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Old 3rd January 2012, 10:58 PM   #11
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Yes, and a well made violin will sound better with times if you play it every days.
How do you know that it is not just you that is getting better at playing it, or becoming more used to the sound?
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Old 3rd January 2012, 11:12 PM   #12
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How do you know that it is not just you that is getting better at playing it, or becoming more used to the sound?
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Wen a violin are new the wood and the joints are stiff, wen you play it, it do a sort of broke-in of the wood and the joints and since they become a bit more supple they vibrate more easy wen you play.

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Old 3rd January 2012, 11:28 PM   #13
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Wen a violin are new the wood and the joints are stiff, wen you play it, it do a sort of broke-in of the wood and the joints and since they become a bit more supple they vibrate more easy wen you play.

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Looks like there might be a market for automatic violin playing machines!
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Old 3rd January 2012, 11:32 PM   #14
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Looks like there might be a market for automatic violin playing machines!
Like this?

http://tonerite.com/violin

Or this?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mills-Violan...-/370513550710
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Sounds a bit like Naim to me!
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Old 3rd January 2012, 11:49 PM   #16
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Looks like there might be a market for automatic violin playing machines!
Got to break in those guitar speakers before they sound right. I turn the radio up through them and leave for work.
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Old 3rd January 2012, 11:51 PM   #17
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Hello

Here is two links about breaking in a new violin.

The Process of Breaking In (or playing in) a Violin, Viola or Cello

Breaking New Ground by Breaking-In a New Violin

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Old 3rd January 2012, 11:56 PM   #18
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Some violins makers place their new musical instruments in a room and crank- up a sound system playing musics all day long for weeks to brake-in those musical instruments.

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They need to weight the frets with Shaki stones...
Violins don't have frets.
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Old 4th January 2012, 12:51 AM   #20
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re:'Violins don't have frets' - no, & they don't have decent guitar style tuners either, can't understand why, the trad ones are a PITA
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