MarkBouquet

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    Music, violin playing/making, woodworking/furniture design/making, bicycling, I'm owned by a dog,

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  1. Thanks for that link. It’s all coming back to me now. Reuter very much reminds me of Ed Roman, who was an electric guitar designer/maker/seller and industry critic. Some might find this entertaining, and even enlightening. http://edroman.com/rants.htm
  2. Like this? https://www.internationalviolin.com/ProductDetail/t451_endpin-button-holder
  3. Is this issue the reason why Vuillaume developed the bow design where the frog “rides the rails” on the stick, later used by the Hills as well? I always wondered why they went to the trouble.
  4. I’ve gotten many bargains on tools at estate sales, some that I kept and some that I resold for a price that made it worth the effort. The garage is always the first place I go. I’ve also found valuable books and sometimes furniture items, some that require restoration, but I have the skills to do that. However, though I’ve seen many violins over the years, I’ve never seen one worth carrying out the door, even if it was free. But it should be admitted that I’m not one of those people who’s willing to stand in line out front waiting for the sale to open. So who knows what they got and I missed. By the way, by my definition an estate sale is one where they open the entire house up. A yard/garage sale is one where a family just gathers the stuff they don’t want and they put it out on the driveway. I never go to the latter. Sometimes yard sellers call it an estate sale, though I’m sure they actually know better.
  5. Yes, you’re done, but the sound tech still has to tinker with the EQ to get your good sound, doesn’t he/she? Making piezos sound good is all about EQ. Without that they’re awful.
  6. How was your IIIf damaged? I had an M4 for a while. I used to shoot pictures having forgotten to take the lens cap off. Not all the time, of course, but it happened too many times. I was kind of glad to see that camera go, though there’s still nothing to compare with that silky feel of winding and releasing a Leica shutter.
  7. I was kidding you when I mentioned a Leica IIIf, by the way. Now everyone’s talking about it like it’s a fact. ???? Did you see the winky winky at the end of my post? That means “kidding.”
  8. Someone should do the dendrochronology on those tops too.
  9. I can see from the reflection in his eyeglasses that he’s using a Leica IIIf, which wasn’t introduced until 1950, so the photo can’t be earlier than that.
  10. Here’s a related question. I was once told this was a four star bow because there’s four stars altogether. But someone else told me it was a two star bow because there are two stars on each side of the stamp. Which is correct? How do we read these things?
  11. I’m going to venture an unqualified guess and suggest that your frog was removed from a stick to preserve it, while a substitute was fitted to take the day to day wear. Then the owner passed away or whatever, and it was forgotten where your frog belonged.
  12. Don’t be poking fun at Mr. Taylor when he’s not able to come and defend himself. Seriously.
  13. No. The Streisand effect refers to a situation where an aerial photographer made a 12,000 image survey of the California coast for an environmental organization to establish a baseline for monitoring coastal erosion, and posted the survey to the internet. One of those images just happened to include a picture of Streisand’s Malibu sea cliff home. She had her attorneys sue the photographer for $50 million in damages for invasion of privacy, and demanded that the photo be taken down. The irony was that prior to her lawsuit the image had only been viewed six times, two of those times by Streisand’s own attorneys. After the lawsuit hit the news it was viewed hundreds of thousands of times in just the few following months. She lost the suit and was required to pay the photographer’s legal fees. It wasn’t as if there was a caption on the photo that said “THIS IS BARBRA STREISAND’S HOUSE.” So the Streisand effect has become a generic term to describe an internet situation where it’s sometimes better to ignore something than to publicly argue endlessly about it. It just seemed to fit this situation, to me anyway. I should point out that Barbra Streisand has been a generous donor to many causes beneficial to humanity, and she shouldn’t be judged by this event alone.
  14. This discussion is reminding me of the “Streisand Effect” (You can look it up if you don’t already know it.) There’s too much attention being given to something that just doesn’t merit it.
  15. #Televet Your ahead of me in this venture. I considered a Scarlet 2i2, but wound up ordering an iRig Pro Duo I/O as an interface because the way it’s powered allows it to be used with an iPhone (which is all I have). The Scarlet needs bus power from a computer. The iRig Pro Duo I/O is the newest version of that product, and no one has it in stock, so I’m waiting........ And the only mic I have now, perhaps ironically after I said they aren’t ideal for recording, is a dpa4099v clip on. But I want to get a recording mic and the Rode NT1 seems to touch all the needed bases, including reasonable price. I’ll put that on my short list. Thank you too!