Schatten Pickups - Schatten Design Guitar Pickups

Schatten Design - Acoustic Guitar Pickups

Schatten Design is an innovative Canadian company that specialises in original hand made acoustic pickups. The company has a tailored pickup solution for acoustic and classical guitar, banjo, resonator, mandolin, violin, piano, bouzouki, folk instruments and everything in between. Schatten pickups are used by performers and manufacturers around the world.

 

Schatten HFN Series Pickups for Steel String Acoustic Guitars

The HFN's give you a sound that is much more realistic than that of under the saddle pickups. Along with being simple to install, these pickups exhibit excellent feedback rejection and good string to string balance.

There is nothing artificial about the sound of the HFN and the usual compressed 'quackiness' inherent in under the saddle pickup systems is noticeably absent in the HFN series.

The HFN series for steel string guitars is available in three basic model ranges: As the HFN Player (passive) which does not come with a preamp, as the HFN Active which comes with a single channel endpin jack preamp, and as the HFN Artist which comes with a two channel endpin jack preamp that can be run on phantom power.

We offer the passive model of the pickup for use in instruments that already have a preamp onboard or for those customers that wish to use an outboard preamp.

The HFN was reviewed in Acoustic Magazine's March 2011 issue. Why not read the review....

HFN Player - Passive Steel Strung Guitar Pickup
RRP £114.00 inc VAT

HFN Artist - Active Steel Strung Guitar Pickup
with Preamp

RRP £154.00 inc VAT

HFN Artist Plus 1 - Active Steel Strung Guitar Pickup
with Preamp and Volume Control

RRP £162.00 inc VAT

HFN Artist Plus 2 - Active Steel Strung Guitar Pickup
with Preamp and 2 Volume Controls

RRP £187.00 inc VAT

HFN Active (HFN with Player endpin jack preamp)
RRP £126.00 inc VAT

HFN Active VT (HFN with Player endpin jack preamp and volume & tone thumbwheel controls)
RRP £143.00 inc VAT

Trade enquiries welcome - please contact us for further details

 

HFN Player Steel String Guitar Pickup
HFN Player Steel String Guitar Pickup

HFN Player Steel String Guitar Pickup
HFN Active/Artist Steel String Guitar Pickup

HFN-C Series Pickups for Nylon String Classical and Flamenco Guitars

The HFN-C models give you a sound that is much more realistic and acoustic than anything that you have ever experienced before. More realism in attack, more realism in overall response, these pickups actually allow your instrument to sound just as good plugged in as it does unplugged.The only thing missing from the HFN-C in a classical is the 'quack' that everyone has come to expect and accept in classical acoustic pickups.

The HFN-C series for nylon string classicals and flamenco guitars is available in three basic model ranges: As the HFN-C Player (passive) which does not come with a preamp, as the HFN-C Active which comes with a single channel endpin jack preamp, and as the HFN-C Artist which comes with a two channel endpin jack preamp that can be run on phantom power.

We offer the passive model of the pickup for use in instruments that already have a preamp onboard or for those customers that wish to use an outboard preamp.

HFN-C Player - Passive Classical Guitar Pickup
RRP £114.00 inc VAT

HFN-C Artist - Active Classical Guitar Pickup
with Preamp
RRP £154.00 inc VAT

HFN-C Artist Plus 1 - Active Classical Guitar Pickup
with Preamp and Volume Control

RRP £162.00 inc VAT

HFN-C Active (HFN with Player endpin jack preamp)
RRP £126.00 inc VAT

HFN-C Active VT (HFN with Player endpin jack preamp and volume & tone thumbwheel controls)
RRP £143.00 inc VAT

Trade enquiries welcome - please contact us for further details

 

HFN-C Artist 250 Classical Guitar Pickup
HFN-C Artist 250 Classical Guitar Pickup

HFN-C Artist 250 Classical Guitar Pickup
HFC-Player Passive Classical Guitar Pickup

HFN-S2 Series Pickups for Selmer/Maccaferri Instruments

The only thing missing from the HFN-S2 in a Selmer is the 'quack' that everyone has come to expect and accept in acoustic pickups. Along with being simple to install, the HFN-S2's have excellent feedback rejection and good string to string balance.

