Ben314’s eighty-three comments

  • Re: Mastering

    I do some mastering myself, but I'm not very good at it... I'm looking at getting my album replicated here in the next few months too. more…

  • Re: Hardangers

    Oh, and thanks Jerry. I actually stumbled across your site a few weeks back when I was looking into the design on these things. more…

  • Re: Hardangers

    Yeah, I'm not really sure about the octave strings. I just have them laying around and want to use them somewhere. The mando tuners are going to be heavy, but so are most solid body electrics anyway. Besides, this isn't something I'll be playing more t... more…

  • Re: Hardangers

    Using this for ITM probably will sound wierd--the biggest part of the hardanger sound is its style (and I'll be stuck in 1 key unless I spent 5 minutes retuning). Oh well, it will be cool to have on a few specialty tunes. I play more gigs than sessions,... more…

  • Re: Hardangers

    The reason for going electric is more…

  • Hardangers

    So I'm building an electric hardanger out of an old violin I have laying around. I was thinking about being "different" and using octave strings for the main strings. Ideas anyone? Has anyone here played a real hardanger? I've never even seen one in p... more…

  • Re: A few more Questions about fiddle playing (Rolls/Cuts)

    You have to admit though, doing a separate bow stroke for each note in a role can sound really cool if you do it right (BIG if, that). more…

  • Re: A few Questions on Fiddle playing

    I don't know why everyone here is railing against pain so much. I love a good feels-like-my-finger-is-falling-off sensation when I'm playing. It really gets the blood flowing :-) more…

  • Re: A few Questions on Fiddle playing

    "As to fourth finger on the bow, what are you bouncing the bow for in this music?" more…

  • Re: A few Questions on Fiddle playing

    It seems to me that classical players have the bow hold all wrong. That's not to say that they can't play well or are less talented than us fiddlers, but if a classical violinist trys to do shakes (rapid triplets with the bow) they can't. Rigid bow hold... more…