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Fiddle String Diameter

Started by Bobby Wallen Jan 5, 2017. 0 Replies

Alls quiet here but I thought I might stir things up with a question. Does anyone know or know where to find the diameter of fiddle strings. I have been using fishing successfully for sometime now.…Continue

beginner needs knowledge

Started by Alex Martinez. Last reply by Bobby Wallen Jan 21, 2016. 2 Replies

Hello to the group ive just started to build cbg's but have always wanted a fiddle but cannot find any definet plans anyone have a ny to share or point me in the right direction??Continue

Voo Doo instruments

Started by Peter Rudolph. Last reply by Bobby Wallen Jan 17, 2016. 4 Replies

 I just built An upright bass using a coffin design for the body. I am planning on a cello…Continue

Fiddle neck angle

Started by Wade Feb 22, 2015. 0 Replies

One of the most challenging things for me was getting a good angle on the neck. It's not like a regular CBG. You need a really good angle on the strings. Here's the simplest solution I could come up…Continue

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Comment by Diane in Chicago on November 17, 2009 at 1:10pm
Dudes and dudettes, there's already a fiddler group, but it is quiiiii-et. Haven't seen someone build a fiddle in a while, and no video/audio.

The fiddle is a harsh taskmaster.
Comment by Tres Seaver on November 17, 2009 at 11:55am
Thanks for the invitation! I'm not a fiddler, but I am related to some folks who play bowed instruments, and might like to build for them.
 

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Discussion Forum

Fiddle String Diameter

Started by Bobby Wallen Jan 5, 2017. 0 Replies

beginner needs knowledge

Started by Alex Martinez. Last reply by Bobby Wallen Jan 21, 2016. 2 Replies

Voo Doo instruments

Started by Peter Rudolph. Last reply by Bobby Wallen Jan 17, 2016. 4 Replies

Fiddle neck angle

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Fiddles and cellos as raw materials

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