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Different Approach to Achieving the Range of an Octave Violin and Octave Viola: Part I

This article is by D. Rickert Musical Instruments, a highly regarded designer and maker of acoustic purpose-built octave violins and violas, as well as 4-string and 5-string electric violins. All of these instruments are sold via Don Rickert Musician Shop. We have no reason for bias on the topic of acoustic vs. electric instruments, as [...]

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T-Rex Octave Viola by D. Rickert with Video Demo

How good can an acoustic octave viola sound? The T-Rex Octave Viola sets the standard.  NoteThe T-Rex Octave Viola by D. Rickert Musical Instruments and other amazing low-pitched acoustic bowed instruments are available at the Don Rickert Musician Shop.Go Right to YouTube for DemoT-Rex Octave Viola Demo on YouTubeIntroductionSince the inception of our ongoing adventure as an independent [...]

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Don Rickert Musician Shop Independence Day (July 4th) 2015 Free Shipping Sale

General Information about SaleIn celebration of Independence Day, Don Rickert Musician Shop, the online retail face of D. Rickert Musical Instruments, is having a FREE SHIPPING sale! Here are some of the things we have to sell. There are LOTS of items that are NOT listed here for which you can get free shipping as [...]

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Introducing Two New Electric Mandolins (and other New Instruments) by D. Rickert

IntroductionD. Rickert Musical Instruments is in the process of announcing a suite of 8 newly designed electric mandolin family instruments. These instruments have a classic look with a contemporary edge, combining old world master lutherie and varnishing with cutting edge electronics. All of these “mandos” either are, or will soon be, available at the Don [...]

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Announcing the M-1A Venetian Series Semi-Hollow Body Electric Mandolin by D. Rickert

Introduction  The M-1A Venetian Series Semi-Hollow Body Electric Mandolin is one of 8 mandolin family instruments designed and made by D. Rickert Musical Instruments (available at the Don Rickert Musician Shop). The current lineup includes:Two mandolins (14” scale)Two “mezzo” (5-string 17” scale) mandolinsTwo 5-string octave mandolins (22.5” scale)Two 5-string mandocellos (25.5” scale)General DescriptionThis is a [...]

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Announcing the M-1B Venetian Series Chambered Body Electric Mandolin by D. Rickert

Introduction  The M-1B Venetian Series Chambered Body Electric Mandolin is one of 8 mandolin family instruments designed and made by D. Rickert Musical Instruments (available at the Don Rickert Musician Shop).  The current lineup includes: Two mandolins (14” scale)Two “mezzo” (5-string 17” scale) mandolinsTwo 5-string octave mandolins (22.5” scale)Two 5-string mandocellos (25.5” scale)General DescriptionThis is a single course (4-string) performance [...]

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NEW Custom Deep Body Travel Violin - Viola II by D. Rickert

The Custom Deep Body Travel Violin - Viola II is 100% U.S. made in the workshops of D. Rickert Musical Instruments. This new instrument is available at the Don Rickert Musician Shop.  There is a new version of the "Custom Deep Body Travel Violin-Viola" by D. Rickert Musical Instruments. It is called the "Deep Body Travel Violin-Viola II".  This instrument was [...]

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NEW Mountaineer V Backpacker Fiddle by D. Rickert

The Mountaineer V Backpacker Fiddle is 100% U.S. made in the workshops of D. Rickert Musical Instruments. This new instrument is available at the Don Rickert Musician Shop. Most popular travel violin/fiddleThe Mountaineer V Backpacker Fiddle is the next step in the evolution of these extremely popular instruments. The Mountaineer Backpacker Fiddles have been the most popular instrument we have ever sold. [...]

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New Frequent Flyer II Travel Violin by D. Rickert

The Frequent Flyer II Travel Violin, is designed for players who need a travel instrument that can be easily be packed inside of a suitcase or carry-on bag. The Frequent Flyer II is 100% U.S. made in the workshops of D. Rickert Musical Instruments.This new instrument is available at the Don Rickert Musician Shop.The Frequent Flyer [...]

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Your Electric or Acoustic-Electric Violin Not Working with Effects Processors?: The Problem is With Your Pickup!

Introduction  Many violinists with an “amplifier-ready” (i.e. has a pickup) instrument try to use effect processors to extend their sound palate. Effect processors are usually called “guitar effect boxes”, because such devices have historically been marketed to electric guitarists. Such devices are often referred to by their nickname, “stomp box” (referring to the way they [...]

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