 The HFN-S2 models give you a sound that is much more realistic and acoustic than any pickup on a Selmer that you have ever heard before. More realism in attack, more realism in overall response, these pickups actually allow your instrument to sound just as good plugged in as it does unplugged.

The HFN-S2 series for Selmer / Maccaferri instruments is available in three basic model ranges: As the HFN-S2 Player (passive) which does not come with a preamp, as the HFN-S2 Active which comes with a single channel endpin jack preamp, and as the HFN-S2 Artist which comes with a two channel endpin jack preamp that can be run on phantom power.

We offer the passive model of the pickup for use in instruments that already have a preamp onboard or for those customers that wish to use an outboard preamp.

HFN-S2 Player - Passive Selmer / Maccaferri Pickup
RRP £114.00 inc VAT

HFN-S2 Artist - Active Selmer / Maccaferri Pickup
with Preamp
RRP £154.00 inc VAT

HFN-S2 Artist Plus 1 - Active Selmer / Maccaferri Pickup
with Preamp and Volume Control

RRP £162.00 inc VAT

HFN-S2 Artist Plus 2 - Active Selmer / Maccaferri Pickup
with Preamp and 2 Volume Controls

RRP £187.00 inc VAT

HFN-S2 Active (HFN-S2 with Player endpin jack preamp)
RRP £126.00 inc VAT

HFN-S2 Active VT (HFN-S2 with Player endpin jack preamp and volume & tone thumbwheel controls)
RRP £143.00 inc VAT

Trade enquiries welcome - please contact us for further details

 

HFN-S2 Player 250 Selmer Maccaferri Pickup
HFN-S2 Player Selmer Maccaferri Pickup

HFN-S2 Artist 250 Selmer Maccaferri Pickup
HFN-S2 Artist/Active Selmer Maccaferri Pickup

UST-1 Series Pickups for Steel String Guitars

New Piezo Cable Under The Saddle Pickup

 Available in one passive and two preamped models.

Introduced at the 2010 Winter NAMM show in Los Angeles, the New UST Series of under the saddle steel string guitar pickups is now available.

Featuring great sound and tremendous affordability, this pickup is sure to become a favorite.

The UST Series utilizes a robust polymer cable piezo element for a full, rich tone. This pickup is designed to used with a preamp, either with our new Player endpin jack preamp or with one of our outboard Preamp-DI's.

We offer the UST-1 in passive format for those players that already own a preamp, either on board or outboard.

UST-1-Player - Under Saddle Pickup
RRP £73.00 inc VAT

UST-1-A Player - Under Saddle Pickup with Preamp
RRP £110.00 inc VAT

UST-1-A Plus 2 - Under Saddle Pickup with Preamp
and Volume and Tone Control
RRP £135.00 inc VAT

Trade enquiries welcome - please contact us for further details

 

UST-1 Series Pickups for Steel String Guitars
UST-1 Series Pickups for Steel String Guitars

AT-04 Archtop Guitar Pickup

With the new AT-04 archtop pickup, we've separated the piezo sensing unit from the bridge itself so that the piezo element is no longer embedded within the bridge's upper saddle. The piezo sensor is attached directly to the underside of the saddle and is fully enclosed and shielded to guard against the possibility of line noise.

By moving the pickup's sensor from within the saddle to underneath it, we have accomplished some pretty good things. For example: the bridge is physically stronger since it doesn't have to be slotted to allow a sensor to fit inside. Vibration transmission within the saddle itself is improved and sound transmission to the sensor was also improved.

This pickup has been designed to operate properly and sound terrific without the use of a preamp when plugged into any 'normal' amp (guitar amp, bass amp, etc.). If you require the added ability to be able to plug directly into a P.A. or mixer then you may wish to add one of our Preamp/DI units to your pickup system.

AT-04 - Archtop Guitar Pickup
RRP £146.00 inc VAT

Trade enquiries welcome - please contact us for price list

 

AT-04-2-700 Archtop Guitar Pickup
AT-04-2-700 Archtop Guitar Pickup