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Fiddler Fretter?
Thoughts on this method of adding fretts to a violin?
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May 17, 2016 - 9:13 am
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For my Electric Baritone Violin project I was thinking of adding frets to the instrument, originally permanently but then I came across this product and I'm wondering if anyone has any thoughts?

Plus - It's cheaper and easier to put on the violin, plus if I ever decide I don't want frets I can (in theory*) take it off.

Negative - Not sure play quality and it's not a nice (visually) as a real fretted fingerboard.


* which is why I would be willing to try it on the cheap electric violin and not my nice professional acoustic violin.

Learning to Play the Violin again after 20+ years.

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May 19, 2016 - 9:09 pm
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tesseract : ok my opinion on frets?  Close your eyes and play, no frets.  You will gain an ear.  Even I, with somewhat tone-deafness, have developed that.  Just my thoughts.  There are however, some really cool frets in another discussion that someone put on a cello.  (also I would not, but it is lovely).

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May 24, 2016 - 2:24 pm
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I putted a fretted sticker on my Electric Violin. (Thank you cdennyb)

It is nice and it helps me get my sloppy third fingers disciplined.  It is fun and looks kinda cool on my electric Violin.   Also many times it trips me up as I concentrate and "look" for notes with my eyes. (hard to do while reading music) 

Year one, I had two tapes on my violin. And into year two with tapes...on my two year anniversary the tapes came off and I struggled for about 4 months... 

I have been cold turkey since and I may not sound the best with intonation, but I play with my tuner and I have gotten better with intonation.

I really have a bad ear for tone or violin tone it would seem, BUT I don't know how I would have learned without the two tapes the teach put on my violin in the beginning. 

However, I don't wish that four months of hell on anyone that has to go cold turkey after having the two tapes for years. 

I hope to get more used to the frets on the EV.   I don't look at the fingers when I play on acoustic, so when I play with the frets on the EV there is a distraction on my mind. (not hard to do with my brain).

My fret rambles.. and experiences..

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

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