• Wish list
  • be
    Choose your store
    All countries
  • 0

Schatten Design M-05 Pro Mandolin Pickup

Pickup for Mandolins

  • Suitable for mandolins with adjustable bridge and flat back
  • Suitable for frame heights of 41.3 to 62 mm
  • Including SJA plus jack socket with volume control

Further information

instrument type mandolin
Active No
Passive Yes
Incl. Preamp No
3 customer ratings:
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
4 / 5.0
  • sound
  • quality
3 written ratings Read all reviews
Total
sound
quality

A useful pickup

Jonathan7897, 05.01.2015
I needed a pickup for my mandolin to play in my church band. The pickup arrived promptly from Thomann and so far I have been very pleased with it. I have a hand-made mandolin with carved top and back and adjustable bridge. I needed the longer 'legs' which came supplied but the carpenter clamp has remained secure since installation (I slipped some paper behind the legs while fitting it to avoid any scratches to the mandolin). I have moved it once to allow the mandolin to sit in an instrument stand. Removal is easy and despite the legs being firmly tightened, there was no marking of the mandolin finish thanks to the cork protection on the clamping surfaces.

Attaching the pickup is easy but placement is critical for a good sound. If it is attached high on the bridge (near the strings), it results in a harsh tone with a lot of pick noise but moving it down to about halfway gives a much warmer, cleaner sound with negligible pick noise though at the loss of a little volume. I plug in to a sound-desk via a DI box so any loss of volume due to pickup-position can be compensated for. I used sticky putty to attach the pick up and this works very well and cleans off easily. It seems a little pointless to have a removable device and use the permanent sticky pads provided, especially as the the little wire is soldered into the Schetten's body (a mini jack would have been sensible).

Although the Schetten is mostly well made, I gave only 3 stars for quality because, in addition to the lack of a mini jack for the pickup wire, the felt back is peeling away a little exposing the soldering. This can be solved by a little glue but, although not critical to the functioning of the device, I had expected a better finish.

Overall I consider this product good value for money, but some experimentation with pickup position is essential to fine the best sound (so do not attach the pickup permenantly until you are sure of the best position). In some situations a pre-amp may be advisable.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report review
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
de Automatically translated (Show original)
deOriginal review (Show translation)
Unfortunately there was an error. Please try again later.
Total
sound
quality

Amazing sound, purposeful concept

gromit, 24.10.2016
The pickup is worth the money:

INSTALLATION: absolutely easy (even for crafty little savvy / enthusiastic), depending on body size long or short thread pair. The threads are very easy to tighten with a wire pin (office clip), the clip does not leave any print marks.
The pickup itself I have attached to the bridge with the adhesive (kneading): holds absolutely reliable and is actually residue-free and easily removable.
THAT is an advantage of this system: you can upgrade the PA and make the whole thing for kitchen use undo: Prima!

SOUND: Clear, many (good) overtones, nothing is missing. All four pairs of strings balanced, really VERY close to the unreinforced or microphonic sound. Nothing of the feared piezo chirping of the guitar system, though a lot of attack, does not affect the sound transmission, as there is no foreign body between the bridge and the ceiling. In doing so, total feedback RESISTANCE.

BUT: ALL is amplified: also hand-sounds (play- and gripping hand). The cable, which goes from the pickup over the ceiling to the volume control, is just as touch-sensitive and reinforces all contact noise. Hand rest problematic.

The whole thing can be obtained by means of pre-amplification (brauchts eh, ifs in the PA) and with EQ and Comp get well into the handle, the Nebengeräusche are negligible in the bandkontext, with the Solokonzert and recording would be the system because of it, but need not synonymous This solution.

CONCLUSION: For the money and the purpose of use (good amplification without instrument modification) absolutely good. Had to listen to / get used to, but simple handling and above all the sound (Which pickups / transducers have no disadvantages?).
Helpful · Not helpful · Report review
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
148 €
You save 10,30 % (17 €)
Free shipping incl. VAT
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
Share this product
Your Contact People
Phone: +49-9546-9223-370
FAX: +49-9546-9223-24
 
 
 
 
 
test results:
Offers include 21% Belgium VAT and are valid as long as stocks last. Shipping costs to Belgium are 2,50 EUR, free shipping on orders above 49 EUR. Please click here for international Shipping rates. We do not accept liability for typographical errors or inaccurate information of any kind. *RRP = manufacturer's / distributor's recommended retail price in Germany
Toontrack Superior Drummer 3 Upgrade Toontrack Superior Drummer 3 Digitech SDRUM Strummable Drums Boss Katana Mini Kala Spruce Mahagony Sopran Ukulele Fender Standard Telecaster MN BB Arturia KeyLab Essentials 49 Stairville Octagon 20x6W Tourpack 4 Roland SPD::ONE Wav Darkglass Alpha Omicron Bass Distortion Arturia KeyLab Essentials 61 Stairville Quad Par Profile 5x8W RGBW 45°
(4)
Recommended
Toontrack Superior Drummer 3 Upgrade

