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Schatten HFN Series Pickups for Steel String Acoustic Guitars

Studio Microphone Quality Sound !

"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 HFN Artist now comes with SD's latest generation of Artist II endpin jack preamp featuring multiple power capability -

battery --- or no battery --- your choice

HFN Series Pickups - with Artist II Preamp features:
Preamp may run from 9 volt battery onboard
Preamp may run from Phantom Power (up to 48 volts) from PA, mixer, or amp
Preamp may run from an 18 volt Remote Battery Box
Available thumbwheel volume controls
2 Channels with trim pots on circuit board for setting maximum gain per channel

The HFN's 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 studio microphone. Along with being simple to install, these pickups exhibit excellent feedback rejection and good string to string balance.There is nothing artificial about the sound of the HFN and the usual compressed 'quackiness' inherent in under the saddle pickup systems is noticeably absent in the HFN series.

The HFN piezo sensing unit fits inside a guitar on the bridge plate of virtually any steel string guitar, be it a 12 string or a triple 0. There are no jigs or fixtures to mess around with during installation and there are no changes to the saddle, the saddle slot or to the playability of the guitar.

The HFN series of pickups utilizes an elegant combination of materials: rosewood for its main structure and arching with a light weight brass shell for its noise shielded piezo unit. Total weight of the pickup is a very light 0.2 ounces (7 grams). It will not affect the acoustic sound of the instrument when not in use.

The HFN is designed to give you a full, rich sound and will reproduce exactly what your guitar sounds like.

The HFN will fit virtually any X braced steel string acoustic guitar whether it has a pin bridge or not. The only hole that you need to drill is for the endpin jack or endpin jack preamp. The HFN's have been tested on and installed in 7 and 8 string guitars and also work very well in those instruments.

HFN Artist models are available with either one or two thumbwheel volume controls. These thumbwheel controls simply stick to the underside of the lip of the sound hole. A single thumbwheel control would be used to control the volume of our HFN pickup. The second thumbwheel control would be used if you wish to add a secondary pickup (like a magnetic sound hole pickup). Having two thumbwheel volume controls allows you to mix and blend both pickups as you like.

Installation is quick and simple and takes about 15 minutes. All HFN's come fully wired, complete and ready to install. The Artist models also include a self adhesive velcro mount cordura nylon battery bag. Neat and tidy.

The HFN series for steel string guitars is available in two models: (with preamp or passive)
HFN Artist Models with Artist II preamp
HFN Artist
List Price $179.95
HFN Artist Plus1
prewired with 1 thumbwheel volume control
List Price $199.95
HFN Artist Plus2
prewired with 2 thumbwheel volume controls
List Price $219.95
accessories for the HFN Artist Models
CAB-1 cable
10 foot cable needed for remote or phantom power
List Price $24.95
remote power module
List Price $64.95
Gold Button for end pin jack preamp
(replaces the original)
Price $10.95
HFN Passive
accessories for the HFN Passive Model
Add an outboard Schatten preamp / DI
List Price $139.95
Gold Button for end pin jack preamp
(replaces the original)
Price $10.95
Going straight into a PA system or mixer?
Add a Schatten Preamp/ DI
List Price $139.95
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