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Eastman Strings Bridge Aquila Electric Violin - Red/Gold

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AQUILA RD/GOLD

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Tuned to GDAE the Aquila is an easy transition from an acoustic violin, with the benefits of low volume for practice, and high volume for performance with no feedback!

Body
The body is hollow, moulded from a Kevlar and carbon fibre composite with a high strength to weight ratio. The hollow body generates a sound profile within the body structure presenting an open sound without the use of reverb or delay. It is smooth and forgiving when played and allows low volume practice without the use of headphones or amps. Highly stable across temperature and humidity ranges.

Headstock
Inspired by the Stadivari 1710 Viola da Gamba, and modified to the modern sized peg box, this headstock has become the trademark of the Bridge Instruments. The distinctive shield, through peg box and neck is carved from a single maple block.

Pegs and Strings
The high quality ebony pegs are professionally fitted to give a smooth tuning action. The Aquila is fitted with Pirastro Tonica strings.

Fingerboard and Nut
The ebony fingerboard and nut are professionally shaped to modern standard orchestral measurements, and traditionally finished.

Bridge
The bridge houses the Bridge pick up system, a piezo crystal configuration. The Bridge pick up system is designed specifically and only for use with Brdige instruments. It is designed to pick up both the string vibration and the body resonance generated from the hollow composite body. Utilising all the properties of a traditional acoustic bridge it captures the warmth of tone synonymous with its acoustic counterpart, with no feedback.

Controls
All the Bridge electric range of instruments carry a volume and tone control, easily accessible for quick adjustment during performance. The tone control is a tilt control, not a boost/cut control, changing the tonal range of the instrument.

Tailpiece
All our electric range of instruments is fitted with a lightweight alloy tailpiece, fitted with integral individual tuners.

Chinrest
This is a Dresden style chinrest. The style may vary with availability, but will always be of equal quality.

Battery Holder
The battery holder is located neatly on the underside of the instrument. It houses a 3V coin cell battery, which keeps the instruments light, is readily available and easy to fit. It provides approximately 1000 hours playing time, and only drains whilst the jack is connected. Quick and easy to replace. The battery powers the Bridge Active Circuitry.

Bridge Active Circuitry
Each model has its own sophisticated and bespoke active circuitry frequency dedicated to each string configuration and designed to perform in conjunction with the BRIDGE pick-up system.
It supplies power to drive effects and radio packs and puts the string player on equal footing with every other amplified instrument in the band.

Jack Socket
1/4 inch jack - musical instrument standard. The switch jack system automatically switches the active circuitry on and off as the jack is inserted or removed. It is carefully positioned and angled to avoid drag and interference from the cable. Bridge have also ensured that the angle and proportions are compatible with all common wireless solutions.

Endpin
Ebony Endpin, in keeping with all the high quality ebony fittings on this instrument.

Bow Included
Black Fibre Bow with ebony frog, nickel fittings and winding.

Case Included
Hard oblong case with shaped interior.
Black Canvas Cover with large Music Pocket.
4 Bow Holders.
Plush red velvety lining.

Technical Data:
Body Length: 359mm
Neck Stop: 130mm
Body Stop: 195mm
Nut Width: 24.5mm
String Spacing at Nut: 16.5mm
String Spacing at Bridge: 34mm
String Tuning: GDAE
Bridge Pickup: Piezo Configuration
Active Surface Mount Pre-amp
Instrument Output: 100mV nominal
Load Resistance: 10K Ohms minimum
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