Anybody Have Spare Strings Or Slightly Used Strings To Send My Way?

December 1, 2019, 7:31 PM · First off: I would like to say I'm happy to be on this forum and hope to be active on here as much as I can!

That being said, I was on the Violinist Subreddit where I made a post about I'm a pretty poor violinist from a pretty poor family in a pretty poor town. I'll spare all of you details and I'll just say a nice super sweet old lady I used to take care of before she passed away gave me a violin (my dear violin Enry!) that her granddaughter gave up on, and so I've been playing since, and I love it! I love violin and I believe I can be great at it! I'm currently in a tough spot though as the strings are at their breaking point (probably literally), and I nor my family haven't the money for any bit of strings. The subreddit suggested I hop on here and see if any aspiring and/or professional violinists have any spare strings or somewhat used strings that have lost their initial sound that they could part with.

I also would insist on returning the favor and I would be happy too as I am not asking just because I want free handouts. I'm a pretty good artist and I can most certainly draw something or maybe I can play some music for anyone that would help me out and it would super duper be appreciated! Again, I'm not expecting free handouts as I would be more than happy to send some kindness and a token of gratitude in return! Please and thank you and a happy holiday to all the beautiful musicians on this site!


Replies (4)

December 1, 2019, 8:21 PM · I'd be happy to. Send me a PM.
December 1, 2019, 8:38 PM · PM me too. I think I've been saving used strings for years for you!
December 1, 2019, 9:51 PM ·
Thank you both for your kind, generous offers! I really really appreciate it and I would be eager to return the favor in some way for both your kindness!

Gabriel, I'm having trouble pm'ing you as the contact button on your profile doesn't seem to be working. Maybe it's my device?

December 1, 2019, 9:54 PM · No problem. Here's my email then.

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