I use a Realist and I've found it to be great for low volume situations. When the situation calls for more volume I get complaints from the ensemble members that they can't hear me, even after I turn up to just below the feedback threshold and adjust the tone controls. I suspect this is due to the low end bias of the Realist. That is, there aren't enough highs to cut through, but there's plenty of low end to introduce feedback. From reading threads I know the most popular alternative is the Fishman Full Circle. I don't think that's an option for me because I recently replaced my 1/4" bridge adjusters with 5/16" as one of the taps had become stripped. I assume that the Full Circle installation assumes your bridge can accept 1/4" adjusters. One alternative is installing an Underwood and using that or The Realist for different volume requirements or blending the Realist and the Underwood's signals. The other alternative is to rescue the Realist by adding an EQ. Can anybody comment on the merits and/or disadvantages of these options?