Can You Hear The Difference Between A Cheap And Expensive Violin?

Submitted by: fancylad 1 year ago in Weird


I always thought it was the player, not the instrument.
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Male 2,260
The acid test would be Charlie Daniels showing up and doing "The Devil Goes Down To Georgia"
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Male 4,382
The timbres are very slight. But it's barely discernible. Probably doesn't help that they're using a cheap mic in a room that's not sound proofed
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Male 21,778
I'd like to see him do this with a cheap guitar and crappy amp. I've heard some great rock guitarists make incredible music with a $100 pawn shop guitar and a practice amp.
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Male 5,194
In my experience "cheap" instruments usually sound like they are cheap but not always. With string instruments the bow can make all the difference like the mouthpiece of a sax can.
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Male 1,841
there was a scientific study done a long time ago that concluded most of the sound difference is due to the type and thickness of the varnish used!  
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Male 12,916
I can definitely tell a difference. It is better. Is it 450,000% better? No.

BTW, for those that think $285,000 is insane (which of course it is), a Stradivarius went for $16 Million.
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I want him to play a cheap violin and tell him that it's expensive, then play an expensive one and  tell everyone it's cheap.  Double blind to  see if it's really true.
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Male 21,778
@_forbes This would be a true A-B test. 
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Male 7,000
Well the cheapest one sounded kinda off, the rest were too hard to differentiate.

Although when he said, lets start with an affordable one and he picked up one that costs 130K dollars, my brain kind of broke.
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Male 1,841
daegog obviously  a $62 violin will sound like crap.  What they need to do is play a $400 vs quarter million dollar one.  At least then you are comparing one with similar woods/construction
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Male 938
No. No I cannot.
Do I want to?
No. No I do not.

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