K&K Pure Mini (Pure Western Mini)

Three-head passive pickup

  • For steel stringed acoustic guitars
  • Mounting takes place in the interior of the instrument

Further Information

instrument type steel string guitar
Active No
Passive Yes
Incl. Preamp No

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OK but not as good as the writeups it gets
chrisrust, 28.03.2018
I needed a pickup for my spare guitar, which is almost identical to my main guitar that has a factory-fitted LR Baggs ribbon pickup. I wasn't completely happy with the Baggs as it doesn't give an even response despite some tweaking by a local luthier. So I was hoping the K&K would give a better sound.

The K&K was reasonably easy to fit but if you are not really confident it's best to get an expert to fit it. The sound is amazingly loud without a pre-amp, so it's good value in that respect and less fuss.

The sound wasn't very natural although it was just about acceptable. So I tried it with various pre-amps, including a couple of expensive parametric ones but actually the best result was with a cheap Behringer graphic EQ pedal which let me tune out the worst effects.

So I bought a Zoom MS70 multi-effects pedal, that has a programmable Graphic EQ and that has been great. I was able to set up a good-sounding EQ for the K&K and another EQ for the LR Baggs and both are sounding a lot better.
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By far the best pickup for an amplified acoustic sound
16.10.2016
By far the best pickup for an amplified acoustic sound I've experienced. The guitar sounds truly acoustic, but amplified - it is a basic task for all pickups, but the ones I've had in the past, transducers and USTs, always sound 'electric' and/or imbalanced.

I replaced a Highlander UST pickup in my Sobell Steinbeck guitar, the preferred pickup of the guitarist Martin Simpson, with the K and K Pure Mini. The Highlander unfortunately had to be balanced every time I changed the strings and was a bit unpredictable sound-wise (perhaps not always the case for other users) - something I couldn't take the risk on playing live. Sometimes the trebles and basses were hugely different regarding volume. This could be resolved, but it happened regularly. The K and K Pure Mini is predictable and always reliable - once fitted it will always sound the same.

It was simple to install. One change I made to fixing the transducers was to use superglue rather than double sided tape (a trick used by a top luthier). Once the instructions were followed, it was a straightforward installation.

Given the relatively cheap price-point, the pickup is incredible value for what it is - even if it were twice the price it would be good value. I would recommend it to anyone wanting a truly acoustic amplified sound.
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Amazing sound reproduction, and great value!
20.11.2016
Bought two of these passive pickups, after reading many favourable reviews. I was a little apprehensive at first, that the signal might be a little weak, but these little gems really do an excellent job of reproducing faithfully, the sound and nuances of your favourite acoustic. The instructions clearly state that if one uses adhesive strips to secure the transducer discs to the bridge plate, about 30% of tone and signal strength are lost. Super glue gel is the alternative, and this means one only gets one shot at installing them correctly; but a jig and very clear instructions are included.
All in all a great product, giving accurate reproduction, without cutting into your beloved acoustic's side panel! Thanks again Thomann, for top drawer service, and very keen prices.
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Awesome
KristoB, 21.10.2015
This is the second K & K Pure Mini pickup that I have had on a guitar. The first was on a Martin I no longer have, but which sounded amazing when plugged in. I only sold it to move to a smaller bodied guitar. When I bought a Martin 000-17SM I knew I had to get one of these pickups fitted into it. I took it to my local tech as wasn't confident enough to do it, although the instructions are pretty clear. I've played a few acoustics with pickups and these seem to give a more representive tone of the guitar than others I have tried. The signal is hot enough to work directly into a PA with no issues, but I prefer to use a DI box for a bit more control. I thoroughly recommend these pickups
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