Headway "The Band"
Just a qucik question. I like "The Band" as my pickup solution from what I have seen and read. My only questions is a concern raised by one reviewer which is about problems using it without shoulder rest.
I don't use shoulder rest and I would be grateful if someone who has it can tell me if it is really problematic to play with the band without a SR.
I have no option to try it in advance or to return it once I order, so I would like to be clear about that.
I don't play with a shoulder rest and do use The Band with my 5-string viola. The Band doesn't interfere with my holding the instrument in any way... it's a great pickup, the amplified sound is quite true to the viola's acoustic sound.
Thanks! That's what I needed. Do you use a preamp? I have read about the band that although by hardware it doesn't need it, some find it necessary.
I've never used The Band, as I've got an acoustic/electric barcus berry violin. but I'm guessing that a pre-amp could only strengthen the signal.
I play restless and use The Band and the Paracoustic DI as well every weekend. Only issue i’ve had is while wearing a sweater the Velcro in the band gets caught. No problem with dress shirts, though.
Thank you all. It seems it will serve me well. No sweaters in a tropical country!
I don't use a preamp with The Band, just a simple (cheap) DI box, it really doesn't need any wizardry to produce a good sound...
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