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Oyster Pickup

Our patented Oyster pickups offer a natural and powerful reproduction of the instrument sound without active circuits or preamps.

  • The excellent sound result is achieved by a perfect interaction of diaphragm, piezo element and plastic contact gel.
  • All Oyster models are fixed with a dual-sided adhesive foil or alternatively with a removable glueing pad that won't damage the instrument's top.
  • Models 16050201 and 16050202 are designed for internal, models 16050203 and 16050501 for external installation.
  • cable length:
    • 16050201 = 45 cm
    • 16050202 = 35 cm
    • 16050203 + 16050501 = 320 cm

You can find individual descriptions of the different versions of our Oyster pickup by clicking on the relevant model in the "Versions" tab.

For guitars with a very good resonance we recommend the thin glueing platelets. The use of the silicon rubber is ideal if very high volume levels are to be achieved. Proceed as follows: cut off about 2cm of bonding mass, pull off the protective foil and with the underside of the pickup press a round lump of glue onto the guitar. Done!

NEW

Now with 1/4" endpin jack incl. strain relief, nickel grommet and strapholder. Professional-grade quality with secure mounting and perfect shielding bring added value to this Oyster-Pickup.

Recommended installation:

Since every guitar has a different resonance and construction, you should determine by trial the best position for the pickup on your actual instrument. There are three methods commonly used in practice:

  1. under the strings, in front of the bridge, between the 2nd and 3rd treble string;
  2. directly on the treble side of the bridge;
  3. behind the bridge, on the treble side

For oysters with two transducers the second transducer is installed near the bass strings. The control box should always be fixed at an easily accessible location with the already glued-on foil.

Our Oysters have a capacity of 74 pF. We recommend a minimum output impedance of 1 to 5 MOhm.

Deinstallation:

Cautiously lift off the pickup without pulling on the cable. The transducer will come off more easily by gentle pivoting movements. Any residuals of the adhesive foil are removed best with a little guitar polish.

Images

Technical drawing

To view the complete technical drawing, please use the download file.

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Installation instructions

To view the complete installation instructions, please use the download file.

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Here you will find some additional, useful information about our Schaller product catalog.

Schaller Pickups, Single Coils and Humbucker Schaller Pickups, Bass Pickups

Measure specifications

All measurements in the product catalogue are given in mm (inch), unless a different unit of measurement is stated.

 

Technical drawings and operating instructions

We do not accept any liability for the correctness of the technical drawings. Prior to installation, please measure for yourself once more, so you can consider regular manufacturing tolerances.

Please note that the technical data can also vary slightly, depending on the surface color. This is due to the difference in the galvanic coating and the galvanic layering, which depends on the color (nickel, chrome etc).

The technical drawings can be printed on one page width. Should the technical drawings not fit on one page, however, please check your print page setup (note: they can be several pages long).

From time to time, the measurements given in the file downloads on our website may differ from those given in the catalogue. Please bear in mind that the measurements given in the online downloads are current. Any discrepancies will be corrected when the catalogue is updated.

Schaller Technical Drawing

 

Measurements Pickup-Cover

All measures in mm.
(The distance between the two rows of holes is always 17,5 mm.)

Metal-Cover:

Cover

Distance between
outside holes

Distance hole to hole
Hole Ø Length
Width
Height
6 Hole Bridge
50,7
10,14
5,5
70,4
38,5
15,0
6 Hole Neck
49,0
9,8
5,5
70,4
38,5
15,0
8 Hole
48,0
16,1
5,2
70,4
38,5
15,0
12 Hole Bridge
50,7
10,14
5,5
70,4
38,5
15,0
12 Hole Neck
49,0
9,8
5,5
70,4
38,5
15,0

 

 ABS-Cover:

CoverDistance between
outside holes
Distance hole to holeHole ØLengthWidthHeight
6 Hole Bridge50,7
10,14
5,5
70,4
37,4
22,0
6 Hole Neck49,0
9,8
5,5
70,4
37,4
22,0
8 Hole48,0
16,0
5,2
70,4
37,4
22,0
12 Hole Bridge49,0
9,8
5,2
70,4
37,4
22,0
12 Hole Neck50,5
10,1
5,2
70,4
37,4
22,0

 

Additional measures of Pickup Covers can be found in the technical drawings.

Humbucking Pickups

All of our single-pole Humbucker pickups are built to fit in any common frame.
Our frames provide mounting with four height adjustment screws to prevent tilting. When winding the coils we pay special attention to the precise matching of each pair of coils – essential for ensuring 100% humbucking function.
As with our single-coil pickups, all Humbucker coils are soaked in a special process
to minimize microphone feedback.
The single-pole Humbuckers offer variable pole piece spacing at neck and bridge pickups, which permits full use of the magnetic field.
All pickups are available in Cream, Black or Cream Black (Humbuckers only).

Kinds of Strings

Steel strings can be used with all pickpus.
The following table shows which pickups can also be used with nylon/gut strings:

ArtikelgroupModelArticlenr.Nylon/Gut Strings
Oyster Pickups10/8216050201
X
Oyster Pickups10/8316050202
X
Oyster Pickups10/84CH16050203
X
Oyster Pickups10/84GO16050501
X

Our zither pickups with the article numbers 16080201 and 16080202 are designed for steel strings. If you wish to use nylon strings, please order article number 16080203, which is our piezo pickup for zither.

Overview used screws

Download list as pdf.

 Schaller Screw List Pickups

Using the product catalog

Please change your print settings to landscape before printing these pages so that the guidelines are complete and readable.

 

 

FAQ

FAQ60001 Where can I get wiring diagrams for pickups?

Please use our Pickup Finder, or take a look at the product details or under "Downloads", where we have provided all technical data and wiring diagrams in a downloadable format for your use. Multiple downloads can be found using our Pickup Finder and in the product details: technical drawings, tone descriptions, wiring diagrams etc. These will help you in finding the pickup that is right for you, as well as in installing and connecting it without any problems.

FAQ60010 At what voltage can I use Schaller active pickups?
Our active pickups are fed in parallel with 9 Volts each. Therefore, please do not exceed this voltage.