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The end ofthe free Strad poster for subscribers?

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I think it is very kind of Jezzupe to support me, although I can manage quite well on my own thank-you. I’m sure, if we went for a beer together we would agree on a lot of things, perhaps on the odd few others not, but that goes for just about everyone here on the forum. In the meantime we could surely agree that it’s nobodys perogative to play “gedankenpolizzei” here.

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dan_s,

 

"Patronizing" does not mean what you think it means. I was quite explicit in posting my displeasure.

 

So you think it is an "opinion" that the holocaust occurred? Interesting.... (Now I am being patronizing.)

 

At least jezzupe had the good sense to delete his inappropriate posts. Having a social link to one genocide does not give you a free pass to minimize the tragedy of another. You might want to reconsider what you have posted regarding this.

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Each one of the boards on Maestronet includes guidelines outlining the intended focus of the discussions.  Please keep these guidelines in mind before posting.  I get cranky when I have to do this much editing and it's difficult to be selective. If I missed one of the gems in this thread, someone let me know.

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Do you get cranky with holocaust denial, pushback, or just the whole icky thing?

 

There are days when we get out of bed and have to stand for something?  "This is a violin oasis" is well and good, till it isn't.

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You are welcome to stand for something, but we all have an opportunity to choose an appropriate place to do it.   :) I sometimes use my Facebook page.  Here, "standing for something" off subject often means "highjack the subject, upset some members, and make work for the moderator".

 

Many discussions have a habit of migrating... and I often let them run... but if members keep their heads about the purpose of these boards, there is much less chance of a train wreck.

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Time to move on and refocus on the topic - The Strad's posters.

Just out of interest, what year where the first posters included?

I think there have been two a year, unless I'm mistaken.

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Just out of interest, what year where the first posters included?

I think there have been two a year, unless I'm mistaken.

I think it must have been in the mid 80's when the first ones were done, but that's just a guess.

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Just out of interest, what year where the first posters included?

I think there have been two a year, unless I'm mistaken.

The first poster was the Muir-MacKenzie “long” Strad in the early 80’s. This was because that was the fiddle that co-incidetly hapened to be lying around on Roger’s table when the then editor, Anne Inglis visited the workshop in Bremen, and got ganged up on for having nowt worth reading in her Magazine, and asked for positive suggestions instead of critisism.

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Anyone else see this?

 

Anyone else see this?

 

Indeed! I just ordered the "Plowden" and the "Titian". I am, however, still looking around for a "Betts" poster. Does anyone have a clue where I could find one of those?

 

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Apparently, somebody reads us  :lol:

 

 

We are offering you 2 for 1 across our entire range of posters - the perfect festive gift for instrument lovers everywhere 

Built up over decades, The Strad's poster collection includes violins, violas, cellos, double basses and Baroque instruments, with an emphasis on the so-called 'golden age' of Cremonese lutherie. Each poster includes detailed measurements of the instrument – all the information necessary to make copies or to study the intricacies of the maker's craft.

To claim your offer, select your posters via the online store and enter code WINTERSALE in the 'Coupon/Voucher' box in your Shopping Basket.

Browse our entire range of instrument posters here


 

'Titian' Antonio Stradivari violin, 1715 poster

The 'Titian' Stradivari of 1715 has long been counted among the finest violins of the maker's golden period. It has revealed itself to be a formidable concert instrument of unusual power and scope, remarkable for its focus and resilience under the bow. The violin was dubbed 'Titian' by the French dealer Albert Caressa because of its clear orange–red colour, which reminded him of the work of the famous Venetian painter. Includes photographs, scans and measurements.

Antonio Stradivari 'Messiah' violin 1716 poster

Stradivari's 1716 'Messiah' violin is one of the most coveted in the world. The pristine condition of the instrument, made during his 'golden period' and barely played since then, offers unique insights into the mind of the great master. Includes photographs, scans and measurements.

Guarneri 'del Gesù' 'Plowden' violin 1735 poster

One of the finest and most acclaimed 'del Gesù' instruments in existence, the 'Plowden' is striking in its vivid freshness and particularly notable for the intense orange–red varnish on its stunning one-piece back. Includes scans and measurements.

'Sleeping Beauty' Montagnana cello 1739 poster

Called 'the Mighty Venetian' by novelist Charles Reade, Domenico Montagnana is venerated as one of the greatest cello makers. This 1739 instrument is a mature example of his craft, with beautiful deep-flamed maple and well-matched pine, and thickly laid-on red–golden varnish. Includes measurements.

Voucher code: WINTERSALE
Offer will expire on 24 December

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The first poster was the Muir-MacKenzie “long” Strad in the early 80’s. This was because that was the fiddle that co-incidetly hapened to be lying around on Roger’s table when the then editor, Anne Inglis visited the workshop in Bremen, and got ganged up on for having nowt worth reading in her Magazine, and asked for positive suggestions instead of critisism.

 

The first one I came across was the Guarneri ‘del Gesu’ violin 1733 in April'84, then the G.B. Guadagnini's ‘Lachmann Schwechter’ 1776 violin in Feb-85.  Then the Muir-Mackenzie followed in December.  But that's reconstructed from old ads, so I could be wrong.  Perhaps these were re-issued?

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I received an answer from the publisher of the Strad pertaining to Melvin's original post.

 

'We have indeed received confirmation from the publishers, that unfortunately they will not be providing free posters within the copies of The Strad Magazine, however as a long time subscriber there will be one last poster that we will be sent to you with February 2016 issue of the publication.'

 

I begged them to keep including the posters because, like Melvin, that is my main reason for subscribing. *sigh*

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Well i got my Del Gesu Brusilaw  poster today with the magazine. Poster looks quite nice ,though i did cancel my automatic subscription back in December.

The only critisism i see at the moment is the side view ct scan is very blurry to say the least!!

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