Realist Acoustic Violin Transducer has been specially designed to reproduce the natural acoustic sound of your violin.
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Developed by bass guru David Gage and instrument design legend Ned Steinberger, The Realist Acoustic Violin Transducer is designed to give you a strong, natural tone, whether you're bowing or playing pizzicato. Easy installation. Just plug it in.
The Realist sounds incredible, accurately reproducing the the full range of the acoustic violin, without coloring your instrument's tone. 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 piz and arco without having to play with your controls.
Mounts under the feet of the bridge, so be aware that if you need to take the Realist off and on between amplified and acoustic gigs, you will have to loosen the strings and lift the bridge frequently in order to install and remove the pickup. Because of this, the Realist is a good choice for a player who has a dedicated acoustic-electric violin, or for the player who wants the best amplified tone, and is willing to sacrifice some ease of use and convenience to get it.
The output jack is a 1/8" mini-jack, so you'll want to keep the included Planet Waves 1/8" to 1/4" adapter cable in your case, and possibly even pick up a spare.