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Fiddle String Recommendations

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bobby Wallen Jun 30. 6 Replies

Morning yall I have to nae a confession...I know nothing about string brands. So I am.coming to yall, the most enlightened people I know to ask: What strings do yall use or like to use on your…Continue

 

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Bobby Wallen replied to Bobby Wallen's discussion Fiddle String Recommendations
"Thanks for all the comments and advice guys I knew I could count on yall. I will work double diligently and also replace these strings as soon as payday rolls around!"
Jun 30
Jim Morris replied to Bobby Wallen's discussion Fiddle String Recommendations
"I feel your pain man. There are at least 4 things I have my students work on with the bow after getting it rosined. #1 is keeping the bow at a 90 deg angle to the strings for the whole up and down strokes. #2 is to experiment with different amounts…"
Jun 29
Bobby Wallen replied to Bobby Wallen's discussion Fiddle String Recommendations
"D'adarrio os what I am leaning to. I agree squeaking is a good bit mine, but I have been very diligent about bowing and watch the bow and my contact and there are times where it seems the strings are reacting poorly to the bow...which is well…"
Jun 29
Jim Morris replied to Bobby Wallen's discussion Fiddle String Recommendations
"Sorry to tell you Bobby but most squeaks and squeals are caused by bow technique rather than string quality. A set of high dollar strings squeaks as much in my hands as do a cheaper set. With that being said, better strings can definitely improve…"
Jun 29
JL replied to Bobby Wallen's discussion Fiddle String Recommendations
"Squeaks and squaks, sorry, are caused by bowing technique.  timber and harmonics are enhanced by expensive strings on a quality (read as not-cheap) violin/viola/cello even a cheap instrument with cheap strings sounds amazing in the hands of a…"
Jun 29
Taffy Evans replied to Bobby Wallen's discussion Fiddle String Recommendations
"Hi, the simple answer is to use the best you can afford. Cheap strings will give a cheap sound and may make it hard for you to judge if your playing is improving. Cheap strings will not maintain the "good" sound for as long and they will…"
Jun 28
Bobby Wallen posted a discussion

Fiddle String Recommendations

Morning yall I have to nae a confession...I know nothing about string brands. So I am.coming to yall, the most enlightened people I know to ask: What strings do yall use or like to use on your fiddles? I would love to here all recommendations however sonce I am on a budget and reall interested in cheap but still good. I'm not after a concert quality sound, my playing is no where close. I have been playing my store bought fiddle with unidentified stringsand I suspect that not ALL of the squeaks…See More
Jun 28
Bobby Wallen replied to Oliver Crook's discussion Hello all. in the group Introduce Yourself!
"Hi and welcome Oliver. Everyone here is more than willing to help each other..itscalmost like a continuous workshop here."
Apr 26
Bobby Wallen replied to Chris's discussion Hell Nation in the group Introduce Yourself!
"Hi Chris welcome to the Nation. Lots of teasing goes on aroind its all good natured though! Thats a fine looking guitar, great build."
Apr 26
Bobby Wallen replied to Chuck Hunsinger's discussion New member in the group Introduce Yourself!
"Hi Chuck and welcome please post some pics of your diddly bow. Everyone herr loves seeing others creation it feeds the addiction!"
Apr 10
Bobby Wallen replied to Crowdaddy's discussion New member in the group Introduce Yourself!
"Welcome crowdaddy I am pretty sure there is a mirror site called wives hate cigarbox nation. I hear they have a good support network and a growing membership mysteriously similar to our own..."
Apr 10
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Irish Waltz on Cigar Box Fiddle

"Great job Jim you do irish fiddlin justice!"
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Watch the door, not the cleavage. No CBGs, but a lot to like.

"That was great I love stuff like that! I am gonna have to watch more of them!"
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At 9:31pm on February 12, 2017, Jim Morris said…

Most of us are very open to all levels of playing. Cat beat against a tree sounds like a pretty good song title. I actually know a tune called Nail That Catfish to a Tree that I might play on my next fiddle build! Here it's played by the guy who wrote it.
https://youtu.be/M_GsAAiw8uQ

At 8:57pm on February 12, 2017, Jim Morris said…

Hey Bobby, thanks for the friend request. I like the builds you posted. Now we need to hear them! You may have noticed I'm more into old style acoustic instruments than many folks around here but I still love cranked up blues style sometimes too! 

At 5:25pm on February 11, 2017, Dave Lynas said…
Geese Bobby. No idol here. Thanks for the kind words though. Your comment made my day. Otherwise I'd have to face failure. I spent all day wiring an EZ solder amp kit from Guitar Fuel. It was anything but EZ. I have a dead short in my attempt and no amp! So I've ordered a No solder model and will replace my failed junk. Hope your build went better than mine today. .. Dave
At 11:49am on February 10, 2017, Dave Lynas said…
Glad to be your friend. Cool work Bobby. .. Dave
At 7:07am on February 7, 2017, Jerry Jordan said…

Hello.,,.yep here in VA.,I'm up north outside DC.,,.I had to look up Ferrum.,,.south central VA on the west side.,.I have family across the border in WVA down there.,.,welcome to the Nation.,,.we're cigarbox crazy around here and there are some nice fiddles to see.,,.cheers..,

At 5:30pm on February 17, 2016, Andries D. EKER said…

Thanks Bobby for your nice compliment! Glad you liked it ! Greeeeettsszz A.D.

 
 
 

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