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The Realist Copperhead Violin Pickup with 1/4 inch Plug

The Realist Copperhead Violin Pickup with 1/4 inch Plug | RVP140
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About This Item

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.


1/4 inch plug

Warranty Info

1-Year Limited Warranty
This item comes with SHAR's 1 year warranty covering defects of workmanship or materials. General wear and tear or mis-use are not covered. Non-transferable.

30-Day No Hassle Return Policy
If you are not satisfied with this item for any reason, you may return it for a full refund within 30 days of purchase.

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Question by:

  • Enterprise, AL

Asked On: 10/04/2021

How high will this pickup raise the bridge? Is it too thick? I am between this one and the clip on one, can’t decide which one to go with. My only concern is that it will raise the bridge and the strings too high for my “taste”. Thank you.

SHAR Answer:

Hi Simona, thank you for your question. This pickup raises the bridge by ~1mm.

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Asked On: 01/01/2020

I am purchasing this for pit orch musical theatre and will be plugging into theatre sound board. Do I need to purchase a pre- amp or equalizer to be between me and the board?

SHAR Answer:

Hello Linda! This pick up does not require a preamp or equalizer. Let us know if you have any other questions!

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  • Augusta, GA

Asked On: 11/30/2016

Will the pickup's contact with the top of the instrument result in body noise (e.g. from tapping on the body or turning the tuning pegs)?

SHAR Answer:

Hi Nathaniel! All pickups will transmit some body noise, string noise, tapping, etc.. The realist, being under the bridge, mostly picks up sound that travels between the bridge and the instrument top, but is also sympathetic to the body's response to that sound. This makes the sound well balanced, though it is a hot and brilliant pickup. The Realist instruments actually have this pickup embedded inside the top plate of the instrument, making the response warmer, and reducing string noise somewhat. Hope this helps!

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