The Realist Docking Station
Ned Steinberger and David
Gage announce the release of The Realist Docking Station.
Control for All... The Realist Docking
Station is a no-fuss dock and volume knob that works with any (acoustic) string-bass
pick-up. This "Universal Volume Attenuator" mounts to the instrument's
tailpiece without glue or fasteners. The ¼-inch input and ¼-inch
output allows seamless integration to player's current set-up. The volume attenuation
is provided by a sleek anodized knob clearly visible and within the player's
reach so that he or she can clearly adjust on-the-fly.
Docking Station also features The Jack-Pot, a potentiometer that
allows the resistance to be bypassed entirely. The Jack-Pot allows the player
to "click" into a final, un-resisted stage beyond the loudest setting.
Just like This Is Spinal Tap, this pot lets you "go all the way up to eleven."
Docking Station solves jack mounting problems, too. The cable is
dressed away neatly from the ¼" output without additional hardware.
The tension of the strings holds The Docking Station to the tailpiece, like
the "loop" from the industry standard Realist "Copperhead"