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Unread 10-14-2004, 10:52 PM   #1
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Cool Anyone play electric violin?

Hello,

This is my first post to this group. I recently got an electric violin off of eBay (for really cheap ). My worship leader let me play it with the band once, and I was really surprised with how good it sounded.

Anyone else out there play the electric fiddle? Do you like it more or less than acoustic?

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Unread 10-15-2004, 05:20 AM   #2
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Welcome!

I've used an electric once or twice. I normally play violin for youth group with my acoustic. I actually have a pickup for it (but it's broken right now). I don't own an electric, but the high school where I go to orchestra does.

I don't like the sound quite as well as the acoustic, but if I was using a good amp I'm sure there's some cool stuff that could happen.

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Unread 10-15-2004, 07:03 PM   #3
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Welcome!

I don't own an electric, but the high school where I go to orchestra does.


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Thanks for the warm welcome. Still in high school? Hope I'm not going to be the "old guy" around here. I won't say how old I am (yet), but I have 3 kids and have been married for 13 years

Anyway, one reason I like my electric is that I don't have to worry about accidently moving away from the mic and dropping out of the sound.

The bad thing is that it's very unforgiving in that it picks up every imperfection in my playing (which is a lot).
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I had no idea they even made electric violins. I guess though, if they make electric drums, then why not.
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Unread 11-19-2004, 11:54 PM   #5
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I have a genius idea. I have never played the violin, but I am sure I can. I think for a funky sound, in one of my songs, I should plug an electric violin into a foot pedal.
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Unread 11-21-2004, 02:17 PM   #6
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I have a genius idea. I have never played the violin, but I am sure I can.
I see... Have fun with that one...

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Yeah, Electric Violin can do some sweet stuff if you get it into a decent amp (i've done it before... very cool).
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Unread 11-23-2004, 06:38 PM   #7
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I see... Have fun with that one...

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Give me a violin and ill show you some made skills. seriously.
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I have a yamaha electric fiddle, and I personally don't care for it's tone over my acoustic. I really only use it for more rock oriented songs, where I want a more saturated, almost fuzzy electric tone. And yes, I run it through my POD...good times with that.
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Unread 02-10-2005, 10:01 AM   #9
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I've got an Electric Violin, mostly cause my old accoustic was cheap and tacky, so I've got a cool looking, cool sounding red electric one now. It's great, especially with Reverb, as I'm not a great violin player
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Unread 06-24-2009, 07:35 PM   #10
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I've had one for a while, Yamaha ev 205, upgrading to one made by woode violins soon.
as far as electrics go you have two options: purchasing a acoustic with a pezio pickup type bridge.
or going with one that is a solid body with pretty much the same style of pickup.
the solid bodies have a electronic edge just like a electric guitar would have over an acoustic.
having an electric gives you more options with effects and it does'nt tie you down to a mic.
i've been playing for over 14 yrs, 10 of that on praise bands
using a swell setting as well as bowing harmonics creates a ethereal kind of mood
feel free to ask me any ?'s you may have
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Unread 06-25-2009, 05:44 AM   #11
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I have a friend that will be making one for one. When I showed him the picture, he was like, "It is basically just an electric guitar...some strings and a pick-up. I can do that!"
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Unread 02-21-2011, 02:49 PM   #12
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I was (only :-)) guitar player untill last year, when I bought fretted violin on e-violins.com. From that time I'm violin player, also in our small Sunday band . Move from guitar to violin with frets is easy, it sounds good, without heavy practicing.
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electric violin

An electrical violin is in fact the traditional violin that is built with an electric pick-up that amplifies sound and tone. It is made up of four-seven strings and a sleeker. These violins are available in multiple colors. This instrument produces a unique and loud sound which is slightly different from the conventional violins.
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