Electric violins and amps
October 3, 2005 8:19 PM Subscribe
Your experiences with amplifiers for electric violin performance, please.
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen to media & arts (11 answers total)
I have been using two instruments, one old violin with a Fishman pickup + external pre-amp, and one solid-bodied Skyinbow with builtin preamp. Up until now, I have simply put them through the PA when playing with a group. I've decided that I want an amp of my own for various reasons - solo performance, better monitoring on stage, and ease of experimentation with effects.
I think I'm more interested in using effects than recreating a pure authentic violin sound. However, I'm not sure whether a guitar amp is the right choice.
What have you used successfully for playing with amplified bands?