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Fiddlepogo LOSES ANOTHER Good Fiddle Sound because he can't stop tweaking!!!

Posted by fiddlepogo on Tuesday, June 28, 2011

It's raining- unusual for the Sacramento Valley in June.

Playing the fiddle this morning, the G, D, and A strings sounded great- but the E string was like it had a cold.  I thought- just ONE little tweak to make it sing a bit more in the damp!!!

Yeah right!

Well, a wolf tone showed up on the E string on the B  (maybe not as obnoxious as a low wolf... it's like a third again as loud as all the other notes on the E string)

... and many tweaks later, I still can't get rid of it.  And the excellent tone on the low strings is gone... well, they don't sound bad, just not excellent.

WHEN will I ever learn???

WHY didn't I just try a new E string???

Well, I'm in for ANOTHER learning experience....



6 comments on “Fiddlepogo LOSES ANOTHER Good Fiddle Sound because he can't stop tweaking!!!”

Bart Says:
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 @9:59:50 PM

Friend, that WAS your learning experience...don't miss it, and...STEP AWAY FROM THE FIDDLE!!! :-)

bj Says:
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 @5:39:44 AM

What Bart said. And Mudbug and I have said it too, before . . .

fiddlepogo Says:
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 @6:55:28 PM

I almost wish that were possible. I think what is happening is that the closer I get to RIGHT, the gentler the tweaking tools need to be.

Humbled by this instrument Says:
Friday, July 1, 2011 @2:04:51 PM

Yikes. I guess I'm just thankful that I have two perfect, Helicore-strung Silver Creeks which ne'er need adjusting...but what if I was just to lower that D string a little, cut the notch on the bridge just down a bit, rub the body with more lighter fluid...hmmm...just one little tweak....

richdissmore Says:
Friday, July 1, 2011 @3:28:23 PM

it seems to me your trying to make cheap fiddle to sound like a very high priced violin why don,t you just spend the money for a high end fiddle and be done with it you have two very cheap fiddles i think one costs $50. from china the other from who knows i,m not trying to insalt you just trying to help no matter how cheap of fiddle you oun they will never sound as good as a high end fiddle i oun two german fiddles both cost over $500 my elect. fender fiddle cost me $800 there only one thing i can,t play them as well as you play may be some day good luck finding a good fiddle

albert52 Says:
Friday, July 1, 2011 @6:47:06 PM

We're never satisfied as an upright, talking creature with opposable thumbs are we? It's kinda' like a child...no matter how hard you teach and tweak what you taught them...it still isn't enough...is it? I have learned to enjoy what I have, what they produce, and be damned with the rest. Michael...please raise your arms...and step away from the fiddle...and now wait for a dry day. :)

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