Category: Fiddle Talk

Incredibow Review

My Incredibow arrived earlier this week. I purchased the Featherweight, no frills, medium tension model which is their number one seller. It definitely is a unique bow as the stick curves down rather than up, and the tension on the…

Un-Ditching My Chinrest

Less than a month ago, I wrote a blog article titled Ditching My Chinrest. About ten days or so after writing that article, I decided to rethink the idea. To be fair, I did say it was an experiment, but…

Fiddling with Strings

I recently changed my strings on my Concert violin changing out my Fiddlerman brand strings for D’Addario Helicore strings, and I couldn’t be happier. It’s not that I didn’t like the Fiddlerman strings, but I like the D’Addario Helicore’s better.…

Incredibow

Have you heard of the Incredibow? It is handcrafted in the USA, uses no horse hair and the stick is carbon fiber. The hair is a tough polymer filament designed to grab the strings well (when rosined). The stick is…

Ditching My Chinrest

The jury is still out, but I am seriously thinking of ditching my chinrest and not using one at all. If you have been following this blog, you know I have tried several chinrests since I picked up my fiddle…

Berber Chinrest

I’ve written about my chinrest before, and I have tried several including the Guarneri, the Flat Flesch, and the Conrad Gotz model 256, all pictured below. While I felt they all had some good qualities, none have been totally satisfying.…

The Fiddle and Winter Humidity

Although it hasn’t officially arrived yet, Winter is quickly approaching the Northern Hemisphere, and cold air is already creeping in. Here where I live in Pennsylvania, we’ve already had nights where the mercury has plunged into the low teens (Fahrenheit)…

Caring for a Fiddle

I bought my first fiddle back about nine months ago, and I remember reading all about caring for it because I wanted to keep it perfect. I was determined to keep it looking it’s best and maintaining it so it…

There’s an Artist in the House

My new Fiddleman Artist violin arrived within the past hour. As when I bought my Fiddlerman Concert violin back in February, it arrived extremely well-packed. And, even though I ordered the Artist without any accessories, to my surprise, when I…