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June 21, 2012 - 4:58 pm
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Hey will you review the Barcus Electric Violin. I love the green one and would like to purchase it (whenever God blesses me with the money haha) however I would like to hear it and hear your thoughts on it.


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June 21, 2012 - 6:03 pm
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I already ordered one. It will be coming next week hopefully.

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June 22, 2012 - 12:24 pm
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I did some reading up and that violin looks awesome.  I can't wait to see the review on that little gem.banana

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June 27, 2012 - 11:20 am
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Fiddlerman said

I already ordered one. It will be coming next week hopefully.

I dont see how it can have great accoustic sounds, does having that magnetic pick up and plugs affect it at all? Does running the electric through a digital thingy and amp give you a more better sound than just accoustic at all? I saw the grascals in concert for instance and thier fiddle player uses only accoustic and the stand mike thats there, sounded pretty good. Can the violin be attached to a wireless setup so there is no cable to drag around.

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June 27, 2012 - 1:11 pm
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We'll see about the acoustic sound. You can mic a great acoustic violin with quite a few options that will not affect the sound hardly at all and that set up can be plugged into a wireless configuration. Some people just want the acoustic electric version so that they don't have a need apply a visible external mic or pickup. Also, many like the looks of these specially designed acoustic electric violins.
I used to play my Zeta on-stage with a wireless pack on the back of my belt.

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June 27, 2012 - 10:50 pm
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Signal processing can actually give you a truer representation of what an acoustic instrument sounds like. Unless you're in a studio, many times you're at the mercy of the room, other instruments and their amplification bleeding over into your mic, and what you record with as far as a mic, preamp, compression, noise gates, EQ, etc, is far superior to what you might have on the road. So taking a mic out of the equation, and instead involving a pickup which essentially is picking up the response of a metal string over a magnetic field removes the environmental variables much more effectively and make pickups a much more viable alternative for many, especially for musicians playing in a sonically vibrant atmosphere with a full drum kit, amplified guitars, keys, horns, etc.

In the end, it's really a decision one has to put a lot of thought into as far as exactl which path you go down, and even more so when you're on a budget.

Just my .02. 🙂

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