Five String Fiddle

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  • #61090
    Steve Srader
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    Cricket nice joke !

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    John (BGD)
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    Lol cricket, I remember that joke but can’t think how it goes.

    Fred, that’s a great list of fiddlers. I have to agree with Rodger, it’s really hard to beat Michael Cleveland. I love Stuart Duncan just because of his good taste and amazing versatility. All of those guys are completely amazing. Bobby Hicks and Michael Cleveland use 5-string fiddles, and I would say that Hicks uses the fifth string as much as anyone, being the king of double-stops.

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    goettjp
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    I saw that video of Michael and the 5-string carbon… so I drove down to Nashville and bought it last year.   Funny.  It don’t sound as good as in his video. ;)    But seriously, it’s a fine fiddle, and has become my go-to instrument.    I travel alot, and camp and play in some pretty inhospitable locations, so I have this CF fiddle and a carbon fiber guitar made by Composite Acoustics.  I can leave them in the trunk of my car (even now, they’re outside in the 34 degree temps) and they barely get out of tune.

    If anyone is interested, I have my 5-sting Knilling for sale….  built in pickup and pegheads.

    #67253
    rodger
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    could you post a tune with the CF fiddle?  But it has to sound like Michael’s remember….

    #67254
    cricket
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    Wow it’s really weird that this post started on Dec 9th…and got picked up again on Dec 9th…doo-dee dooo-deee doo-dee-dooo deee (twilight zone theme being played on a five string).

    #67256
    goettjp
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    I don’t have any video of me playing the CF that’s not someone else’s post on Facebook.   I’m not sure a FB link would post here correctly.    I did make the website of the manufacturer, Gayford Carbon Fiber Violins, out of Canada.    You have to scroll clear to the bottom of this page

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    John (BGD)
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    Joe, thanks for the link! Would love to see you playing that thing soon! I have a 5-string built by Bob Kogut, and I enjoy it. However, right now I have it outfitted with 4 octave strings. I have never tried a CF fiddle but would love to at some point!

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