These puppies are unreal great. Designed and handmade with loving care in Weaverville, NC. The freakishly affordable Fiddle Mic is fabulous! Gorgeous, real acoustic sound.
I have loved their Helicore fiddle strings for ages - they cheerfully withstand all the retuning I do. My usual set is Helicore mediums for the G,D, and A, and a Kaplan "non-whistling" E. Highly recommended!
When a gig calls for plugging in, this is the way to go. I have used their bridge pickups on my fiddle and viola, and I'm also a fan of their Venue preamp. They rock.