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Texasfiddler
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A couple things to consider – I just learned from my teacher I needed a different chin rest, a wittner, on a violin I bought about 4 weeks ago and Also I switched to the Bon musical shoulder rest in order to get the instrument to be more stable so I wasn’t supporting it with my left hand. So if I buy an electric, is the chin rest sufficient or do I buy a replacement chin rest?
Another thing to consider is what sound you are looking for. You won’t know how the pickup sounds until you buy it and add it to your violin and there are lots of pickups all claiming to have the best sound, But you can walk into a store like Dallas strings and try a couple or have a store ship one to you and try it out, assuming you have a practice amplifier, and cord.