear-ish, but they would be more invasive.
  8. Yes sir, Burgess was never going to buy you a frame........maybe the yanks are just better at it.......
  9. Don't get too excited, it was you or the Paganini Edge Filer.....but worth framing regardless I suppose.
  10. Well, the thing is you can find untold thousands of instruments with the same wear and rib many could Paganini have owned, and how did he file so many after he was dead? Don't encourage him.....someone will have to deal with it in the real world.
  11. Yeah, Jacob is absolutely correct.
  12. I figured you probably did, but I thought I would get out the "verifiable facts" you mentioned as maybe others would take the hint...The book is only $4.99.
  13. A432 is coming to a conclusion based on lack of knowledge about how wood expands and contracts. Because he does not understand the subject, he jumped to a rather silly conclusion that the player must have caused the distortion he sees using a file. He further does not have much experience looking at old instruments as he would see the exact same thing on all old violins that have not had the ribs shortened....and in fact is the reason we shorten ribs. Further, I believe A432 knows how ridiculous his claim is now, but is having a tough time wiggling out from underneath his words and misplaced insults. If you do a quick search on how wood expands and contracts you will see the facts you desire. Also, searching for pictures of older instruments you will see the exact wear A432 is claiming Paganini did with a file...