1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)

Any TBers Play Violin?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by BassGod, Oct 28, 2005.

  1. BassGod


    Jan 21, 2004
    I finally have a job, and I was hoping to save up and buy a violin. I've never played one, and know nothing about 'em, I'd just really like to learn, as I love the sound of the instrument. So I need to know a few thing from you TB violinists. For example:

    • What do I need besides the violin, bow, rosin, and case to get me started?
    • What are some respectable manufacturers? (Ex: Who is the Fodera of violins? Who is the Squier?
    • About how much is a mid level violin (with every necessary accessory) gonna run me?
    • Is it possible to be self-taught? (That's my working plan)
    • What are some really basic tips/practices you could lend a begginer?

    Anything else I should know? Feel free to share your experiences, or if you're like me, ask more questions!

    Graeme :bassist: