Electric violin - Luthier Vladimir Kalashnikov

Body material — wood.

Fingerboard — black wood (ebony).

Электро­скрипка Violart

Mechanical pegs — Wittner.

Tailpiece — Wittner.

Surface — light-accumulating paint and varnish which is resistant to mechanical impact.

Bridge — Despiau.

The shoulder rest can be fixed in two positions.

Mensur — 130/195.

Body length — 355 mm.

Electronics — Savinov Nikolai Nikolaevich.

The electric violin has active electronics with a 3-band equalizer and a volume regulator. The LF and HF regulators are located outside; the inside regulators of MF, the relative string volume balance and main resonance settings, imitating sound of an acoustic instrument, are located on the electronic card inside. They are tuned to get the optimal timbre and range balance; it is not recommended to turn them after the tuning.

It is also not recommended to put both timbre regulators on the maximum rise of the frequencies to avoid sound distortions.

The electronics is powered by a 9V battery of Krona type, located in the electronics niche. Alcaline battery is enough for 300 hours of non-stop work. The electronics is switched on by plugging in the mono jack into the output socket.

The battery level LED-indicator is located near the output socket; its permanent light means that the battery should be changed.

The average level of output signal is within the range of 200-300mV, so it should be connected to the line (not mic) level of the amplifier or signal-processing equipment.

The weighted signal to noise ratio of the electronics is about 90 dB, which allows to work with any effect processors and significantly widens the timbre pallet of the instrument.


American project Play with Orchestra: youtube.com