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  1. Funny I see London, Manchester, etc. but somehow this is a map made by some Chinese cartographer? When one states they are from America U.S. fine but if one break down what state one is from you say California or New York, etc. That’s easy to comprehend. My wife comes from a family called Worthingtons not that that matters to you at this point in time as you and others have taken a dislike of me as can be read in this post and others.
  2. Do you even LIVE in the United Kingdom?
  3. Haven’t learned anything really and enjoy the postings of old violins. I’m not here to ‘learn’ violin making, violin repairs, etc.
  4. Sorry you feel this way! I have many ‘English’ friends along with many others including Scots, Irish, etc. What I was inferring was that many English can be outright rude and obnoxious but this doesn’t include all of them. Reading comprehension 101.
  5. Yes because as you know I’m just stupid right? I will assume you need to do a little geography and history of your country!
  6. In my field we had such an individual who was arrogant, thought he was beyond reproach, etc. all the things we see here. Well we reported him to the engineering licensing board of our state and he lost his license to practice, lost his job, credibility, and now lucky if he can get a job as a draftsman.
  7. But it’s his money right? I see nothing wrong with getting this instrument repaired why so much fuss?
  8. This made me laugh Uncle… my wife is English from an old family of Wales. I’ve never seen this sort of ‘English’ way you speak of. Yes the English can be very arrogant, dream of self sueriority, and walking on clouds but most of the ones I’ve met aren’t worth two shakes to bother with. Administrators we need the ‘Ignore Button’ for those we wish to ignore… and yes perhaps I may be placed on iignore as well!
  9. Jeffrey understand what you said but how does that qualify for his attack on a public forum? It it was anyone else with such an attack would this not have been cleaned up and a waring issued?
  10. Yeah I missed that. After the repairs by a reputable luthier or even an amatuer restorer (what has he got to lose), I would get the violin accessory kit to replace those items. It may even be a great sounding instrument.
  11. There is no need for childish talk!
  12. Why… why would you care? After calling it nasty and cheap making this new member feel aweful after indicating his dying mother passed it on to him! Shame on you!
  13. Condolences to your mother. As such I would take this instrument to a reputable luthier to repair the rear upper bout, clean and revarnish areas worn out. Nice woods and regarding if it’s a real Vuilluame or not who cares? It was passed on to you by family and holds considerable value to you and you can pass it to your heirs. Regarding the bow get it rehaired and you will have a nice bow to go with your family heirloom.
  14. In Jewish religion they have what’s called the dybbuk where an item captures an evil spirit. There is an interesting violin piece devoted to this ritual. Safari - Jul 28, 2021 at 4:08 PM.pdf
  15. That’s what I thought also but the spooky story sounds better.
  16. The worst case of antiqueing a violin or this was used in some horrendous cult ritual (I see faces in the lower bout), and now you resurrected this from the grave, now the curse is on you! Serious who would do that to an instrument?
  17. Jeffrey has a point but no reason one can’t post one or two replies about sheet music. I mean this forum has a keyboard section right. Yes you are right about the time signatures and can vary from transriptions. I play Tarrega’s transcription of Carnival of Venice by Paganini and can tell you there are many versions out there but find the true variation is Tarrega’s. I can PM the sheet for Albeniz and see if this is one you have already look at.
  18. Uncle… what works from Albeniz are you trying to transcribe? I may have it or the Guitar forum may have it already in their library. Safari - Jul 28, 2021 at 9:36 AM.pdf
  19. Lots of great selections already mentioned and some are almost required pieces at weddings. May I suggest you get accompanied by a guitar or piano as it will sound much better than a single instrument. My spouse and I play when asked to play at some venues and it sounds so much better. There so many musicians out there awaiting the chance to play. My son was a first chair trombonist (Armstrong Atlantic Youth Orchestra) back in High School and now getting back to playing in a quartet and they play venues.
  20. Nice looking instrument. Yes it does have an Italian flair but will await the others to say it’s a fake.
  21. While that may be the label and it’s age and the way it’s glued on seems to show some real age… but those have been antiqued before. I don’t see any parchment paper for the words on the liner, perhaps you can elaborate? The words seem to be stamped to the liner before it was installed, when you look at the ‘P…’ the letters seem to be stamped or show deep type. Look a little closer…
  22. Agree and the photo should be retaken to show the entire length of what looks like a lining? Either way it’s latin and perhaps indicative of this being an italian build of some nature.
  23. Thank you for your kind words! Even roadies have something to offer, but alas no roadie here except following perhaps my spouse at concerts? Most forums have ‘introduce yourself’ threads where one can post an introduction regarding who you are, skills, life’s work, etc. if one wishes to know who is speaking and why one should listen to them with any degree of wisdom, etc. As such we must take for granted who is posting, makes for foolishness in replies, and all the things that make it sour for newcomers to continue to want to stay onboard these forums.
  24. Yes the redundancy for aircraft systems but little do passengers know or are aware when the one system fails and another takes over to continue safe flight. Reminds me of when Paganini broke his strings but continued his performance on one or two strings… the performance must go on! Sounds like you have your hands full with instruments in need of TLC… I’m sure that graft was nice in its day and if they accomplised that I’m sure your graft will stand the test of time as well.
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