Schatten BB-03 Black Box Guitar Jack-Mounted Plug-in Volume Control
- Plug-in Passive Volume Control
- No Drilling or Soldering
- Extremely Rugged, Lightweight Design
- Fits All Standard 1/4″ Endpin Jacks
- For Guitar and Other Instruments
The Schatten BB-03 adds a volume control to your guitar, without drilling or soldering. The BB-03 “Black Box” is a small lightweight passive volume control unit that simply plugs right into the endpin jack or output jack of your guitar. It is designed to work with virtually any acoustic instrument that has a pickup system, but lacks a volume control. Housed in a strong ABS box, the BB-03 Black Box is an almost bullet-proof design. It is extremely rugged. The BB-03 “Black Box” measures only a scant 2 1/4″ x 1 1/4″ x 3/4″ in size and weighs just 1.5 ounces (42 grams). Your strap stays in place on the existing end pin jack. There are no modifications to make. Simply plug the BB-03 “Black Box” into the output jack of your guitar and plug your guitar cord into the jack on the bottom of the “Black Box”. The “Black Box” is specifically designed to keep the output jack (and therefore your guitar cord) positioned pointing downward towards the floor. This can help to protect your guitar. Should you step on the guitar cord, the downward pointing plug can disengage from the black box much more readily than it normally could from the end pin jack, preventing possible damage to the jack and your guitar. As stated, the Black Box will work with just about any modern pickup system on the market. That being said, some of the older undersaddle pickup designs (specifically those that are made up of six small individual crystals in a strip and not fitted with a preamp) may not have sufficient output to be used with any passive volume control and are not recommended for use with the Black Box.