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(The Indy Channel)   Violin played by Titanic bandmaster as the ship sank goes up for auction. Nearer my cod to thee   (theindychannel.com ) divider line
    More: Interesting, Titanic, Wallace Hartley, Southern England, Measuring instrument  
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2013-10-18 07:56:58 PM  
I think they're just stringing us along
 
2013-10-18 08:51:12 PM  
HLOTY
 
2013-10-18 08:53:16 PM  
Violint deaths seem the worst.
 
2013-10-18 08:54:09 PM  
Worthless. It'll sound like crap after floating in the ocean for a week. Not to mention it's about a hundred years old. Imagine trying to tune that. They'll be lucky to get a dollar.
 
2013-10-18 08:55:35 PM  
I was unaware musicians had posts to abandon.
 
2013-10-18 08:56:04 PM  

sinanju: HLOTY


Or at least today.
 
2013-10-18 08:57:21 PM  
Ida know about you, but I'd be pretty straussed out if I were on that ship.
 
2013-10-18 08:58:51 PM  
I'm not paying good money for a wet violin .
 
2013-10-18 08:59:32 PM  
I couldn't Handel it.
 
2013-10-18 09:00:53 PM  
The guy with the tuba never had a chance.
 
2013-10-18 09:13:01 PM  
So who is going to bid more for it, the Middleman Warehouse agents?
 
2013-10-18 09:13:46 PM  
Sigh... Insert an "or" in my last post.
 
2013-10-18 09:17:57 PM  
See, everybody mocks the bagpipes. But in a shipwreck they make a damn nifty floatation device.
 
2013-10-18 09:18:51 PM  

picturescrazy: Worthless. It'll sound like crap after floating in the ocean for a week. Not to mention it's about a hundred years old. Imagine trying to tune that. They'll be lucky to get a dollar.


You forgot to mention you have overhead.
 
2013-10-18 09:19:47 PM  

Eirik: Sigh... Insert an "or" in my last post.


Either way, it doesn't appear funny.

/not 100% sure of where the "or" goes
 
2013-10-18 09:20:48 PM  
"The violin, with Hartley's name on it, is believed to have been found at sea with the musician's body more than a week after the Titanic sank."

Sure it was. Lemme call a buddy of mine who knows all about this stuff.
 
2013-10-18 09:25:43 PM  
The guy who played the double-bass on the Titanic is still laughing at the tiny instrument.
 
gja
2013-10-18 09:26:22 PM  
I bet it has a hauntingly beautiful sound to it.

/nope nope nope nope nope nope nope nope nope nope  nope nope nope nope nope  nope nope nope nope nope
 
2013-10-18 09:27:27 PM  
Whoever bids highest winslet.
 
2013-10-18 09:27:33 PM  

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: See, everybody mocks the bagpipes. But in a shipwreck they make a damn nifty floatation device.


I would have tied a couple of Irishmen together and used them as a floatation device.
 
gja
2013-10-18 09:28:07 PM  

rhiannon: "The violin, with Hartley's name on it, is believed to have been found at sea with the musician's body more than a week after the Titanic sank."

Sure it was. Lemme call a buddy of mine who knows all about this stuff.


That guy is a POS. Words are inadequate to express my disgust for him and his entire fat-as-shiat family.
 
2013-10-18 09:29:56 PM  

swahnhennessy: I was unaware musicians had posts to abandon.


I've been sitting here trying to think of a music pun involving post, and I don't think there is one.

/challenge accepted, anyone?
 
2013-10-18 09:31:18 PM  

GungFu: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: See, everybody mocks the bagpipes. But in a shipwreck they make a damn nifty floatation device.

I would have tied a couple of Irishmen together and used them as a floatation device.


"Airbags cost money, send in the Irish"?
 
2013-10-18 09:33:11 PM  

uncleacid: The guy with the tuba never had a chance.


He was going to get in a lifeboat, but they wouldn't allow his instrument. He hesitated. His last words were, "Tuba or not tuba. That is the question."
 
