Electric Violin Shop staffer and long-time Viper player Matt Bell explains why he prefers the Viper on stage to any other violin and outlines several compelling reasons that you should too…
-The strap and chest support system provide security and freedom to move around and interact with audience and musicians on stage, as well as providing great positional flexibility and playing comfort.
-The cool looking ‘flying V’ body design is an attention getter that helps break the paradigm of what the audience expects a violin to look and sound like. The lack of an upper bout provides easy access to upper positions.
-Geared tuners are far superior to wooden friction pegs.
-Optional frets help you locate your notes on the fingerboard in situations where you may not hear well enough to always play in tune otherwise. The Viper’s special low profile frets allow for vibrato and glissando.
-Most Vipers are equipped with a Barbera pickup–the Cadillac of violin pickups!
-Get a Viper in 4, 5, 6 or 7-strings
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