Schatten Design AD-02 Autoharp Pickup
The Schatten Design AD-02 Autoharp Pickup is a powerful, low profile pickup that was specifically designed for the autoharp. The sensor fits under the strings on most autoharps and attaches quickly and easily to the instrument using the double sided tape supplied with each pickup. The output jack can be mounted in a number of locations on the instrument depending upon the player’s preference.
The AD-02 is only 3/16″ (4.75mm) thick. On most autoharps the pickup sensor can be mounted on the soundboard of the instrument right under the strings as there is normally enough clearance. It may be mounted on the underside of the top or on the inside back or outside back of the instrument depending upon access and preference. The pickup comes complete and ready to use. It is prewired to a 1/4″ output jack that is easily mounted near the edge of the soundboard with two tiny screws.
This pickup has been designed to operate properly and sound terrific without the use of a preamp when plugged into any ‘normal’ amp (guitar amp, bass amp, etc.) As with any pickup, the sound can be further enhanced with an outboard preamp. If you require the ability to plug directly into a P.A. or mixer then you may wish to add our Mini Pre belt clipable preamp.