Posted by Moonpie50 on Saturday, April 16, 2011
Well I have not had such a great week and this just didn't help things to much either. The other day I went over to a friends house and brought my fiddle with me. It was a hopf fiddle that I just purchased recently and had it all worked up. Well anyways...I was showing my friend some of the things that I have been working on lately fiddle wise. He was really happy for me and went to give me a hug. Well when that happened I accidently relaxed my hand and my fiddle slipped out of my hand and landed face down on the floor. The bridge flew off and went one way and the fret board broke and went the other way. I cried......and actually am still depressed over it now.
Fortunately, their were no structural cracks or anything and the fretboard can be glued back on and the bridge put back on and positioned correctly I suppose....I was pretty fortunate that was all that happened. I wonder if everything will be alright. My friend seems to think it will be. I sure hope so!!! Is anyone out there been as dumb as me when it comes to things like this.
John Gent Says:
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @3:40:42 PM
Your friend must be a really good hugger! :o)
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @3:49:25 PM
He is a really good friend and I play music with him and his wife, I am their bass player. :)
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @4:51:16 PM
I set my first fiddle down in a place that I shouldn't have once and knocked it down onto a cement floor. The bridge flew off. The corner chipped. THAT was dumb because I knew better. It sounds like your misfortune was just one of those odd things that happens! It's good to hear that the repairs will be fairly simple ones. Soon it will be as good as new again. And who knows? Maybe it will sound even better!
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @5:17:46 PM
I didn't fasten my case closed properly once and the fiddle went flying when I picked up the case. I was really really lucky. Nothing happened to it.
Humbled by this instrument Says:
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @5:44:56 PM
There're probably a bunch o' folks who wish I'd relax my grip on my fiddle neck....
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @10:17:12 PM
yeah I was so upset I will have to wait and see how it turns out. I guess it will have to be a lesson learned.
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @10:21:40 PM
This sounds like a wonderful opportunity to get yourself a back up fiddle............and a back up for the back up.........and so on.
Sunday, April 17, 2011 @3:41:22 AM
Ya always gotta be on the alert for those hugs that come outta left field. They take you by surprise every time.
Sunday, April 17, 2011 @5:17:41 AM
yeah mudbug your right...just can't believe I was just holding my fiddle so lightly....
Sunday, April 17, 2011 @12:24:36 PM
No cracks? No problem. :o)
Monday, April 18, 2011 @6:59:20 AM
There must have been bad fiddle karma last week. I know about one fiddle dropped and 2 near misses (I nearly kicked a fiddle out of a friend's hand when I was signaling to end a tune, then later nearly dropped my own fiddle) at a festival this weekend. Hang on to your fiddles, everyone!
Monday, April 18, 2011 @4:11:27 PM
It's Mercury in Retrograde . . . be careful driving too! One good thing about Mercury Retrograde is if anything's been lost for awhile, now is the best time to find it. ;-)
Monday, April 18, 2011 @5:28:06 PM
You know BJ whatever retrograde it is lol>>>>I have a really bad week.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 @9:42:04 PM
I think my Taurus is in retrograde ... anyway it's going to the shop tomorrow for the second time in three days. But the fingerboard is made to be removed for repairs, adjustments, et cetry, as is the bridge of course. So it will be fine.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 @7:26:38 PM
Something similiar happened to one of my fiddle friends... We were sitting outside, at the end of last summer, and he picked up his fiddle to play a quick tune and he dropped it on th grass. No serious damage tho, but the fret board fell off. He scrapped off the old glue, and reglued it and was able to play it the next day. So far his repair has held up and he's still playing. If your not comfortable doing the rapair, ask someone with a good degree of experience, or a lutheir to do the re-lue for you. It should be as good as it was before it cam apart.
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