The innovative, light-weight jack affixes to your viola via a precision clamping system that will not damage your instrument's varnish or its sonic quality. Unlike other pick-ups, The Realist guarantees that the acoustic qualities of your isntrument will be heard. It takes hours of practice to draw a beautiful sound out of your instrument, and with this pick-up your voice can be heard more accurately through an amplifier. Both recording engineers and professional musicians have been startled by the great tone and even response when playing pizzicato and arco. Finally, you can play both pizz and arco without having to play with your controls." The Realist for Viola ships with a 1/4" to min-plug cable.