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fiddle case
« on: Mar 28, 2004, 03:05:43 PM »
It might be interesting to see pictures of you fiddle cases. Who has the worst case for there pride and joy. A case that you normally use everyday.
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Re:fiddle case
« Reply #1 on: Mar 28, 2004, 03:09:27 PM »
Mine looks fine, but is in reality utter rubbish.
No screws in the hinges, an utter pain to do up. I can't even be bothered closing it when I'm at home (though bearing in mind the dog's appetites of late, maybe I should. :o ::))

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Re:fiddle case
« Reply #2 on: Mar 28, 2004, 04:44:07 PM »
Mine is fairly new, but is a cat hair arena.

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Re:fiddle case
« Reply #3 on: Mar 28, 2004, 11:26:51 PM »
Never mind the cat hair, mine attracts the entire cat...

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Re:fiddle case
« Reply #4 on: Mar 31, 2004, 07:48:22 PM »
A fella in our cetic group used a paper bag as his fiddle case for years.    

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Re:fiddle case
« Reply #5 on: Apr 01, 2004, 12:22:46 AM »
Mines held together with all the free festival stickers

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Re:fiddle case
« Reply #6 on: Apr 01, 2004, 01:45:42 AM »
Sherman. A paper bag? Was the fiddle any good at all?
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Re:fiddle case
« Reply #7 on: Apr 01, 2004, 05:36:38 PM »
Ha, it was a decent sounding ugly beat up fiddle with a nasty looking beast carved on the scroll.  It pained me to see him carry it around so I gave him a spare case.  but he stubbornly stuck to his paper bag.  It wasnt his main instrument although, and I think it was more for a statement than anything... but It wins the award for worst case!!  

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Re:fiddle case
« Reply #8 on: Apr 03, 2004, 12:22:19 AM »
mines a cheap black plastic. i dont wanna take a picture this instant because i almost never load it up to my comp.

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Re:fiddle case
« Reply #9 on: Apr 03, 2004, 06:29:05 PM »
Yeah me too. I'm going to buy a new camera this week. then you all can laugh at me and my case.
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Re:fiddle case
« Reply #10 on: Apr 04, 2004, 08:58:09 PM »
I thought you replaced that old case Dale

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Re:fiddle case
« Reply #11 on: Apr 08, 2004, 06:11:16 AM »
nope , not yet rob. but i plan on it really soon.
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Re:fiddle case
« Reply #12 on: Apr 08, 2004, 08:47:37 AM »
Better  do it soon before ol Lyman comes out the case again and needs another trip to Tennessee.   I got a nice one if you want it.  Really

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Re:fiddle case
« Reply #13 on: Apr 08, 2004, 10:12:25 AM »
I ordered Dale's new case yesterday.

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Re:fiddle case
« Reply #14 on: Apr 11, 2004, 03:55:31 PM »
thanks rob. I have another project for east tenn. He just don't know it yet. I really want to try a new bow though. [hint hint steve]Only the best tho, and not that i think i'm all that and have to have the best but bygod i have earned it, so? Anyways, that is what i want.
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Re:fiddle case
« Reply #15 on: Apr 12, 2004, 04:24:43 AM »
I can get a JJ Martin for you, probably keep it under $20,000.  It is VERY nice, perfect.  Played some good gold-mounted sticks, too.  Probably $1800.  Very nice.  For a great orchestral type stick, very German feel, I have a high end Seifert I can let go pretty low.  I don't need it.  Supposed to be $1100, but I can take $750.  Very solid.  

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Re:fiddle case
« Reply #16 on: Apr 12, 2004, 04:25:58 AM »
Oh, and the silver mounted Surrage I just got is really quite good.  I'm impressed. $575.  Not bad at all for a handcarved stick that plays that well.

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Re:fiddle case
« Reply #17 on: Apr 13, 2004, 02:16:20 AM »
i would be interested steve but not one for 20.000. I haven't earned one that good yet, and never will. I want a good playable bow that handles well for me. I really don't care much about gold and silver mounted stuff of any kind. I use to, but i out grew it.
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Re:fiddle case
« Reply #18 on: Apr 19, 2004, 01:39:44 AM »
My worst was a bag I made out of velvet.

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Re:fiddle case
« Reply #19 on: Apr 24, 2004, 07:18:41 AM »
Lucky bag!
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Re:fiddle case
« Reply #20 on: Jul 19, 2004, 01:19:01 AM »
Will this one qualify?

