- Under-bridge Pickup for Steel String Acoustic Guitars
- Prewired 1/4" Endpin Jack
- Easy to Install, No Soldering
- Preamp Recommended (Not Included)
- 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 Passive Under-bridge Guitar Pickup is a high quality piezo transducer with a prewired endpin jack designed for internal installation on any acoustic guitar. This HFN pickup is designed for steel string guitars, and will work on both 6-string and 12-string guitars as well as tenor, parlor and baritone guitars.
"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 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's have excellent feedback rejection and good string-to-string balance. There is nothing artificial about the sound of the HFN and it does not have the usual compressed 'quackiness' inherent in most undersaddle pickup systems.
The HFN series of pickups was designed to use a preamp; either built into your instrument or an external preamp. If you already have a preamp built into your instrument or if you have an outboard preamp, the HFN Passive model will work with virtually all of those units.
If you do not have a preamp in your instrument and wish to have everything onboard in one neat and tidy package, then you should be purchasing the HFN Active or HFN Artist model instead of this one. Should you not wish to have an onboard preamp and battery, then the Schatten Mini-Pre preamp will match up perfectly with the HFN passive pickup.