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SaraO
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The more I hear about electric violins, the more I start to think I want one. We have a nice little guitar amp just gathering dust in the closet...

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Depending on your curiosity…….I've heard several good remarks about "The Band" (sound quality).  Might be useful but I do not know personally much about it. 

Fishman is certainly excellent stuff but how do they avoid feed-back ?

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http://www.headwayelectronics......violin.htm

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I have one of those ebay electirc violins. Costs about $130. I really like how it feels, very light weightdevil-violin. The only problem i'm having is keeping it in tune. It slips out  in just about as long it took to tune it. Grrrr

The Gentleman at the Music store told me that I should make the holes a bit larger on the pegs.  What do you feel about this? I don't know what to do. Also, if this is the problem could I use a bead reamer to make the holes a bit larger.

 

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Sounds strange that he would suggest that you do that.

Try first to push them in harder as you are turning them. Don't be afraid to use a little force. You'll feel them stiffen up a bit and can usually guess how much tension they need so as not to slip.

If that doesn't work, try applying chalk, make sure to use enough to make a difference. Remove the peg and get moderate amounts of chalk on the shiny part of the pegs.

And lastly before making bigger holes try sanding the pegs lightly with a real fine sandpaper.

If you really need bigger holes it should be done by a luthier. They have the right tools for that.

What are the pegs made of?

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I just wanted to let you all know that I found a auction on Ebay that was selling the Cecilio electric violin for $104.99 plus free shipping from kkmusicstore2. I also found auctions for $119.99 and $129.99 at the same time from the same place with free shipping.

If you are looking, look at all the auctions and you may save your self $25.00 bucks as I did. Now I have a few extra bucks to get myself a extra Christmas gift. santa3

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stoliv1975 said:

I have one of those ebay electirc violins. Costs about $130. I really like how it feels, very light weightdevil-violin. The only problem i'm having is keeping it in tune. It slips out  in just about as long it took to tune it. Grrrr

The Gentleman at the Music store told me that I should make the holes a bit larger on the pegs.  What do you feel about this? I don't know what to do. Also, if this is the problem could I use a bead reamer to make the holes a bit larger.

 

Suzana

 

The Gentleman at the music store does not know what he's talking about.

The taper for violin pegs is different from other tapers.  The problem that you are having is common to cheaper violins.  They make everything all shinny looking and in doing so make the pegs slick.  When you tune put pressure on the peg toward the peg box.  If you take your strings off remove the pegs and very lightly sand then with very fine paper to take the polish off of them but do not make the peg holes larger.

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myguitarnow said:

Yeah, the Cecilio main site doesn't sell direct to the consumer. That's only a suggested retail price. They go for 129.99 on average. With a little reverb my sounds great.

 

I like mine through the chorus or echo, sometimes both

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I'm looking at purchasing an electric violin also. Just wondering why KKmusic has an MSRP at $499. then has sell price for $129.00. Why would they be so cheap? From the posts on this site these violins seem to be a great buy. I'm looking into the CEVN-2NA+FB1. But am just cautious at this point.

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I'm looking at purchasing an electric violin also. Just wondering why KKmusic has an MSRP at $499. then has sell price for $129.00. Why would they be so cheap? From the posts on this site these violins seem to be a great buy. I'm looking into the CEVN-2NA+FB1. But am just cautious at this point.

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The price is always the same. The Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price tends to be higher to attract people to "saving" money. Some people think like you, "What's wrong with it?" while others press on the purchase tab quicker thinking, "I'll jump on this deal before the sale is over and it is too late". It's all just a part of good marketing.

The fact of the matter is that you get a great deal for the money though. I was doubtful but convinced after receiving the fiddle.

Let us know what you end up doing.exactly

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Thanks FM for the info. I would have to say I'm gonna get one if that's the normal price. Since I work odd hours and three jobs, I really need something that is quiet to respect my family's sleeping time. Are the electric violins more weather tolerant to weather. Lets say like now if it's a nice cool day around 40 F, would it be OK to chill out on the front porch and play? Or should I stay in the house?

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Probably the best all round solution if you ask me.

The Fishman allows you to amplify without that much chance of feedback and you can always play acoustically.  Also the sound that comes out of those fiddles without effects is pretty lame. They all sound like sewing machines unless you form the sound.

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Are the electric violins more tolerable to weather changes? Lets say a 45 degree day. Or is there a possibility of the strings breaking due to the weather.

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Yes they are more tolerable. They are usually solid and don't get much affected by weather and temperature differences. However, since you mentioned strings, the strings are the same. You can basically choose whichever strings you like usually as long as they don't need to be grounded as with my Zeta. Even with the Zeta most strings work as long as they are wrapped with some kind of conducting metal. The pure gut strings wouldn't work on my Zeta but would work on a normal pick-up bridge.
To answer your last question, yes, strings will break.

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