MHS6001 is a soft piece of rubber designed for mounting a DPA Miniature microphone on a violin, viola, cello or double bass. The holder is to be mounted between the tailpiece and the bridge and can be placed either above or below the strings, depending on the desired sound color and sound level.
In general, mounting the microphone below the strings is especially good for use in live applications. It allows for greater gain before feedback and less leakage from nearby sound sources. The sound will reveal the close-mic position to the wood resulting in a darker response. Mounting the microphone above the strings is especially good for solo performance or in the studio. The sound will be more open and clear, revealing the actual sound of the instrument and the room.
The miniature microphone is secured by its cable in a little clip, while the holder itself has a firm grip on two strings of the instrument with small hooks.