Prism

LED-lit electric violin

The Prism is an electric violin whose body lights up with an on-board LED system. This onboard LED system has several modes.

The Prism has the simple and sleek design of our electric violins line and a pickup with excellent sound quality!

Careful, currently, delivery time for a Prism is around 3 weeks.

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Illuminated Prism electric violin with blue LEDs

Illumination

The Prism incorporates dozens of LEDs in order to light up on stage. It offers different lighting settings selectable by the violinist:

  • Mode 1 – Breath: A selectable color that flickers intermittently like breathing
  • Mode 2 – Pure: A single color chosen by the violinist
  • Mode 3 – Gradient: A changing color gradient, adaptable by the violinist
  • Mode 4 – Prism: A changing color gradient, based on a prism’s colors
  • Mode 5 – Sound Reactive: A responsive mode depending on what is played by the violinist. The Prism lights up with different intensities depending on the notes played.
  • Mode 6 – Color Reactive: A responsive mode depending on what is played by the violinist. The Prism changes colors according to the notes played.
  • Mode 7 – Fire: A mode that imitates flames.

Other modes are being developed and will be available to violinists free of charge.

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Sound

Like Line, the Prism electric violin is equipped with the S pickup. It is a very responsive electric piezo pickup with great sound quality. The power of these pickups avoids the use of an internal preamp. All S pickups are manufactured by 3Dvarius.

LED and sound systems are completely separated to avoid sound interferences.

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Red electric violin with LED

Customization

The Prism can be painted and personalize with a customization service. On the ‘Order’ tab, you can select the body and tuning pegs color.

We offer 3 color options for the violin body: white, black or red, and 2 options for the tuning pegs: chrome plated or black.

If you are interested by another color or finish, please contact us to further discuss your needs.

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LED management

The LEDs are powered by a 9-volt battery. We suggest using a 9-volt rechargeable battery, as its purpose is solely to power the LEDs.

The LEDs are controllable using two rotary and push buttons. The first button allows the violinist to control the different modes and select the colors. The second manages the LED light intensity. The light intensity is such that, in dark setting, it is necessary to decrease it in order to avoid being blinded!

The battery life is approximately 2 hours, depending on the mode and intensity of the selected LEDs.

The electronic system embedded in the violin body can be updated by the user. Suggested updates will be made available to instrumentalists, as free downloads from our website.

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Prism electric violin with LED
the violinist Heru Peacock and his red Prism

Shape & Design

The Prism’s design is similar to our other electric violins. The design was created in order to be the most simple as possible.

After machining, the violin body is sanded manually to obtain a soft feel and undergoes a series of post-treatments in order to protect it durably.

The electronic system is placed in a custom box, into which transparent parts are inserted.

They provide excellent LED reflection on the whole violin body and great color visibility for the audience.

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Made In France

Like all our electric violins, the Prism is entirely made in France, specifically in Occitania (Southern France), home of 3Dvarius.

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Specifications

Number of strings 4-string or 5-string
Bridge S Pickup by 3Dvarius
Pickup Piezo-electric pickup using one sensor per string
Strings Ball-end strings for violin
Tuning pegs From guitars (chrome-plated or black)
Personalized Options Select the color of your tuning pegs
Available LED Modes Mode 1 – Breath: A selectable color that flickers intermittently like breathing
Mode 2 – Pure: A single color chosen by the violinist
Mode 3 – Gradient: A changing color gradient, adaptable by the violinist
Mode 4 – Prism: A changing color gradient, based on a prism’s colors
Mode 5 – Sound Reactive: A responsive mode depending on what is played by the violinist. The Prism lights up with different intensities depending on the notes played.
Mode 6 – Color Reactive: A responsive mode depending on what is played by the violinist. The Prism changes colors according to the notes played.
Mode 7 – Fire: A mode that imitates flames.
LED Power Supply 1 x 9-volt battery (not included)
Connector & control Passive jack output
LED modes and color control
LED brightness control
Dimensions 520 x 220 x 120 mm
Weight Approximately 748 g (4-string), approximately 788 g (5-string)
Accessories Violin case
Recommendations Use of an angle-jack cable
Use of rechargeable 9-volt battery to supply LED (the battery is only necessary to supply LED)

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I customize my Prism?

We can certainly provide you with a customization service. We’ve done it before. Please contact us to further discuss your needs.

What type of battery should I use?

The Prism requires a 9V battery to operate the lights. The battery is not included with the electric violin. We recommend the use of 9V Li-ion rechargeable batteries.

Does the battery need to be working for the sound of the violin to be heard?

No, you do not need the battery to play the electric violin. It only provides power to the light system. The sound and light systems are completely independent from each other.

I can't change between modes / My violin is stuck on a particular mode

First, check that you are properly using the button that allows you to change the mode by pushing it. If this doesn’t work, check the charge of your battery. If it is too low, then it is not transmitting enough power to the Prism’s electronic control unit. Be careful, just because the lights stay on doesn’t mean that the internal processor of the violin has enough power to process the instructions.

Can I create my own light mode?

It is not possible at the moment.

What is the purpose of the USB plug found on the back of the Prism?

It is used to update the Prism. There have been no updates published to date, but they will be made available through our website.

Can you replace the 9v battery with a built-in Li-ion battery?

Current European and international regulations regarding Li-ion batteries are very strict. The use of a Li-ion battery requires obtaining certifications and the use of a specific carrier. We could do this but unfortunately not all our resellers are able to do so. That means that they would be unable to sell our instruments. Therefore, we have excluded this possibility.

I lost the magnetic cover for the battery. How can I get a new one?

We provide customer service for all our instruments. Please contact us if you need to replace the lost part.

How long does the battery last?

Using the lights at full capacity, the battery life is 2 hours.

Is the bridge leaning, misplaced or tilted?

Please watch our tutorial video on how to properly straighten the bridge. Before you start, we recommend that you loosen the strings and apply a little bit of graphite pencil at the bottom of each slot maintaining the string aligned with the bridge. This will facilitate the straightening of the bridge and will keep your ropes from breaking.

What are the delivery times?

Unless there is a particular indication on the page, the electric violin is available in our stock and ready to leave our premises. Delivery times vary from continent to continent. It takes about 3 to 4 days in Europe via carrier, between 5 and 7 days when shipping to North America, and more than 7 days for other continents.
Production and delivery times for the 3Dvarius or for a personalized violin are an exception since we have to make special pieces according to the needs and wishes of the violinist.

Sound Reactive / Color Reactive mode no longer reacts on a particular string?

The calibration of your Prism has probably been affected when you replaced the battery. Press and hold the light intensity control button for more than 5 seconds and a blue, white, red color code will appear. Turn the same button while playing the strings to calibrate the responsiveness of your Prism. Once you are satisfied with the results, press the same button once. This will store your calibration setting in the memory.

How do I clean my Prism?

Use a standard microfiber cloth to remove any rosin dust or other residues. Do not apply any chemicals to your instrument as this may damage the varnish that protects it.

What strings do you put on the Prism? And how to replace them?

We no longer mention any particular brand of strings because we rely on our distributor’s restocking. We generally use Thomastik, D’Addario or Super Sensitive strings. All ball-end violin strings are compatible with our electric violins. Be sure to check out our tutorial on how to replace your strings. And you can read our feedback on the different sets of strings we have tried with our instruments.

Does the S pickup produce a good-quality sound?

The S pickup features one sensor per string which makes it extremely responsive as well as powerful enough to avoid having to use a preamp. The difference with the X pickup is in the sensitivity of its sensors.

Is there a left-handed Prism?

Our violins are not adapted for left-handed people.

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