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Oct 21, 2020 - 3:16:08 PM
8 posts since 4/11/2019

My daughter tours a lot and is thinking of adding an electric to her tour gear for venues that are a feedback nightmare. I've been looking at this model Yamaha and like the fact that it uses a regular fiddle bridge, not a special one from Yamaha; BUT I read a review that said the thing puts out a lot of hiss, which she definitely wouldn't want to deal with. Does anyone have any experience with this model of older Yamaha?

Edited by - gtiemann on 10/21/2020 15:17:12

Oct 21, 2020 - 7:28:04 PM

218 posts since 6/3/2016

I have an old SV-120 that I assume is similar. What I can say is that it has a 1/8 line-out jack. That's not robust mechanically. Any cable is going to want to pop out. I don't think it will work well on stage for that reason, regardless of hiss.

I have a YEV-104, which has a standard 1/4 jack. It's much more robust.

I do agree that being able to use a standard bridge is an asset. My SV-120 has a flatter, fiddle bridge. I've never modified the YEV-104 bridge because of the built-in pickup. Though I'm thinking of asking a luthier to do it.

I only use my SV-120 as an unamplified practice instrument in my living room or on travel.

Oct 23, 2020 - 6:17:45 PM

8 posts since 4/11/2019

Thanks. I agree about the 1/8 inch jack; one more adaptor to lose on the road.

Jan 22, 2021 - 3:05:42 AM

5 posts since 1/22/2021

Any suggestion on Mendini violins?

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