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violin case bow breakeage

Posted by cmreid on Monday, March 29, 2010

bow hold down buttons spring loaded..remove buttons ,file or cut off

little protrusions which snap buttons in position also cutting off bow ok..

12 comments on “violin case bow breakeage”

mudbug Says:
Monday, March 29, 2010 @11:54:22 PM

I think I read that some glue a velcro strip where the button used to be. I don't seem to have a problem with the spinners, but some HATE 'em. You're not alone.

fiddlepogo Says:
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 @2:10:01 PM

Develop the ability to push the bow down as far as it can go with your index finger,
THEN rotate the spinner with your thumb. Pressed down like that, the spinner always clears the bow hair... voila- no broken hairs.

You need something to keep the bow in place or it'll fall on top of your fiddle and put dings in it.
If it happens lots it leaves a big ugly mark that makes the fiddle hard to sell.

I won't tell you anything about actually PLAYING the fiddle though- you've been playing since before I was born!!!

fiddlepogo Says:
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 @2:10:33 PM

And I'm no spring chicken!!!

cmreid Says:
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 @6:10:50 PM

good advice,just checking my violin case bow buttons,ones i removed protrusions, where they are spring loaded dont seem to move,, tension enough on them to hold,hope so,violin im playing i built,mellow but lots of volume and more with pick up,have built 12 two not finished,this one easy to hit the notes,some violins have to be careful when reaching for high notes,have to adjust fingers a little,
if i was a spring chicken fingers would work better,cheers..thanks

fiddlepogo Says:
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 @1:47:53 PM

Yeah, it did occur to me that the fingers could be a problem...
I have occasional arthur-itis in my left hand fingers already.

So you build fiddles too- that's great!!!

cmreid Says:
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 @3:26:29 PM

no mooney building fiddles,sold three,gave three away,one to each daughter,one to grandson..they dont play,..have my dads strad.old bull..also joseph klotz {german} silver orchestra model,both good violins each approx.80yrs old ,,i play with a man related to Don Messer,fiddle,plus our backup,three sometimes at hospital 1hr.mon.morns..and around seniors homes also benefits..i play by ear,from 9 yrs old..didnt play much until retiring,have a few books on notes,cant read and play.if i was a spring chicken would study them more..i use cds.or computer..hands have a little arthur in them,dont help.any..cheers..thanks..

cmreid Says:
Saturday, August 14, 2010 @6:37:04 PM

have been playing a german klotz Model built by Hans Kotch called a
Silver Orchestra,approx. 90yrs old hadnt been played for 40 yrs.sad
condition,restored instrument, beautiful sound mellow but lots of volume..originally had been played in an orchrstra by a lady for 8yrs.
then married a reverend put violin in case.played twice after.....

cmreid Says:
Monday, November 15, 2010 @10:19:47 AM

want more rosin on your bow.draw a piece of sicilone carbide sand paper over rosin then apply to bow hair,i mean rosin not sandpaper.etc.dont want you to be

cmreid Says:
Friday, January 28, 2011 @6:44:25 PM

violin in white,sounded fair,finished sounded better,played for a while,sold...building another one..carving back not easy..have ribs all
finished.have wood for front also neck,expensive stuff...

Hoosierfiddler Says:
Sunday, September 28, 2014 @7:22:41 PM

I am trying to replace my the bow spinners on a case I bought for my granddaughter. Do you know where I can buy one, or find a solution so the case is not useless? I won't put the violin in it until this is solved. Got it on Amazon, and it came BRAND NEW except for the Bow Spinners were broken off. Do you know how to replace one? Where can I get the parts? Haven't found them my WHOLE career! Haven't had time but now retired and teaching ONLY grandchildren.

cmreid Says:
Monday, September 29, 2014 @2:19:30 PM

dont seem to have any more trouble with bow hairs,hold down a little on bow,still teach an old chicken new tricks...built one i play beautiful tiger mapel back and ribs,wish fronts could be as classy,maybe someone knows how im sure....anybody have experience with patened pegs, i had one set sold violin worked great...pegs ok but sometimes freeze or slip,,,i guess our climate here in NB.has something to do with it humidity etc,.have drilled some out.......

cmreid Says:
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 @1:08:37 PM

Question?have repaired a few built a few,i round off top corners of bridge, curve bottom of bridge to contour of violin,looks nice,i watch a lot of players on pc.most all leave as purchased other than lowering and thinning,diff. in sound don't think so just looks nice..have read about luthiers tuning a bridge have done that,have to have a sharp ear to hear about one person boring 2 holes bottom centre of bridge,,,,what do you think?

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