New And Featured Products

New LP-15 Soudboard Pickups   Ultra-Thin  Ultra-Light Weight
Great Sound In A Tiny Package

BJ-02M - Banjo Pickup, Condenser Mic, Jack Assembly, 2 Channel Belt Clip Preamp RG-03M - Spider Bridge Reso Pickup,
Condenser Mic, Endpin Jack,
2 Channel Belt Clip Preamp

Coil Winding Machine Kit
Model B
Coil Winding Machine
Model D

Things Of Interest



HFN Artist - Acoustic Magazine - March 2011   Read The Review


We are pleased to announce the appointment of Sandarac as the exclusive distributor for Schatten Design acoustic pickups and accessories for the UK and Ireland.

Welcome To New Dealers


AVH Guitar Repair - Oslo Norway
The Music Shop - Rocky Mountain House Alberta
CB Perkins Guitar Shop - San Jose California Montrose Guitars - Libby Montana
Value Plus Guitars - Winnipeg Manitoba
Cosmo Music - Richmond Hill Ontario Gollihur Music - Ocean View New Jersey


Mid Year Changes

May 2012 - M-05 Mando pickups now supplied with modified SJA series clamp-on jack assemblies

March 2012 - Black Box redesigned - designated BB-03

September 2011 - Mini Pre acoustic preamp introduced

October 2010 - The C-12 Std cello pickup and the VVM Series of pickups for violin and viola have been redsigned and released

May 2010 - Our archtop guitar pickup was completely redesigned and the AT-04 was released 


Products Introduced At NAMM In Los Angeles - January 2010

New Under The Saddle Pickup System - The UST Series

New Endpin Jack Preamp Series - The Player Preamps

New Upright Bass Pickup Series - The RB Series for Bass and Rock-A-Billy Bass


YouTube Videos


We're going to ask those players using  Schatten Pickups to send us their YouTube videos so that we can post them.



.....from Jett Pink

Things are 'bout coming my way



.....from Clarksdale Moan - recorded live at Folkfest 2010




....A couple of videos from Ashley Hicklin are available on these websites:



Here are a couple of videos featuring me playing my Wechter/Scheerhorn squareneck with the RG-03 installed. The mics were basically "decorative." The Schatten gives me a well-controlled sound in an instrument that is typically a nightmare to amplify. Thanks, Schatten!

Good Kings Highway - RG-03

Benediction - RG-03


Bob Knight 
Guitar, bass, mandolin, bouzouki, lap steel,
Dobro, vocals, arranging, production, hand percussion
"Guess what?! I've got a fever, and the only prescription... is more cowbell!"



Jack Fields - HFN-S2 Selmer