I’m back to thinking about how to amplify my acoustic cello for live use. I have a new plan. It’s the following: 1 Mixer/preamp, 1 Realist, 1 AT Pro 30.
With the mixer/preamp, I should be able to eliminate some of the low-rumble coming from the piezo, and balance that transducer with input from a condenser pointed toward the fingerboard. That way I could get some fingerboard action sounds in the mix, as well as some of the percussiveness that I’m hearing from the plectrum.