The new Schatten CH-1 pickup is designed for use on smaller bodied Celtic harps having 28 strings or less. It provides a very simple solution to the problem of quickly and easily adding a pickup to a harp. The pickup sensor simply sticks to the soundboard next to the string strip, while the output jack assembly has a clip on its back that allows it to easily clip to the edge of any sound port on the back of the harp.
Up to 18 inches of the lead wire from the pickup sensor to the output jack stores right inside the jack assembly box, which keeps everything neat and tidy. The CH-1 can easily be moved from one harp to another - so one pickup can be used on more than one harp.
This pickup provides clean, clear sound reproduction, and has sufficient output to drive most amplifiers directly without a need for a preamp. If you are plugging into a mixer or PA system you may require a preamp to increase the signal strength to match that system. We recommend the Schatten Mini-Pre preamp for this pickup system.