Violin Discussion Board
Soundpost setting tips, tricks or techniques??
Instruments: Looking for techniques on soundpost setting.
From Marc Metzger 25 replies - Last 2013-12-10 06:43
DIY or RIY (Ruin it yourself)
Instruments: FItting a bridge doesn't look too hard?!
From Eugenia Fielding 5 replies - Last 2013-12-10 00:53
Instruments: Who is the violinist Alexander Pervomaysky?
From Uno Kjellin 1 reply - Last 2013-12-9 11:48
A new viola
Instruments: I'm looking for a new viola.
From Jonathan Russell 7 replies - Last 2013-12-8 08:40
New type of frog invented by Benoit Rolland
Instruments: Benoit Rolland has invented a new frog that rotates the bow hair as you approach the frog. I am interested in other people's experience with it.
From Frank Graves 8 replies - Last 2013-12-7 11:49
William Primrose's Viola Bow
Instruments: Does anyone know who made and what year William Primrose's viola bow was?
From Jonathan Russell 2 replies - Last 2013-12-7 10:22
Do you have an English-made Job Ardern (1826-1912) violin?
Instruments: Violinist and researcher is trying to find out more about Job Ardern (1826-1912)English violin maker and his violins.
From Peter Boreham 3 replies - Last 2013-12-7 00:37
G peg slipping!
Instruments: I have tried everything I have heard and my G peg is still slipping! Help!
From Stuart Elliott 38 replies - Last 2013-12-6 17:41
INFORMATION NEEDED FOR A VIOLIN MAKER
Instruments: I need some information about an Italian violin maker.
From Panos Lamp 11 replies - Last 2013-12-5 21:20
What is this dark mark on my (spare) bow
Instruments: Not sure what this mark on my bow is. I do not think it was there before and am afraid it is rot or something.
From Jim Johnson 7 replies - Last 2013-12-5 14:03
Help on a copy of Tourte
Instruments: A copy of Tourte violin bow used and restored. Looks fine and plays well. Where it was made and how good can be?
From Andres Silva 5 replies - Last 2013-12-4 00:34
Petz Vienna's Best Rosin
Instruments: Anybody try this rosin?
From Seraphim Protos 6 replies - Last 2013-12-3 19:38
Learning to Rehair Bows
Instruments: I'm wondering about what it takes to learn how to rehair a bow yourself.
From Michael Crawford 18 replies - Last 2013-12-3 12:31
Instruments: Anyone here play on or know about this maker's violins?
From elise stanley 14 replies - Last 2013-12-3 07:18
Violin varnish smell
Instruments: I have a new violin that has a smell that is probably from the varnish.
From Jonathan Russell 11 replies - Last 2013-12-3 06:55
Seeking Suggestions For Selling
Instruments: Welcoming feedback about selling a fine instrument.
From Rachel P 34 replies - Last 2013-12-3 01:00
best polishing cream
Instruments: just French polished my violin wanted to know what would be a good polishing cream to finish the job
From gary glisson 5 replies - Last 2013-11-30 20:19
What makes for a good beginner violin?
Instruments: What makes for a good beginner violin? Something that will allow for growth and help fuel a passion for playing, while also being as friendly on the wallet as possible.
From andrew Maleski 15 replies - Last 2013-11-30 19:04
Carbon Fiber Violin
Instruments: Carbon fiber violin: Luis & Clark or Mezzo-Forte?
From Ted Awards 6 replies - Last 2013-11-30 11:52
Shaving down the neck of your violin
Instruments: My daughter has been advised by her teacher to shave down the neck of her violin to accomodate her smaller hand size but I'm worried this will affect the violin's value.
From Philippa Clarke 37 replies - Last 2013-11-30 09:02
Am I crazy?
Instruments: Buying a fine violin...something rare in Vietnam
From DQ Tong 8 replies - Last 2013-11-30 08:57
Instruments: stradivarius copy made by computer
From bill kilpatrick 51 replies - Last 2013-11-29 16:27
A Matthias Ignatius Brand statter violin.
