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Old 05-31-2006, 02:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Any violinists on this forum, specifically anyone who plays the electric? If so, describe to me your setup including violin, amp, and effects and how much it cost. I'm just starting electric after playing acoustic for four years.
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Old 06-30-2008, 06:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have a black Fender FV-1 which I bought off of sharmusic.com for $499. It's a bit on the cheap side for electric violins, but it's still rather good for it's price. The A string sounds kinda tinny though.

I got my amp, a Fender Acoustasonic 30, from sharmusic.com too, but I'm not sure for how much. On another site it's about $400. It works nicely with my electric and has a couple of effects built in.
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How do you match an amp with an electric violin? Can you use a guitar amp?
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Old 02-21-2011, 02:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I have choosed electric violin on e-violins.com. It is called Legacy violin. It is semi-acoustic with real violin body and it has frets . I would like to buy next one - fretless.
I use guitar box Fender Frontman with string reverb. Reverb is most important effect for electric violin I would say.
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How do you match an amp with an electric violin? Can you use a guitar amp?
i've bowed a guitar through my amp so i don't see why not.
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i've bowed a guitar through my amp so i don't see why not.
holy crap no.

there's a huge difference between running a guitar through a guitar amp and running a violin through a guitar amp. the fact that you bowed your guitar is completely irrelevant to the comparison.

all amps are built to handle a certain range of sound frequencies based around the traditional range provided by whatever instrument they're being manufactured to handle. in the case of a violin you need an amp that can properly handle LOTS of really high end frequencies - unless you don't mind having it sound like crap and likely shredding your speaker.

there ARE actual violin amps out there and they're not exorbitantly more expensive than any other amp out there.

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worse case if you can't find a proper violin amp, the next best bet would be a keyboard amp as those things are made to handle one of (if not 'the') widest range of frequencies out there as far as mass produced amplifiers go.
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I own a yamaha, which I bought for about 1,000 bucks 5 years ago or so. It sounds great amplified, and also looks beautiful. It has the neck connecting down past the bridge, and then an outline for one side of the violin. It is so cool! I highly suggest yamaha
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Old 03-29-2011, 02:54 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I own a yamaha, which I bought for about 1,000 bucks 5 years ago or so. It sounds great amplified, and also looks beautiful. It has the neck connecting down past the bridge, and then an outline for one side of the violin. It is so cool! I highly suggest yamaha
Hey dude... that sounds awesome. What model you have? Also, was 1000 dollars an entry level model? Just wanted to get a feel for prices.

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I have a Bellafina model 50 acoustic violin that I've been playing since last summer. For some background I play a bunch of different instruments and I'm planning on a music ministry major in college with a minor in education.
I've heard, though, that electric violins can't compare as far as dynamics etc. to a acoustic violin.
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I have an electric violin, but I do not play it much any more. I might get it out this week, and have a play.
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