No instrument modification needed!
The Shadow Nanoflex Violin/Viola Pickup System is built to authentically reproduce the vibrations of your violin or viola with every move of the bow in all positions.
The Nanoflex pickup not only takes the vibrations of the strings like common undersaddle pickups, it senses the vibrations of the strings and the body of the instrument simultaneously. Due to active amplification directly at the pickup and 100% shielding of the entire system, no sound will be lost and no hum created.
Shadow felt that because of the beautiful design and incredible frequency response in violins and violas that no instrument modification was a must in developing this pickup system.
The Shadow violin pickup mounts easily under the bridge and senses the vibrations of the bridge and the body. The control unit with volume and tone knobs mounts on violin side with chin rest type assembly. The control unit has an input for the pickup and a standard 1/4" jack output, 3V cell battery (2032). Battery life averages 1 year.