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Offline DaveLeBlanc

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$30 DIY wall-mounted violin LAMP
« on: March 09, 2018, 06:45:58 PM »
Hey folks, I just put together a cool wall-mounted violin lamp for just $30.
Steps:
1. Get a cheapo violin. I managed to get one new for just $20.
2. Get LED string lights, preferably with a remote. Here's the one I got:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01KNK1QUE/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
3. Stuff the string through the endpin hole, and replace the end pin.
4. Cut two wire coat hangers and tape them to the wall for the mount (still trying to figure out a nicer looking way to do it)

The LED string lights I got are remote-controlled and color-changing, so that's preeeety sweet. Makes a cool conversation piece, and adds some great, mild mood lighting for those special nights,
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Re: $30 DIY wall-mounted violin LAMP
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2018, 08:42:42 AM »
Clever, Dave.  I had thought to do something like that with an ancient Cello I bought at a YS last year for a dollar. Have you considered "Command Strips" for mounting on the wall, or perhaps utility pegs or hooks that the violin can rest on or "in"?  Some command strips are rated at 3lbs each, and violins weigh next to nothing, so several strategically placed ones ought to hold it fast to the wall, and enable removal with no damage.
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Re: $30 DIY wall-mounted violin LAMP
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2018, 08:34:14 AM »
As a fan of bowed and stringed instruments, I am very disappointed Dave  ;)

I may have to report this thread to a Moderator!

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(kinda of a cool thing to do though . . . .)

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Re: $30 DIY wall-mounted violin LAMP
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2018, 08:54:46 PM »
Oi, my apologies  ;D

To be fair, though, the modification is completely reversible. I didn't perform any physical alterations to the violin.

To be even more fair, this is definitely a "VSO" - Violin Shaped Object. I mean, what do you expect when you pay $19.99 shipped for a brand new violin, bow, and case!
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Re: $30 DIY wall-mounted violin LAMP
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2018, 07:29:36 AM »
Oi, my apologies  ;D

To be fair, though, the modification is completely reversible. I didn't perform any physical alterations to the violin.

To be even more fair, this is definitely a "VSO" - Violin Shaped Object. I mean, what do you expect when you pay $19.99 shipped for a brand new violin, bow, and case!

Yeah, for that coin one gets a VSO . . . . . without a chin rest  >:(
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Re: $30 DIY wall-mounted violin LAMP
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2018, 01:50:08 PM »
Clever, Dave.  I had thought to do something like that with an ancient Cello I bought at a YS last year for a dollar. Have you considered "Command Strips" for mounting on the wall, or perhaps utility pegs or hooks that the violin can rest on or "in"?  Some command strips are rated at 3lbs each, and violins weigh next to nothing, so several strategically placed ones ought to hold it fast to the wall, and enable removal with no damage.
I had the mounts taped to the wall and last night it fell down, scaring the beejeesus out of me. Time to get some of those Command mounts...
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