"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-C models give you a sound that is much more realistic and acoustic than anything that you have ever experienced before. More realism in attack, more realism in overall response, these pickups actually allow your instrument to sound just as good plugged in as it does unplugged.
The only thing missing from the HFN-C in a classical is the 'quack' that everyone has come to expect and accept in classical acoustic pickups. As well, there is nothing artificial about the sound of the HFN-C's and the usual under the saddle sound is replaced with the actual acoustic sound of the instrument.
The HFN-C piezo sensing unit fits inside the instrument and spans the center brace or reinforcement strip. Due its' design, this series of pickups produces sound much closer to that of a good microphone than any under the saddle pickup or bridge replacement pickup that you've ever heard.
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. All HFN's come prewired and ready to install.
The HFN C pickup unit securely sticks in place on the bridge plate of your classical guitar with specially supplied self adhesive foam strips. This mounting is very quick and very secure. The pickup may be removed easily however, at any time should you want to move it to a different instrument.
The HFN-C will fit virtually any classical guitar. The only hole that you need to drill is for the endpin jack or endpin jack preamp. Installation is quick and simple and takes about 15 minutes (if you take your time at it).
Each pickup is hand built and tested in the Schatten workshop to ensure good sound. As well, each pickup is warranted for a period of two years from date of purchase.
The HFN-C series of pickups was designed to use a preamp; either built into your instrument or of the external type.
If you already have a preamp built into your instrument or if you have an outboard preamp, the HFN-C 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 active (preamped) Artist model.
Should you not wish to have an onboard preamp and battery, then the Schatten outboard Preamp/DI unit will match up perfectly with the HFN-C passive pickup.