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    Professional cellist, forever attempting to learn more about the tools we use.
    2005 David Caron called “Heavenly Voice.”

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  1. Just finished a lesson with a dear young lad with a wretched Chinese instrument. I’d like him to upgrade. He and his family are going to LA for a week. ”What is in LA?” ”Family.” ”And COVID.” (silence). ..”Oh....Well.... we’ll be careful.” Anyway, I told him to check out the LA violin shops, looking for good cellos. LA is not small but I wanted to ask for some recs for a large and good shop that might be reasonably well stocked with interesting stuff? Ill see if I can find out what part they’ll be in.
  2. When I was in 5th or 6th grade, and started cello at school, I learned that the sharp edge of the button of the bow would scratch the varnish of the cello. so I engraved my name in the varnish of my cello. That was on a Friday. On Monday I got in a lot of trouble...was never quite sure how Mrs Turet knew it was me...
  3. Undeniable that having children is an entire career all by itself, and women who do both, whether out of necessity or by choice, are true miracle workers, even more so if they succeed at each.
  4. And all this while I thought we were talking about a violin. did it come with a bow?
  5. Nathan, I have a friend who owns a Carlisle, if you will PM me your contact information I will share it with her along with your request
  6. It’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it…
  7. “The pink bits.” That made me laugh, as did “you ungrateful little twerps.” Can’t get away with it today! All the twerps would sue you! Seems like a great movie though. Probably made by an American... Meanwhile, history… Technically, if you don’t know your past you… Well, if you don’t know your past I guess you don’t know your past. But knowing your past is fun. And Columbus did not discover America, he just got all the press.
  8. You English are always so polite... auch an @J-G vielen Dank!
  9. Of course. At the minimum, that bow would sell around here for $3-400, considerably more if it’s silver(which it isn’t)
  10. No purfling. I share so y’all can fight over it. waiting for Jacob to offer his thoughts.
  11. Look what I found!
  12. I have always been astounded that such a tiny little country as England, was able to literally conquer the whole known world.
  13. Oh Jacob, that made me laugh, and then it made me laugh even more.
  14. Thank you for that, it is possible I was misinterpreting what I was seeing. Straightening and side to side camber is the curve top-bottom, And my bow guy straightens every bow he rehairs, as necessary. I have always assumed that camber was also something that would need periodic maintenance but it seems I was mistaken, so thank you for the clarification