Rave Electric Violins

August 27, 2005 at 04:55 PM · I'm considering purchasing a 5-string Rave electric violin. Could someone tell me about the quality of Raves? And are Rave electric violins also silent?

My main purpose for having an electric violin is to have the viola range, to use it in performance, and to be able to practice quietly.

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August 27, 2005 at 06:17 PM · My friend had a Rave some years ago (probably 4 or 5 years ago) and it was a decent basic electric violin. Nothing amazing, but a good entry-level model for your first foray into the electric world.

August 29, 2005 at 03:03 PM · "a decent basic electric violin. Nothing amazing, but a good entry-level model"

In other words, a POS as far as sound and tone are concerned.

For some reason, I love a lot of electric guitar, but hate most electric violin. When someone gets the electric violin right, it seems more the exception than the rule.

(When it is right, it is wonderful, and so it is a special treat!).

There was a dreadful electric player in Old City Philadelphia yesterday down at 2nd and Chestnut. Actually the player was pretty good, but his violin was awful. He had the reverb set too high. It sounded a lot better when it was far away. This guy would have sounded so much better if he had played acoustic--even with a cheap violin.

So much dreadful electric sound out there!

September 25, 2007 at 01:41 PM · You should consider a GOOD 5-string acoustic violin.

You can have the best of both worlds if you get one that is properly designed.

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