The Realist Copperhead Pickups are by David Gage & NS Design. The Copperhead rests between the bridge feet and the instrument top, which puts it exactly where the sound is transferred from the strings to the sound board. The result is rich, powerful response, both pizzicato and bowed. Its mounting hardware is extremely compact and with such a high output gain it requires no external preamp. The copper foil sandwich construction provides total shielding to eliminate hum from light fixtures and other electrical or radio interference.
SHAR Plug 'n Play Amplifier These portable amps are perfect for practicing in the home or studio at low volumes. The 10-watt Violin/Viola amp features a 5" speaker, volume, bass, and treble controls, an overdrive switch, input jack, and headphone jack. The all new 30-watt cello-bass amp has a 10" speaker, volume, bass, middle, mid-frequency, and treble controls, high and low input jack, and headphone jack. Which Amp? Bowed string instruments have such a wide range of frequencies and dynamics that we recommend an "acoustic" instrument amplifier for live performances. Violins and violas enjoy the best results with amps that have a tweeter to accommodate the higher frequencies, while cellos and basses should use bass amplifiers.
At just under 20 lbs., the Fishman Loudbox Mini delivers a great acoustic sound rarely heard in such a portable amplifier. The Loudbox Mini packs 60 Watts of clean acoustic power, and has two channels featuring Fishman's legendary preamp and tone control designs, plus digital reverb and chorus for the instrument channel and reverb for the microphone channel. The Loudbox Mini sports an MP3 input and balanced XLR D.I. output - a must for jamming along and capturing your performances. If you're looking for a great sound to inspire your practice sessions, or just need a big, yet portable voice at the local open mic night, look no further than the affordable Loudbox Mini.
A durable, self-powered, transparent piezo pickup that offers a focused bass sound, perfect for those musicians who want a lot of punch without loss of fidelity. Performs well at high volumes, offering a clear sound without boom. Mounts at the adjuster without glue or fasteners, will fit on most bridges without changing a thing.
"My intent is to be the kind of sideman who that band-leader feels is essential to the band. When I'm playing, I never worry with The Realist on my bass." - Ron Carter
The Loudbox Artist is an evolution in acoustic amplifiers. It leverages the award-winning design of the Loudbox 100, yet packs more power and enhanced features into an incredibly lightweight and portable package. 120 watts of ultra-clean, bi-amplified acoustic power, two versatile input channels featuring Fishman's legendary tone and feedback-fighting control, plus a new dual effects section make the new Loudbox Artist the ultimate portable acoustic intrument amplifier for the seriously active musician.
- Built in selectable distortion - Volume, treble and Bass controls - Headphone jack for silent practice - 15 watts of powerful, compact sound - Only 9.26 lbs
Ultra-compact amp with a 5 inch speaker, weighs less than 7.5 lbs. Use the AC adapter or play for up to 20 hours with 6 AA batteries - forget any limits on where you can play! Small doesn't mean you sacrifice features however, you will find six essential DSP effects, including chorus, flanger, phaser, tremolo and a dedicated delay/reverb processor. Includes 1/4" and 1/8" auxiliary inputs - great for connecting to a CD player and line-level instruments, plus a Recording/Headphone output.