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Feb 24, 2024 - 9:09:53 PM
2 posts since 2/24/2024

Hi,

I've just picked up an electric violin but the preamp/pickup isn't working. On the battery case is the only place any model number is mentioned and it's HVPV-30. When i search for this a lot comes up referencing other violins but nothing explaining what the acronym means or where to get a replacement part. Can anyone assist with the meaning of HVPV and where I could find a replacement part?

Feb 25, 2024 - 7:11:29 AM

1403 posts since 3/1/2020

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Originally posted by neilmh

Hi,

I've just picked up an electric violin but the preamp/pickup isn't working. On the battery case is the only place any model number is mentioned and it's HVPV-30. When i search for this a lot comes up referencing other violins but nothing explaining what the acronym means or where to get a replacement part. Can anyone assist with the meaning of HVPV and where I could find a replacement part?


HVPV-30 is the model number for a Cecilio electric violin. Looking online I see that these sell new for about $120, so it's likely that it'll be cheaper to replace the violin than to find a compatible part elsewhere. Cecilio markets violins but I don't think they offer much in the way of maintenance or replacement parts because their products are made to be the cheapest option on the market and they don't invest in quality or longevity because they make their money from mass production. 

Feb 25, 2024 - 9:21:54 AM

134 posts since 12/26/2021

There are dozens of intro electic violins like the Cecelios, that all use the same under the bridge pickup and rectangular black preamp with a 9v battery. Search for "Alnicov Electric Violin Silent EQ Pickup Piezo" for a complete drop-in replacement for $18.99. Did you try replacing the battery?

Feb 25, 2024 - 4:17:46 PM

2 posts since 2/24/2024

Changed the battery and still no good. Thanks for the info on the replacement part. Will look into it.

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