New - LP 15 Series Soundboard Pickups

 

Ideal for Ukes and other instruments with small soundboards. Also ideal for Guitars where a small size and the light weight of the pickup are of utmost importance. 

Available In Two Models - One for Inside Mounting, One for Outside Mounting




LP-15 Insider

LP-15 Outsider

The LP-15 series is a new and revolutionary design for soundboard pickups

     The LP-15 pickups are the smallest, thinnest, lightest, and lowest profile soundboard pickups extant. Built in a new patent pending process, they are less than one sixteenth of an inch thick at only 0.049" (1.25mm).
      The pickup sensor is extremely light in weight (weighing less than 2 grams) and does not inhibit soundboard movement or vibration.



The LP-15 is like a super utility pickup - you can use it on just about anything with a soundboard

     
On a steel string On a classical On a uke

     This pickup has been designed to operate properly and sound terrific without the use of a preamp when plugged into any 'normal' amp (guitar amp, bass amp, etc.). As with any pickup, the sound can be further enhanced with an outboard preamp. If you require the added ability to be able to plug directly into a P.A. or mixer then you may wish to add our  Mini Pre belt clipable preamp to your pickup system.

 

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LP-15  Series Soundboard Pickups In Stock Price Quantity
 
LP-15 Insider Yes $54.95
LP-15 Outsider Yes $54.95
Accessories for LP-15's
Schatten Mini Pre Acoustic Instrument Preamp more Yes $69.95
 

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Specifications

 

 

     The LP-15 is an ultra slim, ultra light weight surface mount soundboard piezo pickup. Weight of the sensor is less than 2 grams (0.07 oz.). All LP-15's are fully RF shielded.

   


The LP-15 Insider comes prewired to a take-apart endpin jack. All that needs to be done is to drill a hole in the end block to push the jack through. The endpin jack tightens securely from the outside and provides secure attachment for your strap. For inside installation, the LP-15 comes with VHB mounting tape for permanent installations and a special high stick putty for non-permanent installtions that still can keep the pickup in place without any difficulty for years.  

LP-15 Insider - View Installation Instructions (pdf)

    


The LP-15 Outsider may attaches quickly and easily with our special supplied low residue putty for outside mounting. The pickup comes complete with a 10 foot Mogami shielded cable and a standard 1/4"heavy duty output plug and is ready to plug right into your amp.

LP-15 Outsider -- View Installation Instructions (pdf))

     The photo above shows an LP-15 Outsider mounted on a steel string guitar. The sensor is also commonly mounted on the outer surface of the bridge.

 

 

 

     This pickup has been designed to operate properly and sound terrific without the use of a preamp when plugged into any 'normal' amp (guitar amp, bass amp, etc.). As with any pickup, the sound can be further enhanced with an outboard preamp. If you require the added ability to be able to plug directly into a P.A. or mixer then you may wish to add our  Mini Pre belt clipable preamp to your pickup system.

    

Pictures

 

   


LP-15 Insider

 


 

LP-15 Outsider

 

 


 

 

 

About Pickups & Amps


Terminology

Passive Pickup - A piezo pickup.

Impedance - To simplify things as much as posssible we'll say that impedance refers to the range in which an amplifying device can 'hear' a pickup plugged into it.

Preamp - A device specifically designed for use with piezo pickups that increases the signal strength and lowers the impedance of a passive pickup.

Active Pickup - A piezo pickup with an attached preamp.

Microphone Preamp - a device that may be built into P.A.systems and mixers that is designed to work with microphones. These units will not generally work with passive pickups.

'Normal' Electric Guitar Amps: A passive pickup has an impedance of approximately 2 mega ohms (2 million ohms) which virtually all 'normal' electric guitar amps can generally handle without issue.

 'Acoustic' Amps: may or may not require the use of a preamp with a pickup and that will depend upon whether or not there is a special built in preamp section to that amp that specifically allows for the choice in plugging in either a passive (non-preamped) or active (preamped) pickup. This choice is quite often in the form of pushbutton on the amp's control panel. Many acoustic amps show a selection that may indicate the choice of 'high impedance' and 'low impedance'.

Low impedance in these instances usually indicates that in this range the amp will handle an impedance of 1000 ohms or less - which will allow active pickups with preamps to be used.

High impedance in these instances may indicate an allowable impedance into the 2 or 3 mega ohm range - which will allow passive pickups to be used. Or it may indicate a maximum input impedance allowed of  20,000 ohms or less - which will handle magnetic electric guitar pickups but not passive pickups. You should carefully read the technical specifications of your acoustic amp in order to see what it will do.

P.A. Systems, Mixers: all of these units will require the use of a preamp between themselves and a passive pickup. Microphone preamps built into P.A.'s and mixers are not designed for use with passive pickups and will not work properly.

Computers: Due to the vagaries and variables inherent in the sound cards found in computers, the only thing that we can advise is that a preamp will almost certainly be necessary.