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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.

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Hot Spot Internal

Twin Spot

Twin Spot Internal

Big Shot

Big Shot Internal

Big Twin

Big Twin Internal

Hot Spot

This single-head piezo transducer is a small, universal, entry level transducer with a better than entry level sound. It is perfect for smaller instruments and it can be used for hand drums and many other percussion instruments. Whenever small size is an issue, the Hot Spot is a great choice. Its small head is only 1/2" in diameter and 1/32" thick and allows for an unobtrusive installation.

The Hot Spot comes with special double side adhesive film and self adhesive jack mounting clip. Its frequency range is close to perfectly linear and the output signal is very high for a piezo of this small size.



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Hot Spot Internal

This single-head piezo transducer is a small, universal, entry level transducer with a better than entry level sound. It is perfect for smaller instruments and it can be used for hand drums and many other percussion instruments. Whenever small size is an issue, the Hot Spot is a great choice. Its small head is only 1/2" in diameter and 1/32" thick and allows for an unobtrusive installation.

The Hot Spot Internal comes with special double side adhesive film and a high quality Switchcraft jack socket for internal mounting. Its frequency range is close to perfectly linear and the output signal is very high for a piezo of this small size.



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Twin Spot

The Twin Spot is a twin-head piezo transducer system that can amplify a considerable number of instruments: Guitars, Saz, Oud, Bouzouki, Balaleika, Cello, Dulcimer, Bongos, and many more.

The twin-head system has distinctive advantages towards the single-head transducer: The positioning at 2 spots results in a more balanced sound structure. The frequency range is broader. The small heads with only 1/2" diameters allow an unobtrusive installation. In addition, small areas at the instrument can be reached.

The Twin Spot is a good choice for amplifying Jazz guitars. The two pickup disks are wedged at the left and right underneath the bridge. The characteristic sound is transferred with a strong output signal. This installation method, where the bridge is practically "standing" on the pickup, can also be applied with other string instruments that have similar bridges.

The jack socket supplied with this model is intended for exterior mounting. The Twin Spot Internal is a good alternative if you want an internally mounted jack socket.

Technical Information:
Pickup Head diameter: 1/2"
Pickup Height: 1/32"
Impedance: High ohmic
Length of connection cables 1 ft.
Jack: Quarter inch, connected mono, with nylon shell and Velcro-type attachment.



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Twin Spot Internal

The Twin Spot Internal is a twin-head piezo transducer that is designed for internal mount in acoustic guitars and other instruments.

The twin-head system has distinctive advantages towards the single-head transducer: The positioning at 2 spots results in a more balanced sound structure. The frequency range is broader. The small heads with only 1/2" diameters allow an unobtrusive installation. In addition, small areas at the instrument can be reached.

The Twin Spot Internal comes with an endpin jack for internal mount. The jack can be mounted from the outside so no soldering is necessary.

Technical Information:
Pickup Head diameter: 1/2"
Pickup Height: 1/32"
Impedance: High ohmic
Length of connection cables 1 ft.
Jack: Shielded Endpin Jack (stereo type, connected mono) no soldering necessary



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Big Shot

The Big Shot is a single-head piezo pickup, especially designed for bigger instruments with low mechanical resonance. The extra strong output signal makes it a versatile choice for a variety of instruments. These include instruments made of relatively thick material. It is considerably harder to induce vibration on these thicker materials compared to the thin top of a violin, for example. It is ideal for hand drums. including congas, and a range of folk instruments such as the koto. As the piezo crystals react to corpus vibrations, a low surface vibration results in a low signal and a strong vibration creates a strong signal.

The pickup head is attached with a special double-side adhesive film, which is UV resistant to ensure safe adhesion even after years of use. It is ultra-thin and enables the harmonic frequencies to completely pass through to the pickup disk.

The frequency range is nearly linear with a slight peak in the upper midrange. This allows for great upfront sound transmission.

Technical Information
Pickup head diameter: 3/4"
Height: 1/32"
Impedance: High ohmic
Length of connection cable: 1 ft.
Jack: Quarter inch, connected mono, with nylon shell and Velcro-type attachment



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Big Shot Internal

The Big Shot Internal is an internal-mount piezo pickup, especially designed for bigger instruments with low mechanical resonance. The extra strong output signal makes it a versatile choice for a variety of instruments. These include instruments made of relatively thick material. It is considerably harder to induce vibration on these thicker materials compared to the thin top of a violin, for example. It is ideal for hand drums. including congas, and a range of folk instruments such as the koto. As the piezo crystals react to corpus vibrations, a low surface vibration results in a low signal and a strong vibration creates a strong signal.

The pickup head is attached with a special double-side adhesive film, which is UV resistant to ensure safe adhesion even after years of use. It is ultra-thin and enables the harmonic frequencies to completely pass through to the pickup disk.

The frequency range is nearly linear with a slight peak in the upper midrange. This allows for great upfront sound transmission.

Technical Information
Pickup head diameter: 3/4"
Height: 1/32"
Impedance: High ohmic
Length of connection cable: 1 ft.
Jack: Stereo endpin jack for internal mount



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Big Twin

The Big Twin is a twin-head piezo pickup, especially designed for bigger instruments with low mechanical resonance. The extra strong output signal makes it a versatile choice for a variety of instruments. The two heads allow for positioning at two spots which results in improved balance of the sound and a wider and absolutely flat frequency response. The Big Twin is recommended to transduce piano, grand piano, harp, dulcimer, double bass, cello and even acoustic guitars.

The pickup head is attached with a special double-side adhesive film, which is UV resistant to ensure safe adhesion even after years of use. It is ultra-thin and enables the harmonic frequencies to completely pass through to the pickup disk.

The frequency range is nearly linear with a slight peak in the upper midrange. This allows for great upfront sound transmission.

Technical Information
Pickup head diameter: 3/4"
Height: 1/32"
Impedance: High ohmic
Length of connection cable: 1 ft.
Jack: Quarter inch, connected mono, with nylon shell and Velcro-type attachment



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K&K Big Twin

Big Twin Internal

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The Big Twin Internal is a twin-head, internal-mount piezo pickup, especially designed for bigger instruments with low mechanical resonance. The extra strong output signal makes it a versatile choice for a variety of instruments. The two heads allow for positioning at two spots which results in improved balance of the sound and a wider and absolutely flat frequency response. The Big Twin is recommended to transduce piano, grand piano, harp, dulcimer, double bass, cello and even acoustic guitars.

The pickup head is attached with a special double-side adhesive film, which is UV resistant to ensure safe adhesion even after years of use. It is ultra-thin and enables the harmonic frequencies to completely pass through to the pickup disk.

The frequency range is nearly linear with a slight peak in the upper midrange. This allows for great upfront sound transmission.

Technical Information
Pickup head diameter: 3/4"
Height: 1/32"
Impedance: High ohmic
Length of connection cable: 1 ft.
Jack: Endpin jack for internal mount



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K&K Big Twin Internal