The Schatten V-03 Violin bridge pickup features a wide range high-output piezo transducer built into a high quality Despiau maple bridge. The V-03 offers unparalleled reproduction, range and clarity of sound all wrapped up in a high quality medium density bridge. There is no false 'fatness' of sound to this series of pickups; they will give you everything that your violin has.
The response is sweet from the bottom end right up to the top. Schatten uses a high quality Despiau maple bridge of medium density that is ready for fitting and curvature. Since the piezo sensing unit is built right into the bridge, it cannot fall out or get out of position or adjustment. There is no acoustic degradation or loss of normal acoustic tone or volume.
All V-03 models are in 4/4 size and fit a normal full sized adult violin. This model includes the replacement bridge with embedded pickup. The pickup lead is non-terminated, for use with an existing jack or onboard preamp, soldering required. Each pickup is hand built and tested in the Schatten workshop to ensure good sound. As well, each pickup is warranted for a period of two years from date of purchase.
Schatten has designed their V-03 series pickups to operate properly and sound terrific without the use of a preamp if you are running into any 'normal' amp (guitar amp, bass amp, etc.) Players who must plug directly into a mixing board or PA system will most likely need to preamp their signal in order to match up with what most mixers require in terms of impedance and signal strength.