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  1. I believe that we would make a mess with the corn starch here. But its worth a try! When it absorbs the dirt, does it not become sticky inside the crack?
  2. Thank you so much, and guys, I love your humor ;-) Anne
  3. Hi, what are your experiences with bleaching old dirty cracks? Do you clean them with water and with xylole? What would be the best concentration of H2O2 to use? Has anybody tested different concentrations? thank you for sharing your experiences with us. Anne
  4. That looks like the patented Karmann/Ideal model by H.R. Pfretzschner. I have been told that those are actually excellent player's bows. I had two of those and I'm actually just selling one of them on eBay... Anne
  5. Hi Pebbles, ingbergers is our eBay account. What was the problem with your violin and why did you not return it, if it was so bad to post a "buyers beware" comment about us? We do our best to correctly describe and photograph all significant issues and you will never find any junk in our listings, nor will you find any mislabeled violins. As to the 7/8 violin discussed, it does need quite a bit of restoration work to the rib which would include the opening of the violin. It does not have any soundpost/bassbar cracks but these issues can be quite costly to the end-customer, especially if you live in the city. I would rather suggest to purchase a violin in ready-to play condition but we don't have such a 7/8 violin on eBay at the moment. Best regards Anne
  6. Its obviously the same, thanks for posting the pics
  7. ... it's inlaid. The bassbar is a short one and my guess would be late 18th century/c.1800. But well, scroll not original (and not nice!) and varnish partially stripped. Ugh - I thought the inner work might give a hint
  8. Unfortunatley, no! I can't get more than that But I have one of the exterior
  9. Right, the linings pass over the corner blocks and I've seen this in modern factory instruments. This violin is older, 18th century or early 19th century - hard to say since the varnish has been partially stripped. It has a short bassbar though so I guess its 18th century. Hm
  10. "Disaster" = "Opportunity" Excellent attitude!! Anne
  11. I hope you can see something. Its the left lower cornerblock photographed through the treble soundhole
  12. Hi, does anybody know ifany early Italian maker did the corner blocks and linings like this? Thanks a lot! ...and merry xmas to you all Anne
  13. Hey you two..! Just a short note that I had an expert eye look at the bow. The statement was: english, Tubbs circle/school. Have a nice weekend, Anne
  14. Right... (by the way, it was bow #1, the perhaps-Sartory). I was very upset
  15. Having driven 3 hours to get a rehair job "while-u-wait" yesterday I happily opened the bow case when I arrived back home. I was shocked to see that the guy did not only put new hair on as he was supposed to, he had also polished the silver parts of that very fine French bow with a grinding machine (ouch!!!!) and he had also laquered the stick. ARRRGH!! The silver parts of frog and button are now all scratched. And by the way I like those slightly patinated silver parts. When I tested the bow I did not like it as much as before, it was just very different, but I was not sure if this was due to the amount of hair. The bow felt dull and strange and did not produce that beautiful strong resonant tone anymore. Today I decided to try to remove the varnish - and what a wonderful suprise, as more and more of the varnish got off its wonderful tone and excellent playing qualities came back. The varnish was not extremely richly applied and I was not aware of the obviously rather drastic effects of a thin layer of transparent varnish on the playing qualities of a bow. Anne