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  • #76963
    JBounds
    JBounds
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    Can you believe where I live there are no Fiddle/Lutheir shops for a hundred miles from me here in southeast, Missouri?  I live right near the Arkansas border as well and nothing close at all in Arkansas.

    I need a few repairs. I want to get my grandfather’s Fiddle fixed and I need to do a few things on one of my other fiddles too. I can’t be driving 2 hours away that’s crazy.

     

    I don’t know what to do.

     

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    #76966
    MoonShadows
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    I’m surprised, especially down in your neck of the woods.

    #76967
    Edmo45
    Edmo45
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    No Luthiers, where I live, either… I’ve learned to do a lot, myself…

    #76968
    JBounds
    JBounds
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    I don’t think I can n fix a broken neck on my grandfather’s fiddle though. I mean I could try to learn to do it.

    #76970
    Edmo45
    Edmo45
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    Is it cracked, or actually detached, from the body, of the Fiddle? If you don’t mind me asking, John?

    #76971
    JBounds
    JBounds
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    Yes, it’s detached.

    #76972
    Edmo45
    Edmo45
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    A serious repair, best left to a Professional Luthier. I watched a series of videos, about building a Violin, on YouTube. The Neck is very carefully fitted, to the body, then wedged into the Slot…

    With it being a family Heirloom, I would pay for a professional repair…with aspirations of being able to play it, again…

    #76973
    JBounds
    JBounds
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    Yeah. I guess at some point I will have to make  trip to St. Louis which is the closest repair places.  Will have to wait a little while though.

    • This reply was modified 2 months ago by JBounds JBounds.
    #76975
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    Joe
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    How far are you from Monett, Mo? There is an older fellow there that is a fiddle maker and repairer. Also one at Cotter, Arkansas. I can get you their numbers if your interested.

    #76976
    JBounds
    JBounds
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    I just looked and I’m I almost 4 hrs from Monett

    And almost 3 hrs from Cotter, Ark

    #76977
    cricket
    cricket
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    I only know of one around here and he’s too expensive.  Good luck getting your grandfather’s fiddle fixed.

    #76980
    fishnfiddle1
    fishnfiddle1
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    Really good advise not to reset the neck yourself.  The reset involves getting it centered, and the correct fingerboard height to project on the bridge.  Once you set it up wrong, fitting the bridge is a mess if not impossible.  Plus you must use hot hyde glue, not wood glue.  Wood glue is a form of plastic and just stretches under string tension until it lays down.  I’m the guy in Cotter.

    #76981
    fishnfiddle1
    fishnfiddle1
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    I’m behind by 10 fiddles now, looking like January for new work.  I retired and love the fiddles, but fish and play with grandkids too.

    #76982
    JBounds
    JBounds
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    I won’t do it myself. I may take a trip down your way FishnFiddle at a later time maybe in the Spring. I’m not in a real big hurry, but I hate that it’s broke like that.

    #76984
    MoonShadows
    MoonShadows
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    John…it might be cheaper and less time consuming to ship it down to fishnfiddle for an estimate of what it would take and how much it would cost. Or, even take some detailed pictures and send them to him for a rough evaluation…if both of you can work out the details and are open to these possibilities.

    #77009
    JBounds
    JBounds
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    That would be a good idea.

    #77037
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    Joe
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    Hey Larry (fishnfiddle) great article you put out in Oklahoma Fiddlers newsletter.

    #77111
    fishnfiddle1
    fishnfiddle1
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    Thanks Joe, I will continue with more fun information each newsletter.

    fishnfiddle cell phone # 918 688 9832 in case anyone has a specific question.

    #77133
    JBounds
    JBounds
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    I will take you up on that soon. Maybe this weekend if you’re aren’t busy.

    #77352
    JBounds
    JBounds
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    I’m feeling proud of myself. I fixed a peg that was slipping.  I thought for sure I was gonna mess things up but watched a video and it wasn’t hard to take my peg apart.  I cleaned it, gently used some sand paper on it to rough it up slightly and it fixed it.

     

    Although it may only be a temporary fix. I need to replace it really

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