J Corry

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  1. I have used both, and while the Herdim is very good the Alberti is so excellent that, given the choice I would use the Alberti whenever possible. Smooth action, no chatter, less tear out - just a good tool. I am saving my pennies for a full set of the Albertis ASAP
  2. I’ve been working of a six string viola for a couple of years, maybe I’ll get that moving finally!
  3. We might as well, That $975 Canadian is about $10 USD right now
  4. Yep. My Uni music program is shut down for the rest of the year :/
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    New Strings

    Evah Golds are excellent strings but definetly don’t fall under the OP’s afordable mention.
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    New Strings

    Generally I haven’t found the lights to provide the gusto required for most instruments. In the shop where I’m working right now we either go with Helicore Heavy or Evah Prazis as the go to on our instruments depending on what the instrument seems to like and also whether it is likely to be for fiddle or classical. (Up until the last two or three years all of the serious fiddlers in the area have tended towards the Helicore Heavys) I would say that mediums (or heavies depending on your instrument) would likely solve your issue.
  7. Yep. Mine works great - and it consistently matched a dial caliper measurement on a free plate when I was testing it.
  8. Does anyone have any comments on the IPCI book set?
  9. Yep, you don’t *have* to treat purbambuco at all unless you are adjusting the colour.
  10. That's awesome! I have admired the Tête-bêche designs for quite a while now. I am glad to hear that it plays well.
  11. When I started bowmaking I picked up one from a Canadian retailer here - its a upgraded Chinese made model and it works well enough for all of the basic bow procedures. However, I recently had the chance to buy some tools from a retired bow maker and he had an older English made lathe (a Myford) that he had tottally outfitted for Bowmaking and the ease of use and capabilities are so much higher than the modern lathe. I have played around with a friends Taig and it seems to be a good machine, but if the opportunity presented itself I would suggest that some of the earlier lathes (especially Hardinge) offer superior quality and can be a joy to use. But perhaps I am just smitten with old tools...
  12. Oh absolutely! and if it's in tree form you just have to decide if your time is worth it. Interesting! That would create a very active cross-dipole mode. Cool!
  13. Yes, I’ve seen a couple of guys use it (for guitars). Depends on the diameter of useable wood and the density. Cris Martin told a story about felling a tree in their family yard and they found that the fertility and light of a residential situation caused the wood to be so flexible as to render it unuseable. Just some thoughts.