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Box fiddle #1

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gervase Gallant Jun 24. 6 Replies

Hi wanted to share a fiddle I just put together. Previously I built a 4 string guitar and a ukulele. But since I play only the fiddle... seemed like a good idea to try a violin.…Continue

Build your own violin bow?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gervase Gallant May 5. 8 Replies

I have a couple of pieces of poplar about the right size.Then I found this link from a bow maker who seems to know... …Continue

 

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Gervase Gallant replied to Tom T's discussion John Lee Hooker 3-Stringer
"Good to know... I am doing this on a cake tin banjolele... all acoustic... was thinking about all those wonderful fretless banjos. Anyway, we'll see... if it doesn't work out for me, the cure is pretty straightforward. "
Jun 26
Gervase Gallant replied to Tom T's discussion John Lee Hooker 3-Stringer
"Wow... nice... I was scouring the Internet recently to get feedback from anyone who'd put together a fretless uke...  like to get your impression on the 3-string.  Guessing it's a little scary if you're used to frets, but…"
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Gervase Gallant replied to Gervase Gallant's discussion Box fiddle #1
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Gervase Gallant replied to Taffy Evans's discussion I need a banjo quick......so I built one.
"Nice! The shellac and wax on the pallet wood worked out great...  "
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Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner replied to Gervase Gallant's discussion Box fiddle #1
"I bought one on Facebook market for $10 and another one for $15 plus the one I picked up from a scrap heap that needed a transformer, got a transformer from a music repair shop for free. Also check ebay for amps, they are small wattage but you can…"
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Gervase Gallant replied to Gervase Gallant's discussion Box fiddle #1
"But then I'd have to buy an amplifier :)"
Jun 14
Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner replied to Gervase Gallant's discussion Box fiddle #1
"Its called a "Violin Bowtie Piezo""
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Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner replied to Gervase Gallant's discussion Box fiddle #1
"Nice job. Fyi CB GITTY sells a ribbon style Piezo made for violins. SKU:50-066-01UPC:608939834194"
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Gervase Gallant replied to Gervase Gallant's discussion Build your own violin bow?
"Wow.. 30 different types? I hadn't realized... Anyway, I did some carving on my dowel last night. Will try to post a few pics soon."
May 5
Taffy Evans replied to Gervase Gallant's discussion Build your own violin bow?
"Hi, I missed the frog fitting, thanks for pointing that out.  I understand Poplar is a flexible timber so should work ok for your purpose, it falls into the hardwood category but some samples are softer than pine. I think there are over 30…"
May 5
Gervase Gallant replied to Gervase Gallant's discussion Build your own violin bow?
"Taffy, I don't think the frog is attached in any way, except by the horsehair, so when you are finished playing, you can arc the bow and the frog should fall out... odd way to loosen it... but should work. Poplar is considered a hardwood, but…"
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I actually am more interested in box fiddles and also canjo-type ukuleles. The latter seems easier and the tone most pleasant.

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At 12:35pm on April 16, 2019, BrianQ. said…

Welcome to the nation Gervase, plenty of different build info located in the Resources tab, check it out?

 
 
 

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