#1
Hey guys,

I was wondering if I'd be able to just plug a Yamaha silent violin (http://www.electricviolinshop.com/violins/all-violins/yamaha-sv-130-violin.html) into a guitar amp. In terms of the signal, would it be akin to plugging a guitar into the amp?

Or would the preamp in the violin muck up the sound? If so what would I need to do to make the silent violin into an electric violin?

inb4 www.ultimate-violin.com <- Don't give me that silly response.
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#3
And that video just shows someone using the violin to an amp, about as useful as teeth in your bum.
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#4
I'm not familiar with that violin but I think you would get a pretty muddy sound. Might work alright with an acoustic amp and would probably sound great with a keyboard amp but I think a guitar amp would be too much. What kind of rig did the violinist from Dave Matthews have? That would probably answer any questions...
#6
i would add a +311 to the keyboard amp. i don't really think a guitar amp would do it well, an acoustic amp could, but i really have no idea. if it has to be a guitar amp specifically i would try something either with a ton of headroom or SS. Twin Reverb or JC120.
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If you were to use a guitar amp then pluging into the fx in would probably be your best option. That way you'll bypass the amps preamp and just use the power stage to drive the signal.
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If you were to use a guitar amp then pluging into the fx in would probably be your best option. That way you'll bypass the amps preamp and just use the power stage to drive the signal.


that would depend on the violin's output in comparison to a guitar or pedal going back in. but could work.

on another thought, would a typical guitar amp speaker handle it well? frequency response? keyboard amp would probably do better, and probably would have a flatter response than a guitar speaker.
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#9
It would sound awesome plugged straight into a cranked Plexi. You'll have to watch your output level if you want to keep it clean but if you wind them up it's like super hot EMG's you can make a Plexi scream. I'd get myself a volume pedal 'twer I you.
It's almost worth learning how to play violin just so I could play one of those suckas into a cranked Marshall. So evil sounding.

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#10
A friend of mine just plays his electrical violin through a solid state guitar amplifier and it works fine.
#11
It's a powered piezo pickup, it will work just fine.
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