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The Realist SoundClip Family
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The Realist Products: Unrivaled Transparency, Tonal Fidelity, Instrument Safety, and Simplicity of Installation.

Realist News

We are proud to introduce the newsest member of the Realist Family: The Realist SoundCLip for Violin and Viola

The Realist Copperhead

Our patented Realist technology has made the Copperhead the world's most respected pickup for acoustic instruments.

The Realist Lifeline

Like its predecessors, the LifeLine is based on a concept of self-powered transparent pickups that are easy to use.

The Realist Violin

Our new amplified-acoustic RVs are made in Europe with fully carved Carpathian spruce, set up here at the shop, featuring the same rich tone, volume knob, and trusted Realist pickup built into the body

The Realist SoundClip

The Realist SoundClip clamps easily onto the bridge of any upright bass or cello, without marking or damaging. It's great for travelling bassists or those who want a pickup only when using an amp.

The Realist Docking Station

This universal volume knob for upright bass lets you adjust volume on-the-fly, no matter which pickup is installed.

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The Realist series of products from David Gage String Instruments are available worldwide. Find your local dealer...

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