A young Austin Symphony violinist named Leah had trouble connecting her violin to the sound systems of music clubs when sitting in with local Austin bands. The Baggs-equipped violin sounded strange when she plugged it in to each club's DI, not anything like the beautiful tone her instrument could produce. I volunteered to shop around and buy her a good preamp. She wanted a single box with a Solo Boost Button that would match the instrument pickup, and she wanted it to fit in her violin case. I couldn't find such a thing in the music stores, so I made her one.
- Daren Appelt, Electronics Engineer