Open to Source Sensors


Pioneering Innovations

  Open to Source Sensors manufactures new technology pickup and microphone systems for virtually every musical instrument in the world. The pickups have an enormous bandwidth that is flat from 5hz to over 2 gigaherz. The dynamic sensitivity is also extremely linear, making the sensors equally well suited for music production and scientific research.   


New Technology

  Super sensitive polymer film sensors with bandwidths exceeding 2 gigaherz and cutting edge microphone line arrays bring exciting new possibilities for capturing and amplifying your instruments to the highest levels of audio purity and fidelity.     

  Open to Source Sensors preamps offer exceptional performance in small, low noise circuits that buffer and amplify signals to whatever gain is desired. They can run on any power supply, from simple 3volt button cell batteries up to 48 volts of phantom power. Individual gain stages can be stacked together or combined into multi-channel systems for mixing and blending.


35 Years of research and product development

  When exceptional tone, harmonic sensitivity, high feedback resistance and recording quality sounds are your priorities, Open to Source Sensors has the perfect products to meet all your performance needs.   

Sensor Products

Compression Pickups


 Compression pickups are specially designed to fit in compression mode under the feet of floating bridges; they are extremely thin at only .03", and provide exceptional performance for violin family instruments, mandolins and archtop guitars.

Soundboard Pickups


 Nearly wieghtless surface contact pickups attach with high quality double sided adhesive tape. 

Saddle Pickups


 The thinnest, flatest saddle pickups on the market. Unparallelled natural sound and feedback resistance and trouble-free installation. Available for all saddle type instruments 



 Point to point hand soldered discrete components offer excellent gain and extremely low noise performance. Available in battery and phantom powered versions 

Condensor Mics and Arrays


 High quality condensor microphones and mic arrays with integrated phantom or battery powered preamps 

Scientific Sensors and Custom Applications


 With an incredible bandwidth of over 2 gigaherz, our scientific sensors are available in balanced, unbalanced, shielded and unshielded versions  


  "David Enke is probably the most innovative builder I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. This man is taking stringed instruments to a WHOLE other level. Check out his page. Some of the things he is doing are simply unheard of in music. It's my belief that he may be one of the greatest innovators in musical instruments since Leo Fender, Les Paul etc. All built by one guy. New pickup designs are absolutely insane as well." 

   - Bass Porn  

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Open to Source Sensors


 New technology sensors for music and scientific research  

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Handmade musical instruments

Antennas for the Soul


Crystal based harmonic chakra tuners  

Stands for Awesomeness


Display stands and altar art

Dream Bundles


Hand wrapped herbs and flowers.

Fractal Savage


Music to inspire the senses and create a sense of well–being and harmony     

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