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Audiofanzine FR's review - Yamaha EV 204

(Originally written by pagamini/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
I've been using it for six months.

Headphone output plus preamp/amp output.

Four pickups (one per string) with independent volume controls!

Pros: excellent manufacturing quality, it has no sound box so it has a very good rejection to feedback (excellent to play live on stage), independent controls for each string (very useful).

Con: sounds a bit cold and metallic. But this disadvantage can be corrected with a good preamp.

The instrument's body doesn't generate vibrations and it's very uncomfortable.

The fingerboard, bridge height and space between the strings are standard. You won't have any difficulty if you come from playing acoustic violins.

Don't use it for classical music because it's not the best at that, like all electric violins... But it's interesting for all other music styles!!

Notice that the electric violin is not the same thing as the silent violin, which produces an audible noise contrary to its name! This is an instrument you can use on stage without limitations. So pay a bit more and buy an instrument you won't change for a while.