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    Professional cellist, forever attempting to learn more about the tools we use.

    I play a 2005 David Caron called “Heavenly Voice.” I have two George Dupuy bows, each by Louis Gillet. Both great bows, but extremely different. I like instruments, music, old cars, firearms(especially lever actions)and cats... I like cats a lot...if you like cats, you are my friend.

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  1. He said he couldn’t do it easily, I don’t remember why. initially he was going to just squirt some glue inside but then determined that he couldn’t do it that way and was at a loss for how to do it.
  2. Hi folks, I have a problem with the button on my Gillet bow and I hope somebody can help me with it. The button has a pinned silver cap. The problem is that the wood over which the Is placed appears to have shrunk a little bit over time, and the Is very slightly loose and sometimes when I play it rattles a little bit. it’s very slight and probably nobody hears it except me but it’s amazingly annoying. The dilemma is how to fix it without removing the cap, which is pinned. This is the photo from the appraisal papers I have, but I’m happy to provide others if they might help.This is the photo from the appraisal papers I have, but I’m happy to provide others if they might help.
  3.,57293? This is an interesting article about David Caron. It touches on his wood, varnish and pattern and might be of interest.
  4. It is possible that the owner of the violin did something to the violin before his daughter acquired it, but I promise that the photograph was taken in her living room and we didn’t do anything special to it.
  5. Again, this belongs to a friend. Posting at her request. I’ll get more pictures tomorrow. Yes, that’s a sound post crack on the back. what do y’all think?
  6. So he wasn’t a member of the Amati family. That makes me feel much better, because I’ve never heard of him. Thanks for the link!
  7. (Sigh) do you ever wonder how blue was the sky in 1850? Bluer than it is now, I bet.
  8. Maybe it means something like “much waffling” or “much back-and-forth” or “hemming and hawing” some similar idiom. is it a good instrument?
  9. Check the latest T2 auction. They have an enormous quantity of books. I don’t recall seeing that one but it might be there.
  10. Boy, truer words were never spoken. If that isn’t the curse of humanity. People who won’t ask, and teachers who can’t.
  11. The purfling appears fake.
  12. To me, the top wood looks porous, Without the density one wants to see in good quality pernambuco. The bottom wood is arguably more attractive, but I think the middle stick is the best quality, but that’s why am asking the crowd because everybody here knows more… And some express themselves politely I agree completely that they weren’t put in the same lot, logically you put one or two appealing bows with a pile of lesser stuff, with the understanding all around that you buy it for the two good ones and you accept the mediocrities in the bargain.