Resonator - RG-03 Dobro Resonator Pickup

Schatten Design is an innovative Canadian company that specialises in original handmade 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, luthiers, and manufacturers all around the world.

RG-03 Series Pickups for Spider Bridge Dobro Style Guitars

The Original Centre Mount Reso Pickup

Available in three passive models, one active preamped model and a pickup/microphone combination.  Finally a resonator guitar pickup solution that offers faithful sound reproduction, ease of installation, great anti-feedback characteristics, and so much more.

In the past, many resonator pickups were either stuck onto the side of the cone (which invariably caused feedback issues) or else required the replacement of large parts of the resonator assembly (not to mention a lot of expense and probable modification to the instrument). There were also some magnetic pickups that positioned under the strings at the end of the fingerboard - but these were never particularly acoustic sounding. The RG-03 changed all that. 

In passive format, the RG-03 is available with a choice of either an endpin jack or one of two MVC jack assemblies (one with a volume control) - both of which simply attach to the underside of the existing tailpiece or the area next to the tailpiece.  The MVC Jack Assemblies are low profile jack assemblies, only 1/2" high. They can be mounted either from a thin stand-off plate that adheres securely to the area under the tailpiece or directly to the top of the instrument with 3M VHB tape. Both the Standard and MVCplus (with volume control) assemblies provide a great non-invasive means of putting an output jack assembly on your guitar. 

For those players who need an on board preamp, the RG-03A is the active version in the lineup and combines the RG-03 sensor with the Artist endpin jack preamp that may be run by phantom power.

The RG-03 comes in four different models:
RG-03: with standard 1/4" endpin jack
RG-03 Standard: with MVC jack assembly
RG-03 Pro: with MVCplus jack assembly including volume control.
RG-03 A: with single channel active preamp endpin jack.  

...and we've added yet another new model to the  RG-03 lineup. Check out the New RG-03M Microphone and Pickup System here 
Sandarac Ltd. is the registered distributor for Schatten Design Acoustic Pickups in the UK and Ireland. Trade enquiries welcome. Please contact us for details.

Items are sent by Royal Mail first class signed for service by default.  For alternative options please contact us.

Price: £108.00


Thanks to Dan Walsh for sending in this clip. Dan's reso is a 1985 Dobro with a quarterman cone and an RG-03 pickup installed. The Dobro is plugged directly into a VS 2480 with no EQ or effects added. In Dan’s own words... “The sound from the pickup is as true as it gets.   I can't believe how true the dobro sounds with this pickup.”

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