K&K Pure Mini

The K&K Pure Mini is our best selling pickup, by quite a significant margin. Why? Simply put, it just sounds great. It’s easy to make it sound good on a variety of guitars, and installation is relatively painless—in fact, most of our customers do the installation themselves. Soundboard pickups always come with the usual caveats about feedback on loud stages, but if that’s not an issue for you, then you really can’t do much better than the Pure Mini for good acoustic pickup tone that captures the warmth and character of your guitar.

One question we're commonly asked is whether this pickup needs a preamp. Technically, no—if you're plugging directly into an amp like The Bud or an AER Compact 60/3, that amp will have a preamp that should function OK. But the simple fact is that the K&K Pure Mini benefits greatly from a good preamp. Your options are legion, but our two most popular are the Fire-Eye Red-Eye (for full DI+preamp setup), and K&K's belt clip preamp, the Pure Preamp (more affordable, but lacks a DI).

Customer Reviews

Based on 106 reviews
Tim Bazzone
K&K pure mini

Very happy, fairly easy to install if your handy and sounds fantastic in my D35

Brian O'Connor

I have K&K pickups in all of the acoustic guitars that I perform with. Most recently I put a Pure Mini in a vintage Martin 0-16ny and it really brings out the sonic qualities of the small bodied guitar. I've averaged about two gigs a week for the last 10+ yrs. and the K&K pickups have never failed me and they always sound good. For what it's worth, I've found that using a K&K Pure Preamp combined with an Acoustic Image Coda amp is a match made in heaven.

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Thomas Knapp
Easy to install

Probably the biggest hurdle in the installation is enlarging the end pin hole. I shaped a wood dowel and glued it in. That gave me a center point for a Forstner bit. Drilled slow & easy. No splintering outside OR inside. The putty supplied was surprisingly strong. It held well. Sound output is great. I have really good hearing and when recording, this pickup exceeds a microphone. No extraneous noise. Excellent product.

Steve Reed
essential add-on for a GS-Mini

Incredible what this simple little pickup does for a GS-Mini. About to order a second one. On advice from numerous sources, I chose this route over Taylor's ES-Go.

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