Welcome to the Revolution

The new global resource for amplified string players.

We test every pickup, mic, and preamp on the market

Core Features:

Pickup Library

Demo every major and boutique brand of pickup (and mini mic) for violin, viola, and cello and shoot them out in real time using our unique media player.

Powerful Tutorials

Learn how to select the right gear and find your sound onstage in our amazingly simple to use E-Bootcamp tutorials.  Whether you are a teacher, student or seasoned pro, The Pickup Test is the place for you!


Learn and share ideas in our forums!  An amazing resource by string players for string players!

New Content Each Month

With new tests, interviews, and tutorials coming online each month, The Pickup Test is the online community you've been looking for!
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Up Next:

Our New Neumann MCM 114 is here!

including a shootout against the DPA 4099... which is best???

NEW MEga Tone Dexter Mk. 2 review

TONS of audio files and our tabletop review!  Everything strings need to know:)


Complete coverage on our Electric string player Youtube page!

"These guys are the experts"

Christian Howes

World renowned jazz violinist

"Jacob taught me so much! He is the man"

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