Vektor Kontramike picks up the vibrations directly
from the top of the bass and not only from the bridge. It is
a contact microphone which transduces much more the body sound
and not the string sound like many piezo pickups do. Therefore
the amplified sound is far more natural. A change of the amp
setup while switching from arco- to pizz-mode is unneccassary.
is easy and quickly done. By turning the fixation screw. which
keeps the microphone capsule inside, the pickup is fixed and
adjusted. Best results are reported from the position in the
middle of the bridge between the feet. An impact on the acoustic
sound is not worth mentioning
Vektor Kontramike is 100% compatible with all Schertler-Electronics
pickup needs 9V phantom power which can either be
supplied by a suitable amplifier, a pre-amp with phantom power
case of using 48V phantompower directly, the Kontramike will
be overloaded and destroyed and no guarantee will be applicable!