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Unread 06-15-2005, 01:51 PM   #1
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I have a question for all you hardcore violinists out there. What does it sound like when you plug an electric violin into an effects pedal? Does sound the same as a guitar, or is it really strange?

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Unread 02-22-2006, 06:16 AM   #2
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IF you get the right kind it sounds cool, i just watched a movie and this person has their violin in this effects thing, looked like a wah pedal, It sounded cool.
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Uh.. so does it sound the same as guitar or not?

I'll post a clip of my fake cello distortion on here (using a trick with the mic.) and may someone can compare it to the real thing?
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Unread 02-23-2006, 08:21 PM   #4
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I have always wondered this.
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It really depends on the effect. I used a POD & floorboard with my electric fiddle for a while on worship team some years back. Chorus/flange/other modulation effects never sounded that good to me, since non-freeted instruments are hard enough play in tune. Too much overdrive or distortion just sounds overly fuzzy, unless that you're going for. But delay/echos, tremolo, and wahs tend to be more sonically friendly. Hope this helps.
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Uh.. so does it sound the same as guitar or not?

I'll post a clip of my fake cello distortion on here (using a trick with the mic.) and may someone can compare it to the real thing?
Alas, I've forgotten about this.
I'll try to record soon.
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I went to a Bowfire concert, a collection of ten different violinists. One of them had a distortion pedel, and it actually sounded good.
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yeah..i've a got a j-station for guitar that works really great for cool effects on the violin: wah, distortion, acoustic, anything you can imagine...
i think some guitar pedals/effects work nice.
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The guys from the TransSiberian Orchestra use od on some of their violins. They sound pretty good.
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I forgot about this again!!! *Covers face*
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Alright, here ya go. Here's a clip from when I stuck a piezo pickup beneath the bridge of my bud's viola. A dry track followed by the same one processed with digital distortion (VST plugin), a bit of reverb throughout.
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Alright, here ya go. Here's a clip from when I stuck a piezo pickup beneath the bridge of my bud's viola. A dry track followed by the same one processed with digital distortion (VST plugin), a bit of reverb throughout.
Wow.
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That was the coolest piece of violin music I've ever heard!!! Sounds like an insane Lead Guitarist using a violin. You seem to be pretty good at the violin, man
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That was the coolest piece of violin music I've ever heard!!! Sounds like an insane Lead Guitarist using a violin. You seem to be pretty good at the violin, man
What??

Firstly, that's not a violin. Secondly, Rainer's not playing it. His friend is. Thirdly, the level of difficulty is nothing.
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