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Is Bellafina a good brand or company to buy instruments from?

Question by Haley Lam: Is Bellafina a good brand or company to buy instruments from?
I’m planning to buy a 5-String Violin, but I’m not sure if they are a good brand or company or not

Best answer:

Answer by dlashof
The 5 string may be ok, but in general those are not good instruments. You should not buy a violin based on brand name but rather on sound. One might be good the next absolute junk, that is the problem with instruments in that price range.

A 5 string violin that costs less than around $ 400-500 is not worth purchasing; just putting quality strings on them doesn’t solve the instruments problems. The quality of the parts and sound make them a waste of money and will cost you more in the long run. These cheap instruments are made with cheap materials. The Maple that is used in the instruments is softer than it should be making the pegs wear the holes in the peg box prematurely. In addition the back also being made of this soft maple makes for a dull unappealing sound. The top which is made of inferior spruce creates an unfocused sound and is weaker and more susceptible to damage. The ebony fitting like the fingerboard and pegs (if they are actually ebony) are also softer than they should be, making them wear more quickly. The varnish is usually a sprayed on lacquer which is too hard and creates a hard rough sound because it keeps the wood from vibrating. Just the wood used for a proper beginner level violin costs over $ 125, so you can’t get a whole instrument made for anything close to that that is any good.

When you purchase an instrument over the internet, you have no idea what it will sound like. A picture on a web site with a description tell you nothing about how an instrument sounds or how it will hold up. You also have no one to go to if you have any problems after you receive it. A violin needs to be played to see if you care for the sound. If you don’t play yet, you need someone that is proficient enough with the instrument to demonstrate it for you. Internet sites come and go as it is real easy to just rename the site and start over.

So do yourself a favor and save up some money and get an instrument that you will be happy with. The cheap instruments with their poor sound and poor quality will just frustrate you and you will give up, then all of your time and money will have been wasted. You can also rent a violin and a good store will allow a portion of your rent to apply towards the purchase of an instrument. The better the store, the more of your money will apply. Violin stores will typically offer you the best selection, the best quality and the most rental credit. Music stores will have some violins but not the selection or the quality and no one on staff that understands violins, they are very different from guitars. Value for value, you will get a much better deal at a violin store.

If you need to get something off the internet, do yourself a favor and look here
http://www.electricviolinshop.com/violins.html?dir=asc&limit=all&order=price&strings=65
anything they sell will be of a good quality worth purchasing.

As a professional violin maker and repairmen with 35 years experience in the retail violin market, 40 years as a violinist and a onetime teacher, I have seen this subject from all sides. I hate to see people waste their money on these unusable instruments and then having to pay more to make them even function.

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!

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02 2013

Web Design San Diego – Skybox Creative | Online Brand Elevation

www.skyboxcreative.com – Skybox Creative is one of San Diego’s best web design and branding companies. We continually provide the most innovative and creative solutions that get our clients results. Get a behind-the-scenes peek at what we do and how we do it. We are a full service design studio providing services including brand strategy, graphic design for print collateral and trade show, custom website design, advanced back end web development, mobile development, SEO and more! Learn more about our process, results and testimonials. Enjoy! Skybox Creative is a brand consultancy with an emphasis on web development and technology solutions. http
Video Rating: 5 / 5

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01 2013

Brand Personalization Live 542

Show: Brand Personalization Live 542 bpn.to Host: Dustin Salmons Topic: Outsourcing Local SEO Local SEO will bring new customers that are eager to be your customer. Learn what must be done before you outsource. Video Segments are also recorded during the Brand Personalization Live Show – Monday through Friday @ 7PM EST. If you have questions about SEO, Social Media, Local SEO, WordPress, or Online Branding that you would like to have answered On the Air, submit your questions @ BPN.to All recordings of BP Live and the individual topics are available as a Podcast in Video, Audio, and Article formats. To subscribe to this show, BrandPersonalization.com For more details on this episode, transcripts, or to watch/listen/read in another format, BPN.to
Video Rating: 4 / 5

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07 2012

What is the single best search engine optimization (SEO) tool to help position a brand new website on Google?

Question by : What is the single best search engine optimization (SEO) tool to help position a brand new website on Google?
I have posted a brand new website for kids. With these elements in mind, is there a particular SEO tool that I really should work with(?) or is there a set of tools that are considered the absolute best and most valuable?
please check my website
http://www.natkhatclub.com/

Best answer:

Answer by Fabian Smith
They’re a waste of money. Just let your popularity grow on it’s own.
Spread the word to friends, print fliers, post your work on other sites.