2013-10-18 09:34:50 PM  

gja: rhiannon: "The violin, with Hartley's name on it, is believed to have been found at sea with the musician's body more than a week after the Titanic sank."

Sure it was. Lemme call a buddy of mine who knows all about this stuff.

That guy is a POS. Words are inadequate to express my disgust for him and his entire fat-as-shiat family.


Maybe, but I heard he played a mean violin.
 
2013-10-18 09:47:57 PM  
FTA: " It can no longer be played, Aldridge said. "

Seriously? Then WTF is the point? No one is going to pay $300,000 for a violin that can't even be played. I just don't get stupid people.
 
2013-10-18 09:48:23 PM  

Bondith: /challenge accepted, anyone?


I'm quavering in my boots.
 
2013-10-18 09:49:46 PM  

swahnhennessy: I was unaware musicians had posts to abandon.


i think he was the only one left on the bridge
 
2013-10-18 09:51:18 PM  

serialsuicidebomber: i think he was the only one left on the bridge


I had you pegged for that comment.
 
2013-10-18 09:52:03 PM  

Grumpy Cat: Eirik: Sigh... Insert an "or" in my last post.

Either way, it doesn't appear funny.

/not 100% sure of where the "or" goes


In the 'or lock', dummy. Maybe that's why so few people survived.
 
2013-10-18 09:56:26 PM  
You guys are futtocking worthless with your ship puns.

/don't make me call my band of underwater archaeologists in here
 
2013-10-18 09:56:41 PM  

JPSimonetti: FTA: " It can no longer be played, Aldridge said. "

Seriously? Then WTF is the point? No one is going to pay $300,000 for a violin that can't even be played. I just don't get stupid people.


You don't understand why someone with enormous amounts of disposable income would buy one of the most important artifacts from the most famous shipwreck in history?
 
2013-10-18 10:03:04 PM  

Mentat: JPSimonetti: FTA: " It can no longer be played, Aldridge said. "

Seriously? Then WTF is the point? No one is going to pay $300,000 for a violin that can't even be played. I just don't get stupid people.

You don't understand why someone with enormous amounts of disposable income would buy one of the most important artifacts from the most famous shipwreck in history?


Titanic SANK???!
 
2013-10-18 10:14:16 PM  

Ooba Tooba: Mentat: JPSimonetti: FTA: " It can no longer be played, Aldridge said. "

Seriously? Then WTF is the point? No one is going to pay $300,000 for a violin that can't even be played. I just don't get stupid people.

You don't understand why someone with enormous amounts of disposable income would buy one of the most important artifacts from the most famous shipwreck in history?

Titanic SANK???!


No it didn't, twas but a flesh wound.
 
2013-10-18 10:15:40 PM  

Oldiron_79: Ooba Tooba: Mentat: JPSimonetti: FTA: " It can no longer be played, Aldridge said. "

Seriously? Then WTF is the point? No one is going to pay $300,000 for a violin that can't even be played. I just don't get stupid people.

You don't understand why someone with enormous amounts of disposable income would buy one of the most important artifacts from the most famous shipwreck in history?

Titanic SANK???!

No it didn't, twas but a flesh wound.


Your funnel's off.
 
2013-10-18 10:23:42 PM  
No it isn't.

Also HOTY. Lol
 
2013-10-18 10:27:04 PM  

Eirik: So who is going to bid more for it, the Middleman Warehouse agents?


Regardless, it's safe to safe someone will get soaked

/or got
 
2013-10-18 10:29:20 PM  
did he fiddle while the Titanic burned or was he too busy rearranging the deck chairs to notice the guy mixing metaphors in the bush with the birds?
 
2013-10-18 10:29:45 PM  
In all seriousness, how is it that this violin is only worth (estimated) £200,000? I'm sure it's not a Stradivarious (or it would've been mentioned), but it had to have been a pretty good instrument at the time, for it to be played aboard the most luxuriously appointend ship of the day. And on top of that, it's historical significance makes it one-of-a-kind. I just can't believe that the historical significance of this instrument doesn't make it worth seven figures...HIGH seven figures, at that.
 
