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Bridge Electric Violins, Cellos and Double Basses At Promenade Music

Bridge Electric Violins, Cellos and Double Basses Available From Promenade MusicBridge Electric Violins, Cellos and Double Basses Available From Promenade Music
You can now buy Bridge Electric Violins, Cellos and double basses direct from Promenade Music at the UK's Best Price. Call Promenade Music on 01524 410202 to discuss.

Below is everything you need to know about Bridge Electric Violins (Aquila, Lyra, Octave), Cello (Draco) and double bass (Cetus). Although visually quite far removed from their acoustic counterparts, all Bridge instruments retain the essential physical reference points and are carefully set up to professional specifications. All bridge violins and cellos come with a hard case and the double bass comes with a bag. The violins also come with a bow.

See our cataogue page for Bridge at https://www.promenademusic.co.uk/bridge

For the best UK deal on a Bridge Electric Violin, Cello or bass, call Promenade Music on 01524 410202 to discuss.

THE RANGE OF BRIDGE ELECTRIC INSTRUMENTS
– Bridge Aquila Electric Violin, 4 string, Model EV4
– Bridge Lyra Electric Violin, 5 string, Model EV5
– Bridge Octave Electric Violin, 4 string, Model EV8, (tuned an octave below aquila).
– Bridge Draco Electric Cello, 4 string, Model EC
– Bridge Cetus Electric Double Bass, 4 string, Model EB

COLOUR RANGE OF BRIDGE ELECTRIC INSTRUMENTS
All the above Bridge instruments (Aquila Violin, Lyra Violin, Octave Violin, Draco Cello & Cetus double bass) are available in eight finishes. There's four 'standard' colours and four special marble finishes. The RRP of the special finishes have a slightly higher RRP.  
'Standard' colours are All Black, Black/Red, Black/Blue and Black/Purple.
'Special' finishes are Red Marble, Purple Marble, Blue Marble and Green Marble.

CONSTRUCTION OF BRIDGE ELECTRIC INSTRUMENTS
– Bodyshell: Hollow moulded bodyshell, from carbon fibre and kevlar composites, giving a high strength to weight ratio and stability across temperature and humidity ranges. The hollow body generates a sound profile within body structure presenting an open sound without the use of reverb or delay. Smooth and forgiving when played, but with real strength in the body shell construction. The hollow body allows low volume practice without the use of headphones or amps.
– Headstock & Neck: The neck and headstock are carved from a single maple block. The headstock design is a modified copy of the 1710 Stradivari Viola da Gamba head. The neck is hand coloured and finished with oils, for a fast, smooth, traditional finish. All repairs which become necessary with time to acoustic orchestral string instruments, can be performed by luthiers on Bridge instruments (E.g. replacing or shooting fingerboards (traditional glues have been used), nut re-shaping and peg fitting).
– Fingerboard: Ebony fingerboard, shaped to professional specifications.

FITTINGS ON BRIDGE ELECTRIC INSTRUMENTS
– Pegs: Violins and cellos are fitted with swiss pattern ebony pegs.
– Machine Heads: Cetus Bass is fitted with brass Tyrolean style engraved brass plate machine heads
– Nut: Ebony nut.
– Bridge: The BRIDGE pick up system is encapsulated within the bridge, designed by BRIDGE, specifically to function with BRIDGE instruments.
– Tailpiece: Violins and cellos are fitted with lightweight alloy tuner tailpieces and fine adjusters for accurate tuning. Basses are fitted with an ebony tailpiece.
– Endpin: Violins use a swiss pattern ebony endpin, in keeping with the pegs. Cellos use an ebony plug, steel rod with brass screw and ferrule, and removable rubber protector. Basses use an ebony plug, notched steel rod with brass screw and ferrule, and removable rubber protector.

ELECTRONICS ON BRIDGE ELECTRIC INSTRUMENTS
– Bridge Pick-Up System: The pickup system is designed by Bridge and unique to these instruments. It uses a piezo crystal configuration giving an accurate acoustic sound with an even tone. The pickup uses all mechanical movements of the instrument to generate its acoustic sound.
– Bridge Active Circuitry: Each instrument has its own bespoke electronics, frequency dedicated to its string configuration and designed to perform in conjunction with the BRIDGE pick-up system. It's capable of driving effects and radio packs and puts the string player on equal footing with every other amplified instrument in the band and has a sophisticated active circuitry dedicated to the frequency range of the instrument.
– Volume & Tone controls: The tone control is a tilt control, not a boost/cut control, changing the tonal range of the instrument with control of performance and optimum sound profile for any style of music performance.
– Battery: Violins use a 20mm 3V coin cell battery which keeps the instruments lightweight and is quick and easy to replace, giving approx 1000 hours playing time. Cellos and Basses use a 9V battery giving approx 3000 hours playing time.
– Jack Socket: 1/4” switch jack socket positioned on the underside of the instruments to provide stability and prevent cable drag. It automatically switches the active circuitry on and off when the jack is inserted and removed. The positioning of the jack socket on the back of the instrument, gives perfect balance to the instrument even with a 20’ cable.

