Violin Discussion Board
Should I get this violin? (picture)
Instruments: I'm a beginner looking for a suitable violin for myself and I found this one on an auction website. What do you all think?
From Julian R 15 replies - Last 2013-6-19 15:43
New Oblong Violin Case
Instruments: Oblong Violin Case w/ backpack straps
From Robert Hokura 0 replies - Last 2013-6-19 15:26
Itzhak Perlman masterclass video
Instruments: Looking to see if anyone know where I can get the entire masterclass video if it exists
From Thuan Seah Tan 0 replies - Last 2013-6-19 15:26
Rosin not sticking to bow hair
Instruments: Any helpful tips for a bow that rosin doesn't want to stick to?
From Seraphim Protos 9 replies - Last 2013-6-19 14:15
How did the Masters prevent the violin from slipping on the tuxedo when using no shoulder rest?
Instruments: Yes, it's yet another shoulder rest topic . . . but wait! This thread asks a specific question. I can play restless when I have skin contact (or use a chamois/similar item), but the great masters did not use such items. How did they do it?
From Jennifer Holmes 31 replies - Last 2013-6-19 11:14
What are your favorite violin shops?
Instruments: Anywhere in the world, which are the ones you most highly recommend.
From Laurie Niles 31 replies - Last 2013-6-19 09:57
Looking for good bluegrass
Instruments: Requesting advice on bluegrass" fiddle purchase for live performance
From J A 1 reply - Last 2013-6-19 07:57
To lower the bridge or leave it alone...
Instruments: The violin sounds fantastic, but it's hard to play. But it sounds fantastic. What to do?
From Eugenia Fielding 23 replies - Last 2013-6-19 05:05
Difference - Oliv E or Evah Pirazzi (gold-plated)E?
Instruments: I thought these were identical but are actually different?
From Allen Liang 0 replies - Last 2013-6-18 20:08
mozart's violin and viola
Instruments: visiting the u.s.
From bill kilpatrick 10 replies - Last 2013-6-18 19:19
Violin Voices .
Instruments: The tone of each violin is unique to that instrument. A single note on a good violin can be like a human voice. The character is built in.
From John Cadd 86 replies - Last 2013-6-18 13:19
Mysteries of the sound post
Instruments: Do sound posts need to be re-positioned yearly?
How does one find the optimum spot for its location?
Once it is moved, can the violin's original sound ever be returned to?
From Mark Woodman 38 replies - Last 2013-6-17 05:23
Which chord unleashes the most intense harmonics?
Instruments: Well, the title says it all..
From George Sotiroudis 24 replies - Last 2013-6-16 15:04
Violin making schools in the UK
Instruments: Ranking of violin making schools in the UK
From Mark Clement 33 replies - Last 2013-6-16 08:09
Violins and the sun.
Instruments: Been told the varnish doesn't like the sun.
From William Hardy 12 replies - Last 2013-6-15 19:04
Instruments: I'm working at the Bruch Concerto Op. 26 and would like to compare.
From Katey Althoff 1 reply - Last 2013-6-14 10:46
Stewmac bridges? An okay replacement or not?
Instruments: My Aubert 5 bridge might be warped, so is a Stewmac bridge (which local luthier has in stock) a good replacment or should I order an equivalent or upgraded Aubert bridge?
From charles klayman 3 replies - Last 2013-6-14 06:55
The varnish on my new violin has gone 'strange' where it has touched the case lining.
Instruments: The varnish has 'reacted' with the case lining to make a mess !
From Brian Kelly 15 replies - Last 2013-6-11 22:27
Peresson violin adjustment or repair help
Instruments: Need help from fellow Peresson violin owners!
From Teresa Pretlow 14 replies - Last 2013-6-11 10:53
Instruments: Can't seem to bring up Maestronet on my pc for the last several days. Is it just me?
From Eric Meyer 44 replies - Last 2013-6-10 22:44
Fingerboard angle may be bigger than it should be.
