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« on: Jul 17, 2003, 10:51:41 PM »
Folk may remember that some weeks ago Adam Sweet of the Pioneer Valley Luthier Supply Co made an offer to UK forum members - the offer was a free trail of their new 'Fiddlers' bow hair. I agreed to distribute this and a small quantity arrived yesterday - so now I've got to do so!

There is also a very limited amount of their coloured bow hair - namely; yellow, green, blue, purple and red - one hank of each *only*.

The Fiddler's hair is coarser and stronger than most - its designed for 'strong' players and violists and cellists.

The deal is this: 1/ You have to be resident in the UK and 2/ you have to be at least a junior member (25 posts I think).

I can supply this to you in one of two ways:

i) You request a hank and I send it to you post free - please don't request it if you're going to sit on it for months - its intended for you to take to your favourite luthier for rehairing.

ii) We can do the rehair for you - in this case we'd only charge the labour and return post if needed. This works out at 23 instead of the normal 28 and we'll further discount this to 20 as its xmas (?)

In either case you *have* to (on pain on death) report to the forum your impressions and experiences with it - so everybody has the benefit of your evaluation. And you get a cheap rehair...

The best thing is to reply below so you can see when a certain colour has been claimed and there aren't thousands of emails clogging my inbox for blue hair!  :happy:

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Re:**FREE** Bowhair!!!!
« Reply #1 on: Jul 17, 2003, 10:54:05 PM »
I'l put myself down for purple if you've got it ;)
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« Reply #2 on: Jul 17, 2003, 11:14:44 PM »
I'l put myself down for purple if you've got it ;)
OK - the purple is now gone - mail me with whichever option you prefer. One down...

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« Reply #3 on: Jul 17, 2003, 11:48:23 PM »
You're a love, Bob! Nice one, thanks :)
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« Reply #4 on: Jul 18, 2003, 02:02:21 AM »
Bob,

I'm up for having a bow done with "Fiddler's Hair" (not the coloured stuff!!) but I'll email you about it, as soon as I get a chance. Will of course report back to the forum...

Tom  :)

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« Reply #5 on: Jul 18, 2003, 02:51:11 AM »
Can I have the blue one?

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« Reply #6 on: Jul 18, 2003, 07:33:42 AM »
Can I have the blue one?

I think you live in Canada? Sadly you have to be in the UK - although Adam Sweet did indicate when he first raised this that people outside the UK could contact him directly for a sample.

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« Reply #7 on: Jul 18, 2003, 04:40:19 PM »
Hey mexcan I had him send me some fiddlers hair and will pick up the bow this week he got it sent out to me rather quickly so I would assume he would do the same for you.

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« Reply #8 on: Jul 18, 2003, 06:35:05 PM »
bob... I want some too. I think it's a bummer that we can't get it because we live in the u.s.a. After all I gave away my cd's and some of them were sent to the u.k. I for one would like to try it. Thanks for the offer though. It's good for the forum.

He certainly made the offer to send out samples for folk in the US. It would be impractical and expensive to do this for the UK which I why I volunteed. And vice versa of course. I'm sure he'll send you some if you ask!

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« Reply #9 on: Jul 19, 2003, 01:08:27 AM »
He appears to have taken himself off the forum, so don't bet on him honouring anything. Perhaps too many people wanted his hair ;)
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« Reply #10 on: Jul 19, 2003, 01:24:43 AM »
Now why do you suppose he went and did that.  I get my bow back from the luthier tommarrow and now he won't be around to get the feedback.  I wonder if he wanted it.  Hopefully the hair is at least decent good thing I didn't put it on the good bow

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« Reply #11 on: Jul 19, 2003, 07:16:58 AM »
It's good for the forum.

Yes it is - but only if people request some! Thus far only two people have put their names down and they're both committee members! So where's everybody else?