Virtual Drum Production Studio (Download)Upgrade from Toontrack Superior Drummer 2 to Superior Drummer 3 Based on meticulously recorded samples of high quality drums, Recorded in 11.1 Surround by George Massenburg in the Galaxy Studios, Over 230GB...

to the product
169 €
Recommended
Toontrack Superior Drummer 3

Toontrack Superior Drummer 3 (ESD); virtual drum production studio; extensively produced drum software, based on meticulously recorded samples of high end drums; recorded in 11.1 surround sound at the Galaxy Studios by George Massenburg; over 230 GB of raw, unprocessed...

to the product
329 €
Recommended
Digitech SDRUM Strummable Drums

Digitech SDRUM Strummable Drums, drum machine in stomp box format, creates drum patterns based on scatches and strums across muted strings, 5 studio quality drumkit sounds, 12 different hats/rides styles, stores up to 36 differents songs, 3 song parts programmable...

to the product
219 €
Recommended
Boss Katana Mini

Modelling Combo Amplifier for Electric Guitar 3 Basic amplifier types selectable (Brown/Crunch/Clean), Analogue multi-stage gain circuit with 3-Band analogue EQ, Channels: 1, Power: 7 W, Equipped with: 1x 4" speaker, Cabinet construction: Closed, Controls: (Mono): Gain, Volume, Bass, Middle,...

to the product
98 €
Recommended
Kala Spruce Mahagony Sopran Ukulele

Kala Spruce Mahagony Soprano Ukulele, Soprano body size, 348 mm scale, overall length 533 mm, Spruce top, Mahogany back and sides, Mahogany neck, 12 nickel silver frets, Black Walnut fingerboard, Black Walnut bridge, chrome, geared machineheads, Aquila Super Nylgut strings,...

to the product
77 €
Recommended
Fender Standard Telecaster MN BB

Electric Guitar Mexico, Alder body, Maple neck, Modern "C" neck profile, Fretboard: Maple, 21 Medium jumbo frets, Nut width: 42 mm, Scale: 648 mm (25.5"), Pickup: 2 Standard Tele Single Coil, 3-Way toggle switch, Volume knob and tone knob,...

to the product
599 €
Recommended
Arturia KeyLab Essentials 49

USB MIDI Keyboard 49 Velocity-sensitive keys, 8 Velocity-sensitive pads with aftertouch, 1 clickable encoder, 9 Rotary control, 9 Faders, 13 Buttons, Transport section with 4 function buttons, LCD display, Pitchbend and modulation wheel, Chord Play mode, Mackie / HUI...

to the product
199 €
Recommended
Stairville Octagon 20x6W Tourpack 4

Stairville Octagon Theater 20x6W 4x Tourpack incl. Flightcase, 20x6W CW / WW / A, Complete Tourpack with 4 pieces Stairville Octagon Theater 20x6W in a stable roadcase. Professional LED Theatre Spot with infinitely adjustable colour temperature. The, Octagon Theatre is...

to the product
949 €
Recommended
Roland SPD::ONE Wav

Roland SPD::ONE Wav pad, one rubber pad playable with sticks, hands and feet, 4 GBs storage for 12 WAV samples plus click track (muted one main output) (WAV format 44,1kHz, 16 bits, mono/stereo), volume knobs for master and headphone outputs,...

to the product
279 €
Recommended
Darkglass Alpha Omicron Bass Distortion

Effect Pedal for Electric Guitar Provides the distortion and flexibility of the alpha-omega in a smaller format, With the two distortions, it offers the same harmonically rich, various sounds as its big brother, Knobs: Blend - mod - level...

to the product
269 €
Recommended
Arturia KeyLab Essentials 61

USB MIDI Keyboard 61 Velocity-sensitive keys, 8 Velocity dynamic pads with aftertouch, A Clickable encoder, 9 Rotary control, 9 Faders, 13 Keys, Transport section with 4 function buttons, LCD display, Pitchbend and modulation wheel, Chord Play mode, Mackie /...

to the product
249 €
Recommended
Stairville Quad Par Profile 5x8W RGBW 45°

Flat LED PAR Slim design and rich colours, even in the pastel range, Thanks to its compact size, the Quad Par Profile can be mounted or placed almost anywhere, 8 W Quad-colour LEDs ensure its amazing light output, and...

to the product
79 €
Feedback Found an error or want to give us feedback about this page?

We're looking forward to hearing from you and aim to solve any problems as soon as we can.

Please leave a comment. Please enter your e-mail address.