Picture(s) of your violin(s)[and viola(s)] in your case(s)

December 11, 2016 at 09:29 PM · This thread is dedicated on posting picture(s) of your current arsenal of the trade.

Fox Mitchell has been talking about a thread dedicated for that, and I will start one.

I will post my pictures in no particular order:

1. "Campbell" German Workshop violin, I had for the summer of 2015. My first "Step-up" Violin

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2. My Electric violin I had for Feb-Aug 2016. I ended up getting it an amplifier, and played in my observatory

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3. Socia, my current violin, I also call it my complement. She is in an un-named suspended red velvet interior case I had since 2013. I sold the case a few months ago.

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Socia in GEWA Jaeger case, a new addition in summer 2016

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4. My Yitamusic Viola. I've been trying to sell it since I got it essentially. Unfortunately without success.

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There are several more in-between and previous violins. I need to do some digging for the pictures. Please by all means, share your pictures.

Quick Picture Uploading Tutorial:

0. You will need to have an account somewhere, where you have uploaded a photo, and can access it by using the internet address.

1. Copy the code below


<img src="[here]"


2. Replace [here], with the internet address to the photo you wish to upload.

3. Example: Picture of my viola


<img src="http://i1148.photobucket.com/albums/o564/homeunt/IMG_20160914_194111_zps0tupckrm.jpg"


Replies (31)

December 11, 2016 at 10:53 PM · Your Socia is a beautiful violin.

December 12, 2016 at 01:37 AM · Thanks Jeff, now, time to show me what's in your case ;)

December 12, 2016 at 01:20 PM · I've always had trouble posting pics here. Any advice?

December 12, 2016 at 01:46 PM · Raphael, you either need to get a "free" account at one of those sites like photobucket.com, or you need to ask Laurie to insert your picture for you, which she seems willing to do occasionally for something special. Once you post the picture at the third-party site, then you need to copy the link of that posted picture (by right-clicking on it and selecting "copy image location") into the appropriate HTML code within your post. I think Laurie's editorial information has some details there about how to do that and what size your picture needs to be. I just look at the codes for how someone else has done it and then copy that because I use HTML rarely enough that I don't remember the syntax between uses.

"Free" is in quotes above because "free" means the site bombards you with advertisements.

Steven's picture used the following code:

{a href="http://s1148.photobucket.com/user/homeunt/media/IMG_20160914_194111_zps0tupckrm.jpg.html" target="_blank"}

{img src="http://i1148.photobucket.com/albums/o564/homeunt/IMG_20160914_194111_zps0tupckrm.jpg" alt=" photo IMG_20160914_194111_zps0tupckrm.jpg" border="0"}


Where I have put curly brackets, you would put less-than and greater-than signs. That's why you are seeing the code there instead of the picture, because HTML does not recognize the curly bracket.

I find the code part rather easy but my problem is that I seem to be a rather miserable photographer. I've tried to take nice pix of my instruments but they always look like crap.

December 13, 2016 at 03:15 AM · Yikes! I was just watching a tv program about planning a manned Mars landing, which suddenly doesn't seem so complicated!

December 13, 2016 at 03:22 AM · It's less complicated than the E Major Preludio. Think of it that way.

December 13, 2016 at 05:12 AM · Most picture hosting sites give you a selection of buttons beside the various pieces of code for posting each picture. All you have to do then is press the button for HTML Code and it will copy the code to your devices memory. Then you simply click in your comment here to get a menu with a 'paste' option.

December 13, 2016 at 09:18 AM · Raphael, your sense of humor is priceless! Here is my picture:

December 13, 2016 at 11:40 AM · Raphael Klayman

December 13, 2016 at 03:15 AM · Yikes! I was just watching a tv program about planning a manned Mars landing, which suddenly doesn't seem so complicated! [EDIT] [Flag?]



Paul Deck

December 13, 2016 at 03:22 AM · It's less complicated than the E Major Preludio. Think of it that way. [Flag?]

Not for me! THAT, I can do! Now if you'd said an Ernst etude...

Maybe I WILL cheat and ask Laurie, who has helped me nefore.

December 14, 2016 at 12:17 AM · I find the procedure to upload a picture beyond my ability here even though others here have explained the process clearly.I did upload a picture of my violin into my profile picture and it turned out very good when I enlarged it, but then I deleted it and will try Imgur or I will try to get one of the neighbor kids to help me sometime. When I sell items on Craigslist I just click on an upload button and then which picture to post. The CIA does not have to worry about me hacking into their top secret data.

December 14, 2016 at 01:11 AM · Updated short image upload tutorial on main.

December 14, 2016 at 01:35 AM · Link please?

December 14, 2016 at 01:43 AM · I meant at the bottom of my main thread, at the end of array of my pictures.

