The Realist pickups, designed by David Gage and Ned Steinberger, have gained a deserved reputation as some of the finest instrument pickups on the market. Because of their quality, most players are comfortable with their semi-permanent under-the-bridge installation. However, for the traveling cellist, it can be difficult to take your instrument with you to every performance, especially if you're traveling around the world.
The Realist SoundClip, however, provides an ingenious solution. Instead of mounting under the foot of the bridge, the SoundClip clamps to the foot. This not only means that installation takes only seconds, it means that there's no need to lower the bridge or modify the cello in any way.
For the cellist-on-the-go, or the player who wants a system that is both easy to install and remarkably versatile, the Realist SoundClip provides an excellent solution.