I too use an LR Baggs pickup like GalwayGirl above. Mainly I play acoustic with my church band, but have done some with effects. I use a LR Baggs Para Acoustic DI hooked up to my Boss-ME70 through a Fishman LoudBox Mini. I haven’t quite figured out how to get a good metal sound. Any distortion on my acoustic produces a ton of feedback.
I am very interested in electric violin playing and intend to purchase a 5 or 6 string in the near future. Will post back in the future if things materialize!