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Paul is the sole distributor in Ireland and the
U.K. for the Kurmann Soundpost® pickup
as used by most professional traditional players, including
Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and Ciarán Tourish
of Altan. This product has also been endorsed by Stephan Grapelli.
The Kurman Soundpost®, designed
in Switzerland, is a pick-up system for stringed instruments.
It consists of a sound post with a wafer-thin
transducer attached tightly around the post so that no unwanted
vibration or mutation of sound is caused. The acoustic quality
of the sound is unaffected by the transducer's presence. Because
of the attached lead, this sound-post is difficult to fit and
therefore should always be done by a qualified professional
violinmaker or repairer.
Once the post is fitted (replacing the existing
post), a very thin lead links it to the end-pin, which has a
mini-jack input installed. From here the signal is carried to
a specially designed pre-amp, which has a belt clip or can be
left on an adjacent surface whilst being used. From the end-pin,
the right-angled mini-jack causes no obstruction to the player.
There are no vulgar or unsightly attachments to the violin;
the whole system is entirely discreet.
Paul Bradley uses the Kurman Soundpost®
and considers it a wise investment for professional players.
Paul is the sole distributer for this product in Ireland and
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