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Fiddlerman
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April 29, 2011 - 8:52 pm
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Fiddlerman will be giving away the 99 dollar test violin on Saturday the 11th of June at 1PM. The drawing will be aired live on Fiddlerman TV

Many of Fiddlermans guests and members have written emails asking where they might find an affordable instrument to begin learning to play violin. This is the first of hopefully many tests to try to help potential violinists make good decisions.

The violin was bought to test if the unbelievably inexpensive instruments could produce any acceptable sound whatsoever.  To my great surprise, the violin ending up being way better than I could ever imagine plus it included items that were not even necessary such as a chromatic tuner, and extra bow, extra strings and an extra bridge for which reason I will never understand.

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Cheerfulmother
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I am very excited about the give away, I have been wondering about the quality of this violin, I am glad to see you test it out and share your thoughts.  I was wondering about thier electic violins, I have been looking for an electic violin for a few months now but I am just unsure of what to get.  I have looked at the violin mics and the cheapest on I have found is $200, but Iwill still have all the chords to plug it in with, where as if a order an electic violin from the sme website you got the $99 violin from it will only cost me $149 and We have a chordless pack I can use.  I am totally open to opinions and advise.

Mellissa Clark

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rotex13
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I don't care what ever kind of violin that you'll give away, All I know is that I love to have a violin that Pierre Holstein used hahaha it's like a signature from you it's pretty like "OMG! I have a violin from a professional violinist named pierre h." I can't wait who'll win. Good luck Pierre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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cheerfulmother2002 said:

I am very excited about the give away, I have been wondering about the quality of this violin, I am glad to see you test it out and share your thoughts.  I was wondering about thier electic violins, I have been looking for an electic violin for a few months now but I am just unsure of what to get.  I have looked at the violin mics and the cheapest on I have found is $200, but Iwill still have all the chords to plug it in with, where as if a order an electic violin from the sme website you got the $99 violin from it will only cost me $149 and We have a chordless pack I can use.  I am totally open to opinions and advise.

I think violin pick-up will cost cheaper than mic, and if you want a chord less violin just use a ...... (I don't know what that thing's called but it looks like the antenna of wireless mic plugged into pick-up)confused? sorry I can't explain it well, but I think Pierre will explain something to you or from the other forum user, Goodluck

 

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The antenna part is a transmitter that connects to the violin and then transmits to a remote receiver.  This is called "wireless" operation.

I do not know enough to say they are good or bad but I think they are used a lot for stage shows such as on TV programs.

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Fiddlerman
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May 15, 2011 - 12:28 am
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cheerfulmother2002,

If you could please give more details as to what you would be using the fiddle for. Do you have a violin now? Have you ever played on an electric violin?

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

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Fiddlerman,

 

I do have a violin, no I have never played on an electic violin, and I will be using to play with my church's worship team, which is very contemporary.

Mellissa Clark

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Hi,

 

I found this website from somehow stumbling upon your violin giveaway video. It was quite entertaining to watch you open the package and review it. You should considered a career change and sell violins online. Laugh j/k

 

Great work with the website! Lots of wonderful information.

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I am very excited about the giveaway and cant wait! I love the violin and the sound I would love to be able to play very well and sound great. I was wondering if you ever play pop music and if you do where would get sheet music? I cant wait for the contest!!!

            From, Willie TiggesLaugh

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May 30, 2011 - 11:46 pm
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cheerfulmother2002 said:

 I do have a violin, no I have never played on an electic violin, and I will be using to play with my church's worship team, which is very contemporary.

The problem with electric violins and playing in a group is that you must have a monitor. You will not be able to hear yourself without it. If you amplify an acoustic violin with a condenser microphone you will be able to hear yourself but risk getting feedback through the system. Talk to your worship team and find out if they have enough monitors that you could use one if you were to purchase an electric violin. Another option is to get a Fishman bridge mounted, piezo pickup or a violin bridge with a built-in pickup. You'd have to get the bridge cut to fit your fiddle though but you can play it acoustically when not being amplified. Also you can find inexpensive transducer mics that can mount to the body or bridge. In any case, good luck with your hunt 🙂

 

 

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Thanks Sam and willie261, glad to have you here on the forum. Smile

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Fiddlerman said:

cheerfulmother2002 said:

 I do have a violin, no I have never played on an electic violin, and I will be using to play with my church's worship team, which is very contemporary.

The problem with electric violins and playing in a group is that you must have a monitor. You will not be able to hear yourself without it. If you amplify an acoustic violin with a condenser microphone you will be able to hear yourself but risk getting feedback through the system. Talk to your worship team and find out if they have enough monitors that you could use one if you were to purchase an electric violin. Another option is to get a Fishman bridge mounted, piezo pickup or a violin bridge with a built-in pickup. You'd have to get the bridge cut to fit your fiddle though but you can play it acoustically when not being amplified. Also you can find inexpensive transducer mics that can mount to the body or bridge. In any case, good luck with your hunt 🙂

 

 

I'm in the same boat with my church's worship team, so I'm looking forward to see how that turns out 😀 Hey, Pierre, what are the advantages of acoustic vs semiacoustic(mine) vs full electric? The discussion above mostly mentions acoustic and full electric.

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Fiddlerman
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Well semi-acoustic meaning acoustical with built-in mics, are better for amplifying than non-electric. You can still get feed-back but not as easily. Also the sound coming from a semi-acoustical violin sounds more like a violin than a solid body electric fiddle. If you plan on using a lot of effects the result is much better with a solid-body electric violin but more difficult to produce a sound that resembles a real violin. 

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willie261 said:

I am very excited about the giveaway and cant wait! I love the violin and the sound I would love to be able to play very well and sound great. I was wondering if you ever play pop music and if you do where would get sheet music? I cant wait for the contest!!!

            From, Willie TiggesLaugh

CONGRATULATIONS Willie,

You are the lucky winner out of over 250 to win the black test violin. Be sure to contact me as soon as possible as everyone is curious to learn a little more about you.Smile

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