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please help me understand these terms....
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I read the posts on this website and other websites, people mentioned about violin outfit, set up, etc, what do these terms mean?

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From what I understand, it is basically what the violin has or comes with when you buy it. Such as a violin case, ebony fittings, rosin, bows, strings, etc. An outfit has pretty much everything you need to have an instrument and maintain it.

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Well outfit and setup usually refers to the add-ons to a violin such as chin rests, shoulder rests, and fine tuners, mutes, electrical pick-ups and the like. It's like saying, how'd you dress your violin?

For example: My setup is a shoulder rest, a shallow chinrest and 4 fine tuners.
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I could be wrong though, and it might include maintenance items

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@Daniel. You're completely correct. I was giving my perspective from someone who is buying/selling a violin. When you talk about it from person to person it's as you say, "how'd you dress your violin"

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The way I understand it, "outfit" includes the whole setup - fiddle, case, bow, shoulder rest, etc. Also describes an electric equipment system, pickup, etc.

 

"Setup" means how the fiddle itself is "dressed", if you will, describing the type of tailpiece, pegs, strings, bridge, etc. It also describes things like bridge configuration - a "fiddle" setup often has a flatter bridge and sometimes a lower nut, allowing quicker fingering and easier double stops. Luthiers say "fiddle" and "classical" setups when talking about repairs and adjustments.

Mary in Springfield, Oregon http://www.thefiddleandbanjopr.....dpress.com

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So we were both right Kakashi ;)

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Yup :D

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