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Question for Fiddlerman or anyone else about Cecilio electric
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violinsweet
westfield ma
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September 13, 2011 - 6:24 am
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Hi Fiddlerman,

I started violin lessons  two months ago and my teacher says I have potential. I use a Palatino 450 for lessons and I am pleased with it and so is my teacher.

I am going to take the leap and order the black metallic silent electric Cecilio violin from kkmusicstore . I heard you play it on your You Tube video

I have a question

 

Out of the UPS box- will it require any set-up other than uprighting the bridge if it falls in shipment and tuning the strings?

In other words will I have to upgrade the  strings and possibly the  bridge etc to make it sound better?

 

You see I was so disappointed in the sound of a genuine Sojing violin which I bought on Ebay and I tried various things to make it sound better including adding a new Teller bridge and getting much better strings but it still sounds lousy. I did not pay much for the Sojing but trying to improve it became costly.

 

Have a great day and thanks for your great website  done

 

Violinsweet

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Fiddlerman
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September 13, 2011 - 8:06 am
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Well, the violin that I received was in great shape just the way it arrived to me. I didn't have to do anything except tuning it. I would recommend changing the strings just because I don't like steel strings. They are very difficult to play in tune.

You probably won't like the sound of this violin unless you have an effect box to use with it. I've never played on an electric violin that sounded good without effects. They kind of sound like sewing machines. Lot's of members here use the Zoom G1 and G2. These are probably not the best you can get but very affordable with a lot of options to change the sound.

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Huey142
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September 13, 2011 - 8:59 am
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Hello! I just wanna say Welcome to the forum!!wink And have fun learning the violin!!laugh

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violinsweet
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Thank you Fiddlerman for the information (it helped me make a decision) and thanks to Huey142 for the warm welcome.

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I love my Cecilio e-violin. I have the classic shape and it's not heavy at all and seems to be well balanced. Using effects brings it to life. I put Helicore strings on mine.

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I have a blue, style 2 Cecilio electric violin and I love it! The fine tuner on the A string wasn't screwed in when I got it, but that was easy to fix. Other than that, all I had to do was set up the bridge and tune it!

I didn't really notice anything wrong with the strings that it came with, so I didn't change them. The violin is hard to keep in tune, though.

You can put a kun shoulder rest on it, but it doesn't fit exactly (at least not on style 2). You can still use a kun, it just doesn't fit tight enough and tends to fall off.

 

I think it's a pretty decent violin for the price. 🙂

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Did you use up all the Kun adjustment holes ?

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Kun adjustment holes? I didn't think of that. duncecap

That solves my problem.

 

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I received the e-violin from the contest here. (Still working on getting a picture of me with it! Sorry!) I don't have an effects box..or an amp, but I don't mind the sound, since it lets me not disturb people. When it came to me from fiddlerman, I could play it right out of the box. You have to make sure the batteries are in though. It's a lot quieter than a traditional violin, but it doesn't have the nice rich sound that a wooden one has.dancinbunnydancinbunnydancinbunny

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Fiddlerman
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September 20, 2011 - 7:16 pm
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Looking forward to those pictures Pikachu.rofl

At least you hang out here which I am glad for. laugh I never hear anything from the kid (Willie Tigges from Dubuque, Iowa) who won the $99 black violin.

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I missread the post and responded with something silly, then deleted it. Nothing to see here, move along!

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