Amplify any viola or violin easily without modifications! Headway’s The Band Violin Pickup System gives you a compact, durable, and easy-to-install pickup capable of providing electric amplification for your violin or viola without the need for any destructive modifications to the instrument itself. The benefits of The Band are many: You’ll get far greater volume levels before feedback compared to using a microphone. In addition to cutting feedback, The Band reduces bowing noise and body sounds and gives you the ability to filter out excessive treble. Thanks to The Band violin and viola pickup you’ll have more freedom to use the stage when you’re no longer tied down to your microphone stand during performances. Just think how much faster you’ll get through sound checks with this unique band-shaped pickup on your violin or viola! The increased headroom (volume) before feedback offered by The Band pickup enables you to monitor your violin without problems from modest to high volumes. The Band wraps around your violin under the strings and is firmly secured with 2 Velcro® hook-and-loop strips in a 3-step process: 1. Pass the end of The Band pickup tube under the strings between the bridge and the tailpiece and wrap it around the violin’s waist. 2. Strap the 2 ends of the tube firmly around the violin’s back and secure with the provided Velcro® strip. 3. Wrap the other provided Velcro® tape is around the first to provide additional security for the mounted pickup. Headway’s The Band instant pickup works equally well on violins and violas and is covered with a stylish black material that will not detract from your instrument’s appearance.