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  1. significant cracks is a bit of an understatement, this violin is a waste of your time
  2. The nicks in the FF holes are quite different
  3. @GeorgeH I'll try to get a pic of the inside rib tomorrow. BTW it appears to have spruce linings
  4. The figure in the sides and back is 100% not painted on, it really is some great looking wood
  5. Does this look like a Dutzendarbeit violin ?
  6. in my experience this adjuster detachment normally happens when the hole for the screw is too long. Since the screw isn't supported at the end it pulls away from the adjuster over time. A small bushing can fix this problem and prevent the issue from repeating itself.
  7. I'm curious what this could be. It has such an odd outline and the string length is only 320mm. I'm assuming it's BOB. Thanks for looking !
  8. that might have really brought them down
  9. These aren't rare, I've come across many of them. Most of the time the quality is pretty poor but if you like it then why not?
  10. what you say is true but if the the hair is spread to thin at the ferrule an aggressive player will break hairs sooner than they would like. I think we can all agree that the "correct" amount of hair is the ideal it's just that I think using the head mortice size as the guide to the amount of hair you use, can sometimes lead to undesired results. The truth is there are many factors that should be considered when trying to determine the "correct" amount.
  11. To me the size of the ferrule is more important than the size of the head mortice because you can adjust the amount of space in the head by changing the size of your block, but the ferrule size is always the same. I see many old french bows that have a wide ferrule but a small mortice in the head. If you use a small amount of hair in these bows, the hair is too thin at the ferrule and will tend to break. You can compensate for this by leaving a little more space at the head block that will allow for the extra hair needed at the ferrule.
  12. I don't think that CA causes any issues with removal of broken tips. A damaged tip can be carefully filed off and and any remaining glue can be removed with solvent.
  13. I always see these on older Scherl & Roth instruments but they usually have quit working by now
  14. The sound will be as silvery as angels wings, amiright?
  15. If you remove the frog from the stick, you can clean any muck that is on the underside and then apply a little baby powder to it. This will allow the frog to travel more freely and do no damage to the stick.
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