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Sojing Violins    16:16 on Saturday, June 04, 2005 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Jam)
Hey I recently bought a Sojing Violin.

I know nothing about electric violins. I don`t know if I should buy different strings then the usual Thomastik? I desperately need a shoulder rest. The violin is very heavy and is hard to tune. It has a very cool but non traditional shape. Any Advice?

Here is a link to a pic
http://www.greatmusicproductsonline.com/proddetail.asp?prod=SEV4WD

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Re: Sojing Violins    17:33 on Saturday, June 04, 2005 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(TY)
i an so going to buy one of those cooooooooooooooooooooooool
what color did u get.
i like the red and the black.
that is so chep for a violin.

e-mail me to talk more. and to tell me about the violin
tymorgan@hotmail.com

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Re: Sojing Violins    15:58 on Sunday, June 05, 2005 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Elizabeth Ward)
Helicores are popular with electric violins.

Liz

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Re: Sojing Violins    21:37 on Monday, June 06, 2005 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(folkfiddle)
Looks like you might be able to put a regular shoulder pad on it.....?
Try a pad under your shirt on your shoulder... might work.
K
http://www.folkfiddle.com

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Re: Sojing Violins    12:28 on Wednesday, June 08, 2005 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Varian)
It doesn`t look like it would be easy to fit a Kun on one of those, but don`t they make shoulder pads just for this type of circumstance? I thought they did, I`ve seen some types that could fit on there, but I don`t remember what they were called or where I saw them. It shouldn`t be too hard to find them, I hope.
What does the Sojing sound like? I`ve been searching for a cheap, but good electric violin(sounds impossible, but you never know ^_^). I`ve been looking for some way to hear about them, but I don`t know why I am having such a hard time.

Varian

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Re: Sojing Violins    01:34 on Tuesday, June 28, 2005 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(John F)
I have two five string electric violins, one acoustic-electric hybrid (Barbera), and one all electric (Vector).
After much experimentation, I have settled on Pirastro Obligato strings which I find to be vastly superior to anything else I have tried (Helicore, Zyex, Dominant and a few others).

John F

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Re: Sojing Violins    01:40 on Tuesday, June 28, 2005 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(John F)
I have two five string electric violins, one acoustic-electric hybrid (Barbera), and one all electric (Vector).
After much experimentation, I have settled on Pirastro Obligato strings which I find to be vastly superior to anything else I have tried (Helicore, Zyex, Dominant and a few others).

John F

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Re: Sojing Violins    13:49 on Sunday, September 25, 2005 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(alex)
what does it sound like? how durable is it. I too want to dabble with the violin, but I don`t want to mortgage my house for a whim. Electric seemed like a good compromise between cheap and decent sound. I thought of a traditional acoustic violin, but allof the sub $200 violins are chinese, which I have been discouraged from buying.

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Re: Sojing Violins    11:53 on Tuesday, September 27, 2005 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Ballyhoo)
Sojing are chinese too...

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Re: Sojing Violins    15:39 on Wednesday, September 28, 2005 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Varian)
Hey, I got one... It`s not very good. It sounds like a trumpet when you use Dominants. A standard Kun will work with these, you just need to adjust the legs and everything. And there is no lip on the violin, so good luck keeping it on. I just gave up on shoulder rests and play without one.

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Re: Sojing Violins    15:44 on Wednesday, September 28, 2005 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Varian)
And the fingerboard has almost no stinking angle, and the bridge is too flat. Makes it hard to play on one string. And the part on the end of the fingerboard (nearest the pegbox)that holds the string away from the fingerboard is wa-a-a-ay too raised up. It makes it difficult to play flat notes with the first finger. Maybe if you know how to work with electric violins, you can make it better.

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Re: Sojing Violins    07:18 on Saturday, November 12, 2005 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Dan)
Hi, The Sojing is a very nice instrument when set up correctly. The problem with keeping them in tune is due to the fact that the tuning pegs are not fitted correctly. The original mounting only allows the pegs to fit into the first peg hole. The peg should extend all the way into the peg hole on the opposite side of the peg box. For about $30.00 a violin tech can ream the holes correctly. (You don`t need new pegs)

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Re: Sojing Violins    09:49 on Monday, November 28, 2005 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Varian)
Yeah, that too... but like I said before, all you need is an expert who knows how to work with this stuff and you can have a good violin on your hands. But you need to be willing to pay the extra...:\

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Re: Sojing Violins    02:01 on Tuesday, November 29, 2005 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Marzaxlokk)
hey, im currently thinkin bout gettin 1 of these as my first violin. i play fretless bass so i wondered if this will make it any easier to get the notes on a violin, or is it a completely different story. im also plannin 2 put the violin through NI Guitar Rig on my computer to add effects

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Re: Sojing Violins    16:19 on Tuesday, November 29, 2005 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Kevin Miller)
I`d really recommend looking at a somewhat better instrument. I work at a store that specializes in electric violins, so I`m pretty familiar with quite a few different models in all price ranges. The Sojing is about the worst I`ve seen, from both a violinmaking and an electronics perpspective.

The strange angle of the lower bout makes finding a comfortable position for your chin difficult if not impossible. The neck is set at such a low angle that the strings have practically no downward force on the bridge, which makes the bad sound of the cheap electronics even worse.

It`s possible to find a much better electric violin for about $300. You`d be much better off looking at that than struggling with the Sojing.

In response to your other question, playing fretless bass may be helpful in learning the left hand placement on the violin, but the real challenge is learning to control a bow. Unfortunately there`s no shortcut to that.

   





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