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Battery life on electric violin
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dmk56

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July 10, 2011 - 9:09 pm
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Really appreciate the revew done on the Ceceillo electric violin.  I've got two questions about that instrument

1.  How long does the batterly last?

2.  If you put a heavy mute on it, do you still get the full sound via the headphones?

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Fiddlerman
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July 10, 2011 - 10:35 pm
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Good questions.

The battery on my Zeta lasted about a year but I guess it depends on how long you have it on. I haven't had the Cecilio long enough to tell you for sure though. Battery time has never been an issue for me. I always carried an extra in my pocket when playing onstage with my Zeta but it would have been hard to change on stage without a small screwdriver. The Cecilio is easy to change in any case.

I'll get back to you about the heavy mute next time I have the electric fiddle out.
Probably tomorrow but I'm not sure I'll have the time. 

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Thanks!  Good to know it wouldn't eat batteries.  Plan on using the electric as my primary practise instrument.  That's why I asked about the mute.  Place I live is very sensitive to sounds - without the mute I'm afraid I would get complaints.  But with a mute, could I still practise and hear what I'm playing?

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Sorry, I forgot to try that. LOL

I really don't think you will need it though. There is next to no resonance without power. It is a solid instrument. Kind of like when you play an electric guitar without an amp.

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finally had the chance to try an electric violin with a heavy mute and headphones. Definitely reduced the external sound to a whisper. I thought the sound thru the headphones was orrery bad - not just muted, but distorted as well. or was that me? Anyone else try this?

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