I was working on the civil war song Lorena today , I had just set my fiddle aside and started working the guitar chords to it and twisted some chords around that sounded pretty darn good on the chores that weren’t right but gave it a new twist , then suddenly I heard a pop and twang , My fiddle gut on the tail piece broke , so I had to gather my parts , put my guitar up , lucky I have extra parts so I got it back together again and I think it sounds better than it did before the mishap , So bad day turned into a good day ! That fiddle could of popped while I was playing that might of hurt depending on where the parts would have flown with the fiddle under my chin ! I guess my guardian angel was watching over me !
It was just the tail gut that broke nothing wrong with the tail piece the bridge was about 12 feet away , I have lots of parts from my experiments , part of learning how to work on and make changes to the violin ! So all is well .
Wow, Steve. I’m glad you weren’t injured. I’ve never had one of those let go like that. I had a viola bow spontaneously blow up the other day right after I finished playing, but not in an explosive manner.