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Yamaha Releases Exciting New Electric Violin
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Fiddlerman
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January 24, 2016 - 9:54 am
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BRAVO Yamaha,

Yamaha introduces their newest and most affordable electric violin at the NAMM show. We at Fiddlershop were very impressed with both what we saw and heard.

Yamaha YEV104 Front View Natural Wood Color 

Introducing the four string YEV104 and five string YEV105. These instruments are the most affordable electric violins that Yamaha has to offer. Despite the price, the YEV104 and YEV105 appear of same high quality that Yamaha is well known for. Their sleek modern design is in my opinion, a step above the rest. These beautiful instruments come in 2 simple and well thought out color combinations, available as a 4 or 5 string option. Unlike Yamaha's other electric violins, these instruments are built primarily with wood.  The body is made of maple, mahogany and spruce and the Walnut frame is the icing on the cake. READ MORE>>>

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I saw something about this on Facebook... Looks like a nice instrument! Someday down the road I'll have to add an electric violin to my collection.

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I'm eager to see some reviews of this one. It looks like a good way to get a quality electric violin for a good price and it looks pretty sharp too.

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Certainly has that sexy look to it!

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I have seen this all over the place in the last week.  I saw at least three demo videos....

It looks and sounds pretty darned cool.

I LOVE it.

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Good Luck with your sales Fiddleshop!!!

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Fiddlerman
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February 7, 2016 - 5:08 pm
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As far as reviews go Dan-Hur, this violin is almost identical to the other Yamahas with the same pickup. Also, a bit lighter. Definitely more affordable.
Let me know if you are wondering anything in particular.

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Fiddlerman said

Let me know if you are wondering anything in particular.

 

I am wondering if there is any access to the wiring cavity?  The back plank appears to be glued or sealed somehow.  For the price, this fiddle looks hard to beat but I have a little modification in mind.  I often play wireless and prefer to have a preamp onboard(spoiled by my NS CR5).  I was hoping to install a endpin preamp such as the Fishman power jack or Schatten Player jack if space allows.  Any ideas?

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foose4string - I haven't seen let alone held the new Yamaha ( I'm seriously thinking about the 5-string when funds allow ) - but - from others I have owned / held / played (from my own cheapo Thomann to a friend's up-market Yamaha - they all have a "cut/machined-out" electronics enclosure - oh - one (forget which - was a line-conditioner/pre-amp only - nothing else and the enclosure was "somewhat smaller" but - still would be adaptable to a handy-man with a router... LOLOL)

It depends "how much you want to mess with what might be an expensive (yeah, I know, that means different things to different people) EV - but - again - I doubt very much if the electronics enclosure is actually "sealed" - maybe there is manufacturer data available on this ?  

That was just my feedback - and I'm sure FM will give you the "real info" on this...  (I want one, I want one, LOL)

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Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)

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Fiddlerman
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March 28, 2016 - 4:29 pm
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foose4string said

Fiddlerman said
Let me know if you are wondering anything in particular.

I am wondering if there is any access to the wiring cavity?  The back plank appears to be glued or sealed somehow.  For the price, this fiddle looks hard to beat but I have a little modification in mind.  I often play wireless and prefer to have a preamp onboard(spoiled by my NS CR5).  I was hoping to install a endpin preamp such as the Fishman power jack or Schatten Player jack if space allows.  Any ideas?

I believe there is. I didn't try to take it off but it looks like it comes off on the back. The question is how we get it off? Maybe by pulling off the button and volume knob and removing the jack nut.Back_removable.jpgImage Enlarger

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