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Kevin M.
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What would you say are the best effects to use on a violin?  There are so many that my head is spinning.

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"Best" is going to depend on what genre you're playing and how you like it to sound.

 

Heavy distortion may not be what Brahms had in mind when composing his "Lullaby," but might be just your cup of tea....afro

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Fiddlerman
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Kevin M. said:

What would you say are the best effects to use on a violin?  There are so many that my head is spinning.

Probably a little reverb and chorus if you just want a beautiful violin sound. If you want to play hard rock use some distortion.

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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Kevin M.
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Well I ordered an electric violin from KK Music.  I thought I was just about caught up with fixing all the violins I have here until my wife found another wih 2 cracks in the top.  I didn't look like I would get around to making one so I bought one.  When I get around to making my own I'll give this one away like all he others.

 

Now I can Rock Out to Mary Had a Litle Lamb.jimi-hendrix

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Fiddlerman
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Cool,

Hope it is at least as good as you expect it to be. exactly

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What Kev? So you fix violins and give them away? Anyway for sure on an e-violin use a little chorus and some reverb. Just work with those effects to get a good e-violin sound until it sounds good to you…Then gradually add other effects depending on the style of music that you are playing. And then maybe your head will not spin like the Exorcist 😉

 

P.S. Stevie Ray Vaughan didn't use much effects when he recorded and rocked out on Mary Had a Little Lamb. A lot has to do with learning vibrato and sliding into different hand positions.

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Kevin M.
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Yes I buy up broken violins, repair them put on new chen rest bridge, strings and a new case.  Most of the ones I get are in pieces and I scrape off the finish repair the cracks bush the peg holes install new pegs sometimes a new fingerboard or anything it needs to make a good violin. Then I give them to the schools near me for kids who wan to p[lay but can't afford a violin.  I keeps me busy and I love to do it.

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Way to go Kevin. thumbs-up

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Sounds like a wonderful hobby.

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Kevin M. said:

Yes I buy up broken violins, repair them put on new chen rest bridge, strings and a new case.  Most of the ones I get are in pieces and I scrape off the finish repair the cracks bush the peg holes install new pegs sometimes a new fingerboard or anything it needs to make a good violin. Then I give them to the schools near me for kids who wan to p[lay but can't afford a violin.  I keeps me busy and I love to do it.

I honor your efforts, Kevin. 1st-place

That's a great thing you're doing for the local kids!

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Its the gift that keeps on giving.

No matter where you go, there you are!

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kujo313
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hope it works

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Thanks John,

Looks like you are having fun and that's what it's all about. dancing

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That sounds pretty cool. I'm not so good with effects but occasionally I like to muck around with them on garage band so I don't have to physically buy the pedals without a bit of testing.

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Keven M. Your a mench, (a really good guy) !!  What a wonderful thing to do.

And yes it sounds like a wonderful hobby.  Wow, you guys are all really good people.  What an honor to know you even just a little bit on line!!!

 

thumbs-up Shalom Shalom

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John: Thank you for that demonstration.  It'll take me quite a few years to play like that but I work at it all the time.

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Nice Kujo313  🙂 I love the Irish sounding thing you do in the song. It sounds nice with the anthem.

On "Cheap eBay violins" … Just tell people they are like a Charlie Brown Christmas Tree.  With a little love, and some practice, they too can be made beautiful.

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That's nice sound, kujo313!! I liked that pedal – it lows the sound pretty clean. All octavers i tried was… well they just was.. i used only programs.. no compare to the real device! 

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