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  1. This is the most interesting thread I've followed on MN in 3 months.
  2. AtlVcl

    Some pics from the old days at Jacques Francais

    You're probably right. As you say, it was a (very)long time ago, and I'm not as young as I used to be. That said, I certainly DO remember the line of string players lined up at the 56th. street location for the infamous "master's touch" to the soundpost!
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    Some pics from the old days at Jacques Francais

    I'd say earlier. I first met Rene in the very early 70's, I don't remember him looking quite that young.
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    New Cello strings

    This is all just great and fascinating. Now all we have to do is find out what kid of sound the OP thinks is an improvement. In the end, "your results may vary", and unless you've got an unlimited budget for experimentation, keep in mind the old Chinese maxim: "Be careful what you ask for, because you just may get it!"
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    A Slanted Question for Bow Makers

    Maybe it's harder than one would expect?
  6. "I sent you a boat. I sent you a helicopter...." - Yahweh
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    about Violin bridge detail measurement

    Santa has been known to occasionally go off the rails and grant all kinds of unusual requests. As they might say in New York: "It can't hoit"....
  8. You're welcome to PM me with as much detail as possible.
  9. Clearly it's the sort of thing that floats your boat, even if you ask if it isn't a fudge. I say go for it.
  10. ROTFL! When I read posts like these I always assume there's some kind of subtext to the question, and I also tend to think it's something designed to make the poster feel superior. If the question is sincere, why the hell are you posting here, and not on Even better: shoot your college prof an email. This is like an MNer going to a violin Website and asking for the results of the latest experiments involving different plate thicknesses and their effect on quality of sound. It's not so much a question as an announcement of his superiority. IOW, it's bullshit.
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  12. Life is CAVEAT EMPTOR. I'll spare you my story, but the admonition is gratis.
  13. AtlVcl

    Misleading News Article?

    As a cellist, I'm happy to let you have this argument with the triangle player.
  14. Were they excited enough to offer to buy it??
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    Rafael Carrabba question Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish...