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Review: Electric Violins

GUEST,Gorgon Zola 16 Nov 07 - 07:57 AM
Gedpipes 16 Nov 07 - 08:00 AM
GUEST,Sarah, Barnsley 16 Nov 07 - 08:41 AM
redsnapper 16 Nov 07 - 08:50 AM
redsnapper 16 Nov 07 - 08:55 AM
GUEST,strad 16 Nov 07 - 11:19 AM
Gedpipes 16 Nov 07 - 12:41 PM
Grab 16 Nov 07 - 08:48 PM
GUEST,strad 17 Nov 07 - 10:05 AM
Stringsinger 17 Nov 07 - 09:44 PM
wyogal 18 Nov 07 - 03:44 PM
Jess A 19 Nov 07 - 06:26 AM
fiddler 20 Nov 07 - 03:20 AM
GUEST,c.g. 20 Nov 07 - 03:46 AM
GUEST,Sarah, Barnsley 20 Nov 07 - 01:13 PM
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Subject: Review: Electric Violins
From: GUEST,Gorgon Zola
Date: 16 Nov 07 - 07:57 AM

Anyone know of any electric violin makers in the UK?


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Subject: RE: Review: Electric Violins
From: Gedpipes
Date: 16 Nov 07 - 08:00 AM

I can seriously recommend Colin Beharrel http://www.colinbeharrell.com/ in Lincolnshire.
Lovely bloke
beautiful instruments
fair prices
Blue skies
Ged


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Subject: RE: Review: Electric Violins
From: GUEST,Sarah, Barnsley
Date: 16 Nov 07 - 08:41 AM

i have a bridge (Sleaford)

A lovely instrument (high action only criticism), beautiful, not cheap but cheap as far as good electrics go. They also do fivestrings and cellos.

There's also Ted Brewer in Sheffield - fabulous looking clear resin ones - Vanessa Mae uses one

Sarah :)


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Subject: RE: Review: Electric Violins
From: redsnapper
Date: 16 Nov 07 - 08:50 AM

There's also Skyinbow violins made in Scotland. I've seen these as a fiddler I used to be in a band with used one.

The Electric Fiddler site lists quite a few makers.

RS


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Subject: RE: Review: Electric Violins
From: redsnapper
Date: 16 Nov 07 - 08:55 AM

P.S. He later changed to a Violectra, also listed on the Electric Fiddler website.

RS


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Subject: RE: Review: Electric Violins
From: GUEST,strad
Date: 16 Nov 07 - 11:19 AM

I can recommend the new transducer pick-up being sold by skyinbow.
Use your existing fiddle either acoustically or via a PA - the best of both worlds. I've fitted one and am delighted with it, and I don't have any business connection to the company. And Skyinbow are Shetland based, not Scotland.


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Subject: RE: Review: Electric Violins
From: Gedpipes
Date: 16 Nov 07 - 12:41 PM

Shetlands not in scotland then?


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Subject: RE: Review: Electric Violins
From: Grab
Date: 16 Nov 07 - 08:48 PM

Depending on which end of the market you're interested in, check eBay. I picked up one with case and bow for £40 including P&P ("Uyea Instruments" IIRC). Of course the bow was a piece of rubbish, but still it was a pretty good deal. It's actually a reasonable volume without amplification, it sounds OK when amplified, and it's well set up with a nice action. There's also the S-shaped Stagg ones for around £50-60ish.

Graham.


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Subject: RE: Review: Electric Violins
From: GUEST,strad
Date: 17 Nov 07 - 10:05 AM

Shetland was mortgaged to Scotland by the Danes as a dowry back in the 1400's and Scotland won't let them redeem the mortgage. Perfidious Alba! There is definitely a feeling amongst Shetlanders that that is what they are Shetlanders, not so much Scottish. And I'm still happy with my new pick-up.


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Subject: RE: Review: Electric Violins
From: Stringsinger
Date: 17 Nov 07 - 09:44 PM

Barbera pickup is top of the line for electric violins.

I have a Mark Wood. It sounds good. New York City maker. You can google him.

Frank


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Subject: RE: Review: Electric Violins
From: wyogal
Date: 18 Nov 07 - 03:44 PM

I like my Zeta.
I'm in the US


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Subject: RE: Review: Electric Violins
From: Jess A
Date: 19 Nov 07 - 06:26 AM

If you're interested in electric fiddles have you been on the fiddleforum ? All sorts of reviews of makes and chat about techniques and so on. A friendly place!

Jess A


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Subject: RE: Review: Electric Violins
From: fiddler
Date: 20 Nov 07 - 03:20 AM

Bridge Fiddles

http://www.bridgeinstruments.co.uk

Not cheap but incredible quality

Andy


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Subject: RE: Review: Electric Violins
From: GUEST,c.g.
Date: 20 Nov 07 - 03:46 AM

Bridge, Ted Brewer - really good instruments. Carlo Giordano are cheaper instruments, available in the UK though I don't know where the company is based, good value for the money, though obviously not like the Bridge or Brewer fiddles.


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Subject: RE: Review: Electric Violins
From: GUEST,Sarah, Barnsley
Date: 20 Nov 07 - 01:13 PM

logged on to tell you about the fiddle forum and jess'd beaten me to it - lovely bunch of people, fountain of information.

Sarah :)


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