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  1. henrypeacham

    "Balestrieri" violin identification

    Yikes! Jacob, you are quite simply totally awesome.
  2. henrypeacham

    Seeking help with violin identification

    What Jacob said.
  3. IMHO one could compare R Podger’s recording of the Chaconne with HH’s to realize how over-the top Romantic and stiff Ms Hahn’s interpretation sounds. My preference is for the lilt of Ms Podger’s refreshing dance. Further on the subject of originality, Shake-speare’s name was hyphenated over 40% of the time during the life of the playwright when used in print after first appearing in 1593. Now what do you suppose that could mean? Check the original title page of the Sonnets, etc.
  4. henrypeacham

    J. A. Baader Mittenwald 1912 Worth It For A Beginner?

    Recall that Baader rhymes with fodder.
  5. henrypeacham

    Effect of chin rest on ressonance and responsiveness

    Michael Darnton is another who has long recommended a side mount chin rest. I took his advice and also moved to lower tension strings (weich) on his recommendation. In my case that’s all it needed. Bingo!
  6. Thank you Martin for your cogent and detailed reply! Extremely helpful. Anyone experienced in the ins-and-outs of traveling globally with multiples specifically for the purpose of obtaining a certificate? Any extra documentation required or suggested to reduce export/import issues?
  7. Whom do Maestroneters regard as the shops or individuals that issue the most highly respected and credible Certs for string instruments and bows at present? As regards instruments, with the advances in dendrochronology some certs from formerly highly regarded appraisers have become less credible and perhaps all but worthless. Not blaming them, they simply had no access to such a valuable tool for contributing to provenance. If folks travel from the US to Europe for certs, what experiences can they share getting violins in and out of the country (Customs, inspection, etc.)? Feel free to qualify (French, Antique Italian, Contemporary, Bows, etc.). One would expect Charles Beare to be near or at the top. Others?
  8. henrypeacham

    Italian violin... but genuine?

    Ditto what Bruce wrote.
  9. henrypeacham

    Digital Sheet Music

    12.9-inch iPad Pro with Apple Pencil for marking up.
  10. henrypeacham

    Stupid violinist questions

    Because guitars are played vertically, held against the body. Nobody wants chafing on arms, legs, or ahem, torsos. Different technique. Check out the early history of Fender. The Telecaster is a great design but the edge of the body where the right arm rests is uncomfortable for most and generated a lot of complaints, hence the Stratocaster!
  11. henrypeacham

    PLEASE Help Me Find a Fine Tuner!

    IMHO Wittner fine tuners are best in terms of manufacturing and machining quality. Wittner Fine Tuners "Hill" styles. Also color choices, ball or loop, etc.
  12. henrypeacham

    Tracking device suggestions

    One more reason for a Musafia case. http://www.musafia.com/accessories.html
  13. henrypeacham

    beethoven 5

    Hello Dianne, I've played this scores of times. Most effective for me is 2nd position, moving back to 1st position for the D in bar 99. Practice slowly at first and everything will fall into place...
  14. henrypeacham

    French bow?

    Martin's posted picture looks precisely like Vigneron's work.
  15. henrypeacham

    cello bow with German grip

    To the OP: Consider experimenting with gamba and violone bows as they were specifically designed for the bass instrument bow technique you describe.