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Don't hear my violin on stage wirh a band. How to fix this?
I'd like to play on stage, and hear myself.
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I sing. And now I'd like to take my violin on stage with me. I tried it once, but I can't hear my violin, cause the drums, bass etc. are to load. How do I get to hear myself on stage? 

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Me said

I sing. And now I'd like to take my violin on stage with me. I tried it once, but I can't hear my violin, cause the drums, bass etc. are to load. How do I get to hear myself on stage?   

You might want to try having an Electric Violin, that might work better. I was thinking more soloist-geared string set and bow might work, but then again, those are meant to be heard over a full orchestra.

Right now, an Acoustic-electric might be better off in your case. 

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I saved for 3 years to get my present violin. There must be a cheap solution.

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You could use a pickup. My teacher is in a band, and uses one on her acoustics. It seems to work fine for her. I'm afraid I don't know which ones are best, since I don't perform, I just know that's an option.

 

Edit to add a link: https://fiddlershop.com/violin-pickups

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Yes, pickups are great but you would probably need a monitor as well. 🙂
Those damn drummers!!!!!

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but the one who needs the least."

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Fiddlerman said
Yes, pickups are great but you would probably need a monitor as well. 🙂
Those damn drummers!!!!!  

Damfino and Fiddlerman thanks. There are many kinds in many prices, so there must be a pickup with my name written on it. 

I fired the drummer, and said Fiddlerman convinced me to do so. ?

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I already have the solution - I have a set of special FX boxes - note the second from the right - roflol  Hey - keep yer drummer drummer and just hit the silencer - s/he'll never know...  ( and it saves ill-feeling by firing him ! )

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Those drummers hey.

The young lad next door is in a band, and a couple times he or his friends block my driveway with their car,  and when I ask them to please not do that, the answer I get is....'It's my drummer"....

? Guess that explains it....?  lol

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LOL! Great pic BillyG! ?  

Respect for the drummer... well. Say you respect him, but not his car. ?

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I don't have a lot of experience with pickups.  But I bought this little one to attach to a cigar box guitar.... and hooked it into my little amp and it was LOUD.  Good luck.

LOL about firing the drummer and LOLOL at BillyG!!

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For a temp fix, just mic the violin. If you don't understand that concept, it means place a high quality mic on the stand right near the violin. Often times a drummer will mic the bass drum or snare or whatever if they aren't quite loud enough coming thru the amp(s).

This means you won't be dancing around the stage but it could easily solve your lack of volume. If you're singing already, I assume you have a mic on a stand you use, if you play and sing at the same time, you might need 2 mics, but if you play, sing, play, sing, you could easily just use the one mic for both jobs.

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True that Dennis. Or a good pick-up.

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but the one who needs the least."

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