STRINGS & SET-UP ON BRIDGE ELECTRIC INSTRUMENTS
– Fitted with quality strings (Pirastro or D’addario).
– Set Up to professional orchestral specifications.

CONSISTANT REFERENCE POINTS WITH ACOUSTIC COUNTERPOINTS

– The playing technique remains the same and Violins use a standard shoulder rest.

WARRANTY
– Every instrument carries a limited 1 year warranty for the original purchaser against defects in materials and workmanship. This warranty does not apply to damage caused by carelessness, accident or to normal wear and tear of strings, bridge, fittings, fingerboard, pegs and controls.

TUNING OF BRIDGE ELECTRIC INSTRUMENTS
– Aquila Violin = GDAE
– Lyra Violin = CGDAE
– Octave Violin = GDAE (octave below Aquila)
– Draco Cello = CGDA
– Cetus Double Bass = EADG

For the best UK deal on a Bridge Electric Violin, Cello or bass, call Promenade Music on 01524 410202 to discuss.

BRIDGE ELECTRIC INSTRUMENT ENDORSEES
– Bridge Aquila 4 String Electric Violin endoresees …
* Jote Osahn (Snow Patrol, Elbow, Gorillaz, Paul Weller, Take That, Wet Wet Wet, Oasis)
* Carmen Phelam (Sinead O’Connor, Damien Dempsey, Urban Soul Orchestra)
* Jimmi Mattingly (Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks)
* Linzi Stoppard (Violinist to the Princes, Fuse)
* Jon Sevink (The Levellers)
* Siren Quartet (Gnarls Barkley, Simly Red, Mika, Geri Halliwell)
* CHi 2 Strings (Moby, Anastasia, Boy George, Nelly Furtado)
* Didier Lockwood (Jazz Exponent)
* Quadrafonic Quartet (Oasis, Paul Weller, Massive Attack)  
* Eliza Carthy (Carthy Band)
* Sonia Slaney (Session Violininst for Andrew Lloyd Webber Shows)
* Martin Bell (The Wonder Stuff)
* Mark O’Connor (Composer & Performer)
* Norval Cree (Sarah Jory Band)
* Sigur Ros (Amongst others Radiohead)
* Dragon Strings Electric String Orchestra
– Bridge Lyra 5 String Electric Violin endoresees …
* CHi 2 Strings (Moby, Anastasia, Boy George, Nelly Furtado)
* Eclipse String Quartet
* Quadrafonic Quartet (Oasis, Paul Weller, Massive Attack)
* Siren Quartet (Gnarls Barkley, Simly Red, Mika, Geri Halliwell)
* Sigur Ros (Amongst others Radiohead)
* Dragon Strings Electric String Orchestra
– Bridge Octave Electric Violin endoresees …
* Peter Knight (Steeleye Span)
* Sonia Slaney (Session Violininst for Andrew Lloyd Webber Shows)
* Alastair Fraser (Scottish Fiddle Master)
* Brian Mc Neill (Head of Traditional Music at Glasgow University)
– Bridge Draco 4 String Electric Cello endoresees …
* CHi 2 Strings (Moby, Anastasia, Boy George, Nelly Furtado)
* Eclipse String Quartet
* Quadrafonic Quartet (Oasis, Paul Weller, Massive Attack)
* Timon Birkhofer (Leaves Eyes, Liv Kristine)
* Siren Quartet (Gnarls Barkley, Simly Red, Mika, Geri Halliwell)
* Sigur Ros (Amongst others Radiohead)
 Dragon Strings Electric String Orchestra
– Bridge Cetus Bass endorsees …
* Julian Cox (Vanessa Mae, Michael Buble, Daniel Beddingfield, David Gray, Andrea Bocelli, Nelli Furtardo, Sugar Babes)
* Alison Rayner (Dierdre Cartwright Quartet)
* Joe Csibi (Riverdance)
* Dragon Strings Electric String Orchestra

For the best UK deal on a Bridge Electric Violin, Cello or bass, call Promenade Music on 01524 410202 to discuss.