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The Realist Double Bass Transducer Pickup For Bass 

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Designed by Ned Steinberger in collaboration with David Gage. A flexible element fits under the bridge foot so that it picks up sound from both the b...Read More

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Designed by Ned Steinberger in collaboration with David Gage. A flexible element fits under the bridge foot so that it picks up sound from both the bridge and top plate. Produces a rich and powerful response that is acoustically true for both pizz and arco without adjusting controls. No preamp necessary. Easy installation—just plug it in.


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The RealistDouble Bass Transducer Pickup
 
4.8

(based on 6 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves sound (5)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Good quality (4)
  • Functional (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (3), Professional musician (3)

    Reviewed by 6 customers

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    4.0

    Does the job I needed done

    By 007

    from Va.

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about The Realist Double Bass Transducer Pickup:

      Does just what I bought it to do

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      works like a dream

      By db

      from San Diego

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Easy to install
      • Easy To Use
      • Great Sound
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about The Realist Double Bass Transducer Pickup:

          Was a breeze to install and has great sound.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Tone, No Feedback!

          By GG

          from Huntington, NY USA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Better Location Of Pickup
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

          • Difficult To Remove

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Performances

          Comments about The Realist Double Bass Transducer Pickup:

          I LOVE this pickup! I had the Fishman BP-100 for years and ALWAYS hated it. Tinny as hell and it constantly fed back even though I used several different pre-amps. You could never get a decent tone because you had to roll off all the highs and most of the mids. Recently I was in a music store and heard someone playing the cello version of this pickup. I LOVED the tone, and I like the bass version just as much. For the first time I get the "GROWL" you want from your string bass. I also finally get a good bowed sound. It has a nice warm midrange and well-defined high frequencies - a very natural sound. I can turn it up to a decent volume onstage and not have to worry about feedback. I'm so happy - Two C-notes well-spent!

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Love my Realist pick!

          By Bass Rocket

          from Collierville Tn.

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

          • Easy to install
          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts

            Comments about The Realist Double Bass Transducer Pickup:

            I own a '52 Epiphone upright that I had installed a cheap pickup on. The sound was real thin or tinny, so I did tons of research and finally bit the bullet and purchased the Realist. I love the tone and overall sound. It was easy to install and hardly noticeable. I was pleased with overall purchase as I have been in the past from Musicians Friend. Thanks!

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Wonderful

            By Isaac

            from Cheyenne, WY

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Warm Natural Sound

            Cons

            • I Did Need A Small Pre-am

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts

            Comments about The Realist Double Bass Transducer Pickup:

            After using it on the 1st gig, band members and listeners alike said that it sounded like there was no amplification, just a natural sound that balanced in the big band.

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent upgrade

            By PTJQBASS

            from Upstate NY

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about The Realist Double Bass Transducer Pickup:

                I am a working musician- jazz, orch pits, etc. I got the Realist to see if it worked better on my Kay bass than the K&K sound max (I have a Fishman Full-Circle on my other Kay). I A/B'ed them and the Realist sounded significantly better- warmer, and more authentic than the K&K, and I like it better than the Fishman. I actually enjoy playing the bass more. Installation a bit of work, but not too bad, and plugging into the pick up is not as secure as I would like- but small details. So far, my favorite pick-up of the three mentioned above by a significant margin.

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