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  1. Is there a proper term for the Violin Shaped Object appearing around 0:25? Been haunting me for a while, thanks in advance
  2. from what i've seen, sample size 3 in the past 2 months, you pay for looks- just in general bad setup- worst is nut and bridge being much too tall after that more or less playable- sound much better with dominants but what's the point- surprisingly good peg fit though much closer to being able to use straight off amazon are the stentor outfits, much more plain looking - sample size 4 in past 2 months - nut and bridge still high but close enough to workish
  3. Didn't even think of privacy reasons, but you've got a few of my initials. I didn't sign up with my real name as I didn't want to be seen as someone who knew what they were doing or should be held in awe as some of the giants here. I'm grateful that they spend the time to comment! My original plan was to update my name as I gained knowledge, until using all 5 names for full effect...........realized it'll take a quincentenary since my first brain tickle
  4. Maybe all this data could be a great contribution to the price history section of maestronet.... the forgotten tabs don't know what it'd take or if that's needed
  5. As seen above, quite a bit is regional/ shop differences/specialties for me (haven't finished one of my own), next to nil interest in violas Cellos are a massive hit especially with adult beginners fractional size violins are next my sale ratio is probably 3 cellos: 2 fractionals: 1 full size violin: 0 viola
  6. Could be anytime since as discussed above. I still have 3 in the white that need varnishing dating from the '70s- '80s.
  7. let's just put some things in perspective with other diseases and the number accidentally strangled in bed informative video
  8. Love em or hate them, I think TwoSet has done a lot of good for the classical music in terms of appreciation and awareness; even how to properly get into playing. Just look under every single video on youtube for some LingLing comment etc. They've got, I think, over 2 mil subscribers now
  9. Came across this in my internet rambles Has anyone had experience using one of these? Thoughts?
  10. Just grab a spare neck from the rubbish heap that has a neck root slightly bigger and matches more or less. Then you just need to worry about the button.
  11. Hope you all can look back on 2019 with 2020 vision...... Thanks all!
  12. I agree with everyone who's posted. To answer the question, yes, you can find a decent violin at auction. However, you need to gauge if spending the time reading, learning, searching, etc. for violins is cheaper than spending the money. Reality is that the well known auctions whether trustworthy or not have many people scanning through with the same intent and varying degrees of expertise. The best way to find an instrument that is worth 10x what you paid is to spend several months to a year or more watching your local backwater auction that's still offline and doesn't know a wooden shoe from a violin. Then be prepared to pay for repairs.
  13. Really? Nearly 200usd for a kay tailpiece? At least you get 30% off.
  14. the peg box looks pretty bad too, at very least need the peg holes need bushing
  15. Ah, just thought I'd try find out who the lucky fellow was.