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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Pick-up for acoustic violin

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millermusic - Posted - 06/25/2007:  08:10:56

Can anyone recommend a high fidelity (but moderate cost) pick-up to allow:
1. Playing in "Post-Rock" band (lots of classical instrumentation with electric guitars and drums). 2. No permanent alteration of violin or harm to finish.
Thanks for any thoughts or advice.

country frank - Posted - 06/25/2007:  10:38:34

Robert, try this link.


I havent used one in a fiddle but the banjo ones are ace.

Regards from London.

oldtimer - Posted - 06/25/2007:  13:13:53

I like the K&K Twin Spot Classic. They sound great and they are very reasonable...something like $55. I have several for different uses. The single model is also very good and it's a little easier to use because you don't have to attach two pick-ups. You can buy directly from K&K...they are great to deal with.

stay tooned....
Glenn Godsey

"Time passes unhindered"

Edited by - oldtimer on 06/25/2007 13:16:39

tarheel - Posted - 06/25/2007:  18:51:59

I use a carpenter style jack, V-200 Fishman that clips on the bridge. This has a 1/4 " jack -I run a 4 ' cable to to a belt clip preamp Fishman G2 to the mixer/amplifier P.A. I use it on a heavier german type fiddle. The preamp is important to match the pickup to the mixer amp. I think I spent about $300 on it.

fiddledd - Posted - 06/25/2007:  19:36:04

I use an Autolycus pickup, sold in the US by www.fiddlesource.com The website doesn't do justice to explaining what it is, but the sound is great, and the installation doesn't require having a new bridge cut.

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