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
pickup needs 9V phantom power which can either be supplied by
a suitable amplifier, a pre-amp with phantom power or