I have 2 Violins that I use most of the time. One was given to me by Tony Martin, a fiddle maker and restorer who used to live in London. He is now living back in Ireland near where heDetails
Strings that I like to use are Pirastro Obligato, Jargar Forte, Pirastro Tonica, Pirastro Synoxa Plus, Pirastro Aricore and over the last year or two I have been using 2 types of string made by D’Addario – Helicore (Heavy Tension)Details
For amplification purposes I use an MBC-603 condenser microphone on a stand. I also have a Kurmann Soundpost pick-up (manufactured in Switzerland by Ronnie Arber Audiotechnik, Edisonstrasse 7, CH-4053 Basel) which I sometimes use in conjunction with the microphone.