“I perform solely on [a Viper] by Mark Wood. I have sound effect pedals, as well. I wasn’t too knowledgable about electrics, to be honest. I was so fortunate to have had a couple of weeks of rehearsals before going on the road, to research instruments.
I made a cold call to Mark Wood after suggestions from colleagues, and he was amazing enough to hand-deliver an instrument to me a couple of days later at the rehearsal studio!
I had a five-stringed instrument brought to me. Of course, this was the first time I had ever played a five-string [Viper], let alone an electric. It was a blast! I had SO much fun discovering new feels, new techniques and new sounds… I even shredded on it to the point where my band guitarists and I were having solo contests for fun because of the similarity of sounds!
I decided this was the right violin for the show because of the flexibility of movement I have while performing on it. It looked perfect, and it blended well with the other instruments in the band.
I also enjoyed envisioning of how it would work in the show, collaborating and lending my visual opinions to Mark’s designer in order to come up with something very personal and creative.
I visualized a shiny hot pink violin, and it came to life through the awesomeness of Mark Wood and company!”
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Judy Kang is an EXTRAORDINARILY gifted violinist with unbelievable credentials! CLICK HERE to visit her website and find out more!