Not sure if this is the right forum for this, but it seemed the closest... My wife plays violin and, increasingly, she's finding opportunities to play it in a rock band setting. She'd like to experiment with lead-guitar-type effects, but doesn't want to put the money into a solid-body electric violin (at least no yet). So.... We thought we could try putting a pickup on her acoustic violin and play around with the idea before making the jump to a real electric violin. The most popular pickups appear to be piezoelectric. Can you use a piezoelectric pickup with electric guitar kit (eg. effects pedals, amps, etc.) without any additional stuff, or will I need to pre-amp it? Impedance-match it? Online reviews and such seem non-existent in this area. They mainly address how accurately the pickups reproduce the acoustic tone of the violin, which is not what we're after. From poking around on the web, I've come up with these 2 examples of something I'm hoping will work... Headway's The Band Fishman's V-200 Thoughts? Advice? Voices of experience in this area?