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Realist repair

Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by The hook, May 3, 2005.


  1. The hook

    The hook Guest

    May 6, 2002
    Netherlands
    Hi,

    Unfortunately my realist is humming a big hum
    due to a shortcut were the wire is connected to the piezo, I suspect.

    Fortunately Istill got my schertler pickup, the first type with the cork adjusting. I stopped using it because it lacked punch. While I was experimenting it showed that leaving one out the sound gained enormous push.
    The thing is probably that the two phases each other out in certain frequencies. Eureka, like ten years late but still.

    It sounds natural like a realist but without the blurry delay.
    The search goes on for the huge acoustic approach.

    My question: How can I repair my realist. Help!! AAAAAAHAHAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH :bassist:
     
  2. Marcus Johnson

    Marcus Johnson

    Nov 28, 2001
    Maui
    I contacted the Gage shop with the same problem...it must have been a couple of years ago by now. As I recall, they just told me to send it to them with a description of the problem, and they would fix it there. I never did; instead, I just switched to my current setup. The Realist is still sitting, busted, in the same drawer that holds all my "vintage" strings.
     
  3. The hook

    The hook Guest

    May 6, 2002
    Netherlands
    :meh: Why didn't you let them repair it?? :confused:
     
  4. Marcus Johnson

    Marcus Johnson

    Nov 28, 2001
    Maui
    It got tossed in the drawer and forgotten. I now use the AMT mic for the most part, or just play no amp. If I had a use for the Realist, I'd probably send it to them. Honestly, I'd forgotten I even had it until I saw this thread.
     
  5. nicklloyd

    nicklloyd Supporting Member/Luthier

    Jan 27, 2002
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Captain Hook- did you try emailing David Gage through his website?