The McIntyre MT-100-XT Transducer Disc Mandolin Pickup/Carpenter is an external mount soundboard transducer for mandolin. The pickup is prewired to a high quality Carpenter-style jack which easily attaches to the side of the mandolin, no drilling or soldering required.
The MT-100-XT pickup sensor is the same as the MT-100 internal pickup, only this one mounts on the top of the mandolin behind the bridge and has a Carpenter jack which clamps to the side of the instrument. This pickup does not require fitting a new bridge.
The output of this pickup is sufficient to drive an amplifier directly in most cases. If you are plugging into a mixer board or PA system or need to run the signal through effects pedals or other equipment, you may need a preamp to increase the signal strength to match that equipment. Preamp not included.