The Realist Violin RV4Pe

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Expert Review

A Realist Violin might be your choice if you're simply looking for a decent acoustic violin with a good pickup. There are four string and five string models available, at two different price points depending on the quality of wood used in the body. The Realist Violins give you the familiar feeling of traditional acoustic instruments, which make the transition to the electric world very easy.

A few pros and cons: the quality of these violins is basically on par with other new student-level instruments, not particularly inspiring. But, the very good pickup does make up for that to some extent, as the tone could be shaped with a preamp or equalizer (not included). Since it uses a passive pickup, the signal is a bit weaker than some other electric violins and you'll hear some finger noise and possible feedback if you're on a loud stage. The upside is this violin allows for the greatest range of expression, capturing all the nuances of your bowing.Rating: 4.25/5

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