Monday, December 11, 2006
It came this afternoon!
It's a Yamaha SVC200 "Silent Electric Cello". I ordered it just a week ago from Cellos2Go. I didn't get an amplifier; that might come later. For now, the headphones work great.
It was really easy to setup and tune. It sounds like, um, an electric cello. Nice! I like it. Now I can join a rock band. I like the strong ringing tones (C on the a-string for example).
I connected my electronic tuner to the electrocello's output port, making it easy to tune. I don't think it really needs the fine-tuners, the worm drive tuning pegs are cool. Inputting the metronome's signal through the cello's electronics lets me hear it through the headphones with the music.
I only had a few minutes to play around with it before leaving for rehearsal - our last one before Friday. It took a while, but I think we got there. The dynamics aren't going to be perfect, but I think we'll all keep up, more or less, and we should be able to finish all together.
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