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March 29, 2012 - 10:45 am
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I'm attempting to learn the violin and I'm looking for a nice cheap electric or acoustic violin that I won't spend too much on in case I'm horrible at it. Would also like one the would sound good enough that I would enjoy it. Any tips would be awesome. Also sorry if theis is on the wrong forum. Just signed up for the site an hour ago.

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March 29, 2012 - 12:48 pm
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Welcome to the forum Tetsunegi.
This place is as good as any. In a way, because I've been thinking about doing it too, buying a good acoustic violin and putting a piezo bridge or similar might be the best way to go. However, I hear good things about the Barcus Berry which I sell at Fiddlershop but never tested it.
I had an old violin with a Barcus Berry clamp on Piezo Pickup in Sweden for jams and such. It was a perfect solution for me.


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March 29, 2012 - 4:05 pm
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Almost offtop: This one is interesting: 

 Barcus Berry clamp on Piezo Pickup 

LOL! Looks nice without a chin-rest =)duncecap May be installed in a wrong place?


Welcom to the forum, Tetsunegi! =)

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March 29, 2012 - 5:41 pm
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there are posts on here of fiddlerman testing the CVN fiddles.  as an entry fiddle, the CVN200 looks ok to me.  I went to a violin shop and paid $400.  I am quite happy with the one i got, but if i had it to do over again, i propably would have bought one from fiddlerman.  if you can afford $500, i really liked the CVN700. 

as far as being horrible.  you will probably be quite horrible the first 10 minutes.  it seems everyone makes the mistake of trying to be too soft with the bow.  just go for it.  it may make it louder, but you will at least get a true sound.  i still make that mistake when learning something.

i would also reccomend the

its $15 on fiddlershop.  it makes finding the notes easier. 
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