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Bellafina ChinCello Outfit16" viola dimensions with interior body modifications and specially designed strings combine to make a chin-position instrument that has the sound of a cello. With a ChinCello, the strolling string quartet becomes possible, and a ChinCello is the perfect choice when performing space is limited. It's also lots of fun to play.
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I found that this instrument surprised me with its depth of sound. On the lower strings you do have to put a lot of power into your bowing, but the instrument responds with loads of sound. On the D and A strings the instrument is sweet and mellow and most enjoyable. It is quite different from a violin to play, but great fun and just right for dragging round from one place to another with a group of fiddlers. I too had an issue with the "C" string failing. I replaced the failed "C" string with an octave violin "C" from supersensitive. I also rewound the "G" string on the "C" string peg. The new "C" string went on the "G" string peg. The string is a little too short for the instrument, but this is not critical for the sound. [Some of the end winding projects over onto the fingerboard]. New purchasers, enjoy your instrument!!! Like I do. Cheers Chris Bacchus
This instrument intrigued me ever since I saw it at the ASTA convention. Finally ordered one and was I surprised at the tone and feel. This instrument will work in a pinch and I'm thrilled with becoming a member of the Chincello Society. Keep up the good work.
I wrote a long review on this whole new and fantastic experience on my newly created blog. I don't play BellaFina but I play a very similar instrument. YouTube videos, information on concerts and CD releases can be found through my blog. It is also a place to share ideas about chincello with experienced players. Long live Bellafina, carbon fiber chincellos and all chincellos as a whole! Blog address is right here: http://chincello.blogspot.com/
The instrument is well set up, and feels like playing a 16" viola. Good sound level, and clear tone. Will need to work on the correct bowing technique, esp. for the lower strings, to allow for the slower vibration rate of the low pitch. The only issue I've had is, like some other reviewers, the low C string failed less than a week after it arrived and I tuned up. WWBW is sending me a replacement as soon as they restock, but since this is an ongoing problem I suggest trying either reinforcing the string where it goes from the end wrap to bare metal on the peg (the string is a little long, so tuning up causes the bare metal part to bend more to wrap a bit onto the peg, and this is where it's breaking) with something like heat-shrink wire tubing (from an electronics store) or perhaps shift the G and C strings so the C is on the upper left peg and doesn't wind to the bare string.
I have not played cello before and I was a little apprehensive when I purchased my chincello. When it arrived, I was amazed with the sound and found it much easier to play than I had expected. Recently, I was playing my chincello in a studio with the door closed. A person in an adjoining room had asked me where I had purchased my full-size cello! The person asking was a musician and he was certain it was a full-size cello and said the sound was very nice. I am very happy. I play violin in a chamber ensemble and would like to incorporate the chincello... I rated 4 stars only because I'm so new to the world of cello.
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