The Element undersaddle transducer for steel-string acoustic guitars is flexible, so it makes good contact with the bridge and saddle - thus addressing one of the common problems of bridge saddle pickups. The improved coupling increases sensitivity, providing a more lively and open acoustic guitar sound with a delicate high end. It works with most common string spacings and saddle widths, including 3/32" and 1/8", for uniform string-to-string balance.
Unlike typical undersaddle acoustic guitar pickups that are dependent on string compression for their sound, the Element was engineered to mirror the soundboard's actual movement as you play. At the heart of the pickup, a flexible film sensor only 2 thousandths of an inch thick picks up the guitar's most delicate nuances. Tracking the motion of the top rather than a direct string attack suppresses 'quack' caused by compression and unlocks the Element's unrivalled dynamic range. The pickup's minimalist construction lessens any influence on the acoustic properties and creates an intimate coupling between the pickup and guitar for the highest fidelity possible.
This is an active pickup system - the transducer is coupled to a discrete Class-A preamp/endpin jack with pre-contoured EQ for plug-and-play convenience, and a soundhole-mounted mini volume control that requires no soldering or drilling. A velcro battery bag is also included. 9-volt battery required.