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Violin converted to Viola
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coolpinkone
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September 3, 2014 - 8:16 pm
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So.. I have been considering changing my pink violin into a viola. This seems for me to be the best way to "try" viola without buying one just yet.

I know John (Ferret) and Ray (OctaveRay) have done this.

My question is, do you think this will give the "somewhat" experience of the true viola? Or not even close?

I was thinking of changing my PINK VSO violin. Would love to hear thoughts.

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Barry Nelson
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September 6, 2014 - 8:48 pm
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Get you some short scale Viola strings (for smaller Viola's) and go for it. Of course it wont be near and deep and warm as a full size viola, but it will give you a taste
http://www.amazon.com/DAddario.....la+strings

Bach : As the greatest expert and judge of harmony, he liked best to play the viola, with appropriate loudness and softness

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Thanks Barry.. This is on my list.
So I get the strings for a 15 inch viola?

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Barry Nelson
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September 9, 2014 - 12:26 pm
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Yes, the short scale strings is what they are called, they fit the violin

Bach : As the greatest expert and judge of harmony, he liked best to play the viola, with appropriate loudness and softness

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thanks Barry... this is on my list over the next month or so.

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November 4, 2014 - 7:09 pm
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Look forward to seeing that. :)

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