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  1. As per title.... and is a $300 pernambuco bow worth rehairing ?
  2. Congratulations! I will try to watch and vote if I get the time on that day....
  3. that is what my next question will be. Will a slightly longer sound post have a detrimental effect to the sound???
  4. follow up question: Will a slightly longer post change the sound even if it is put in exactly the same spot where the original post was?
  5. did you mean when humidity has gone down?
  6. What are the odds of the sound post falling off when the strings are loosened and the bridge removed??? Thank you
  7. When did you buy the master build for $1000 ? I only see $1600 price?
  8. did you find the whole documentary?
  9. When I read the original post, I misunderstood it.. I thought it is another way to help "open" up a violin just like the "speaker" mod stuck on the bridge of a violin and put inside a large tupperware while music was played via the speaker...
  10. this shop is in Au and he has a youtube channel... you can easily ask him questions there or you can call them...
  11. The biggest enemy of a violin during it's journey from seller to you is the "delivery man". I have been to my local UPS so many times and every time I am there, I see people deliberately toss big boxes and they laugh...
  12. I didn't use any solvent, just tap water.
  13. Just cleaning my daughter's violin and the black paint came off, which revealed the fingerbaord's brown color. Is ebony supposed to black ? I used a damp (water) microfiber cloth...
  14. if she's not that good, then why is she a soloist then? Is she the only one or are there others?
  15. I am waiting for the luthier from California and see what he says about China made violins... forgot his name... I have bought a Yita T20, and T19+ and they sounded similar, but the T19+ was more nasal than the T20. The varnishing on the T20 was rough than the T19+. Both were set up poorly. The tail pins were crooked, the bridges were too high, the string clearance on nthe nuts were too high and they hurt anyone's fingers. The tailpieces needed to be changed. The pegs were cut ok, but I needed to dope them heavily to make them turn smoothly. I returned the T20, and sold the T19+. Then I recently bought a M20, which had the same issues, with this one having a crack on the right upper bout near the purfling. It is on it's way back to China as I type. I think the poor setup is the norm with these China violins so be prepared to spend a little more for it, or if you can do the setup yourself, then that's even better.
  16. Stentor violin.... created by one factory... from the beginning till the end ! I wouldn't mind getting $15/hour here in USA, if I can learn to make one !!! That would be exciting ! edit: watch 12.22 to 12.28 :D
  17. not a problem, thanks for the links
  18. finger

    Violin Crack :(

    Will it not damage the varnish ?
  19. Who is Homer? Is it the same guy I asked about ?
  20. I just discovered a crack on the right upper bout near the prufling on my cheap Chinese made fleabay violin... if I put a little pressure on it, I can see it moving and can sometimes hear that noise (I don't know how to describe it, sounds like walking in an old wooden bridge, that kind of sound) ... will it get worse and will it affect anything like causing a buzz (I don't hear anything as of yet) ? How much would it cost to have this thing repaired? I am guessing it is not worth spending more to have it repaired?
  21. If they will open a shop in Cremona that will physically manufacture the violin on site, then I guess the prices will be similar with local makers because of labor cost. But if we talk about a shop that will import the chinese made violins to be sold in Cremona, then I guess it will be cheaper and might be good for consumers but not the local makers.