Fishman V-200 violin/viola pickup
This popular Fishman violin/viola pickup installs easily in the wing slot of your bridge and has a 1/4 inch output which fastens through a "Carpenter" jack on the edge of the instrument. Violists need to purchase a pair of Fishman Viola barrels as well.
This is a more stable & professional installation than the Fishman V-100. A "Carpenter" jack attaches to the side of the violin like a chin rest, and takes a standard 1/4 inch cable. The patented "Floating Mount" system does not diminish the sound of the instrument, and mounts into the wing slot of the bridge. Read our article on how to install the Fishman pickup on a classical instrument. Paired with a good acoustic amplifier, the V-200 provides good, even tone across all four strings. Through some amplifiers, or if you're going direct to the board, tone on the high end can be a bit harsh. Consider adding a preamp to ensure optimal tone from the V-100 under those conditions. Violists need to purchase a pair of Fishman Viola barrels as well. Uses standard 1/4" instrument cable, available separately.