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Michael G
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Welp, my will power is breaking down. I set up an appointment for later this week at the violin shop in town. I spoke to the owner and explained what I was looking for – chiefly an instrument with a darker tone, less piercing. He said they carry a Romanian brand that a lot of trad players prefer due to its darker tone. I am going to bring my fiddle down there and play one, and see how it sounds compared to my current fiddle. It’s in the right price range – won’t break the bank. But if I don’t hear a big difference between my current fiddle and these Romanian instruments then I guess it’s all about my technique……