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  1. DON’T DO IT!
  2. Obligatos are dark and bold, Kaplans are stark and brilliant, in my opinion. Wittner tailpiece wouldn’t be my choice because they have fine tuners and belong to the dark side (cellos). This is my opinion, like it or not.
  3. Appears to be a lower grade cottage industry instrument with a surprising string combination: Kaplan E string with Obligatos. A Wittner tailpiece would not be my choice either. I have never seen a Barbe in person, but I do not think there is any resemblance. Maybe if I squint at the scroll profile I can see a French chin. The fluted ffs confuse me.
  4. Not fair, I’m the one and only “Village Idiot.”
  5. Hah! I was thinking the same exact thing. Kind of old to be virgin, if you ask me
  6. Hah! It’s also a mystery how the unopened soda can didn’t explode from impact! I think the seller did the 10 foot drop test on the violin and soda can, which at least means it is durable. “Drop test” approved!
  7. Says you... I’ve been losing sleep over this violin! It would be so cool if a tiny man lived in there, and occasionally opened up the SP hatch to take a peek to the outside world.
  8. I’m here! One thing about Village Idiots, in case you’re wondering, is that we are always around. Lurking in the shadows, like ninjas. I’d like to upgrade my title to Village Ninja, please.
  9. This whole thread is hilarious! Just what I needed today! Many thanks!!
  10. ClefLover

    Back Cleats

    Did AS not put his own center cleats in?
  11. ClefLover

    Back Cleats

    Any updates to this discussion in the last few years? It ‘seams’ that it is only for reassurance and habit, but was it more common on beginner violins to see no cleats, or does it really matter?
  12. I know the secret!! And I will reveal to all!!! Mwahahahah!