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  1. Completly depends on the country. Here it is nearly no problem anymore. The Berlin symphonic orchestra is a prominent example of discrimination in the past though.
  2. Right, I did not pay attention.... Tey have different balls, the dominant is massive, which is not true for the one on the picture...
  3. You may want to think of a different e string. Those dominant ones are really not the best on most instruments.
  4. I would be suprised if a American or European maker would insert a label that says Bejing, China
  5. If you achieve the exact same result with less efford I cannot consider it wrong (which is suggested by "doing it right" the other way). Should "right" not be defined by its outcome? Every remarkable maker from the past invented new tools and changed processes to achieve the resullt he wanted. Vuillaume did notchange the violin, but he had a lot of ideas how to change the way to make them (in details). I would not like to have a bridge with sanded feet as the surface being cut has a different (better) result, but if there has been done any sanding before the knife got his fun, I wont be able to tell. I can imagine it can get quicker using power tools, espacially if you do it many times in a row where you need to resharp the knife a couple of times. @not telling, following your logic you should not buy any precut bridges but go in the woods, cut a tree by hand using no power tool, and build a bridge out of it after having it in your store long enough.
  6. In this case taken with a cheap camera mobile. I am convinced it is possible to make nice violinlike (in terms of sound and playability) object with this technology. I am also convinced copying traditional archings made for wood are the completly wrong way to go. There is, until today, no good concept to achive this I heard of and even if, there is a LOT of experiments to be made until the goal is reached to create (and being able to do again) an object that can be directly played from a violinist without great adjustments and can not be identified in a group of good traditional violins by listeners not seeing it. Easy to burn a few lifetimes of work on it.
  7. That job has been done way to visible to be a real attempt. As it has been said here before the best guess is that this is to remind of the violin building school of the instrument that has been "copied" without harming the modern feel where a peg has to be.
  8. What makes you think it sounds decent? Not that I want to state the oposite, I just dont see much that I would expect decent more than I would expect it to be less than decent. I agree on Saxony, btw.
  9. Are you sure there have been more improved than made worse or even destroyed? I am not sure those people had better skills than the original makers.
  10. No, not Cremonese violins in particular, just violins in general. I did play a couple of Cremonese violins but not enough to say anything about them in geberal.
  11. Hmm, I played way way more violins I would not consider good. I dont know why there is the assumption that the old violins still existing are mainly good violins. Is there any statistics about it (blindly avoiding the what is good at all discussion)? My personal feeling is not, that old violins are better.
  12. Thank you. In this case there is a good chance I heard all three of them live already. Sadly I dont remember concertos that exactly to know how the principal viola sounded.
  13. Propably because he had no clue what to tell customers about them.
  14. It is possible to combine a trip to Munich with a visit at corilion. On the other hand I am not sure why someone would go to Munich without being payed to do so. Maybe better to visit Mr. Swan instead. The difference between the violins is quite prominent on the audios, thats righr. I once tested a strange looking Italien violin from corilion. It was a bit quirky in looks and the scroll very raw, but very characteristic (I cannot get the name by all means right now). It sounded so open and responsive at the recording I decided to give it a visit when I was in a 3h driving distance. When I played it, it felt like drilling holes into my ears, loud and high pitched and this violin had more wolf notes than any other one I ever played. Even the open e tring. It was completly out of control, a beasty monster. The moral is, dont trust the audios.
  15. The bow noise is just there, that means the violin projects it in the recording distance, which is a bit close imho. This does not have to be too bad, some very good violins do that to some degree. But it should be lost over distance and be avoidable by playing style. The breathing tells the same, but if you compare different recordings you can compare the ratio of breathing and playing volume too. This violin is not a solistic one is my conclusion.
  16. You can be lucky its such a great thermal conductor. On the pictures of your last, beautiful instrument I had the feeling the plate is thicker than I am used to. May I ask how thick the top plate is about?
  17. I was really happy to buy my piano this way back in my student days. Esp as I was able to find out if I really want it (this particular one) and if I had run out of money I could have given it back instead of not being able to pay my credit bills.
  18. I think this is only possible for more expensive instruments at corilon, but ask, you may be lucky. What I heard now (I dont have my headphone amp on the trip but at least my good headphones and now went to my room): The violin has a few colours available, which is quite possitive (the player often cant do that on the recordings, I listened to a lot on corilon). The sound of the a string is not really to my liking. The g string seems to be good and playable up to the c. I have the feeling a lot of bow is used. The e string seemes to close a bit at high positions and the chords are not as resonant as I would like them. Overall I really like the sound considering the price. I dont think it is exeptional, but good for its price. At the fast bow changes the violin does not react perfectly. This of course is my very personal opinion based on a recording of medium quality. Keep in mind a good bow is used during this recording. The looks of course are really nice. Edit: There is a lot of bow noise too, if you listen to the recording you hear the player breath which tells you a bit about volume.
  19. Indeed,you wrote about biking in Germany. Buy to rent: you rent but can decide if you want to buy instead. If you buy it, the rent mortages are counting too. Sometimes all, some only take a specific timeframe into account. For some contracts you automatically own the object if the sum of all mortages hits the selling price.
  20. I will. Sorry I somehow assumed you do live in Germany (I wonder why). I thought I saw you writing German before, which might be wrong and of course you could still live somewhere else if you did.
  21. It completly depends where. If you sit in Schleswig Holstein I agree, but in Berlin or Hamburg there is an active market in the 20k area. Higher prices are more for the international market.
  22. I was generaly speaking about corilon sound clips. I think the clips are from the right violins, but the recording favours small sounding violins and mutes powerfull violins. I cannot hear this one right now, only have cheap earplugs with me.
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