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The Realist Cello Transducer 1/4 In Plug 

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Reproduce your cellos sound without a lot of hassle.

Designed by Ned Steinberger in collaboration with David Gage. Fits under the foot of the bridge. Produces rich, powerful response that is acoustically true for both pizz and arco. Output level is unusually high, and as a result, the signal-to-noise ratio is also very high...no pre-amp is necessary. Finally, a pick-up that lets you play both pizz and arco without having to play with your controls.

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The RealistCello Transducer

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This pickup is amazing

By KarlJack34

from Madison, WI

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  • Easy To Use
  • Good Quality
  • Sounds Great Acoustic
  • Sounds Great Plugged In


    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Playing In Louder Groups

    Comments about The Realist Cello Transducer:

    The pickup works great, plugged in, my cello sounds AWESOME. The lower two strings in particular get an amazing sound out of a bass amp. The pickup also did not do anything noticeable to the sound quality of my instrument acoustically so that's another worry to check off your list. The only problem I've had is that the pickup wants to slide all the way under my tailpiece so I have to finagle it a bit in order to plug it in. All in all, it's just a minor issue, but take care when installing it onto you instrument to make sure it will be easy to access with a quarter inch cable.

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    By ChangeCellist

    from Newberry, SC

    Comments about The Realist Cello Transducer:

    This is by far one of the best if not THE best acoustic pickup I've ever heard. There is absolutely no loss in sound quality when the pickup is used. I actually had to cut the system a had it hooked up through off and then on again to make sure I was hearing things correctly. Since the sound quality is so high it makes it extremely easy to add effects via pedals without the sound getting dirty. By far the best $200 I've spent on anything of this nature.

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    best pick up for your money

    By Celloeye

    from Philadelphia, PA

    Comments about The Realist Cello Transducer:

    This pick up is great for the price. It is very "hot" so I suggest purchasing a shielded end cable to reduce feedback noise. I also recommend for any pick up, getting a really good pre amp. There is where you need to make your investment. I play in a rock band and this pick up has really helped me cut through and compete with the loud guitars and drums without sacrificing a good sound. I also placed it under the left left of the bridge (A and D strings)as opposed to the right foot as the manual lsuggests. For some reason that gave me a better result. Every cello is different so it may take some trial and error.

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