Assemble your Fidelino
Plug the neck into the body. Disconnect neck and body with a straight and gentle pull for traveling and changing the string.
The design is simple and the geometry automatically correlates to a standard violin geometry.
The Fidelino has its integrated chinrest, a shoulderrest can be installed on the adjustable platform. For the Fidelino Piccolo both are integrated.
Adjust the shoulder rest for a comfortable support on your shoulder. The chin rest keeps the instrument from tipping over the shoulder.
The Fidelino has to be stable to provide free moving space for both hands.
The Fidelino is made in violin sizes. For the magnetic pickup, the string must be made with steel.
To change the string, disconnect the neck from the body.
Insert the ball end into the hole on the bottom side of the neck.
Pull the string atop the bridge over the saddle and into the peg hole.
Wind the string under the saddle and tighten it with the peg until it ist tuned at the labeled note.
The bow for the electric Fidelino is a 1/16th size classic violin bow.
Pay attention not to touch the horse hair, keep it save and loose.
Tighten the horse hair with the tension screw when playing.
Rosin on the horse hair let it stick to the strings. Apply colophony equally when it loses grip.
A new bow has no rosin on its hair, it cannot grab the string at all, and
a new rosin is glossy, for a good application roughen it with the bow hair..
For the first time, rub the rosin on the tightened hair, till it gets white with rosin powder. Not too much but constant, to get an even application.
Reapply only when the grip decreases, decent with maybe 2 stripes.
The Fidelino has a 3.5mm jack. Connect the 6.5mm jack end to an amplifier, audio interface or other electronic music devices.
The Fidelino Pickup is an electro magnetic and passiv specialized for bowed instruments. The unique and dynamic pickup sound is perfect for effects and distortion.