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 Anyone tried Schatten BJ-02M pickup / microphone combo?

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yodeloften

United States
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since 4/29/10

02/17/2017 07:28:42 Reply with Quote

There have been a couple folks who posted on this, just wondering if anyone else has tried it with good results? Currently, I use a Gold Tone ABS-C (condenser clip mic) with decent results but it doesn't work well in certain loud bar situations. I really want to avoid the pickup-only sound.


Edited by - Texasbanjo on 02/17/2017 07:59:19

Banjophobic

United States
12801 posts since 3/6/06

02/17/2017 07:34:00View Banjophobic's MP3 Archive View Banjophobic's Photo Albums View Banjophobic's Blog Reply with Quote

I've used shatten for years and added the mini mic to the standard system about a year ago. With the blender you can get excellent acoustic tone. I also EQ the signal to dial on the frequencies I want and dodge the ones I don't.  The only issue with any pickup system that employs a condenser is feedback. They all have the microphones effect when you get too close to the monitors, amp, etc.

I happen to have a spare system I just took out of one of my banjos. Send me a message if you are interested. I'm a shatten dealer and I ca give you a great deal in this, especially since it's gently used. This one only has about 20 hours of play time on it I'm guessing,

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J WardPlayers Union Member

United States
90 posts since 8/28/11

02/17/2017 08:12:19 View J Ward's Classified Ads View J Ward's Photo Albums View J Ward's Blog Reply with Quote

Ben, I've played a banjo with the shatten pick up into a Shure 57 mic combo on a regular basis when everyone else is plugged in on loud pub gigs and I get great volume and tone.

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Joe the banjo guy

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1654 posts since 8/4/11

02/17/2017 09:19:16View Joe the banjo guy's MP3 Archive View Joe the banjo guy's Photo Albums View Joe the banjo guy's Blog Send Joe the banjo guy an AOL message Reply with Quote

I do a similar blend with a rig I've cobbled together from a magnetic pickup and a condenser mic.  It works well, for the most part.  I'd imagine it would work well with the piezo pickup from the Schatten too. 

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yodeloften

United States
20 posts since 4/29/10

03/01/2017 11:15:57 Reply with Quote

Update: got the Schatten system (thank you, Banjophobic) and tried it. Worked really well and I was impressed. With the internal mic I was able to get that hollow, throat-like sound from the banjo, but still was able to cut through the mix and get good presence in the monitors. I ran into a baggs preamp after the Schatten preamp, as some frequencies needed dialing out. I've used it on a larger stage (with subwoofers, monitors, 200+ people) and in a smaller situation and they both worked well.

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Joe the banjo guy

United States
1654 posts since 8/4/11

03/02/2017 10:51:54View Joe the banjo guy's MP3 Archive View Joe the banjo guy's Photo Albums View Joe the banjo guy's Blog Send Joe the banjo guy an AOL message Reply with Quote

Great man!  If you happen to get a sound sample, please consider uploading it and linking to the group I started: 

http://www.banjohangout.org/group/pickupsandmicssoundsamples

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Banjophobic

United States
12801 posts since 3/6/06

03/03/2017 07:47:11View Banjophobic's MP3 Archive View Banjophobic's Photo Albums View Banjophobic's Blog Reply with Quote

I know you would like the system, enjoy! Shatten makes great stuff and I've never been disappointed in anything they make. 

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