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merrilee



Joined: 13 May 2003
Location: South Korea

PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2003 5:50 am    Post subject: violin/fiddle players Reply with quote

Were you able to bring your violin as carry-on on your flight to Korea? I really want to bring mine, but will not dare check it.
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Squaffy



Joined: 25 Feb 2003
Location: All over the place

PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2003 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I looked into it before flying and the answer was 'not carry-on, use a hard case and check it in'. No way - mine's a Strad, passed down the family for generations. Hence no fiddle at present.
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merrilee



Joined: 13 May 2003
Location: South Korea

PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2003 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, that really sucks. Are there (m)any violin shops where I could get something reasonable?
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Squaffy



Joined: 25 Feb 2003
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2003 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haven't seen any - I'll ask around and get back to you, but I doubt the answer will be yes. Phone the airline and see - I'm sure some will let you carry it handbag style. Mine didn't Crying or Very sad but yours might Smile
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posco's trumpet



Joined: 20 Apr 2003
Location: Beneath the Underdog

PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2003 3:52 pm    Post subject: Lots of violin shops Reply with quote



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Squaffy



Joined: 25 Feb 2003
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2003 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one Posco - great post.
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vp1



Joined: 03 Jun 2003

PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2003 9:01 pm    Post subject: no problem Reply with quote

I've taken my violin and a small carry-on 5 or 6 times and I've never had a problem.

I can't add much more to posco's comments.

If you are going to live in Seoul, you should have no problems at all. I live in Busan, so if you come to Busan, I can help you. We could jam together too.

Good luck and don't worry.
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crazylemongirl



Joined: 23 Mar 2003
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2003 3:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Squaffy wrote:
I looked into it before flying and the answer was 'not carry-on, use a hard case and check it in'. No way - mine's a Strad, passed down the family for generations. Hence no fiddle at present.

Squaffy: a strad! I envy you...

I've actually been wondering about the whole musical instrument thing. I used to play the cello (I only made it to grade 5) though I'm probably back at beginners level as I haven't picked one up since 1998.

But I'm hankering for a hobby so does anyone have any idea how much would a cello would set me back?

Also anyone know of any really good musicbook stores?

CLG
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posco's trumpet



Joined: 20 Apr 2003
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2003 4:08 am    Post subject: Scores... Reply with quote



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vp1



Joined: 03 Jun 2003

PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2003 7:29 pm    Post subject: squaffy's strad Reply with quote

Sorry squaffy,

It's probably not a real Strad. There are only around 500 in existance.
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merrilee



Joined: 13 May 2003
Location: South Korea

PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2003 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll second that.
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Squaffy



Joined: 25 Feb 2003
Location: All over the place

PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2003 1:48 pm    Post subject: Re: squaffy's strad Reply with quote

vp1 wrote:
Sorry squaffy,

It's probably not a real Strad. There are only around 500 in existance.


It is a real one - inherited it with the classic car (other thread about nice cars),

My Grandad used to play in the London Philharmonic.

I don't play the Strad, have 3 others. The Strad is nicely tucked away in a hard case as I'm not going to abuse it - it's an antique.

Want me to show it to you?

Honestly - calling me a liar is not on - I don't post fibs.

Have a Strad and it sounds better than all the other violins I have.

How dare you call BS on a poxy forum when you don't know who the heck ur talking to?????????
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Squaffy



Joined: 25 Feb 2003
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2003 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've played the violin for 28 yrs.

Don't call my bluff.

Arrival of the Queen of Sheeba is a fav.

Violin Concerto ('L'estate', The Four Seasons) for violin, strings & continuo in G minor, Op. 8/2, RV 315: 3rd movement (Presto) too...

Am a master violinst.

Love it Cool
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merrilee



Joined: 13 May 2003
Location: South Korea

PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2003 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alright, I'll admit it's possible. I am curious, however, if you've ever had it appraised. If not, you really should, and then get it insured.

How many violins do you have?
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Squaffy



Joined: 25 Feb 2003
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2003 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

5 fiddles - and the Strad is insured for 20k English sterling.
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