At last I’ve found a really good ‘reto fit’ pick-up to amplify any acoustic violin.

Made by Skyinbow, it is the answer to your pick-up dreams. It does not affect the acoustics of the violin; is easily and quickly fitted with minimal interference to the violin; is transferable should you decide to change your instrument; does not feed back; is neat and tidy and makes a very good sound to boot ! Too good to be true ?? No, for once it’s a reality.

Buy one today for £219 and I’ll fit it for free.

Sorry these pickups are currently unavailable

 What you get is an ebony chinrest with sensor, built in pre-amp, capacitor, jack-socket and charging jack plug.

When it is fitted to your fiddle the sensor tucks neatly into a small, flat ended hole drilled in [but not through] the foot of the bridge. The special chinrest with built in pre-amp , capacitor and jack socket replaces your old chinrest. To use it, you simply plug a lead into the chinrest, then plug the other end of the lead into your amp/mixer, turn the volume up and away you go….yo ! Mmmmm, nice and loud.

Pop a 9 volt battery onto the little jack lead supplied. Plug it into the chinrest for one minute and remove. This will give you at least 16 hours playing time. You can recharge it any time you wish….you can’t overcharge it and it’s OK to top it up whenever you remember to.

Great !

Here’s a link to more details.www.skyinbow.com

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Nice to see James still playing his Tim Phillips revolin!

The Charlesworth Hornpipe
Written by Sam McGrady
3/2 Bm
Sam wrote this tune in 1988 while he was working on the Northern Frisk Collection with Jamie Knowles and Pat Chandler-Knowles. Pete Cooper credits him as the composer on the CD, which he recorded as part of his online tune collection. It was written for Dave Godwin who lived in Charlesworth Derbyshire. Dave played Piano Accordion and guitar with the Bilbo Baggins Barn Dance Band with whom Sam played fiddle for many years. The tune is popular with musicians around Saddleworth in Greater Manchester.

Application of the tune
Good for dancing and goes well with 'John of the Green, the Cheshire Way'

Tutors Notes
Bridging is a very useful technique to work on in this piece. It is also not a bad idea to work on bow managements trying to keep the bow relatively cantered for all of the string crossing.
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