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Question about converting an electric violin to viola..... 2 Replies

A music store recently told me that if I wanted to have an electric viola,that I could buy a 4/4 electric violin and put viola strings on it and it would be equivalent to a 14" viola. Now- has anyone…Continue

Started by Sherrie Hoyer. Last reply by Michael Edinger on Sunday.

What amp are you using? 10 Replies

Just what are you plugging into? A Fender acoustic or Marshall stack? A Vox or Mesa? What's worked and what hasn't—and don't be afraid to share why!Continue

Tags: cello, bass, viola, violin, electric

Started by Rory Williams. Last reply by Sherrie Hoyer Dec 8, 2013.

Pitch shift to play the cello part? 4 Replies

Is anyone else using pitch shift or octave effects pedals to play the bass clef lines on a violin?   With only 4 strings I need to shift down one or two octaves depending on the music. A five string…Continue

Started by Don Wells. Last reply by Rupert Guenther Jul 19, 2012.

best mic for an acoustic violin? 7 Replies

Hi, all.  I play acoustic violin/fiddle myself, however, there are times when I need to be amplified.  At the moment I'm using a Fishman ProEQ for a preamp and a Roland AC60 amplifier.  The amp &…Continue

Tags: amplification, violin, fiddle, mic, microphone

Started by Kevin Keating. Last reply by Michael Edinger Jul 13, 2012.

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Comment by Greg Cahill on July 11, 2012 at 4:02pm

Check out this pop-up video parody for Strings Charts, everything from radiohead and Coldplay for string quartet to Appalachian folk tunes and favorite hymns for string orchestra.

Comment by Kevin Robinson on December 25, 2010 at 1:44pm
First: MERRY CHRISTMAS all you electric fiddlers!

I'm a little saddened...well, actually a medium saddened that Zeta music has gone out of business. A goodbye note on the their site woulda been nice/with some add'l comments about where to get service on the violins and synthony (I have a version 1 synth)

Oh, well, the competition is out there in the electric violin market... so many designs and sound qualities... I just hope I don't have to go shopping for one soon ☺
Comment by Les Haddix on December 25, 2010 at 7:11am
A cheap Chinese electric violin started my string madness!  You can just see it behind on the wall.  I now own three violins and a cello and I'm looking at another electric.  I actually like practicing on the electric and when I plug into my guitar stomp boxes, I get some really interesting effects.  I like lots of reverb, make it sound like you are playing in a Cathedral.
Comment by jordan Cassie on July 19, 2010 at 1:51am
electric violin - so addictive
Comment by MusicgalSD on July 18, 2010 at 8:19pm
Hello everyone! I can't wait to get my hands on an electric violin someday!
Comment by Michael on October 11, 2009 at 6:48pm
Viola, eh?I am trying to adjust to playing one of those.Reminds me of the beatles cartoon of the old man playing somewhere, remeber?Pepper Land.Wasn't his a cello?Have'nt gotten the amp as yet or a decent set of head phones, but we are woking on it.
Comment by Patrick McGreal on October 11, 2009 at 4:39pm
I first was exposed to electric violin when I got picked up hitchhiking in LA with my viola by one of the Mother's of Invention just after they recorded Hot Rats. I've been hooked ever since. Sugarcane Harris was awesome!

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