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Messing about with a bow

Hi folks Just been messing about with a bow on my 3 string CBG tuned DAd sounded quite good. Try it out using diffrent ways to hold the bow…

Started by Tam Givens

1 Jun 26, 2009
Reply by Diane in Chicago

Pegheads - scroll/friction or otherwise!

I'm too intimidated for now to try the traditional model, so I'll probably opt for a flat peghead scarf joined on and uke tuners thru to th…

Started by Diane in Chicago

1 Jun 26, 2009
Reply by Diane in Chicago

Cigar Box Fiddlers Find The Fiddler's Bow BEST for fiddling!

Or at least that's what they tell me, that carbon fiber is better for CB fiddling due to its light and unbreakable nature http://adamrswee…

Started by Adam R Sweet

2 Jun 23, 2009
Reply by Adam R Sweet

Boxes for fiddles - modifying, reinforcing, bass bars and soundposts

I've seen a few ways of modifying the dimensions of a box to be narrow enough in the playing zone so the bow does not clip the box. If you'…

Started by Diane in Chicago

2 Jun 22, 2009
Reply by Diane in Chicago

Neck design and construction

Although the cradle design is really beautiful, I'll likely go with a bolt-on heel. My woodworking skills are not there yet. And I worry t…

Started by Diane in Chicago

0 Jun 21, 2009

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Bow for cigar box fiddle

Started by Phil Thomas. Last reply by Phil Thomas May 23, 2017. 2 Replies

My First Cigar Box Fiddle

Started by Tim LaFave. Last reply by Alan Hawkins Mar 4, 2016. 7 Replies

Pochette build

Started by Jaber. Last reply by Jaber Jan 20, 2016. 2 Replies

First cigar box fiddle

Started by Slow Slough Guitars Dec 23, 2014. 0 Replies

First "cello" build

Started by Jaber. Last reply by Jaber Apr 26, 2014. 7 Replies

Building the "Stumpwater" fiddle

Started by Al Lyons. Last reply by Gipson Fat Fingers Shoemaker Feb 8, 2014. 29 Replies

Bass

Started by Redbelly. Last reply by Reeds Taylor Sep 21, 2013. 3 Replies

how to add an adjustable shoulder rest?

Started by Paul Cooper. Last reply by Paul Cooper Aug 29, 2013. 6 Replies

Tremendous online violin making site!

Started by Diane in Chicago Jun 16, 2013. 0 Replies

"Tips on How I Build a CB Fiddle"

Started by Tim LaFave. Last reply by Tim LaFave May 25, 2013. 4 Replies

Newbie from Asheville, NC

Started by Al Lyons. Last reply by Diane in Chicago Jan 10, 2013. 2 Replies

Little travel fiddle

Started by Diane in Chicago. Last reply by Diane in Chicago Jan 9, 2013. 9 Replies

3/4 Ohio fiddle

Started by the cigarbox table guy. Last reply by Yellowbelly Flatt Dec 30, 2012. 5 Replies

some violin pics

Started by Elmar Zeilhofer. Last reply by CrocBite May 22, 2012. 4 Replies

CB Fiddle #2 and furthermore

Started by Diane in Chicago. Last reply by Elmar Zeilhofer May 21, 2012. 18 Replies

My first attemp at a cigar box fiddle. :-)

Started by Rick Hunt. Last reply by Rick Hunt Mar 19, 2012. 23 Replies

How to take a fiddle apart?

Started by Dave Onastik. Last reply by Diane in Chicago Mar 13, 2012. 5 Replies

Build Update

Started by Bobby Wallen. Last reply by Order99 Mar 4, 2012. 5 Replies

First time build and I have a few questions

Started by Bobby Wallen. Last reply by Tristan Chambers Feb 22, 2012. 2 Replies

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