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Straus five string electric
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Jauniba
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Has anyone ever heard of this brand? I do not have a model number and I'm actually having trouble looking it up online. I can't understand if they are cheap violins or decent. Someone is selling one for $215 which is a steal if it's any good. Always wanted a five string....and it looks pretty cool too. Black with the shape of a treble clef.

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It looks amazingly like a fiddle that I tested about 7 years ago but I thought that violin was called Stratos. Anyway, I'll try to find out because that was a piece of junk.

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Nope, it's this one. I think it's different:

http://orlando.craigslist.org/.....60591.html

 

My husband just looked at me like "and you need this because...?" so I guess I'm going to pass on it. It's that C string calling to me....how I love the C string....

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How about this?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/STRAUS.....ltDomain_0

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AND, no sound post to fall over cheerleader

Do you have any amplifier equipment ?

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I did see it, actually, when I was trying to find information on Straus.

I mean, I don't even need the one on craigslist, I was just thinking if it's a $1000 violin for $215....cool. If it's a $115 violin for $215, I'll pass.

When I wanted to buy an electric violin, no one was selling them in my area. I ended up on a vacation in Nashville and I picked mine up used at a Sam Ash. I debated between it and an acoustic violin with 5 strings and a built in pick up...but it had been painted this sparkly metallic green and I couldn't get past that.

NOW, of course, there are TWO electric violins on my craigslist!

 

And no, I still didn't get an amp for my other electric violin!

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I only mention amps because I know what I encountered with my equipment.   But only you know how you want to use an electric violin. But that equipment really defines the violin. 

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Well, i posted a question once about amps. what do you use?

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My daughter owns a Samson Expedition XP308i Portable PA which I have also used on occasion. It's small but has an excellent and powerful quality. No built in effects besides reverb though.

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http://www.google.com/products.....CGEQ8wIwAg

I think these are popular but I don't know a lot about it.  My amp is also a guitar amp (Sienna) but I can hardly lift  it    !!!!!

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Oh, yeah, I remember reading about that amp, Oliver. I am not playing any paid gigs or anything like that and I'm not really planning on it so that might be an inexpensive way to go. If it's any good.

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Let me know if you're interested.  I have a high school relative who is an intern with the Philadelphia Orchestra,  Concert master of 3 youth orchestras, plays violin, viola and Mark Woods Viper and attended a Woods camp this year and has performed semi pro with a rock band.  She sometimes will answer my e-mail rofl

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I play bass, and normally get some of my other bass playing friends asking me why I don't play a 5 or a 6.I always respond the same way.

I can barely keep track of 4 as it is.

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My kids' previous violin teacher plays a 7 string violin.

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Jauniba said:

My kids' previous violin teacher plays a 7 string violin.

Wow, I've never even heard of a 7 string violin. Must google now...

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Strad-.....27bd449536

 

Crazy!

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Said teacher with aforementioned violin. Many videos available. Enjoy....

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