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Hi Everyone, my name is carlos and this is my first day as a member and first post on the forum.
Ive been serching a while on what strings will go best with my electric violin. I understand and agree that trying them out myself is the best way to go, but therea an issue with that. See the thing is, I just baught my first decent qualityish violin, a cecillio electric style 2 in blue (super stoked) but i literally am on the road out of state (i live in Alaska) for about 3 months before i can go home for 1 week (if im lucky). I ordered my violin about a month ago and it arrived fast but since i have no shipping address while working its at home. In the box. Untouched. Its kinda depressing. Anyways i hear from everyone that the strings that come with it are crap. So I have pretty much 1 shot to get a desent set of strings for the next 3 or 4 months.
In conclusion has anyone else found a set of strings for the cecillo electric that sound nice and warm w/ good bow response?
Welcome @Carlos Quintero - you've joined a great family here.
I believe my friend Dennis - @cdennyb , above, said it all - ROFL. ( I only have 3 violins 1 electric, 1 acoustic and a second 4/4 acoustic but restrung as a viola ).
On the EV I have, the original strings were a bit like cheesewire, and the E would "whistle" / "squeal" at me on almost every bow-stroke. A set of Preludes fixed that in short-order !
Enjoy the journey -
I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes. D'oh -
Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)
Thank you both for the quick 3am responses ?. I feel like part of the family already!!!
@cdennyb im really suprised that you would recommend helicore or prelude strings over dominants with pirastro e (which aperently is huge for acustic artists) , zyex or ns electric.
Ive heard from alot of reviewers on youtube that these brands may not be the best in terms of warmth. Is it because of the drastic diferences between acustic and electric that you made this recomendation?
Like i said since this is a one time decision for the next few months, i really dont mind spending a little more money ($50 - $60) to get a clean warm sound.
Or will it not make a diference since its electric?
Oh side note. @cdennyb i was thinking about fretting my folin for ease of play and to use the frets as tactile guides ( like tapes). Can you still vibrato on the fretts? If so how tall are they? Cause i know if their too tall vibrato would be extreamly dificult/impossible.
Dont worry i have a test violin for the fretting. Theres no way im fretting my new one right off the bat lol!!
I wouldn't think it would matter how tall, if there's a fret there, my guess is you'd have to change the motion of your vibrato to that which is done on a guitar. Could you ever make it sound like a violin vibrato though? Interesting questions... look forward to hearing from someone who knows the answers.
@micra well on the viper fretted violin the vibrato done is a classic one. No need to flex the strings like the guitar. I read someware that it is because the frets are super short almost non existant. But i cant find an actual hight measurment. Its pretty cool to think that its so well balanced that you can play the perfect tone and easier chords because its freted and have enough room for vibrato.
Fyi all this is going off what i have read from other people so i cannot account for the acuracy or this info. But it makes since to me.
Hello and nice to meet you.
I have the Fiddlerman strings on my Electric violin. They are much much better than the cheap tinny things that it came with. I am pleased with them.
(I have an inexpensive/cheap) Art Violin by Kinglos. ( I adore it).
For my acoustics I have Larsen with gold EP Pirastro, and Larsen with gold D'addario.
Welcome... I can't imagine how you are dealing with your violin at home and you are away and so eager to meet it.
Good luck and happy playing.
Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato
I have a Cecillio ev as well. Strings that come with it are ... well... umm...
I've had D'Addario Preludes and ProArte's on it, but have enjoyed the fiddlerman strings the best so far, as they give a good sound. The preludes are a good place to start, then move up as you get comfortable with your instrument.
I keep daydreaming of a Bridge Aquila violin... then the bug to go Tuna fishing bit me
Well i think i have decided to go with @Fiddlerman fiddlerman strings to start with. Honestly just the amount of respect i have for this guy and his honesty on product reviews has made me lean tword anything with his name on it. Next stop CF Fiddlerman bow.
Thank you guys for the recomendations everyone has been so helpful and kind.
@Taper123 HAVE A GREAT TIME ON YOUR FISHING TRIP. i cant think of anything more fun than soking up some sun with some braid on the line and hearing the drag TAKE OFF!!
Thank you so much @Fiddlerman for your response.
I have desided to go with your strings. I just baught them 2 days ago from amazon (sorry bout that) because shipping was free since im in alaska.
Is there anything you could do about the international shiping rate to Alaska?? (IM STILL IN THE US!!??) I would love to buy direct from you every time. I wouldnt mind slower shipping even.
I literally feel HONORED that u replied to MY post!!