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« Reply #12 on: Jul 19, 2003, 07:31:29 AM »
maybe the free in the post should be flashing in big red letters

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« Reply #13 on: Jul 19, 2003, 07:53:01 AM »
maybe the free in the post should be flashing in big red letters
Maybe its because the British are such an odd bunch - generally unwilling to pay for good equipment yet highly suspicious of anything that's free. Maybe if it said 'Bargain, unrepeatable, low, low offer, HALF PRICE and furthermore BUY TWO get ONE FREE and why take TWO bow hairs into the shower...?"  That ought to do it - trouble is - its still free.

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« Reply #14 on: Jul 19, 2003, 09:18:50 AM »
Yes it is - but only if people request some! Thus far only two people have put their names down and they're both committee members! So where's everybody else?

...i would be there (and i do have to rehair my bow), but i'm in Italy.  :-\


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« Reply #15 on: Jul 19, 2003, 04:49:34 PM »
Hmm, I have a hairless bow at the moment...but I'm not a junoir member, having only discovered this forum a few days ago!  :(

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« Reply #16 on: Jul 19, 2003, 06:18:23 PM »
Hmm, I have a hairless bow at the moment...but I'm not a junoir member, having only discovered this forum a few days ago!  :(


Ok - you registered on the 12th and made almost one post per day. I reckon that's good enough - as long as you promise to stay around and support the forum!  You're in - what do you require??  :happy:

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« Reply #17 on: Jul 19, 2003, 07:24:19 PM »
Oh, thank you! (I will stick around and post, promise!) I think I would like the Fiddlers' hair - does it come in standard white? I don't think I'm quite brave enough for blue hair, though it's an interesting idea and would get my orchestra friends talking....  :)

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« Reply #18 on: Jul 19, 2003, 07:27:10 PM »
I don't think I'm quite brave enough for blue hair, though it's an interesting idea and would get my orchestra friends talking....  :)

It certainly would! And with a yellow bow...... 8)

So... one more 'Fiddlers hair' down - it is standard white btw.

You need to email me with your chosen option as listed in the original post above.

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« Reply #19 on: Jul 20, 2003, 04:23:38 AM »
Hey I don't remember where the original post was so i'll put it here.  Picked up my bow with the fiddlers hair on it today and played a 2 hr jam with it.  It works as hair but it wasn't anything special at least this is my first impression the luthier who put it on for me felt about the same.  So at this point my feelings are well at least it pulls on the strings and shoot it was free (though bringing my own hair only reduced the price of a rehair by about $2.50 so...) and it works but is it any different from the hair on my other bow ... at this point i'm gonna have to say no i'll play it some more this week and who knows after a bit more playing and a bit more rosin this may change.  
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« Reply #20 on: Jul 22, 2003, 11:05:01 AM »
i wouldnt mind red, what are the colours you have left?
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« Reply #21 on: Jul 22, 2003, 03:30:42 PM »
i wouldnt mind red, what are the colours you have left?
Purple and blue have gone - so red is available. You need to mail me with your option as in the first post in the thread.

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« Reply #22 on: Jul 23, 2003, 06:01:58 PM »
Lets update and keep this at the top!

Three people have claimed their coloured hair - meaning the purple (no prizes as to who), blue and red have gone. This leaves the yellow and green available. Graham is still refusing to have the yellow fitted to his Bultitude despite the concerted efforts of many to persuade him - so it is available.

There is plenty of 'fiddlers hair' available.

To remind folk - you have to be in the UK and a junior member - please read the original post in the thread for details.

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« Reply #23 on: Jul 27, 2003, 02:18:23 AM »
I might have the yellow fitted to a comedy bow, will discuss in much detail when I get back.

Thomas

PS I want one done with Fiddler's hair, to try so save me some!! [Think I asked before, justc checking...]

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« Reply #24 on: Jul 27, 2003, 10:01:25 AM »
I might have the yellow fitted to a comedy bow, will discuss in much detail when I get back.

Thomas

PS I want one done with Fiddler's hair, to try so save me some!! [Think I asked before, justc checking...]

You did and its there. Welcome back btw!

 




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