It is the first time that a maccaferri guitar is amplified with a pickup that reproduces that special sound truly. You will hear the gypsy soul and the fantasy of their jazz music with every touch of the pickup faithfully reproduced by Shadow's SH NFX-MAC. The pickups mount under the bridge and connect to the detachable preamp unit with volume and tone control, input and output sockets. No modification on instrument needed! Like all Nanoflex pickups, the SH NFX-MAC is 100% hum-free. Nanoflex pickups do not only take the vibrations of the strings like common under saddle pickups. Nanoflex senses the vibrations of the strings AND the body of the instrument simultaneously. No other pickup technology gives you this high level of sound reproduction.
Great pickup for 4 yeasr
Pros: Good sound quality
Cons: potential feedback, service
I owned this pickup for around 4 years and it served me well. People would often remark how nice the tone sounded when amplified. However, it started feeding back after a few years, which I think is due to fraying of the cables that connect the pads to the main pickup. It was impossible to get these replaced as far as I could try, i.e. the company Shadow, was not responsive, although many months after I moved on they responded to my email, only in German!
Submitted by: Ben on 04/01/2014 04:00:30 PM