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FAQ; Fiddle Care and Setup by Michael Hoffheimer   --  BOOK
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FAQ; Fiddle Care and Setup

by Michael Hoffheimer

An owner's manual for fiddlers, this guide covers basic instrument maintenance, upkeep and adjustment. It offers rules for preserving instruments and preventing costly damage. It discusses fiddle history and construction, explaining the differences between fiddles and violins. Step-by-step illustrations demonstrate how to change strings and replace fine tuners. It covers cleaning and minor home repairs, including adjusting and replacing bridges. It discusses when to change strings and rehair the bow, explaining what matters require the care of an expert repair person. It explains ways to customize tone and playability. Additional sections treat valuation and appraisals, tips for buying fiddles, and ways to find good dealers and repair people. A glossary defines technical terms.

-basic rules for avoiding costly damage
-how fiddles are built
-essential accessories
-recommended accessories
-cleaning, changing strings, adjusting the bridge
-replacing fine tuners
-fixing sticking and slipping pegs
-when to rehair the bow
-customizing tone and volume
-buzzes and rattles
-finding good dealers and repair people
-tips on buying
-explanation of valuation

Overall Difficulty: Beginning
Series: FAQ
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Binding: Perfect
Pages: 80
Dimensions: 5.5" x 8"
UPC: 796279108317
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