December 16, 2016 at 06:28 AM · Alrighty then! Since Steven so kindly started this thread, I must post in it! :)

We can start with what ties in to something I mentioned on another thread about making a cabinet for my violins... Well, I made it! But I didn't make any fuss about it because it's a lot simpler than I originally wanted to do. I had this idea for a mahogany Art Nouveau cabinet, but time and budget constrains dictated it would be just a boring 'box' made of cedar instead. The Italian violins live in it. They don't have a dedicated case each, I have a generic no-name oblong case I use to carry whichever one I'm transporting around.

The Romanian has its own case, again it's a generic no-name Chinese case... ...comes with a cat to watch over it. ;)

And the 'Yita Brothers' sit in their own double-case...

I should invest on a fancy case sometime!

December 16, 2016 at 08:16 AM · wow Fox! so you have six violins?! and they all look beautiful and I'm sure also sound beautiful. congratulations!

December 16, 2016 at 10:40 AM · "wow Fox! so you have six violins?! and they all look beautiful and I'm sure also sound beautiful. congratulations!"

Hehe thanks. It's been a strange violin-filled year for me. I had two. Then suddenly a bunch!

December 16, 2016 at 02:36 PM · You should spay and neuter those 6 violins so you don't end up with even more.

December 16, 2016 at 02:38 PM · I too am not sure how to post a picture and do know that if Laurie thinks a submitted jpeg is of sufficient interest, she will sometimes do this for serious bloggers or posters ... so I am sending one to her, just in case.

JUSTIN CASE was a defendant on Judge Judy. Yes, really !!

December 16, 2016 at 03:29 PM · Fox, that violin cabinet is awesome! Bravo! Is that an OVH Hellier Strad in there?

Here is my "travel" viola in it's case. It is a 15.75" viola that I can fit into an Eastman Sinfona case that I have modified to accept the viola (had to move the pads around, and remount them with a hot glue gun). I don't need a SR, so it doesn't require a case to accommodate one of those. It has traveled back and forth to Japan on business many a time...

December 16, 2016 at 04:34 PM · Hi everyone!

Here are the instructions for posting a picture:

on this page, second paragraph

Please do not embed images more than 560 pixels wide. You can upload and store your photos to any of a variety of photo-hosting services, such as Imgur.

We don't host pictures on our server except on occasion in the blogs, it's just too much. So basically we just need you to share from your account with a photo service. After you've done it once, it does not seem so difficult! I'm happy to help get people started with that. But the first step is probably to click on that Imgur link, sign up, and try uploading a pic.

December 16, 2016 at 05:05 PM · I just opened an account as per Laurie's instructions with Imgur and now to try to add link.

December 16, 2016 at 05:48 PM · Fox, they look awesome!

December 16, 2016 at 06:22 PM · Spay and neuter? I couldn't do that! I'm not a responsible violin owner... Before too long my house will be filled with them! And if one escapes, people better watch out! Besides, if I do that, they might get fat and turn into violas. ;)

"OVH"? Not sure what that means but yes it's a Hellier copy. :)

So much eye-candy!

I love that Eastman Sinfonica case, looks like something that Pininfarina would design. I really should get a nice case sometime.

December 16, 2016 at 11:49 PM · OVH=Old Violin House.

The Eastman case can be had for under $200 on FleaBay

December 17, 2016 at 07:51 AM · It would seem that Imgur has changed and now offers an embed code that doesn't really work. So here is another option for uploading pictures:


December 17, 2016 at 08:29 AM · Top View




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December 17, 2016 at 11:11 AM · hi Jeff, now you just posted the link. what you could have done is instead do the following:

{img src="http://i.imgur.com/6nOKsHR.jpg"}

but with the { and } replaced by < and >

if you did that you would get this:

December 17, 2016 at 12:36 PM · "OVH=Old Violin House.

The Eastman case can be had for under $200 on FleaBay"

Oh, no, my Hellier was made in Brescia in the 70's.

I have to wait until next year before I can get myself a fancy case, the upcoming Christmas has emptied my coffers!

Gautam, what do you think of the sound of the Chromcor strings? Do you use them specifically for classical or for fiddler music or either/both?

December 17, 2016 at 02:55 PM · Fox-- It is ideal for fiddler and jazz type of music. The sound is sharp and very strong. The response is decent and they last considerably long. It also goes well on an electric violin and they are great for practice purposes.

December 17, 2016 at 03:32 PM · Chromcor... I second Gautam`s statement, but I took them off of my violin within the first week, as soon as they settled in, they were offensively too simple and bright on my violin.

December 17, 2016 at 10:19 PM · Thank you for your extra help Jean with getting me familiar with imgur posting. Even with your succinct code it still took me four times to get it to finally work. Perhaps the Tiny pic site would be better and easier for me to work with. I do think that your instrument looks similar to mine, you have good taste!

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