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Jan 20, 2021 - 4:45:41 PM
132 posts since 9/17/2017

Thought someone might be curious about what a fiddle with octave strings sounds like.

Jan 20, 2021 - 6:50:28 PM

310 posts since 6/11/2019

A Chin Cello!

Sounds good. Any alterations required to the bridge? Need a viola (heavier) bow?

Thanks for sharing.

Jan 20, 2021 - 7:42:39 PM

2546 posts since 7/12/2013

Oooh fun. Where did you get the strings from?

Jan 20, 2021 - 8:04:39 PM

132 posts since 9/17/2017

Well, it was an accident that turned out well. I accidently bought them on amazon thinking I was buying some medium D'Addario Helicore strings that I had purchased before. I was looking at items I had purchased before and the packaging looks exactly the same. I wasn't paying attention. I was pretty bummed out because I already opened them and wasn't sure I could send them back. So I put them on this Stainer copy that I used for cross tuning. It was loud and trebly compared to my other fiddle. Really like the sound now.

I didn't do anything to the set up thinking I was probably not going to keep them. They seem to work fine as is but I can see the E string digging into the bridge a little ( didn't have one of those plastic sleeves ) and I think the extra pressure may warp the bridge so I may have to go with a new bridge eventually.

Jan 21, 2021 - 1:59:01 AM



135 posts since 9/14/2010

nice sound Tom!

Jan 21, 2021 - 5:49:47 AM



411 posts since 8/6/2013

Wow, I thought tuning my fiddle to FCFC made it growl. Whatever you did to yours has made it sound ferocious! Nice, and you did Amelia proud too.

Jan 27, 2021 - 2:50:58 AM

35 posts since 1/25/2021

sounds great very unusual

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