MP-2 PICKUP

Low-profile portable bridge-mounted piezo with volume control for mandolin 


MP-2 is a portable piezo pickup for mandolin, engineered and handcrafted by KNA.


The innovative design allows an entirely external setup without any modifications to the instrument. The complete installation can be completed within a matter of minutes.


The amplified tone is balanced and natural, providing full frequencies from bass to treble registers of the mandolin.

Features

Safe and quick install

Safe and quick install

Just mount the pickup jack housing onto the lower bout, just below the F-hole on your instrument's 1st (E) string pair side. Insert the wooden sensor into the bridge, between the base and the top, in the middle of the thumbwheels.

Onboard volume control

Onboard volume control

Players can control their output signal onstage or in the studio from the pickup-mounted volume knob.

Wood housing and sensor

Wood housing and sensor

The jack housing is encased in elegant and stylish ebony. The piezo sensor has a lightweight wooden casing to achieve maximum tonal sensitivity and transmission.

Natural sound

Natural sound

MP-2 has a passive design that reproduces the instrument's natural sound with no need for a battery.

Protection for your instruments finish

Protection for your instruments finish

The adjustable clamps have protective cork at each point of contact to prevent damage to your instrument’s finish.

Compatible with all types of flat-backed mandolins

Compatible with all types of flat-backed mandolins

The pickup is designed to fit perfectly on A- and F- body style flat-backed mandolins with adjustable base-and-top style bridges.

Instructions

Follow our installation guide through the following steps:

Video review

Specifications

Specifications  
Weight 45gr / 1.6oz
Wood Solid ebony jack housing.
Maple and white beech sensor casing.
Maximum Impedance 800 Ω
Potentiometer 500 kΩ
Measurements
Specified part Letter Size in MM (from*) Size in MM (to*) Size in INCH (from*) Size in INCH (to*)
Pickup sensor side a a 20,0 - 0,787 -
Pickup sensor side b b 23,0 - 0,905 -
Pickup sensor with extention diameter  c 25,0 - 0,984 -
Lead wire length d 140,0 - 5,511 -
Jack housing length e 50,3 50,4 1,980 1,984
Jack housing height f 21,3 21,4 0,839 0,843
Mounting bracket untightened g 54,0 - 2,125 -
Foot width h 15,8 16,0 0,622 0,629
Pickup sensor thickness i 1,9 2,0 0,073 0,079
Sensor to jack housing plug length j

40,0

- 1,574 -
Jack housing width k 13,0 - 0,511 -
Mounting bracket tightened l 38,0 - 1,496 -
Thin shim thickness m 0,6 - 0,023 -
Thick shim thickness n 1,0 - 0,039 -
*Our handmade pickups may vary slightly in size due to the nature of the building

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