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Fishman Piezo Ceramic Pickup for Violin and Viola

Item # V100

$99.95


In Stock

Average Customer Rating:

4 Stars
 
Fishman Piezo Ceramic Pick-ups
These pick-ups include a mini-plug jack which mounts to the tailpiece, cello and bass pickups include a 1/4" output jack. Easy to install... no modification to the instrument. Includes 10' cable.
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PICK-UPS and PRE-AMPS
Stepping into the amplified arena of music performance can be as easy as installing a pickup on your current instrument. A piezo transducer responds to pressure on the instrument's bridge (either in the wing slot, under the bridge feet, or from within the bridge itself). This makes piezo pickups the optimal choice for bowed string instruments.
The standard pickups offered by Kremona and Fishman attach to the wing slot of the instrument's bridge and usually require no alteration to the instrument. The Kremona Pickup is a budget piezo model with low output gain, but the piezo is encased in a small soft piece of wood that seems to take some of the edge off of bow "attack" noise. The Fishman V100 has more output gain and is popular with more professional players.
For the more active performer who is willing to invest in a more ambitious setup which will involve alteration of the instrument, the LR Baggs bridge pickup offers a design that has the piezo carved inside an Aubert #7 Mirecourt bridge. This provides more balance, greater output, and less attack noise, but the bridge requires installation by a qualified technician. Another professional pickup is the Realist pickup designed by David Gage in collaboration with NS Design. The Realist is a transducer in a vinyl sleeve and rests between the bridge feet and the violin top, which puts it exactly where the sound is transferred from the strings to the sound board. Its mounting hardware is extremely compact and with such a high output gain it requires no external preamp. Though installation is relatively easy and can be done by the customer, the transducer raises the bridge height by about 1 mm and some players may want to have their bridge height lowered by a qualified technician.
All piezo pickups require the use of a preamp to match the impedence of the pickup with the amplifier being used as well as to boost the pickup's signal. Features that tend to vary the most include the number of EQ controls and the existence of notch filters, compression, XLR outputs, and even 2-channel mixing capabilities and phantom power. Fishman preamps tend to have a smoother, more ambient sound while LR Baggs leans toward a tighter, more focused quality.
1-Year Limited Warranty
This item comes with Shar's 1 year warranty covering defects of workmanship or materials. General wear and tear or mis-use are not covered. Non-transferable.

Repairs and Service
If you have any repair or technical assistance questions or concerns, please contact Fishman directly at support@fishman.com

30-Day No Hassle Return Policy
If you are not satisfied with this item for any reason, you may return it for a full refund within 30 days of purchase.

If you have any questions about this product's warranty or to make a return, please contact our Customer Service Department at 800.793.4334 or email us at sharserv@sharmusic.com
 

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  • Rating:
    40 Stars
    Posted By: Rene' from Albuquerque, NM
    May 18, 2008

    can be used by others!

    Unlike the user who said that they used the ziptie included, I used this particular pickup at church and our music director modified this with the use of a simple velcro strip that was attached o that it could be removed easily for easy storage and so that others could use this besides myself. It's a great pickup and I'm trying to get one for where I now live. ... (See Full Review)

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful
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    50 Stars
    Posted By: Frank Padellaro from Massachusetts
    February 11, 2008

    tremendous success

    I've had amazing results with these pickups and own 4 of them, for use with my traveling group. I use them for performers who sit in with us, who often don't carry their own pickups. The V-100 s the lesser expensive version of the pickup with the simpler zip tie mounting. The more expensive V-200 has the removable carpenter jack style mount. In contrast to the other negative review, I prefer this less expensive mount. It is small and easy to use. I simply purchased a bag of zip ties for $4.95 from my local Home Depot, and had a lifetime supply for easy application on the gig. ... (See Full Review)

    11 out of 21 people found this review helpful
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