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    Golf, fishing, basically anything pertaining to the retirement I'll never have.

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  1. MeyerFittings

    When do you convert 1:20 pegbox taper to 1:30 ?

    Show a peg. They don't look like 1 to 20 from the photo.
  2. MeyerFittings

    VSA convention/competition presentations/exhibits schedule

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    Fine lines on bow tip plate side?

    "'It's a wonderful bow from Noel, plays and sounds like a fine French bow." No suprise there.
  4. MeyerFittings

    Interesting Website

    Thanks Dwight, the Art Toman fiddle has my fittings on it. Art was an early customer of mine and a super nice guy. My memory is getting so bollocksed, but I remember making that set for him.
  5. MeyerFittings

    Fine lines on bow tip plate side?

    the one with the cracked plate looks like it already has a spline.
  6. MeyerFittings

    (More pics)Violin bow info requested

    does the auction description say it's gold mounted?
  7. MeyerFittings

    Samuel Zygmuntowicz Violin

    What part?
  8. MeyerFittings

    Violin bow HAYNES

    to me, a pretty head.
  9. MeyerFittings

    Viola tailpiece on a violin?

    116 is a long violin tp.
  10. MeyerFittings

    Left handed violinist

    I do everything with my arms and shoulder right handed andwith my wrist lefty. I hold tools in my left hand, and throw a ball with my right. I eat left handed. In archery I held the bow with my right hand. I play the guitar lefty. I fiddled with the violin a bit, but always with the bow in my left hand. I was told that I could reverse this tendency buti I never could. It limits one quite a bit.
  11. MeyerFittings

    Factory instruments reworked, sold as new artist instruments

    I don't know how many of you have seen this Documentary. It's pretty fascinating, and highlights some of this topic. .
  12. MeyerFittings

    Factory instruments reworked, sold as new artist instruments

    Bigger children? Sorry, not funny but I couldn't help myself. You know what I'm aiming at.
  13. MeyerFittings

    Factory instruments reworked, sold as new artist instruments

    They also wouldn't be building them if they had to pay their workers what it costs to live in the US or Canada or even most of the West.
  14. MeyerFittings

    Stradivari's secret was a concept?

    Would you be able to tell which machine made what instrument? Would the next instrument that particular machine made be identical in those imperfections or recognisable as the same machine with different set of imperfections? Would the instruments by that machine improve with the amount of instruments it made? Ultimately, other than copying a beautiful instrument would the machine pick up on what made it beautiful and make ensuing beautiful but dissimilar instruments?
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    Stradivari's secret was a concept?

    When machines screw up, thye screw up in a large way. When artists screw up they do so in minute increments. I believe that these slight inperfections are what makes art and craft interesting and beautiful. The perfection of Strads scrolls is not perfection mathematically but how close he comes to it while still remaining interesting and beautiful. Not sterile. No two humans are exactly alike. No two humanly crafted scrolls are alike yet we can recognise them as coming from the same human hand. Thats the art of it.