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                Bows, Covers, Pick Ups and Strings


The BassGarden has student-level and professional French and German style bows.  Prices range from $50 to $8,000.  Bows can be shipped on a one-week trial period after full payment is made.  We will be posting more on our current bow offerings soon.  Meanwhile, drop us a note with what you're looking for.

                                    REALIST   PICK UPS

Developed by bass guru David Gage and designer Ned Steinberger, the Realist pick ups have become the choice of many top pros.  Below are the family of Realist pick ups with a brief description.  Caution!  There are fakes out there.

We offer the BEST prices on Realist products and will promptly ship orders free of charge in the U.S.  Please contact us for current pricing. (International customers send country and postal code for shipping quote.)

Realist Copperhead

The original Realist. A reliable, transparent piezo pickup for upright bass. Installs under bass side bridge foot in a few minutes, no preamp required. 1/4” jack is held in place by collar threaded between G string ball and back of tailpiece. Also available in WoodTone, if you prefer the look of wood. Also available for cello, viola, violin, mandolin and banjo.

Realist LifeLine

The LifeLine for upright bass is the newest member of the Realist pickup family. Like its predecessors, the LifeLine is based on a concept of self-powered transparent pickups that are easy to use. It offers a focused bass sound for those musicians who are looking for a lot of punch and/or volume without boomy-ness or loss of fidelity. Mounts easily on bass side hight adjuster.  Read Ed Friedland's review in Bass Player Magazine here:

 Realist Docking Station

This universal volume knob for upright bass lets you adjust volume on-the-fly, no matter which pickup is installed. The Docking Station installs to the tailpiece without fasteners and lets you bypass resistance altogether.

Realist SoundClip

The Realist SoundClip clamps easily onto the bridge of any upright bass or cello, without marking or damaging. Clamping allows it to be added to or removed from any bass, at any time, without hassle. It's great for traveling bassists or those who want a pickup only when using an amp. The on-board volume knob gives the player full control to adjust output on the spot, and a variable weight system helps contour tone.


We are pleased to now offer the complete lines of Pirastro, Thomastik, D'Addario and other string manufacturers.  We will be happy to fill your order of custom stets, and provide info on the various choices as to sound, tension, playability, etc.  As a courtesy to other retailers, we do not post our great prices for strings.  If you want to save on strings, contact us for a quote.  Payment can be made via check, PayPal, or credit card.


We sell the wonderful MOORADIAN bass covers at unbeatable prices (Too low to advertise!)  Mooradian covers are among the best being made - all in the USA, with the highest quality control.  All models are lightweight, well padded, protective and long-lasting.  Each cover has convenient handles and includes a shoulder strap. Mooradian makes covers for acoustic and electric basses, as well as amps and keyboards.  All covers come with a one-year guarantee.  Check out the complete line at:  - then call or email us for prices. 

 ATTENTION INTERNATIONAL BASSISTS - We have successfully sent Mooradian bass covers to Europe and beyond.  If you'd like to experience the legendary cover that lasts for years and years, please contact us for a price quote on the cover of your choice.

Bows,  covers and pickups are shipped prepaid only.  You may submit payment via PayPal®, credit card or send a check or money order, payable to the BassGarden, for the full amount, including tax (if applicable) and shipping, to:

The BassGarden
29 Greenvale Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10703

BOWS: $15

Please note that shipping charges are nonrefundable.
New York State residents please add 8 1/2% sales tax.  Merchandise purchased with uncertified personal checks will be shipped when all funds clear.


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