Professional Violin/Viola pick-up Carpenter style 1/4 inch output jack, which mounts on bout of violin using chinrest style hardware (included). Cable NOT included. Easy to install - no modification to the instrument! Fits up to a 15 viola. For larger violas, use item number.
The LR Baggs violin pickup features a miniature vibration transducer cast right into the bridge. The transducer is designed to accept the tone-rich left/right movement of the bridge resulting from natural string vibrations, reject feedback, eliminate scratchy nasal sounds, and trace the natural sound of the instrument without affecting its tone. The L.R. Baggs Violin Pickup has set the standard since its inception over a decade ago, and it is the top choice of more top pros -- including Alison Krauss, Michael Doucet, Darol Anger, Jean-Luc Ponty -- than any other pickup. The pickup is a miniature vibration transducer cast directly into an Aubert #7 Mirecourt maple bridge for maximum sensitivity. For larger violas, use item LRA100.
LR Baggs Para Acoustic DI 5-Band EQ The Para Acoustic D.I. is a studio-quality direct box, featuring a five-band equalizer with tunable notch and midrange controls, adjustable gain and phase inversion. Our proprietary Quasi-Passive EQ circuitry is totally transparent and allows control over voicing without sacrificing tone -- a big advance over conventional equalizers. In short, the Para D.I. is engineered to bring out the best in any pickup.
SHAR Plug 'n Play Amplifier These portable amps are perfect for practicing in the home or studio at low volumes. The 10-watt Violin/Viola amp features a 5" speaker, volume, bass, and treble controls, an overdrive switch, input jack, and headphone jack. The all new 30-watt cello-bass amp has a 10" speaker, volume, bass, middle, mid-frequency, and treble controls, high and low input jack, and headphone jack. Which Amp? They are portable, and are perfect for practicing in the home or sutdio at low volumes. Bowed string instruments have such a wide range of frequencies and dynamics that we recommend an "acoustic" instrument amplifier for live performances. Violins and violas enjoy the best results with amps that have a tweeter to accommodate the higher frequencies, while cellos and basses should use bass amplifiers.
The Realist Copperhead Pickups are by David Gage & NS Design. The Copperhead rests between the bridge feet and the instrument top, which puts it exactly where the sound is transferred from the strings to the sound board. The result is rich, powerful response, both pizzicato and bowed. Its mounting hardware is extremely compact and with such a high output gain it requires no external preamp. The copper foil sandwich construction provides total shielding to eliminate hum from light fixtures and other electrical or radio interference.
At just under 20 lbs., the Fishman Loudbox Mini delivers a great acoustic sound rarely heard in such a portable amplifier. The Loudbox Mini packs 60 Watts of clean acoustic power, and has two channels featuring Fishman's legendary preamp and tone control designs, plus digital reverb and chorus for the instrument channel and reverb for the microphone channel. The Loudbox Mini sports an MP3 input and balanced XLR D.I. output - a must for jamming along and capturing your performances. If you're looking for a great sound to inspire your practice sessions, or just need a big, yet portable voice at the local open mic night, look no further than the affordable Loudbox Mini.