The Realist® Cello pickup, developed by David Gage and Ned Steinberger, is one of the best-sounding pickups for cello on the market. The Realist® has a strong output signal, warm and rich. Its sound is very well-balanced across the strings, and accurately reproduces the tonal range of your acoustic cello. The pickup element itself is wrapped in copper shielding tape, and goes under the bass foot of your instrument's bridge. The standard 1/4" output jack mounts on your cello's tailpiece and is secured with an included length of velcro®.