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The new global resource for amplified string players.

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We're now adding the low end to our library!

New Exclusive Tone Dexter Libraries Are Here!

Specifically Crafted for Yamaha and Steinberger Electric Instruments

DPA Core VS Legacy version shootout

Which version is right for you?  Hear direct comparisons of the 4099 and 4063 on violin, cello and bass!






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!

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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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New Wavemap Libraries

New Wavemap Libraries for Tone Dexter users.

The forum is back!

Including our new ToneTrading Library for Wavemaps and IRs

New Aceto Mic and Pickup Blending System

The latest from Master Luthier Eric Aceto

"These guys are the experts"

Christian Howes

World renowned jazz violinist

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

Kevin Olusola

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