Here are a few links that you might find useful or interesting. Please contact me if they appear to have died or if you come across a site that should be more widely known.
- Fiddle Chicks - A great site! These ladies cover it all. www.fiddlechicks.com
- Amplify your violin – A well-written discussion on the subject of violin amplification. www.shoko.calarts.edu/~chung/gear/vioamp1.htm
- Jazz Strings - An extensive site devoted to violin players in Jazz. http://aulos.calarts.edu:16080/~chung/jazzviolin.html
- The Effects Database -
The first place I go for gear reviews.
- Ember Swift - Lyndell Montgomery plays a Millennium and actually plucks out bass lines on it. www.emberswift.com
- Plaid Tongued Devils - An amazing band from Calgary who deserve greater recognition. Jonathan Lewis plays a Millennium and several cuts from their latest CD are featured on the Vector Sampler Cd. www.thedevils.com
- Tanya Kalmanovitch - Not a Vector player yet, but this lady is a major talent to watch out for. www.tanyakalmanovitch.com
- Eileen Ivers - Personally I think that Eileen is the most exciting violin player on the planet. If you haven’t heard her yet, do yourself a favor and check out her recordings. www.eileenivers.com
- Barbera - I’ve been using Richards’ pickups from Day One. Simply the best! www.barberatransducers.com
- Schatten - Les Schatten works wonders with inexpensive transducer designs which have contributed to the success of my Prodigy and Profundo models. www.schattendesign.com
- Strad - www.thestrad.com
- Strings - www.stringsmagazine.com
- Fiddler - www.fiddle.com
- Canadian Viola Society - www.viola.ca
- Fiddle Fork - A new online fiddle community www.fiddlefork.com Fiddle and Alternative Strings Forum – Lots of discussions on Electric violins and gear. www.fiddleforum.com
- Gwyneth Wilbur - A
female luthier (Lutheress?) located in New Brunswick.
- Andrew Kirk - Halifax, Nova Scotia is home to one of Canada’s finest makers. www.canadianviolins.com
- Otis Tomas - Up in the
wilds of Cape Breton Otis handcrafts one-of-a-kind instruments. www.fiddletree.com