The Band is an instant-fit pick-up which Velcro's to itself around the the body of the instrument. It requires no alteration of the instrument itself and generates a strong passive (no batteries required) signal which can usually be plugged straight into a mixing desk or combo amp. The multiple pick-up elements, of the Viola version of The Band, are tuned specifically for Viola and deliver a lively, tailored passive signal. The Band is used equally in folk/rock and classical situations and is a favourite with sound engineers and players alike, as it offers far greater volume levels before feedback, compared to mics. You can avoid being tied down to mic stands and The Band cuts feedback, bowing noise, body noise and excessive treble by acoustic filter.
The Band pickup is popular with classical players who may not have a dedicated electric instrument. The Band pickup attaches and detaches quickly and safely from the lower bout of the viola without the need to modify the instrument in any way.