The Schertler DYN-M P48 easily mounts to any mandolin using the supplied, reusable finish friendly putty. It takes just seconds to mount and can be easily removed and stored in your instrument case when not in use. Since no permanent installation is required, the Schertler DYN-M P48 can be used on any instrument you own, removing the need to outfit each instrument with its own pickup. Also, the movable nature of this pickup allows you to achieve an endless variety of tonal characteristics by placing the pickup in different locations on the top back, or even inside your instrument. This microphone is additionally recommended for use with Sitar, Oud, Saz and other similar ethnic instruments
Bought it for use on my Greek bouzouki. I have tried various pick-ups and they all have that bright metallic sound that I don't care for. The DYN-M-P48 is a contact mic that opens up the sound of the bouzouki so that it's transparent and dynamic much like a microphone but without the proximity effect, leakage and feedback that microphones are notorious for. The DYN M has high gain (output) so careful gain settings are important to get the best sound response. High quality playback equipment will make a huge difference in the sound quality and dynamics. Pick-up placement location is important - I found the best response with the pick-up placed in line next to the bridge on the treble side. The putty that comes with the pick-up is very sticky and somewhat burdening to take off - especially when searching for a sweet spot on the sound board. I found a less sticky and very adequate alternative at the local London Drugs Store "The Poster Putty" by LePage, clean and reusable adhesive. Ordering from Michael at Djangobooks was easy and delivery to Canada took one week. Very happy with my purchase!
Submitted by: John on 12/30/2017 04:20:54 PM
Pros: Quality of sound; No feedback
Having owned numerous mandolin pickups over the years, I can honestly say, that this is the best I have ever used. True acoustic sound with no feedback issues at any level. Placement on mandolin top requires a bit of experimentation, but optimal sound is easily obtained. Moving the pickup 1 inch can make a dramatic tonal response change.The low impedence cable is NOT microphonic, so one does not have to be so careful not to touch the cable. Costly, but by far the best sound. The putty used to place the condenser mic on the instrument stands up to repeated uses, and stays put... and does not harm the finish.
Submitted by: Stevan on 07/13/2017 11:11:12 AM
Adhesive Putty - Single Pack
Yellow has been developed for the purpose of improving the design and performances of the previous Pre-A series preamplifiers and offering to the musician all that can be necessary for his needs.