The NR-2 series of pickups is our way of providing a really good sounding pickup that can be mounted quickly and easily to National style instruments without having to drill any holes for anything when installing the passive versions.
The NR-2's in passive format are available with your choice of either a regular endpin jack fitting or one of two less invasive jack assemblies (one with a volume control) - both of which simply adhere to the instrument and snuggle in right next to to the tailpiece. The MVC jack assemblies are easily attached to the underside of the existing tailpiece or the area next to the tailpiece and provide a more secure and reliable mounting than anything that clamps to the side of the instrument. The MVC jack assembly is only a half an inch high.
For those players requiring an on board preamp, the NR-2A is the active version in the lineup combining the NR-2 sensor with an Artist endpin jack preamp that may be run from phantom power - so no battery need be installed. For those players who need or want to use a preamp with the NR-2 Std or Pro variants the Mini Pre belt-clipable outboard preamp offers a great solution..
The NR-02 is available in four different models:
NR-02 Player: with standard 1/4" endpin jack
NR-02 Standard: with MVC jack assembly
NR-02 Pro: with MVCplus jack assembly including volume control.
NR-02 A: with dual channel active preamp endpin jack.