2013-10-18 10:32:21 PM  
By the by...anybody know how to get a Floyd-Rose tremelo and a humbucking pickup installed on a violin?
 
2013-10-18 10:33:19 PM  

Eirik: So who is going to bid more for it, the Middleman Warehouse agents?


It's not like it's a tuba.


/The icy waters of the north Atlantic.
 
2013-10-18 10:42:20 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: In all seriousness, how is it that this violin is only worth (estimated) £200,000? I'm sure it's not a Stradivarious (or it would've been mentioned), but it had to have been a pretty good instrument at the time, for it to be played aboard the most luxuriously appointend ship of the day. And on top of that, it's historical significance makes it one-of-a-kind. I just can't believe that the historical significance of this instrument doesn't make it worth seven figures...HIGH seven figures, at that.


Based on what? The fact that lots of strange things sell for a lot of money at auction? Can you point to an example or citation as a basis for your thinking this estimate is low?

Also, the instrument would likely have belonged to the musician, and it's quality would have had no correlation whatsoever to the luxury of the ship itself. When you're a violinist, it's not like you show up at work and use whatever instruments they happen to have laying around.
 
2013-10-18 10:54:47 PM  

Ooba Tooba: Mentat: JPSimonetti: FTA: " It can no longer be played, Aldridge said. "

Seriously? Then WTF is the point? No one is going to pay $300,000 for a violin that can't even be played. I just don't get stupid people.

You don't understand why someone with enormous amounts of disposable income would buy one of the most important artifacts from the most famous shipwreck in history?

Titanic SANK???!


Sorry, forgot the spoiler tag.
 
2013-10-18 11:02:24 PM  
"The violin, with Hartley's name on it, is believed to have been found at sea with the musician's body more than a week after the Titanic sank. "

Wow, commit fraud much?  A week after the sinking, they drag the musicians floating body from the ocean and there, nearby, is his violin, which now hardly looks worse for the wear and tear of floating in salt water for a week?  This reeks worse than the guys that claim to have pictures of big foot.
 
2013-10-18 11:04:07 PM  
Reminds me of a book I read as a young lad. It was a boy who got to his new beach house and heard some weird things coming from another house. In order to get to the house he had to time the waves against the cliff. Every 7th wave was a big one, then after 7 cycles of that there were 7 big waves in a row.

There was a girl or woman playing that "My god is nearer to thee" or whatever on the piano.

Anybody know what book that is?
 
2013-10-18 11:04:54 PM  

sinanju: HLOTY


I donno.  Something fishy about that headline.....
 
2013-10-18 11:08:34 PM  

xanadian: sinanju: HLOTY

I donno.  Something fishy about that headline.....


Yeah... I thought something smelt, too
 
2013-10-18 11:10:56 PM  

jaylectricity: Reminds me of a book I read as a young lad. It was a boy who got to his new beach house and heard some weird things coming from another house. In order to get to the house he had to time the waves against the cliff. Every 7th wave was a big one, then after 7 cycles of that there were 7 big waves in a row.

There was a girl or woman playing that "My god is nearer to thee" or whatever on the piano.

Anybody know what book that is?


The Hobbit 2: Hang Elevensies
 
2013-10-18 11:12:50 PM  

GungFu: The guy who played the double-bass on the Titanic is still laughing at the tiny instrument.


He's such a barschgeige.
 
2013-10-18 11:16:56 PM  

hlehmann: Wow, commit fraud much? A week after the sinking, they drag the musicians floating body from the ocean and there, nearby, is his violin, which now hardly looks worse for the wear and tear of floating in salt water for a week? This reeks worse than the guys that claim to have pictures of big foot.


It was in a leather case, so the water didn't do much damage.  It's recently been confirmed as authentic by a CT scan.
 
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