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Jul 7, 2024 - 12:58:58 PM
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2632 posts since 8/27/2008

I had an unsettling episode day before yesterday. I was playing my fiddle standing by the table saw in the shop, and a wasp landed on my arm. I reacted reflexively, basically flinging the fiddle on the table, and I saw it hit in slow motion, and the fingerboard shifted and the strings went slack, it seemed the neck was breaking. My favorite fiddle. Scary.

But it was only a popped fingerboard. No dings even. I’m getting ready to glue it back today. Don’t know what happened to the damned wasp.

Edited by - Brian Wood on 07/07/2024 12:59:52

Jul 7, 2024 - 3:36:54 PM
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bacfire

USA

71 posts since 3/26/2008

Yep. Scary for sure! Glad she's OK.

I was playing with a bluegrass band years ago when the Mississippi afternoon sun moved onto my fiddle and things started to move around. I guess I did some tuning without straightening the bridge and when I stepped up to kick off a song, the bridge fell and shot off the stage. Sounded like a gunshot over the PA and scared all of us half to death.

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