The Band is an instant-fit pick-up which Velcro’s to itself around the the body of the instrument. It requires no alteration of the instrument itself and generates a strong passive (no batteries required) signal which can usually be plugged straight into a mixing desk or combo amp. The multiple pick-up elements, of the Violin version of The Band, are tuned specifically for Violin and deliver a lively, tailored passive signal. The Band is used equally in folk/rock and classical situations and is a favourite with sound engineers and players alike, as it offers far greater volume levels before feedback, compared to mics. You can avoid being tied down to mic stands and The Band cuts feedback, bowing noise, body noise and excessive treble by acoustic filter.
The Violinissimo is our signature pickup for violins and viola. It has three pickup heads; two bigger pickup heads are wedged between the violin and each bridge foot and the third, smaller pickup head is wedged into one wingslot of the bridge. The position underneath the bridge feet produces an extremely voluminous and smooth sound because the bridge applies vertical pressure to the piezo crystals. In this spot, the low frequencies and the unique sound characteristics of the violin's corpus are picked up. The pickup in the bridge wingslot adds to the sound's brilliance. Together, the three pickup heads transmit a perfectly balanced violin sound. Other violin pickups tend to over-emphasize the high-end frequencies, but the Violinissimo eliminates this problem from the get-go. The jack is attached to the string holder with a special dual-lock Velcro adhesive, which is distinctively stronger, more durable, and sturdier than standard Velcro. It can be detached and re-attached repeatedly without wearing out or affecting the pickup integrity. The Violinissimo is also available as the Violinissimo Pro with a 1/4" carpenter jack that clamps onto the bottom/side of the instrument. Please note this carpenter jack is too small for violas. We can substitute a larger clamp for violas on special request. Technical Specs Bridge feet transducers: Round 1/2" Height: 1/32" Impedance: High ohmic Bridge wing transducer: Rectangular 1/2" x 5/16" Height: 1/32" Impedance: High ohmic Length of the 3 Pickup connection wires: About 5" Jack (Standard model): RCA female Jack (Pro model): 1/4" carpenter jack
Simple to install magnetic pickup system made by Schaller. Replaces bridge entirely. Plastic spacers determine correct height. Separate volume control attaches to F-hole. Supplied with cable and 1/4" jack plug. Made in Germany.