It was a need to overcome the limitations of microphones and traditional piezo transducers that saw the creation of Realist Violins and String Instrument Accessories. Founded and developed by bassist David Gage, Realist pickups read off of the instrument’s tone-producing structures. On most instruments, tone is produced by a resonating “top” or “table.” Using piezo ceramics encased in a thin copper element, The Realist is pressed tightly against the instrument’s table, giving it the ability to sense every nuance of the tone produced there. The Realist focuses on the core of the instrument’s sound to bring you a tone that can only be described as “the most real.”

Realist Pickups & Electric Instruments

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