Jump to content
Maestronet Forums

WesRist

Members
  • Posts

    249
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Recent Profile Visitors

2377 profile views

WesRist's Achievements

Senior Member

Senior Member (4/5)

  1. You're right, it looks like I will have to try the other forum.
  2. But the site explicitely says about that forum: "The Fingerboard is focused on discussions relating to string instrument playing, practicing, technique, recent performances you've given or heard, the best CD of a particular piece and so on." Whereas the Pegbox is for: "This forum is for discussions relating to the “hardware” side of string instruments"
  3. Actually, I am not. That's not the topic of this thread.I just wanted to know what others like about the sound of his instruments.
  4. Hahaha.....that is too funny.....I'm sorry, I am so used to talking about violins I forgot to mention that. Ya, violins, anything from say $1000 and up. Wes
  5. I have to admit it, I like his instruments...at least over the internet, but I haven't been exposed much to them personally. Could someone who's either played them or owned them elaborate on what the sound is like on the ones they've heard, and specifically what they thought was so 'great'? What makes them better than others? Thanks! Wes
  6. I have to admit it, I like his instruments...at least over the internet, but I haven't been exposed much to them personally. Could someone who's either played them or owned them elaborate on what the sound is like on the ones they've heard, and specifically what they thought was so 'great'? What makes them better than others? Thanks! Wes
  7. What? Almost 2 weeks and no 'thank you'? She hasn't even read the responses! Some trolls should be banned.
  8. Hi Wendy.I had similar questions last year, minus the 5 string part, when I bought one. I was not able to try anything other than Yamaha, and since there were so many good reports about them, and I liked the sound and options, I ended up buying a Yamaha SV130. I tried the 150 and 200 I believe, but the 150 basically sounds the same and really isn't meant for performance, and I actually didn't like the sound as much on the 200, so I went for the 130. The one thing the 200 did better than the 130 was it was more dynamic. The 130 seems harder to vary in that way. But I didn't think the substantial difference in price justified getting the 200, and I am now very happy with the 130. The difference in price basically paid for an amp! The choice of amp will make a difference in the sound too. Don't get an amp for electric guitar, but for acoustic (I think I remember that right). This is the Yamaha violin page. The specs on each instrument are given by clicking on them. http://www.yamaha.ca/content/bandorchestra...p?from=products Another forum which talks a lot about these instruments is..... http://www.fiddleforum.com/fiddleforum/index.php?board=4.0 Good luck! Wes
  9. Oops! I guess there were posts after I left....sorry.The issue I had was the violin was "hoarse" when you played an A on the D. I didn't notice it when I bought it. We tried a lot of ideas, bridge mods, post relocation and type, checking all the lengths, all to no avail. I really like my Fein violin now, even though it has the occassional wolf whistle on the open E. It's just an amazing instrument. I can't recommend theirs enough. Wes
  10. And in case you've never "seen" Hillay Hahn, here's an exerpt! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5zIIpiGgio Bet you didn't know these clips were around. Neat huh?
  11. Not a Cello, but a Fein Violin, and I just love it!!
  12. I wonder if it's Salvatore Accardo. He just amazes me and seems to have a huge Discography already. But yes, whenever I hear Hillary Hahn on the radio I am just stunned.
  13. quote: Originally posted by: wmeng People put far too much emphasis on competition results. While I don't intend to disparage the VSA, I don't think the fact that this last convention's winners were all Chinese is meaningful at all. I also am skeptical of their scoring system in general, because often the judges' individual scores in different categories (ESPECIALLY in workmanship categories) often show wild variation. I have always been curious what a "Gold Medal" winning violin sounds like, but I agree with you, but perhaps for a different reason. If my violin wasn't perfectly even it would lose such a competition, but the overtones and texture I get out of it far outweigh that in my valuation, so I am very happy. But I don't think my instrument would win a medal. You just have to decide what's important to you and what you're willing to live with to have it. Wes
  14. I had a Gil Clark which was chinese, but also Scott Cao I believe has many of his made there I undertand. Wes
  15. A local dealer here is starting to carry them, and rave about them. I tried a lot of good violins recently and it was after that that I tried them. I was impressed. I think one was a Stantov, so it was around $5g or so US, but he also had a cheaper one that also sounded amazing. Actually, between the two I liked the cheaper one more. There was no label on it and he didn't say whose it was. I had bought a good Chinese violin in 2005. It was even, bright and I thought a decent instrument. When I tried the Bulgarian ones I could see there was no comparison. Mine sounded hard and unsophisticated. With the Bulgarian ones you instantly get texture and complexity, plus a good measure of projection, something I don't think you get too much with the Gligas from Romania. Build quality is excellent as well. He said that since he started carrying the Bulgarian ones he can't sell the Chinese ones. Fact is, had I gone for the least expensive one I could have had it for under $1500 US. I would have been laughing all the way to the bank. Some people "need" to spend more, but anyone who would have heard it would have been impressed. In the end I bought a Fein violin which sounded almost identical to the cheap one but had a bit more projection. Definately worth a look and (at least I think) will not waste your time. Wes
×
×
  • Create New...