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  1. ¡Hola! La primera etiqueta afirma falsamente que el violín está inspirado en una Pressenda de 1840, y la segunda (probablemente cierta) dice que tenía una barra de bajo patentada Laberte insertada en el taller de Laberte. Parece que se trata de un instrumento de fábrica francés fabricado por Laberte alrededor de 1908. Ambas etiquetas son de Laberte o buenas copias. Hi! The first label falsely claims that the violin was inspired by an 1840 Pressenda, and the second (probably true) says that it had a patented Laberte bass bar inserted in Laberte's workshop. This appears to be a French factory instrument made by Laberte around 1908. Both labels are Laberte's, or else good copies. https://tarisio.com/cozio-archive/browse-the-archive/makers/maker/?Maker_ID=852 https://tarisio.com/cozio-archive/property/?ID=31268
  2. !. Consciousness. unfortunately, continues to elude scientific quantification and concrete demonstration in the lab. It also seems absent from an increasing number of internet posts. 2. My "livestock" comment is a manure content reference, not a review of your sound quality.
  3. The more I review your answers, the more aware I am of two things: 1. The current confused state of modern cosmology ( e.g., the paper that surfaced the other day resurrecting tachyons to Explain Everything https://www.livescience.com/physics-mathematics/dark-matter/the-universe-may-be-dominated-by-particles-that-break-causality-and-move-faster-than-light-new-paper-suggests ). 2. Why civilized people have long since ceased to share their living quarters with the livestock.....
  4. As well as to new recreational chemicals, bizarre band names, and outrageous costumes. Is repeatedly wasting effort on these threads "reguzzling"? And if so, what are you guzzling to begin with?
  5. If you have a violin, and a mirror you could stand in front of, I have a suggestion for you.......
  6. That's a stargate when you first turn it on. Unfortunately, they are fictional, up through the last UAP report to Congress, anyway. Check back again next week....
  7. Swap ya for a portal in a basement somewhere near Colorado Springs. Access could be an issue.
  8. IMHO, it's a recipe for disaster. At the very least, you'll likely get small bits (like the saddle) stuck somewhere in the dishwasher (along with glue goo), and ruin the wood besides. Things will warp. The remaining varnish will bubble up in the microwave like it will in an overheated car, as will remaining glue. It sounds to me like either whoever told you to do that is clueless, or thinks that you are. Don't try it.
  9. Welcome to Maestronet. This violin dates to around 1900, give or take a few years, and was made for a large-volume wholesaler in Markneukirchen, Germany, by people who produced violin parts in their homes in the Markneukirchen area, and then sold them to wholesalers as piecework. The parts were assembled into a violin and finished in a workshop, then exported (mostly to the USA) by the hundreds of thousands. They are referred to as "trade violins". The "Conservatory Violin" model, like you have, was offered by more than one wholesaling company, so that doesn't help much in identifying a source, even at the catalog wholesaler level. Many trade violins were ultimately sold through mail order department stores like Sears. They were made and marketed in a variety of quality and price levels, so you won't know how good one is until you play it. Most that you find require expensive work to make them playable. IMHO, don't pay more for one of these offered on Craigslist or eBay in its original state than you would for a cheap modern Chinese student violin (circa $200), and only do that if you are skilled enough to fix any problems and set it up yourself. If you find one already repaired and set up at a good violin shop, and you can play it first, $1000 to $2000 might be fair, depending on how well it plays.
  10. IMHO, no, but it reminds me of this (also off topic) : surfacing through ice.mp4
  11. Nah, the OP was fine. but the moment you said "fretboard", the thread was doomed. Welcome to Maestronet, where funny things happen at the forum. So how does your violin sound when played?
  12. Of course. Controlled and powered by a cell phone app via Bluetooth. Five manufacturers will have competing versions all selling for over a grand a set, and they'll play music files, too. I'm sure a thread here will bust a hundred pages the day your idea hits the market. Jeffrey will be so thrilled.......
  13. I find your "report from the field" very interesting, thanks much for posting it. When combined with material found in a paper published by Fletcher in 1993, "Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos in Musical Instruments" (which was kindly and recently provided to me by another member), the bidirectionality of power flow through the bridge becomes important in characterizing the type of negative resistance exhibited by the dynamic bow hair-string contact point.
  14. The bow, strings, and left hand fingers (the last as a tuner) comprise the oscillator, with the bow also acting as a modulated power supply. The impedance transformation network includes the bridge, sound post, bass bar, and parts of the body. The body also serves as the output resonator/antenna. I'm using radio communications electronic concepts and math to explain/model a much more complicated mechanical acoustic system by analogy, because they have much in the basic physics in common. The RF systems can be easily evaluated, but the violin still has mysteries to explore. I find that using RF analogies help my understanding.
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