Market for used electric violin in Zurich, Switzerland?
I used to post here quite regularly until having moved to Zurich, Switzerland.
Previously, I used to play my violin in a basement parking lot of a large apartment building in Ottawa, ON, Canada where I didn't really bother anyone. I had the liberty of playing without even the mute.
Since I moved to Switzerland, I live in smaller apartment building where my violin can be heard pretty much from everywhere. I use the heavy rubber coated metal mute, but it isn't quiet enough.
I've been shopping for an electric violin for a while now. I posted a similar post here (https://www.violinist.com/discussion/thread.cfm?page=2159). Long story short I couldn't pick up the Stagg as planned.
Are there any members of the forum who are aware of a local market, or even in Germany/France that may have second hand electric violin?
I don't know if an electric violin will solve your problem since you will not have the same response time, dynamics, bow contact etc. of a normal violin.
Ok. With an eletric you will need, an amp, pedals, etc. Perhaps whta you need is a "silent violin", google it.
Hi Steven, I am not familiar with markets in Switzerland, but there are a lot of e-violins in Europe. Doesn't Switzerland has a internet market place? In the Netherlands it is marktplaats.nl and you can fin e-violins there like this one https://www.marktplaats.nl/a/muziek-en-instrumenten/strijkinstrumenten-violen-en-altviolen/m1462613991-fender-fv-3-deluxe-elektrische-viool.html?c=08c285449651fa109c354bbabe740c1b&previousPage=lr
I can vouch for my Yamaha electric, ( same as Laurie’s ) as excellent for very quiet practice. No mute is necessary, but you can hear it clearly when playing it without amplification.