Thank you so very much for all of your help - my son received his new bow yesterday and was absolutely thrilled!!! He couldn't wait to play his new electric violin last night!
I cannot express how impressed we are with your customer service and the assistance you provided to ensure that we had everything taken care of within a timely manner. We truly appreciate your help and will recommend your shop every chance we get!
Thanks again and have a fantastic weekend,
It's that time of year when everyone is setting resolutions and making promises to themselves. There is no reason you can't keep and achieve your goals in the New Year. Here are 5 common string player resolutions and how you can go about achieving them this year...
Resolution #1: Practice moreWas a lack of practice time or space your excuse for letting practice slide last year? Good news! Solid body instruments allow you practice anywhere, at any time without disturbing others by plugging in headphones. The Yamaha Silent Practice line features headphone practice capability, as does the NS Design CR-series. Other instruments without headphone jacks can still be used in conjunction with an amp or effects unit that does have a headphone jack. Click here to view our full selection of silent practice instruments! If you already have an electric (or a pickup) and amp, effects can be a great way to spice up practice. Those tedious scales, arpeggios and etudes become heavy metal solos when played through a distortion effect! Click here to shop effects processors and stompbox pedals.
Jazz violinist and educator Christian Howes has graciously extended holiday discount specials to customers of Electric Violin Shop! Take 50% off instructional items in the Creative Strings Shop this month! (Starting as low as $1, these make perfect stocking stuffers for musicians) Get deals on summer camp tuition, our home study course, fun string ensemble charts, and more!Use coupon code "DECEMBER" right before checking out to receive your savings on scores, instructional courses, ebooks, and more: Visit the Creative Strings Shop here.
Choosing an electric violin from the many available models can seem like a daunting decision-making process. There is a huge range of prices, shapes, colors and features that can be enough to make anyone’s head spin! Not to worry…Electric Violin Shop is here to radically simplify your choice by showing you how to narrow down your selection based these key considerations:
- What is your budget?
- What do you need (or want) out of your electric violin?
- What is your tone preference?
- What are your look, feel and style preferences?
By addressing this handful of considerations one by one, you can quickly narrow the selection of electric violins to a small number of instruments that fit all of your requirements. We are always available to assist you along the way and can be contacted at 866-900-8400 or by email at email@example.com.
The MuzArt World Foundation has invited Mark Wood to be the host and featured artist for a huge concert event called “We Are Hope” to celebrate music education and we’re putting out the call to electric and acoustic violins, violas, cellos, and basses to be part of the world’s first virtual symphony orchestra.
Radha at Electric Violin ShopIndian Carnatic violinist Neyveli S. Radhakrishna, who goes by 'Radha', paid a visit to our shop in advance of a performance in nearby Raleigh, NC, bringing with him his own favored instrument, one of the most unusual electric violins ever made. Radha, who was inspired by L. Shankar's similar instrument, commissioned John Jordan a double neck electric violin.
We love it when customers let us know how they're liking their purchases, and even better still when the send photographs! This week alone we've had three lovely ladies send pictures and kind words of thanks...
"Here's a photo from the Shamrocked Festival in Murrieta , California! Love my new Stratton [Skull] five string fiddle!" --Cathy Alonzo
It is EVS's pleasure to conducting business around the globe, but providing advice and great customer service across time zones can be quite challenging! Here's a great note we received from Francois Loiselle, a satisfied Viper customer:
Have you recorded original songs that feature electric violin, viola, cello or upright bass? Do you want free exposure for your band or solo act? If you answered yes to both, then it's time to send us your favorite original track to be used as background music in an Electric Violin Shop YouTube product review or promotional video. There will be many upcoming videos and, therefore, many opportunities to have your track selected!
Football season is about to kick off and with it the fantasy football season. We at Electric Violin Shop asked ourselves, "Why should sports fans have all the fun?!" We got together and decided to build our fantasy performance gear rigs by selecting pieces of equipment in pre-determined order, à la fantasy football drafts. Each staff member's rig had to include an instrument, amplifier, effects pedal and bow (an exception was made for the upright bass rig), and a final slot in each rig was designated a "flex" item...in other words, player's choice. We cut cards to determine picking order and proceeded to draft in serpentine fashion (first to pick in Round 1 is the last to pick in Round 2, etc.). So, without further ado, here are the results of our expert mock draft (continue reading below for our experts' post-draft breakdowns)...
Asterope Pro-series cable reviewIf you're a stage or studio musician, you can't spend to much on an excellent cable. Your cable is the conduit through which your tone passes from your instrument to your amplification equipment and you can't afford to lose the quality or strength of that signal along the way.
by Susie Sneeringer
Who may want/need a C string on a violin?
- Violinists or fiddlers who also love the low, rich tone of the viola C string.
- Violists who are also comfortable with the violin scale length, and want to keep that C string and add the brighter flavor of a violin E string to their playing.
- Teachers / instructors may want a violin and viola on hand to play certain passages for their students. A 5-string enables one to play violin, viola, and even cello parts (an octave higher than written).
- If you like to improvise in any musical style, whether it’s bluegrass, jazz, hip-hop or rock, and wish you had a little bit more range to do so. You can also surprise the guitar or piano players that you might be trading licks with!
Time to gear up for Father's Day...literally! Through Sunday we're offering $20 off orders of $200 or more* plus free shipping on orders of $50 or more** on our site so you can save on gear for Dad. Simply add items to your cart and discounts will be calculated automatically based on your order subtotal. *'$20 off $200 or more' offer cannot be combined with other offers, discounts or coupons. Offer excludes Packages, Bose L1 products, Fourness Fuse and Stratton Skull violins, and all products from the Clearance, On Sale, Used, Collectible and B-stock categories. **Free shipping over $50 offer excludes Powerwerks products.
**Update** (9/23/2013)Thomas recently won the Louisiana State Fiddle Championship (on acoustic fiddle)! Click here to read more about his championship run.
EVS customer Frank M. recently posted an extremely helpful review of his Black Bridge Aquila on the Fiddle Hangout forum. At the end of his review he had the following words to say about our shop's service:
If you're interested in trying a Bridge instrument, I'd heartily recommend the folks at the EVS (Electric Violin Shop: http://www.electricviolinshop.com) in North Carolina. They were a huge help to me, and answered my many questions with much patience!
This weekend through Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, get $20 off orders of $200 or more and $50 off orders of $500 or more! Simply add items to your cart and discounts will be calculated automatically based on your order subtotal. *This offer cannot be combined with other offers, discounts or coupons. Offer excludes Packages, Bose L1 products, Fourness Fuse and Stratton Skull violins, and all products from the Clearance, On Sale, Used, Collectible and B-stock categories.
by Omar Lopez
String players are used to intonating their pitch by ear relative to other pitches they are playing, however when you take up a fretted instrument, pitch becomes absolute. This takes the guess work out of finger placement on the fingerboard, but without properly intonating, you'll find even well-tuned open strings impossible to play in tune on across strings and up the fingerboard!