JLP's collection of electric violins - From left to right: 5-string Barcus-Berry 1980/Barytone by Barcus-Berry 1969 / 6-string Violectra (UK) 1997 / white Zeta prototype 1984/ blue "Jazz" Zeta 1988/ black Zeta 1990/ "Jean Luc Ponty" Signature Series Zeta 2002
Jean Luc Ponty still plays his wood finish 5-string electro-acoustic violin with a low C string made for him by Barcus-Berry in California in 1980, as well as his blue 5-string model also made by Barcus-Berry in 1978, as seen on the cover of the album 'A Taste For Passion' from 1979. These are vintage instruments no longer in production.
The good news is that ZETA is active again and in the process of making new Jazz Fusion models as well as "Jean Luc Ponty Signature" model. An annoucement will be made in this page as soon as these new violins will be available. The new website is www.zetaviolins.com
For live acoustic formats JLP plays a 5-string model made in 2005 by Eric Aceto at Ithaca Strings www.ithacastring.com that can also be played completely acoustic without using the pickup.
JLP uses violin bows by Benoit Rolland made of composite material with a unique system allowing players to adjust the tension and balance of the stick according personal needs. JLP's favorite is a bow mounted with the new revolutionary Galliane frog which Benoit invented recently. Benoît is a very talented bow maker who lives in the Boston area www.benoitrolland.com
JLP's violins are equipped with Helicore medium tension strings by D'Addario.
Home Studio Monitoring - Hi Fi - 5.1
"Triangle" asked Jean-Luc to test their new studio monitors "Genese Trio". It took him only a few seconds to hear their superiority in terms of true sound reproduction and richness of the harmonic spectrum, he immediately adopted them in his home recording studio. For more information visit www.triangle-fr.com.
ChannelStrip plug-in for E.Q. for digital recordings by www.mhlabs.com