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  1. I shattered mine into multiple pieces two months ago. There’s quite a bit of steel in there now. Also tore tendons. I hope you have a full recovery.
  2. Thanks, all. I’m happy to report that I’m out of my sling and in physical therapy. I have limited range of motion and even less strength. I can now hold a violin, at least. playing is exhausting and I sound terrible, very poor bow control. But I, and my instrument, survived.
  3. Good points , all, thank you! I’ll just check on it weekly while I recover. My surgeon wants me to bring it to physical therapy so they can work playing into my recovery in a few months.
  4. Thank you for the replies everyone. I may loan it out to a talented highschooler or two to play their concerts on, since it's significantly better than anything they would have, just to let it get played while I recover.
  5. I sustained an major injury that will prevent me from picking up a violin, let alone play it, for 2-3 months. I intended to leave it in its case tuned properly and check on it weekly. Will that be sufficient? the instrument will be kept in the same climate controlled room as before. It will just sit idle.
  6. Michael Darnton is 100% correct. Weight is a byproduct of so many factors. Bigger factors are things like arching and geometry, overall construction/design.
  7. I agree with you 100%, it was amusing and education to see the "boost" wasn't anywhere important to my ears and brain.
  8. A few days ago I decided to acquire bridge tapping and bowing spectra to “see” if my new side mounted chinrest “sounded” better than my less comfortable center mounted one. I was dejected when the spectra showed more output in all the right places for the center mounted one, which was counter to my ears and recordings at a distance. How could my ears have lied to me? So I redid the experiment the next day and got the opposite spectral result. Same player, same everything. I think spectra have some uses but also serious limitations and resolved that I should spend more time playing my instrument and less time looking at data.
  9. I'm not sure if this is allowed on the forum, but I'm certainly not selling these so it might be okay. I saw Pirastro has a new model of their Korfkerrest line, the Luna. I love my Model 2, and can't imagine playing without it, so a collapsable one, that's slightly less expensive, is cool to see. Thoughts? https://www.pirastro-shoulderrests.com/en/korfker-rest-luna-features/
  10. probably because the market limit for a Tourte bow seems to be less than $400k. I think Tarisio might be getting overly ambitious, and the stock market is taking a dip.
  11. The Pasquier was sold by an auction house that did not specialize in instruments, and I think had no idea how to sell it well. Tarisio has experience, but an 8M starting bid means some wealthy hedge fund manager will scoop it up tomorrow.
  12. I see the Tourte bow has a bid, but nothing on the del Gesu yet. I can't imagine it will suffer the same fate as the Hellier Strad, or that it will go for as low as David Garrett paid for his del Gesu last year at auction.
  13. Wow that is clean work, I like it. The scroll eye is small for my taste but opinions vary, it’s well executed as is.
  14. I could be wrong but that is probably the difference between spruce and maple. The spruce is softer and would wear rounder with use.
  15. I stand corrected. I should have said I have not seen "many" players with harp tailpieces. Thanks!
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