The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #41641   Message #602445
Posted By: Sorcha
02-Dec-01 - 09:11 PM
Thread Name: How long does it take you?
Subject: RE: BS: How long does it take you?
Forever and a freakin' day..........fiddle, not guitar. Maggie has geared tuners like a guitar/banjo instead of friction pegs. Nobody makes a string winder for fiddles and I am afraid to cut off excess before I start winding......I KNOW I would cut it too short. If I break one in public, it takes about 4 tunes to change one string---15 mins.??? Takes half a day at home to change all 4 and get them stretched to stay half way in tune. The things are still a booger for a week. Consequently, I don't change strings nearly as often as I should.