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I would love to try this out or maybe I could try make one like this one.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hand-M.....415e016627

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mmm? i guess if you like the shape it would be something to have as a novelty item. If you want to just play more quiet I would get a violin mute 😉 I personally just like the traditional violin shapes but that's just me...

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is it just electric? i wonder if all electric violins sound the same. 

if its an electric i like the outline with the hollow inside 🙂

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I don't think it is electric.

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oh. i scrolled down and saw the sound holes and that it actually has depth in the body...i guess you could use this for practice 😛

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I dont think its really the most practical violin though like:

1 i dont know its weight but it might throw you off when u play a real violin and

2 I can see why it'd be quiet, less air particles would be vibrated. but think about if u wanted to amplify it, cuz its supposedly acoustic already? Unless you plan on getting another violin too.

3 most people tend to use a regular shoulder rest. i dont really think that'd fit this violin. even if you strapped on fabric i dont really see how you could attach it.

 

just take those 3 points into consideration. otherwise i do think the shape (esp nearer to the pegs) is pretty cool/well designed because it'd make it easier to reach those really high notes further up the fingerboard

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Check out this electric violin.  All the plans, measurements and drawings are there and free.

 

http://www.bluestemstrings.com.....geEV1.html

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I sorta like that Kev. I wouldn't mind having an e-violin with guitar style tuning pegs.

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myguitarnow said:

I sorta like that Kev. I wouldn't mind having an e-violin with guitar style tuning pegs.

YEAHHH! I wonder  ?WWHHHY? for now every single violin is not made with that tuning pegs? My pegs don't hold the strings properly. i use rosin to make them stay still and push them really far inside to hold the position dunno.

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Understand that. I bought peg compound to help me. There is something special though on the traditional way too though. I just don't own a good enough violin and not good enough on a violin to tune as quick as FM (I can't see him needing or even wanting guitar tuning machines 😉 violin

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If the pegs don't hold you may need new pegs and have them fitted.  Usually well fitted pegs are hard o turn and you need peg compund to help you turn them.

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THANKS!!! Kevin M. !!!! Never heard about that thing before! drooling 

Now i know.

http://www.violinist.com/discu.....m?ID=21006

"a creamiotometer" roflol

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Yep I also use hill peg compund on all the pegs I do

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Mad_Wed said:

myguitarnow said:

I sorta like that Kev. I wouldn't mind having an e-violin with guitar style tuning pegs.

YEAHHH! I wonder  ?WWHHHY? for now every single violin is not made with that tuning pegs? My pegs don't hold the strings properly. i use rosin to make them stay still and push them really far inside to hold the position dunno.

 

In fact, there are violins that use guitar style pegs, on ebay, the even sell the pegs. you just need to look harder.

 

this is a vintage one:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Very-N.....2314dba6da/150673794778?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2314dba6da

 

This is a modern one.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-4-BR.....2eb1b547d9

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pky said:


 

In fact, there are violins that use guitar style pegs, on ebay, the even sell the pegs. you just need to look harder.

 

this is a vintage one:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Very-N.....2314dba6da/150673794778?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2314dba6da

 

This is a modern one.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-4-BR.....2eb1b547d9

 I liked that vintage pegs birthday_balloon .

But i would avoid bying that thing from i-net – it could be not matchable. My point was, why manufacturers don't set them as a usual stuff? Maybe there is a reason for? And i was quite interested – why that usual pegs work for everyone and don't work for me? Now i know about Peg Compound. I think i'll get oneamuse .

Thank you for links and your time to find them, pky! laugh I'll think about that too!

Thank you all, myguitarnow, Kevin! 

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I like the idea of these mechanical tuners but when you get used to pegs there is no way any of those will compare in speed or ease of tuning to pegs. I can easily change all my strings in under 5 minutes without any problem.

The mechanical pegs are slow and with reason. They are geared up to be able to fine tune a little easier.

Another issue is that the mechanical ones can wear, get loose, rattle after time much easier than any problem you get with GOOD pegs. The key is to have good pegs and in some cases use the peg dope or chalk, though I have not needed it in 24 years with my violin.

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I knew there IS a reason! I will go on with my pegs without stupid questions now. Thanks Fiddlerman! birthday_balloon

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Mad_Wed said:

I knew there IS a reason! I will go on with my pegs without stupid questions now. Thanks Fiddlerman! birthday_balloon

Actually, it was a great questions. Thanks

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