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Does anyone have a Balalaika?
« on: February 21, 2018, 01:54:03 PM »
I do. I'm working on fixing it up. More to come. :)
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Re: Does anyone have a Balalaika?
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2018, 02:33:56 PM »
First repair. New tuning keys. I did have to modify the holes to accept the replacements I found.


 

 
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Re: Does anyone have a Balalaika?
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2018, 02:46:14 PM »
A proper cleaning before restringing. I actually found strings online for 6 bucks. I need to figure out what do do about how the strings come around the end. It appears from the finish shadow there is something missing. The last strings were pegged without it, cutting into the instrument.



 

 

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Re: Does anyone have a Balalaika?
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2018, 03:48:24 PM »
Cool! I don't have one of those but I do have a 3 string McNally Strumstick

I admit at first I was hesitant to click on this thread thinking it was something you would have see a doctor for, but because of the preview feature I could see that it looked safe to view. ;D


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Re: Does anyone have a Balalaika?
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2018, 04:53:31 PM »
Does that mean you are going to strum that thing at the next pig roast?
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Re: Does anyone have a Balalaika?
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2018, 05:02:09 PM »
Dont rule it out, especially if you show up to do a russian squat dance!
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Re: Does anyone have a Balalaika?
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2018, 07:09:59 PM »
Google balalaika tailpiece, got several hits, also bridges. Cool find, happily the tone hole is small .

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Re: Does anyone have a Balalaika?
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2018, 07:23:17 PM »
Tammy got it for me at a junk shop in bay city a few weeks ago.
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Re: Does anyone have a Balalaika?
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2018, 07:43:42 PM »
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Re: Does anyone have a Balalaika?
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2018, 07:59:48 PM »
My star student! :D
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Re: Does anyone have a Balalaika?
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2018, 08:41:47 PM »
And I thought this was going to be about Greek pastry. Or a winter hat. 
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Re: Does anyone have a Balalaika?
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2018, 08:52:12 PM »
Wow!! That Victor fella(Jeff’s star pupil) can sure play that thing. Nice sounding unit. Looking forward to a YouTube of Jeff playing the balalaika version of “I work Everyday Down At  The Sawmill” 😄
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Re: Does anyone have a Balalaika?
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2018, 08:54:18 PM »
How about "Mercy on a poorboy"?

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Re: Does anyone have a Balalaika?
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2018, 06:28:23 AM »
My star student! :D
You're evidently a gifted teacher, but if he can't play Cluck Old Hen it's all Russian and Greek to me
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Re: Does anyone have a Balalaika?
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2018, 07:49:50 AM »
All I could think of was Thunder struck when Alexey was playing so I googled it and of coarse its been done.


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Re: Does anyone have a Balalaika?
« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2018, 04:22:44 PM »
Now playable! I used a small piece of suede snitched from Tammy's sewing room for the strings to fit around the end.


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Re: Does anyone have a Balalaika?
« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2018, 04:30:05 PM »
Hey, I have seen that Russian Fiddle cradle before.  ;D
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Re: Does anyone have a Balalaika?
« Reply #17 on: February 24, 2018, 08:55:49 PM »
I found this to be extremely entertaining, I think there's one of them Balalaika's in this woodsey didy  ENJOY and turn it up.        Lazerdan     hope it works ??


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Re: Does anyone have a Balalaika?
« Reply #18 on: February 24, 2018, 09:05:59 PM »
That was awesome!!
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« Reply #19 on: February 24, 2018, 09:27:39 PM »
Good acting,good fun,good music.
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