Instruments: Does anyone know how exactly can I measure the angle myself and what values are considered normal? Finally, would an angle correction (if there really is one), fix shifting intonation and nasal sound (just a bit) problems?
From George Sotiroudis 17 replies - Last 2013-6-10 02:10
Brazilwood bow vs a carbon fibre bow?
Instruments: What are the pros and cons between Brazilwood bows and Carbon Fibre bows?
From Mark Clement 10 replies - Last 2013-6-10 00:34
Identify this violinist?
Instruments: Beethoven Romance in F (op 50)- but who is the performer?
From elise stanley 5 replies - Last 2013-6-9 13:12
Price of a Strad or del Gesu 300 years ago?
Instruments: How much were these famous instruments worth when they were first made?
From Rachael Hobb 60 replies - Last 2013-6-9 09:23
Has anyone ever tried a violin from Infinite Strings
Instruments: Is Infinite Strings good?
From Nathan Kim 30 replies - Last 2013-6-7 18:55
playing on open gut strings
Instruments: advice on how to approach playing and suggestions for string choices...
From Christian Vachon 42 replies - Last 2013-6-7 18:36
Instruments: Interested in information on a Carlo Robelli luthier, not associated with the line of cheaper VSOs.
From Jesse Branovacki 3 replies - Last 2013-6-7 12:34
Old lower priced German/French instruments vs New Chinese
Instruments: What are the advantages or disadvantages of buying new Chinese instruments vs old instruments around the same price range that are in good condition and have a good tone?
From Mark Clement 11 replies - Last 2013-6-7 02:52
Is It Worth Fixing?
Instruments: I was just given this violin from a family friend but she didn't realize it was broken
From Shannon Guest 4 replies - Last 2013-6-6 11:21
Gjermund Larsen Trio
Instruments: Heard some fabulous music today that I'd like to recommend to all
From Rachel Neville 0 replies - Last 2013-6-6 08:11
Do You Think That A Basic Violin Is Ok For A Beginner To Use?
Instruments: What kind of violin is recommended for a beginner?
From Marie Corr 38 replies - Last 2013-6-4 21:08
Instruments: Passione vs. Eudoxa vs. Vision Solo vs. Evah Pirazzi vs. Oliv
From Saagar Asnani 54 replies - Last 2013-6-4 12:06
JB Vuillaume Violin (1829)
Instruments: I am looking for some info about this Violin. Which model it is and what is it's expected current value.
From Michael Makhal 15 replies - Last 2013-6-4 12:04
How to buy a bow?
Instruments: It seems very difficult to buy a bow online. The local store usually very expensive on bows.
From Jason Yu 11 replies - Last 2013-6-4 00:07
Regraduate the violin?
Instruments: Will this cure or destroy my violin?
From sarah salmi 15 replies - Last 2013-6-3 09:41
Open seams- help!
Instruments: How fast can open seams get worse and is it horrible to wait a few days after noticing an open seam to bring it to a luthier?
From Samantha Berek 12 replies - Last 2013-6-2 14:55
Violin by Lorenzo Locatelli
Instruments: I need opinions about this violin maker and price, is this violin worth what they ask for it?
From Andy Layton 48 replies - Last 2013-6-1 10:10
Plate tuning - what approaches do the top makers use these days?
Instruments: The wide range of theories is confusing - what do techniques do modern makers actually find useful in the workshop?
From Geoff Caplan 75 replies - Last 2013-5-31 06:48
Violin chinrest location
Instruments: I know that we should not allow our chinrest to touch the tailpiece, but is it ok to clamp the chinrest near the tailpiece on the saddle or is it best for the chinrest to not even touch the saddle?
Thanks for any insight.
From Sean Li Child 1 reply - Last 2013-5-30 07:49
The return of Tricolore strings
Instruments: For sale now!
From Brian Lee 95 replies - Last 2013-5-27 16:54
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