I regularly get asked how I go about electrifying my fiddle, so for those interested here is a run though of my usual setup.

Acoustic Fiddle

My acoustic fiddle is a 2015 Ateliers de la Dyle made in Brussels and purchased from the wonderful Philip Brown in Newbury. I also use a Ohrenform extra high chin rest with both fiddles, owing to having a rather long neck!

Electric Fiddle

With Threepenny Bit, and whenever there is any other call for an electric setup, I use a Sonic Classic purchased in 2013 with the following pedals:

  • Line 6 Relay 30 Digital Wireless Receiver
  • Peterson StroboStomp HD Tuner
  • Empress 3-band Parametric Equalizer with ‘Boost’ (and homemade dial guard!)
  • Hardwire RV-7
  • Digital Stereo Reverb
  • Boss DD-7 Digital Delay
  • Orchid Electronics DI

With Threepenny Bit I also use a Coda Joule carbon fibre bow.