K&K Pure Mini Acoustic Guitar Pickup

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Product Details
  • Manufacturer:
    K&K Sound
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Customer reviews
Saved $100 and did it myself!, May 29, 2017
Excellent. I installed it in a Seagull S6 and it went in without a hitch. Elderly's wanted $100 to install it, and I did it in about 45 minutes, including gathering the tools and a couple dry runs, saved $100 - easy - cheesy - lemon squeezy! Sounds...
Overachiever, July 1, 2011
The K&K Pure Mini compares favorably to the other two pickups I have owned: the Fishman Matrix piezo and the Baggs M1A. It costs less than most quality pickups, it is small and light, requires no battery, installs unobtrusively, and sounds really...
Theres a reason theres so many good reviews on this pickup system, November 18, 2013
I have 4 ACOUSTIC guitars all with diffrent pickups a martin d-18 , an old vintage epiphone ej45, a taylor 314 and martin mmv . The d-18 has a fishman matrix infinity the epi has a dtar wavelength multi source the taylor has its...
Product Features
  • Three Transducer Pickup System for Steel String Guitars
  • Pre-wired, No Soldering Required
  • High Output - No Battery Required!
  • Includes 1/4" Endpin Jack
Product Description
The Pure Mini is a transducer-only system. No battery, no onboard electronics, just the pure pickups. Don't be fooled by the sound of some competitors' "thin sounding" passive systems. The Pure Systems are definitely different. They sound full and rich and have sufficient output to drive most amps and PA systems directly, without a preamp! Advantages of the Pure Guitar System The special Pure surface transducers transmit a significant portion of the soundboard because they are not as close to the strings as an under-saddle pickup. Each of the 3 transducers is designed to pick up a specific string pair, but also "listens" to the adjacent area around the bridge. The Pure pickups are not under pressure and therefore do NOT sound percussive or harsh. The Pure System reproduces all strings nicely balanced, a known problem with under-saddle pickups. The Pure System sounds great just in passive mode! Unlike under-saddle pickups which passively can sound thin and trebley, the passive PURE system puts out a nicely balanced, warm, full range signal. Feedback Resistance How safe is the Pure System with feedback? Due to the Pure System's location on the bridge plate under the bridge, feedback resistance is comparable to under-saddle transducers. Technically, a pickup installed in or on the bridge is a lot less likely to feedback than one which is attached to the open sound board. The 1/8" thin sound board can act like a diaphragm and vibrate along with loud sound-signals from speaker cabinets. This is the kind of feedback you experience on an acoustic guitar. The thicker bridge area is a lot harder to be set into vibration from an outside source simply because of its mass. In our tests with both, steel string and classic guitars equipped with an under-saddle pickup plus the Pure System, we were able to achieve about the same gain-before-feedback with both systems.