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Swing Monkey 1

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  1. I very well could be wrong, but to me the tailpiece looks totally unremarkable, like something you would see on a flea market fiddle.
  2. Yikes, that sure is ugly. (Not the cat) Is it really all done by hand?
  3. You should see the Dominant Pro packaging. It might be even more excessive, and reminds me of a high priced CVS receipt.
  4. Another vote for Martin Swan. Great customer service and knowledgeable.
  5. Why on Earth? A low "F" string. It sounds like a crime against nature.
  6. My very favorite violinist, Stephane Grappelli, because he was a creative rather than an interpretive player. Living violinist. Hilary Hahn , Julia Fischer and Roman Kim for classical music.
  7. Didn't Heifetz use glass of water inside the cabinet where he stored two of his violins to add some humidity?
  8. Who was it that said if, "If had more time I could said less"? Or something close to that.
  9. Apologies, I don't know very much about a subject, but would it be possible to build a ukulele that is tuned like a viola with a scale that note the same way?
  10. You have not mentioned "Berg" bows. I had a Arcus and sold it after I determined it didn't work for me, but I've had the Berg now for 8 years and it is a reliable practice bow, for daily use. I never use it though for performance or though, always using my better sounding wood bows.
  11. I call my violin, "The Carlisle" in honor of its maker, James Reynold Carlisle" made in 1943, the year the United States mint produced steel pennies, for wartime use of copper.
  12. I found this clipping you may find interesting. The Legion of Honor said they didn't know why Heifetz bequeathed the museum the violin. I have my own theory on that. His entry point into the U.S. in his early teens was through the S.F. Golden gate. The museum is located very close to the opening of the Bay, just S.W. of the bridge. This would be the place he would first glimpse his new home, America.
  13. You might contact Rolland Feller in San Francisco. I believe he is the violin's caretaker.
  14. Stephane Grappelli, 1908 - 1997
  15. Yes, I believe this to be one of his 75 hand made fine violin.
  16. I have a 1943 James R. Carlisle, # 1142, made in Cincinnati that I really love. It has a handmade label with the thumb print and is a Guarneri model.
  17. Where is Padah-Hound lately? Is he still in business?
  18. I have had both the Luis & Clark violin and the German Mezzo-Forte. I just wanted to try something different and bought the L&C and thought it would be a good "outside" violin. This was to be a secondary instrument and not in any way to replace my primary fiddle. IMHO the L&C was a much better sounding instrument than the MF. In fact my main objection to keeping the L&C was I really disliked the carbon fiber fingerboard and neck. I sold the L&C and bought a MF, choosing the one with the wood finger board. It was RIDDLED with wolf and false tones, in all of the registers. A total deal breaker. I returned it and had to jump through many hoops to get my money back.
  19. " Virtuosos of present and past ". Stephane Grappelli. Not really a classical, but a relaxed player, who know his way around the fingerboard and played without a shoulder rest.
  20. I have a 1943 J.R. Carlisle, # 1142, with a completely handmade label with thumbprint. It is a very formidable violin, a deep reddish orange, one piece back and is the Guarneri model. It is incredibly resonate and has a deep and very focused sound. IMHO I think this is one of the 75 or so masterpieces and completely made by his hand. So far this has been my favorite instrument, even more than some more illustrious and expensive fiddles.
  21. I had a high end Arcus and it was too light and flimsy for me and I sold it. I have a Berg Bow now, which I believe is some kind of composite. for me, personally, I like it better than the Arcus, it handles great, but stiill does not sound as good as my two pernambuco bows. It is a great dependable, practice, travel bow though.
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