SH Sonic Doubleplay

SH Sonic Doubleplay

  • Soundhole preamp with phase invert switch, volume, tone and blend control
  • easy installation
  • Convenient battery access (2 x 3V batteries)
  • incl. active Nanoflex Pickup
  • incl. active NanoMAG pickup
  • incl. endpin connection
  • Battery life: 180 hours.
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In the early 70s Shadow introduced the world's first dual pickup system. "Double Play" combined magnetic and undersaddle heralded a new era in the Tonabnehmerbranche.

30 years later Shadow writes again achieved this musical feat history and once again presents a dual pickup system - which in turn sets new standards.

Shadow's soundhole acoustic and classical guitars are designed for sonic clarity, ease of installation and preservation of your guitar. By installing the preamplifier in soundhole eliminates the usual cut-out of the guitar.

Nanoflex  pickups do not take as common undersaddle only the vibrations of the strings on.  Nanoflex  senses the vibrations of the strings and the vibration of the instrument body simultaneously. This generate Nanoflex  pickups a sound that resembles a microphone Stegtonabnehmer combination. No other pickup technology gives you this high level of amplified Play Play acoustic instruments.

NanoMAG  is the only pickup of its kind, whose sound range from authentic acoustic guitar sound to warm blues or jazz sound. Furthermore, the pickup is characterized by a high feedback resistance and impressive dynamics.


The heart of the Sonic Doubplays is the blend control. By individually mixing Nanoflex and NanoMAG  can be realized an unexpected variety of sounds.

Tone is a 2-band scheme combines a controller is. Moving the Rotary accelerated this either the bass frequencies with careful damping of heights or adds more highs with slight bass reduction.

Pressing the phase switch the frequency curve is rotated 180 degrees and thus canceled the usual with feedback "whistling".

The LED indicator lights up when the batteries. Accordingly, should be replaced within the next 30 minutes. 

The complete system is extremely light and weighs less than a 9V battery, the use of which is found in other preamps.