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Vicky
I'm experiencing a bit of stress this week...it will last in to next week, but I'm hoping it will be over by late next week...please don't let it go on through the Columbus Day weekend.  Yikes!!!

I sent my violin to the luthier's for a check up....and I'm going stir crazy without it.  It arrived at his shop by mail on Friday afternoon, he hopes to be able to check it and tweak it on Monday or Tuesday, and then ship it back to me.  Please, please let it arrive back home (safely) before I have to face another weekend without it.....p-l-e-a-s-e-e-e-e-e.

I bought Simon Fischer's book a couple weeks ago, I'm doing every exercise I can that doesn't need a violin.....but I am experiencing massive withdrawal symptoms. 

I think I need to start introducing myself as "hello, my name is Vicky, and I'm a violin addict".  Who knew a later-in-life hobby could be so addictive?
Vicky
7 Responses
Posted: October 1, 2011
Last Comment: October 2, 2011
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Eileen
Posted: October 2, 2011
Lol Diane !

Does he toss all those instruments in a heap in the back ?


Diane Allen
Posted: October 2, 2011

I have 1 violin  & 2 bows. The 2nd bow is a piece of junk that I use when I'm getting the other re-haired. When I mail off my good bow for a rehair I'm quite distracted until it returns.

My double bass playing husband? 2 upright bases, 1 bow, 1 acoustic bass guitar, & 4 electric. Lets go 1 step farther here - he does not drive an suv or even a 4 door hatchback. A Miata!


Eileen
Posted: October 2, 2011
LOL !  Boy, don't I just know how YOU feel Vicky !

I think that violinists are unique in many ways compared to other musicians..in our love, attachment and affection for our instruments.   Seriously, I don't know any other musicians who dote on their instruments the way we do !   Guitarists just toss their guitars and bang them around..at least the ones that I know do.   I see them set those things down any old where and none too carefully either...makes me wince !

Hang tight Vicky and Shelly !  I hope you get them back quickly and in good order !  We're with Ya !!   ;-)



Shelly ~ South Carolina
Posted: October 2, 2011
Vicky, that definitely would be a true addiction!! lol  Thank goodness there are not shops close to me - not even an hour!  It is a two hour drive to the closest.  Although my violin teacher keeps pushing her violins on me - they don't thrill me though.  They are also Chinese made and they don't seem to fit me as well as my old violin.  <sigh> 

Oh well... we'll see what the luthier says! Stay strong Vicky, you can do it! :-)

Vicky
Posted: October 2, 2011
Yes, VA meetings to help us through these trying times.....

It's a good thing today is Sunday.  The shops are closed, there is no possibility I'll embarrass myself by going to a "local" (at least an hour drive to get there) violin shop, pretending I want to buy a new violin just so I could take home a nice one to play / try out for a week. 

Now that would be a true addiction!

Good luck Shelley, I hope your violin recovers nicely - a good luthier can work magic.

Shelly ~ South Carolina
Posted: October 2, 2011
I will be right there with ya!  My violin is going to the luthiers on Tuesday - and I probably won't get it back right away. :-(

Not only did the old crack on the top open up but it looks like the button is pulling out as well.  I hope it isn't going to be too expensive to fix but we will see when the luthier gets it.

VA is a great idea - "Hi, my name is Shelly and I'm a violin addict!" :-)

Beth Blackerby
Posted: October 1, 2011
I think we need a 12-step program for this crowd! VA (Violinists Anonymous)