Hey Everyone My Realist pickup recently broke. So I sent back to the Gage shop. The tech there said it could be repaired, but he recommended replacing it. So I am trying to decide between the Realist and the Realist Clip. My concern is that the Realist may just break again, it being so fragile. And though I love the sound of the pickup on my bass, I'm not really into dropping a couple bills every couple of years for a pickup. I've read some reviews on the clip, and it seems to be a logical, more sturdy solution. That said, it's twice the price. So is it worth strapping myself and buying the more expensive pickup? Do it sound better? I'll be playing a balance of archo and pizz on it using an older German laminated 5/8th bass. I'm on the fence... Any input, or experience with either pickup is welcomed!