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Spot the Stradivarius violin - REALLY test your ears [with audio]

A post by David Mellor
Saturday June 15, 2013
Can you tell a priceless Stradivarius violin from a $5500 copy from a $60 chain-store clunker?
Spot the Stradivarius violin - REALLY test your ears [with audio]

If you can tell a genuine Neumann microphone from a Chinese imitation, then surely you will be able to tell these violins apart, which range from the priceless to the almost valueless. Here they are...

I'm sure you will spot the cheap instrument, which is a Windsor brand, clearly aimed at beginners. But the choice between the other two isn't as certain.

Do you go for strength of tone, or for subtlety, and precision of articulation and response?

One thing is for sure, the reverb on these recordings is truly awful.

But it's an interesting test. Take a look in more detail here and see if you got the answers right!

Your comments are welcome.

A post by David Mellor
Saturday June 15, 2013
David Mellor has been creating music and recording in professional and home studios for more than 30 years. This website is all about learning how to improve and have more fun with music and recording. If you enjoy creating music and recording it, then you're definitely in the right place :-)
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