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I love my Acoustic Fiddlerman Concert Violin. It has a nice sound to it, and it seemed to get even better with some Zyex strings and I went to a different rosin.
Yet some nights I'll play my electric Cecillio CEVN. Strings that came with it were junk, and have tried different ones on it that have worked well, and will be putting on a set of the Fiddlerman strings on it one day this week.
But do I really need another toy... This is why Amazon is bad 🙂 Ordered a B-day present for my son, some stuff the wife wanted... and it's a complete mystery to me how a digitech multi-effects pedal got included in the order. Do I really need one of these? I'm sure I do for some reason... figure I'll just have to play with it to find out what it is 🙂
You may want to consider the"NS" electric violin strings by D'Addario, made special for eviolins. Sold by Fiddlershop.
They can also be used on acoustic violins.
I'm sure the NS are great strings. Just got done putting the Fiddlerman Strings on mine, and they had a nice sound to them. Will let you know how they work out for me... like all new strings, they need to settle in and be used for a bit. For some reason I did not like the Zyex the first few days... now I love them.
New toy is arriving later today... ordered a digitech rp360xp.
Took me a while to figure out how to get the thing to work for me.. but once I did... Wow! Wow! Wow! Fun toy for an electric instrument... I have a feeling combing it with my electric violin is going to keep me occupied for years 🙂
@coolpinkone This is the toy I picked up...
I'm gonna have to find a camera to record on sometime. Played for about an hour on the FM Concert this morning, did a few things around the house... then plugged in the electric one. Way too easy to lose track of time with a new toy. But I find that when I discover an effect I like, I start changing up the bow speed or making sure to use the entire bow to maximize the sounds. Then I'd hit the bypass switch to play it with a normal sound. I love playing the Skye Boat song and the Blackest Crow on the acoustic, but add a little extra something to it... it can become really spacey or hard rock... Figure I'll video myself one day doing the same song on acoustic and then electric.
Next time I switch strings on the electric, I'll try some of the NS ones. So far I have been very happy with the Fiddlerman strings on it. Or move up from my Cecillio.