success lies in its combination of an innovative instrument design with
a unique system of piezo- electric bridge transducer technology.
literally means 'pressure sensing').
This works by replacing the acoustic
body with a skeletal- frame body construction. The piezo-electric signal
produced is directly sensing wood
vibrations with no possible loss of
tone production, distortion or feedback usually found when amplifying
through an air born acoustic body.
Violectra works by the string tension
over the bridge being increased in mass by the wooden frame underneath.
This is similar to how a tuning fork
increases in volume when struck and
placed upon a wooden surface. An active response is created by the interaction
with the arched and open
frame of the body underneath. The result is a powerful
output with a balanced and full tone and the dynamic response more accustomed to an
I have worked with Supersensitive String Co of Florida,
since the mid 1990's, and
now electric string
players can choose between 4, 5, 6, 7, & 8 string
violin and viola models, 4,
5 & 6 string cellos models,
Vio-basses and octave tuned instruments.
has made many possibilities with pitches from violin to viola, cello, or double bass on
instrument...or lower octave and bass tuned Violectras