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07 2012

Brand Personalization Live 556

Show: Brand Personalization Live 556 BPN.to Host: Dustin Salmons Main Focus: New workflows and post production sneak peaks Show Notes: Some videos from Livestream have been corrupted causing workflow to be altered. Info will be more streamlined with individual videos for easier viewing. Quick Answers introduced, seperate videos for individual questions. Read, Watch, View. Video Segment: Sneak Peak behind the scenes after a BP Live Show bpn.to Post Production: what happens after the videos are shot. Transcribe after recording, Place audio, video and article into a file and encode as needed. Workflow explained in video. Video Segment: Category: Online Branding How to know what information to trust online BPN.to Quick Answer: Know the sources of the information, and the prospectives behind them. Who can you trust online? Consider perspective of person offering information. Seek sites/people that have gained the trust of their peers. Try to find several viewpoints and form an educated opinion for yourself. Video Segments are recorded during the Brand Personalization Live Show – Monday through Friday @ 7PM EST. If you have questions about SEO, Social Media, Local SEO, WordPress, or Online Branding that you would like to have answered On the Air, submit your questions @ BPN.to All recordings of BP Live and the individual topics are available as a Podcast in Video, Audio, and Article formats. To subscribe to this show, BrandPersonalization.com For more details on this episode
Video Rating: 4 / 5

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07 2012

Google+ Brand Pages Tips For Businesses (Pt. 2) Webwatching 2!

Google Plus Brand Pages – Important to remember when you create a business page on Google plus: optimize for SEO. – Put phone # and pull in your Google place page listing – Share your own content (think strategically about what content you share here vs other channels) – Create unique native content (research shows this site can get more comments with native posts) Tagging people on Google+ Pages – mention customers, partners, suppliers by name – Can’t tag until they don’t follow you Google plus brand pages: tips on sharing content – Determine if content is shareable or not – Don’t just feed press releases – Ask your follwers what type of content they would like to see What are some good strategies for expanding your network for your company pages? – re-post and cross-promote – Get G+ on your website – Make sure your profile is OPEN to search – Use circles to communicate with clients, media, etc. – Add your industry or business name as a ‘Spark’ (use it like a Google Alert)
Video Rating: 5 / 5

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07 2012

Google and OTX present: The Brand Value of Search for the Travel industry

This webinar was presented externally on April 30th, 2009. It is a presentation of the key findings and insights from a study that OTX did for Google on the Brand Value of Search. This particular webinar focuses on the topic as it relates to the Travel Industry. Presented by Julie Cannova, OTX. Introduction by Cindy Goodrich, Google. Moderated by Veronica San Luis, Google.
Video Rating: 4 / 5

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06 2012

How to Build a Brand Like Corona

Rohit Deshpandé, Harvard Business School professor, describes ways that emerging market companies can overcome consumer bias against their products.
Video Rating: 5 / 5

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06 2012

BP Live Post Production – Sneak Peak – Tutorials by Brand Personalization

From Show: Brand Personalization Live 556 BPN.to Host: Dustin Salmons Sneak Peak behind the scenes after a BP Live Show BPN.to Podcast Post Production: what happens after the videos are shot. Transcribe after recording, Place audio, video and article into a file and encode as needed. Workflow explained in video. Video Segments are recorded during the Brand Personalization Live Show – Monday through Friday @ 7PM EST. If you have questions about SEO, Social Media, Local SEO, WordPress, or Online Branding that you would like to have answered On the Air, submit your questions @ BPN.to All recordings of BP Live and the individual topics are available as a Podcast in Video, Audio, and Article formats. To subscribe to this show, BrandPersonalization.com For more details on this episode, transcripts, or to watch/listen/read in another format, BPN.to
Video Rating: 5 / 5

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06 2012

Brand Personalization Live 557

Show: Brand Personalization Live 557 BPN.to Host: Dustin Salmons Main Focus: New formats and Quick Answers Show Notes: Behind the scenes. What processes are followed after the show to create all this content. Video Segment: 1 How to get started with building my Online Brand? BPN.to www.youtube.com Video Segment: 2 How to properly customize your footer in WordPress BPN.to www.youtube.com Video Segment: 3 Can a Facebook Page work as my main website? BPN.to www.youtube.com Video Segment: 4 What are the first things to know about SEO? BPN.to www.youtube.com Video Segment: 5 How important is it to link to internal linking? BPN.to www.youtube.com Video Segments are also recorded during the Brand Personalization Live Show – Monday through Friday @ 7PM EST. If you have questions about SEO, Social Media, Local SEO, WordPress, or Online Branding that you would like to have answered On the Air, submit your questions @ BPN.to All recordings of BP Live and the individual topics are available as a Podcast in Video, Audio, and Article formats. To subscribe to this show, BrandPersonalization.com For more details on this episode, transcripts, or to watch/listen/read in another format, BPN.to

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06 2012


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