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Re:fiddle case
« Reply #21 on: Jul 19, 2004, 01:32:35 AM »
My cat ouldn't fit in that case it would have to be a guitar case ;D
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Re:fiddle case
« Reply #22 on: Jul 19, 2004, 01:44:20 AM »
Haha.. I'm glad it's not just mine that does that... The difference is... mine doesn't care whether there is a violin in it or not :(
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Re:fiddle case
« Reply #23 on: Jul 19, 2004, 02:41:17 AM »
I have a nastier looking case someone gave me. I never bothered to use the case but, it is really ratty looking. I really should take a pic of it it's all mildewey, torn & ratty in general. If my cat was a ratter and not a lazy fat sleepyhead she would chase this case it being so Ratty ;D
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Re:fiddle case
« Reply #24 on: Jul 19, 2004, 04:17:01 AM »
my case is...awful, the bow holder thingy came off, the velcro thingy came out, it has rosin all over it, all sticky.

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« Reply #25 on: Jul 20, 2004, 07:29:51 AM »
I'm going to get an old Lifton case this week to use at sessions. I don't like to set my fiddle down on the chair when I take a break, so I wanted a good old hardcase to use. The Liftons were really well made...extremely high arch on the top. I'll post a pic when I get it.
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Re:fiddle case
« Reply #26 on: Jul 20, 2004, 08:08:49 AM »
why to use at sessions? I do lots of sessions and i've not found that the case makes a difference when playing a session.
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Re:fiddle case
« Reply #27 on: Jul 20, 2004, 10:22:31 PM »
I think Jackson doesn't want some one sitting down on his fiddle!

I always put mine back in the case if I take a break for the same reason!

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Re:fiddle case
« Reply #28 on: Jul 20, 2004, 10:29:09 PM »
A guitarist I used to play with always shut his case religiously when it was empty.  I didn't think much of it at first, but as time went on I wondered why he never left it open.

He explained that once he had a cat that decided his case was an ideal toilet!!  :o

I guess that qualifies as a pretty bad case!

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Re:fiddle case
« Reply #29 on: Jul 24, 2004, 10:26:18 AM »
I'd like to have a hard case that looks like a flour sack

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« Reply #30 on: Jul 24, 2004, 10:50:44 AM »
Dale - I'm talking about Irish pub sessions, not studio sessions. I see people lay their fiddles on the table amidst all the glasses of beer, or on their chair- their bow laying on the chair with the tip sticking out into the thoroughfare far enough for the staggering patrons (hehe) walking past to snag it and send it flying.
I think this is taking careless risks, when it's so easy to pop the bow and fiddle back in the case (in the event you want to go to the bar, or stretch your legs, etc.) I DID pick up an old Lifton case this afternoon, probably made in the 50's - the damned thing is built like a tank, and it's small enough to stick under my chair while I'm playing. This case is likeably ugly..lol..it's two-tone white and brown, and I was thinking it sure would be cool if they had covered it in tweed, like the old Fender amps and guitar cases....oh well
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Re:fiddle case
« Reply #31 on: Jul 24, 2004, 10:16:50 PM »
for orchestra, i use a school violin(a violin that the school owns)  It is old, made of leather, all of the hinges are missing, all but one of the latches are missing, and there is a big rip in the leather on the top.  Inside, there are no bow holder things (all are missing) and the velvet glued inside is ripped out and replaced with a burlap bag.

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Re:fiddle case
« Reply #32 on: Jul 24, 2004, 10:46:03 PM »
Dale

I don't know why people keep telling us how tatty their case is. I've seen yours and there are better things dug up in Roman burials ;D ;D. But the sounds that come out of it.

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Re:fiddle case
« Reply #33 on: Aug 03, 2004, 02:53:07 PM »
Yeah Jeff. No doubt it's seen a few battles, but i got a new one from steve, so i retired the old one. It was near new when i got it.
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Re: fiddle case
« Reply #34 on: Jan 14, 2005, 11:16:41 PM »
What info on the Jaeger or Jargar cases?  I heard they are expensive and why?

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Re: fiddle case
« Reply #35 on: Jan 15, 2005, 12:02:04 AM »
See Frank at finecases.com   I got a used Jaeger from him that was great.

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