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Can anyone tell me if there is any way I can convert my

acoustic violin to electric without ruinging it? I've

herad that I would have to drill holes and totally ruin

my violin in order to achieve this! Also, does anyone

know the procedure? Any information is greatly

appreciated :-)

Thanx!

Rick

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: Can anyone tell me if there is any way I can convert my

: acoustic violin to electric without ruinging it? I've

: herad that I would have to drill holes and totally ruin

: my violin in order to achieve this! Also, does anyone

: know the procedure? Any information is greatly

: appreciated :-)

: Thanx!

: Rick

Rick...you do not need to ruing your violin. Have your favorite luthier install a pickup made by L. R. Baggs, or Barcus Berry. The bridges must be fitted. There are other pickups you simply place on or in your bridge. None of these require surgery to your violin. One very popular pickup is the Fishmann. It wedges in the bridge, and is easily removed. I also suggest you use one with my friend's invention, the Carpenter Jack...very stable. Good Luck.

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: Can anyone tell me if there is any way I can convert my

: acoustic violin to electric without ruinging it? I've

: herad that I would have to drill holes and totally ruin

: my violin in order to achieve this! Also, does anyone

: know the procedure? Any information is greatly

: appreciated :-)

: Thanx!

: Rick

I use a Fishmen pick-up and it works great. They cost about $100 and very little bridge work has to be done to your existing bridge. The violin body itself is never even touched! Good luck

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If you wish to preserve the acoustic sound do not convert it. It is more expensive but get yourself a wireless guitar system and good quality headset microphone. Remove the microphone from the headset and you can temporarily mount it on the chinrest of of your violin. Ducktape even works fine. Run the headset line into the bttery pack for the wireless and you are all set. I went to this system about four years ago and wouldn't go any other way.

Chris

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