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So here is the 1st public view of my new Cecilio CEVN-1NA Red Mahogany  4/4,Electric Silent Violin in Style 1.

The appendage on the side frame is my Snark Electronic Tuner which happens to colour match the fiddle and lets me watch the actual note I am playing.

I am quite pleased to be able to practice quietly.

Ray

 

BTW it is ok to comment on the playing .. I have ... ughviolin-1267

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Ray !,,, unless that tuner came free with the violin, I think you wasted your money. I watched the video 3 time's and not once did I see you look at the tuner. Your intonation is way off (i'm sorry to say). 

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I use a Snark tuner.  It's ok for the price.  As a tuner.  As some kind of space-age on-the-fly intonation monitoring system, it won't do it.  When you play fast or if you ease from one note to another, it gets a bit confused.  For the money though, it's not a bad little tuner.  Small, tough, inexpensive, good on batteries.

For having the tuner on when actually playing, I don't find it good for much but playing very slow steady scales when working on getting my notes more spot-on for scales and keys that I don't play as much as others.  It's ok for maybe checking a long note during a song/piece, but I wouldn't want to use one for more than that.  You want your ear to get developed enough to know when you're right, not your skills at reading a digital display. LOL

I like the new electric, Ray!  The color match between the tuner and the violin is highly cool.  Maybe I should have gotten a black Snark, but it wouldn't have fit on my electric the same way since body shape is quite different. 

But yeah!  The whole thing of being able to play quiet when you want to, any time of day or night on an electric is worth owning one to me, even if I didn't like playing electric just a little bit better than acoustic.  

Intonation will take some work.  But that's only to be expected.  I have found the intonation, actually getting those notes right, to be one of the most challenging things about playing violin.  But I don't think anyone sensible expects to learn to play without it being some work. 

Your new electric looks like a nice little violin.  How do you like it so far?  I have thought about getting one of that particular model.  How does it handle and feel when playing?  Does the balance feel good?  How much heavier is it than your acoustic?

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Just remember Ray, learn vibrato ASAP... it covers up a lot of intonation errors. LOL

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I have that very same e-violin. I like it. It's heavier than an acoustic but handles very nice and I find it very easy and comfortable to hold on my shoulder (maybe because most of the weight is towards the back by the shoulder?). Love my Snark too as it has a visual metronome on it as well. jimi-hendrix

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The Snark is a good little tuner, for the money.  I use stuff on it like the tap beat detector more often than I thought I would, and I have had mine for about 6 months and use it at least several times a day on assorted instruments.  Haven't had to change the battery yet.  I don't expect more than that out of an inexpensive little tuner.

I've been looking at electric violins a bit.  I like my 80$ non-name electric quite well, but realistically it won't last forever.  I don't know as I can find another exactly like it and for all I know I may have gotten the only one out of like 500 that will actually hold tune. LOL

Not a near future project, but sometime in maybe the next 6 months it seems reasonable to think about another electric.  This one caught me attention because the frame looks like it would be compatible with most regular acoustic violin parts since it has standard shape.  The description says it is made of maple so far as the main frame and I would assume the neck.

What I'm actually looking for is a nice solid frame and neck that have ok balance and where the weight isn't too bad.  Then most likely I'd change out the electronics for my own, and change fitting to get something solid that I like.  Maybe go crazy and put in "Perfection" tuners instead of standard pegs and then I could leave off fine tuners so the afterlength would be easier to tune. 

But the first thing is to find a good frame, so I was looking at this model of e-violin probably not even 24 hrs ago and checking reviews.  And lo and behold, Ray just got one and MGN has one. 

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Daniel and Ray, I do hope you guys realize you CAN NOT play in the school orchestra with those colored violin's, I don't care what your mom say's.  roflrofl

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But..but.. the description says the finish is metallic red mahogany..

That's natural enough..

Isn't it?

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Hi Ray, yer violin looks so awesome! unfortunately, I can't hear a single thing, my computer must have broken It's sound card, now, I'm like Beethoven, not hearing a single thing online :P

cheers! - ⁰ℨ

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The note that you will benefit the most by fixing is the F#. It needs to be about a 1/2 step higher. You are much closer to playing F natural right now.

Thanks for the post, I like the Mahogany fiddle :-)

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