05 December 2012
Bradivarius bridge pickup
The maker is Bradley Higgins, a luthier from Hartford New York, who builds beautiful acoustic instruments.
He wanted to provide a bridge pickup solution for his instruments and made the Bradivarius pickup.
The pickup is embedded in the G-side of a good quality bridge, with the wire going out towards the tailpiece.
The bridge has to be fitted to the instrument and a trip to a luthier is recommended.
I have the Bradivarius on my old german fiddle and on my five strings. All testing you hear here is done with the Hengsheng violin, making it possible to compare sounds with the other pickup test.
Here a soundsample of the pickup going through my AER alpha combo.
I have added eq to my liking but no reverb, according to the settings below:
Here is the soundsample of the pickup going directly to disc: