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Active bridgeplate systems (with preamp)

I'm a great fan of K&K acoustic instrument pickups and preamps. Since 1984, K&K Sound has manufactured top-quality pickups, microphones, and preamps for a wide range of instruments, including acoustic guitar, archtop/jazz guitar, resonator guitar, upright/double bass, banjo, mandolin, saxophone, flute, piano, harp, violin, cello, accordion, harmonica, and more. K&K has won many awards for its products, and regularly receives favourable comments in the guitar forums and other media.

I keep most of the more popular models in stock, and the complete range is available to special order. Special order items can be ordered using the 'Add to Basket - Special Order' buttons - please allow about 15 working days for delivery.

I am also happy to fit your pickups if you prefer to acquire them directly.

Please feel free to contact me if you're looking for something special!

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Pure Mini + Pre-Phase Miniature Pre-Amp

This pickup is winning a lot of friends on the acoustic guitar forums, and it's certainly my most popular bridgeplate transducer. The Pure Mini (previously called the Pure Western Mini) is the transducer system which K&K recommends for most steel-string acoustics. (Exceptions are 12-string guitars and other guitars with heavy spruce tops and maple bridge plates - for which the Pure 12-string is recommended.) It features absolutely balanced and linear sound transmission all over the guitar's frequency spectrum.

Three special Pure surface transducers are attached to the bridge plate, just in front of the brige pin holes. They transmit a significant portion of the soundboard because they are not as close to the strings as an under-saddle pickup. Each of the three 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 Mini + Pre-Phase combines a Pure pickup with the Pre-Phase Miniature Preamp.

The Pre-Phase provides truly astonishing sound quality. The signal path is very direct and we use only close tolerance grade A components. This means no loss of harmonics. The addition of the phase switch is one of the most important tools for live sound amplification of any acoustic instrument.

The light weight of the Pre-Phase will not affect the acoustic tone of your instrument, and the battery life is 500+ hours, which equals about 1 year on average use.

The volume control wheel allows for convenient adjustment during performance. With the Pre-Phase you should be able to plug your acoustic guitar into any amp or PA directly. Simply use the EQ on the amp or Mixer channel to adjust your tone.



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Pure Classic + Pre-Phase Miniature Pre-Amp

The Pure Classic is a system for classic guitar, with four pickup heads and an endpin jack. Four heads ensures that two can be installed either side of the central fan brace, ensuring balanced output.

The Pure Classic + Pre-Phase combines a Pure pickup with the Pre-Phase Miniature Preamp.

The Pre-Phase provides truly astonishing sound quality. The signal path is very direct and we use only close tolerance grade A components. This means no loss of harmonics. The addition of the phase switch is one of the most important tools for live sound amplification of any acoustic instrument.

The light weight of the Pre-Phase will not affect the acoustic tone of your instrument, and the battery life is 500+ hours, which equals about 1 year on average use.

The volume control wheel allows for convenient adjustment during performance. With the Pre-Phase you should be able to plug your acoustic guitar into any amp or PA directly. Simply use the EQ on the amp or Mixer channel to adjust your tone.



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Pure 12-String + Pre-Phase Miniature Pre-Amp

The Pure 12-String is the transducer system for 12-string guitars and is a good alternative to the K&K Pure Mini for guitars with heavy spruce tops and maple bridge plates.

Three surface transducers are attached to the bridge plate, just in front of the brige pin holes. They transmit a significant portion of the soundboard because they are not as close to the strings as an under-saddle pickup. Each of the three 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 12-String + Pre-Phase combines a Pure pickup with the Pre-Phase Miniature Preamp.

The Pre-Phase provides truly astonishing sound quality. The signal path is very direct and we use only close tolerance grade A components. This means no loss of harmonics. The addition of the phase switch is one of the most important tools for live sound amplification of any acoustic instrument.

The light weight of the Pre-Phase will not affect the acoustic tone of your instrument, and the battery life is 500+ hours, which equals about 1 year on average use.

The volume control wheel allows for convenient adjustment during performance. With the Pre-Phase you should be able to plug your acoustic guitar into any amp or PA directly. Simply use the EQ on the amp or Mixer channel to adjust your tone.



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Ultra Pure Mini Pickup/Preamp

K&K's Ultra Pure onboard active system has been completely redesigned in response to customer feedback. The newly designed UltraPure Preamp features +/-20 db bass/low, K&K's proprietary wide band midrange, and treble/high controls, plus internal gain trimmer. The addition of a phase switch is one of the most important tools for live sound amplification. The system also includes a volume control and low battery indicator. All features are easily accessed at the soundhole. Installing the preamp requires no destructive alteration to your instrument.

The Ultra Pure Mini system integrates the Ultra Pure preamp with K&K's award-winning Pure Mini pickup for steel string acoustic guitar. Three surface transducers are attached to the bridge plate, just in front of the bridge pin holes. They transmit a significant portion of the soundboard because they are not as close to the strings as an under-saddle pickup. Each of the three transducers is designed to pick up a specific string pair, but also "listens" to the adjacent area around the bridge. Unlike saddle-slot systems, the Pure pickups are not under pressure and therefore do not sound percussive or harsh. Additionally, they do not require modification of the saddle or saddle slot. The Pure System reproduces all strings nicely balanced, a known problem with under-saddle pickups.



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K&K Ultra Pure Pre-Amp
K&K Ultra Mini

K&K Ultra Pure Pre-Amp

K&K Ultra Pure Pre-Amp

Ultra Pure Classic Pickup/Preamp

K&K's Ultra Pure onboard active system has been completely redesigned in response to customer feedback. The newly designed UltraPure Preamp features +/-20 db bass/low, K&K's proprietary wide band midrange, and treble/high controls, plus internal gain trimmer. The addition of a phase switch is one of the most important tools for live sound amplification. The system also includes a volume control and low battery indicator. All features are easily accessed at the soundhole. Installing the preamp requires no destructive alteration to your instrument.

The Ultra Pure Classic system integrates the Ultra Pure preamp with K&K's award-winning Pure Classic pickup for classical and nylon-string string acoustic guitar. Four surface transducers are attached to the bridge plate or soundboard, under the line of the saddle. They transmit a significant portion of the soundboard because they are not as close to the strings as an under-saddle pickup. using 4 transducers ensures a balanced sound and enables two transducers to be fitted either side of the long central brace used on many classical guitars. Unlike saddle-slot transducers, the Pure pickups are not under pressure and therefore do not sound percussive or harsh. Additionally, they do not require modification of the saddle or saddle slot.



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K&K Ultra Pure Pre-Amp
K&K Ultra Classic

K&K Ultra Pure Pre-Amp

K&K Ultra Pure Pre-Amp

Ultra Pure 12-String Pickup/Preamp

K&K's Ultra Pure onboard active system has been completely redesigned in response to customer feedback. The newly designed UltraPure Preamp features +/-20 db bass/low, K&K's proprietary wide band midrange, and treble/high controls, plus internal gain trimmer. The addition of a phase switch is one of the most important tools for live sound amplification. The system also includes a volume control and low battery indicator. All features are easily accessed at the soundhole. Installing the preamp requires no destructive alteration to your instrument.

The Ultra Pure 12-String system integrates the Ultra Pure preamp with K&K's award-winning Pure 12-String pickup. Three surface transducers are attached to the bridge plate, just in front of the bridge pin holes. They transmit a significant portion of the soundboard because they are not as close to the strings as an under-saddle pickup. Each of the three transducers is designed to pick up a specific string pair, but also "listens" to the adjacent area around the bridge. Unlike saddle-slot systems, the Pure pickups are not under pressure and therefore do not sound percussive or harsh. Additionally, they do not require modification of the saddle or saddle slot. The Pure System reproduces all strings nicely balanced, a known problem with under-saddle pickups.



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K&K Ultra Pure Pre-Amp
K&K Ultra 12-String

K&K Ultra Pure Pre-Amp

K&K Ultra Pure Pre-Amp