Instruments: Seeking information on a Matthias Ignatius Branststter violin.Vienna 1830.
From kypros christoudoulides 8 replies - Last 2013-11-27 00:07
Looking for a violin by Carlo Antonio Testore
Instruments: Anybody know where there is a great sounding one for sale in good condition?Thanks.
From Samuel Mann 52 replies - Last 2013-11-26 23:18
Instruments: What is your unusual/ordinary setup that really makes your instrument sing?
From Justin Fan 19 replies - Last 2013-11-26 13:49
Violin Bridge (Aubert, Despiau, Milo Stamm, Teller)
Instruments: We are comparing the Aubert DeLuxe, Milo Stamm Royal, Despiau Superieur Grade A (3 Tree), and Teller Royal De Luxe
From Kevin Lee 6 replies - Last 2013-11-25 14:35
Time to get my pegs refitted?
Instruments: I am having a bit of a issue deciding what to do with my peg box. I am in need of some advice.
From Christa Jankowski 6 replies - Last 2013-11-24 16:14
Ivanov Violins, Ning- Ivanov Violins, Who Has One, And How Do You Like It?
Instruments: Looking For Some feedback On The Ivanov, And Ning-Ivanov Violins, Who Has One, And the Opinion Of the Performance Of This, Or These Violins, Both, Ning, And Ning-Ivanov Violins.
From Sir William Vitez 4 replies - Last 2013-11-24 13:57
Repairing a bow.
Instruments: Advice sought as to what is the best varnish to use for an antique bow. What are the advantages and disadvantages of Oil based LACs over Spirit Based Shallac.
From John MICALLEF 8 replies - Last 2013-11-24 11:52
PETER Westerlund violins
Instruments: He is currently asking $32k for his violins. would like to hear from those who has had experience with his instruments.
From Rudy Velez 1 reply - Last 2013-11-22 13:28
Warchal Amber set?
Instruments: Anybody get theirs yet?
From Seraphim Protos 16 replies - Last 2013-11-21 16:23
String grooves on violin nut
Instruments: Is 1 mm shift of string grooves to bassbar side a usual practice? and Why?
From Richard Saw 2 replies - Last 2013-11-20 15:55
new rules on air travel with instruments within the e.u.
Instruments: forza u.s.a!
From bill kilpatrick 0 replies - Last 2013-11-20 12:58
Paganini Capriccio violin opinions
Instruments: Im looking for advice here about this violin.
From Black Krisztian 1 reply - Last 2013-11-19 22:31
Snapped in half d-string
Instruments: string broke in half while violin was sitting in case
From Rachel Neville 8 replies - Last 2013-11-19 19:35
Tone color, timbre: what do we mean?
Instruments: Perhaps we can shed some light on the words we use to describe tone color or timbre. Clear, bright, dark, complex, . . . : what sounds are we actually hearing that elicit particular adjectives?
From Arifa Goodman 14 replies - Last 2013-11-17 17:05
Who had or tryed Sebastian Dirr violin bows?
Instruments: Good evening. I am willing to buy a new modern violin bow, from a german bow maker. Who would you reccomend? I heard great things about Sebastian Dirr, in Erlangen. Anybody tryed or had a bow from him?
From Manasi Alexandru 1 reply - Last 2013-11-17 11:17
Good violas for less than $4000?
Instruments: In search for some good violas for less than $4000.
From Kenny Young 11 replies - Last 2013-11-17 01:38
The return of Tricolore strings
Instruments: For sale now!
From Brian Lee 96 replies - Last 2013-11-16 14:27
Cremona maestro Special Edition 1750 , need some advice.
Instruments: Does any body has experience or been trying the cremona maestro special edition 1750? Thank for your opinion.
From Carlos Quintanilla 3 replies - Last 2013-11-16 11:54
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