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Guitar amps with violins
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barney russell
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Hi I was looking for a way to get the Boss RC-3 loop station

 to work on a violin, and I realised I would have to by an amp and (obviously) a pick-up as well as the loop station and I was wondering if any body knew of an amp that well on a violin?

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I have a guitar amp (Sienna 16) and I would say it is "OK" but I know someone with a lot more experience and they only use a keyboard amp for best results.  They sometimes use the Mark Wood amp if they want "small" for transportation reasons.  The Sienna is much too heavy to be convenient.

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I am having a problem with my Cecileo Electric.  It has a small plug for the amp cable which already feels like the plug is loose.  A lot of times while playing it cuts out.  My question is should I just spray it with contact cleaner, open it up and tighten the socket up or put in a new one. There is, unfortunaly no room for a 1/4 plug.

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Kevin M. said

I am having a problem with my Cecileo Electric.  It has a small plug for the amp cable which already feels like the plug is loose.  A lot of times while playing it cuts out.  My question is should I just spray it with contact cleaner, open it up and tighten the socket up or put in a new one. There is, unfortunaly no room for a 1/4 plug.

I strongly suggest replacing it. But tightening it up should do the trick if you are not 100% steady as far as soldering goes. I would gladly do it for you, but it is kinda faaar away 🙁

 

Edit: The fact that it does not support 6mm jack is why I ditched Cecilio, as I find the 6mm (1/4") jacks to be way more reliable, and often they get less interference while playing 

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Also. As far as amps goes.. I used my Ampeg B3-158. It's a bit overkill. But it was able to replicate the sound just the way I wanted.

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Is there a way to attach it to the body so that it doesn't hang. I don't remember exactly what it looks like. Maybe you can take a snapshot and post it here. I used to attach my Zeta Jazz Fusion violin cable to the chin-rest support using a thin fishing line and velcro strap for live performances on stage where I moved around enough that it got pulled out a few times. Never happened after that.

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I like your idea FM.  I may go it a little different though. Take a short cord with a 1/4 female plug and wire it into the preamp on the violin then mount that on the violin like the Barcus Berry.

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That is even better. Then you'll have the standard 1/4" connection.

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