Yucca

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  1. I have had good results with Hidersine Peg Compound. No idea what is in it but it works for me.
  2. I flat out just don't know how to draw a distinction between between the two terms. As far as Stevie is concerned, she is on key most always but I am not trying to pitch her singing abilities.
  3. Two word response to an old thread. Practice and preparation, both mental and physical.
  4. An old toothbrush or a cork. Both work well.
  5. Old time is the heart of traditional Bluegrass or at least used to be. Now with New Grass and progressive Bluegrass..???
  6. You are right about him being an excellent Bluegrass player but he was a also a great old time player as well and came from a family of old time fiddle players. He was, as you say, best known for his Bluegrass playing.
  7. Fiddler 45, Yes, from New Mexico. That area Junior grew up in, Otero County, was a hotbed of fiddling at one time. The most prominant one from there besides Junior is Hyram Posey a two-time National Fancy Fiddle Champion, also a good guy and wonderful musician.
  8. Kenny Baker and Junior Daugherty. Most have never heard of Junior but he is a great fiddler and a good guy.
  9. Anne Sophie Mutter, my choice.
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    K. Reindahl Bow

    That goes along with what the luthier that restored my bow told me when I asked him about the possible origen of the bow. He said it was probably of German make and somewhere around the turn of the century. (last century for all of us old folks!) Mike
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    K. Reindahl Bow

    The good thing is that we both have good bows that may be fairly rare. I do know that mine is not for a heavy hand. It is very responsive. It scares me to remember how close I came to junking it! Thanks so much for posting the pics and the info. Mike
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    K. Reindahl Bow

    Thanks Jeff. Worked well. Next time I will compress them better though. They are pretty big. Mike
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    K. Reindahl Bow

    Ron, there are differences between our bows. I noticed that the stamp on yours is "upside down". However the screws look almost identical. The frog is pretty well worn on mine. Your bow looks to be in quite good shape. Mine came with a badly abused Czech fiddle that I traded a $45 amp for. The bow itself was in bad shape but my luthier told me it was well worth restoring and he was right. I guess I would wonder if mine is genuine, a copy/knock off, or maybe one that Reindahl had made by someone else to go with his violins?? Judging by the frog it seems to have some age on it. Mike
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    K. Reindahl Bow

    Photos at last! Here they are of my Reindahl bow. Mike
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    K. Reindahl Bow

    I thought that might be the case. Mike
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    K. Reindahl Bow

    Ron, Thanks for the info. The K REINDAHL stamp is also quite large om mine as well. I would like to upload pics but no luck yet. If anyone knows how??? Mike
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    K. Reindahl Bow

    Glenn, I would like to upload photos but can't figure out how. I see where there is an image button in the posting tools but it only allows pointing to a URL. My images are on my computer. Mike
  18. I came across a nice violin bow with the name K. Reindahl on it. No other markings that I can see. It weighs 58 grams. I had the grip rewound and new hair put on. My luthier said it was definately pernambuco. My question is if anyone knows anything about the maker. I don't know if it was Knut Reindahl or not. Please let me know if I need to post pics. Thanks, Mike
  19. Southwest Strings carries several lines of good student instruments. I bought a great Yuan Qin violin from them some years back. It was set up quite well. They also carry a Yuan Qin viola. Assuming their set ups are still good they are another possible source for you.
  20. Certainly true and I would include many of the artists and craftmen of the Renaissance and Baroque periods. I will never forget my amazement at the work of Vermeer that I saw in a museum in Madrid, Spain a few years back. I am not an art lover, I prefer musical instruments, but I very much liked Vermeer's work. They had something in those days that seems to be lacking in our time for the most part.
  21. Rosalba Carriera was another female painter of the Baroque Age that signed her work and managed her business and was quite well known during her life.
  22. Does anyone know of any violin set up courses in the the southwest US, for example, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, etc.
  23. I would love to have Weisshaar's book but the price, oh the price. I can see why it would be a neccessity for professionals though but I just cut a bridge or sound post every five or so years. If there is any way to get my violin to a luthier I do so. Atria's instructions seemed to work ok for me on the fingerboard shaping. What I would like to do is go to a summer workshop and plan to next year. Incidentally the fiddle that had a warped finger board is a Yita Music M20. After contacting them and sending a photo they sent me a new M20 free and no shipping charge.
  24. I am a long time lurker here but first time poster. This thread really caught my attention because I have had similar experiences as the OP, though I have to say very few. Most of the luthiers I have dealt with have been quite professional and accomodating. For many of us that are either fiddlers or classical violin players access to a professional luthier is not easy because we live in areas that are distant from larger cities. I live in the US. My solution was to learn some basic maintainance skills such as restringing, cutting bridges and soundposts. Needless to say my own work is bar