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Another violin coming my way....

Posted by CelticRose on Saturday, March 6, 2010

      Hoping I did good on this one-a 7/8 sixe (I'm 4'7 and have a measurement of 22" arm wise)The one I'm playing now is a 3/4,and while I do like it,it sounds like it has a head cold on the A string,so I'm hoping the newest member will be what I'm looking for-needs a new bridge & strings,fine tuners,but that should be a snap. (once I know what size bridge it takes)  Photos will be forthcoming!


9 comments on “Another violin coming my way....”

Mandogryl Says:
Sunday, March 7, 2010 @3:40:11 AM

Congratulations! I hope the new fiddle is just what is in order.
Isn't it very exciting? Good luck with that.

brya31 Says:
Sunday, March 7, 2010 @11:30:55 AM

My fiddles G strings sounded like it had a head cold, I replaced it and now its fine and dandy. Hope you have fun with your new fiddle. I would own a hundred of them if I could.

mudbug Says:
Sunday, March 7, 2010 @2:22:35 PM

Congrats on the new fiddle!

fiddlefire Says:
Sunday, March 7, 2010 @4:15:07 PM

Hey man thats like being a kid on christmas morning. Thats a great feeling. Wear it well our fiddleist!
(what did ya get?)

CelticRose Says:
Sunday, March 7, 2010 @4:55:32 PM

I got a Chinese student fiddle,same make as I'm playing now,and found out from the seller the bridge does indeed come with it. My 3/4 fiddle's A string sounds like it has a head cold (OMG I'm not the only one to use that term?) & that's with a new set of prelude strings on it,so I figured I'd go for a bigger size. It's New Old Stock,and for a BIN of $30 I figured it was worth a try. It's a Skylark-I'm a little shy about sayin that as I know a lot of players frown on that make,but honestly the 3/4 has been good-just sounds "small". Thanks for all the congrats-will let you all know how it is when it gets here.

Mrbluegrassfiddler Says:
Sunday, March 7, 2010 @6:38:36 PM

You should also work with bridge position. Move it up, or down from the notches and check out how the results sound to you. I moved my bridge a quarter inch south of the f-hole notches and it brought out a better, old-timey tone to the fiddle.

CelticRose Says:
Sunday, March 7, 2010 @6:58:24 PM

I'll be sure to do that.... :-)

fiddlebarb Says:
Monday, March 8, 2010 @5:54:28 PM

Congrats on the new fiddle, the fiddle that I am playing right now is also a Skylark. I have had it for almost 8 months and have had no problems with it.

CelticRose Says:
Tuesday, March 9, 2010 @6:38:48 AM

I'm not having probs with the one I have now either-never have-humidifying it made a difference in the tone,but still wanted a bigger sound.

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