- Active Pickup with Preamp and Volume
- For Selmer/Maccaferri Gypsy Jazz Guitars
- Dual Channel 1/4" Endpin Jack Preamp
- Two Year Warranty
- Made in Canada
Note: This is the very latest model of the HFN pickup that has the new ABS base. This replaces the original model that had a rosewood base. The new ABS base transfers more resonance from the soundboard to the pickup sensor, which provides increased clarity and detail, along with slightly higher output.
The Schatten HFN-S2 Artist Plus 1 Guitar Pickup is a high quality piezo transducer with a dual channel endpin jack preamp designed for internal installation on Selmer/Maccaferri Gypsy Jazz guitars. This pickup is specifically designed to fit most Selmer/Maccaferri models, including Hawaienne, Espagnol, Concert, Orchestre, Tenor 4 Cordes, and Jazz, both petite bouche (small oval soundhole) and grande bouche (large D soundhole). This model of the HFN-S2 includes a soundhole mounted volume control thumbwheel.
"The sound of this new guitar pickup is as close to that of a good quality mic as you've ever heard from a guitar pickup..."
The Schatten HFN-S2 pickups give you a sound that is much more realistic than that of under-the-saddle pickups and is quite close to the sound of a good microphone. Along with being simple to install, the HFN-S2's have excellent feedback rejection and good string-to-string balance. There is nothing artificial about the sound of the HFN-S2 and it does not have the usual compressed 'quackiness' inherent in most undersaddle pickup systems.
The HFN-S2 will fit virtually all Selmer style instruments with 'normal' Selmer style bracing. The standard Selmer bracing has the 2 main transverse braces set at 1.9" apart, center to center and the bracing thickness averaging between 0.300" to 0.350". The HFN-S2 pickup is designed to fit this set of standard design parameters.
The HFN-S2 is not designed to fit Favino style instruments when those instruments use a Favino brace spacing that puts the 2 main transverse braces 2.9" apart, center to center. The HFN-S2 also will not fit the new MM series from Aria. The 2 main transverse braces on these instruments is approximately 2.56" apart.
Note: A two piece tool kit (part #S2-TOOLKIT) is available separately for installing the pickup into instruments having the smaller soundholes (petite bouche). Larger soundhole and D shaped soundhole (grande bouche) instruments do not need the tool kit as the opening in these instruments is easily large enough to get one's hand in.
The HFN-S2 Artist includes a high quality dual channel preamp built into a prewired endpin jack. The Artist preamp has a spare second channel with its own preamp that can be used to add another piezo pickup (not included). Trim pots on the preamp allow adjusting the balance between the HFN and the other pickup. You would then use a stereo cable (not included) to run the separate pickup signals to your dual channel amplifier, mixer or PA system. Adding a second pickup requires soldering to connect to the preamp, professional installation recommended.
Using the optional CAB-1 cable, the Artist preamp can be powered externally from phantom power or from the optional RP-1 external battery box, eliminating the need to install a 9 volt battery inside the guitar. (CAB-1 cable and RP-1 external battery box not included, available separately.)