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WHY NOT CONVERT YOUR PRESENT VIOLIN TO AN ELECTRIC?
HAVE ALL THE BENEFITS OF AN ACOUSTIC VIOLIN.
BUT THEN AMPLIFIED WHEN YOU NEED IT. CHOOSE FROM THE FOLLOWING MODELS.
THEY ARE QUALITY UNITS TO GIVE YOU THE BEST RESULTS.
   
    VIOLINISSIMO

This transducer system consists of three of pickup heads.
1. The two bigger heads are wedged between the violin's top and each bridge foot.
2. The third smaller head is stuck into one wingslot of the bridge.
The position underneath the bridge's feet produces an extremely voluminous and smooth sound because the bridge applies vertical pressure to the piezo crystals. In this spot, the low frequencies and the sound elements of the violin's corpus are picked up. The pickup in the bridge's wingslot adds to the sound's brilliance. All three transducers together transmit a perfectly balanced violin sound. The exaggeration of the high-end frequencies, which are being jeopardized with other violin pickups, is eliminated directly at the sound source when using the Violinissimo.
The jack is attached to the string holder with a velcro-type adhesive system, which is distinctively stronger, more durable, and sturdier than standard Velcro. It can be opened and closed repeatedly without affecting the pickup transmission. Violinissimo has been designed for musicians who mainly want to amplify their instruments electronically and who wish to achieve an extraordinary natural sound without feedback.
Bridge feet transducers:
 • Round 1/2"
 • Height: 1/32"
 • Impedance: High ohmic

Bridge wing transducer:
 • Rectangular 1/2" x 5/16"
 • Height: 1/32"

Jack: RCA female
Impedance: High ohmic
Length of the 3 Pickup connection wires: About 5" 
 
Color or Finish  as listed Price   $139.00 USD  
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    Violinissimo Pro with sidemount(like chinrest) jack

 
 
Color or Finish  as listed Price   $165.00 USD  
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    K&K PICKUPS

The Mandolin Twin -- a retrofit mandolin transducer system -- is the latest development of K&K's transducer engineering team.
It reproduces the original mandolin tone with very natural tone quality and in high volume without feedback problems. This system is equipped with a multi-use endpin jack. The jack is designed to be installed on the outside of the instrument (see photo) but it also allows for internal installation if desired.
The external-mount jack is attached with K&K's self-adhesive dual-lock system (similar to Velcro but much stronger). It can be indefinitely opened and closed without wear and tear and guarantees super holding power with absolutely no mechanical noise. This way, the jack can be temporarily removed to fit your instrument into a form-case.
This system does not require any alteration of your valuable instrument, all the components are installed with double side tape or self adhesive fasteners. These devices will not harm the finish of your instrument.

Technical Information:
 • Cable length is 11 inches.
 • Pickup size is 16.5 x 23mm.
 • Impedance: High ohmic.
 • Jack: Stereo TRSS endpin jack wired mono.
 
 
Color or Finish  as listed Price   $121.00 USD  
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    K&K PICKUPS

The Banjo Twin pickup system is designed to reproduce the true banjo sound with very natural tone quality and with very little effect on the acoustic tone. The Banjo Twin does not require any alteration of your valuable instrument; all the components are installed with special double side tape or self adhesive fasteners. These will not harm the finish of your instrument and residues can be removed with WD-40.
The Banjo Twin works well in passive mode, especially if acoustic amps are used. If a preamp should be necessary, we recommend our Pure Preamp or the PowerPack Preamp.
The two pickups are installed on the inside of the banjo head using a special removable self-adhesive fastening system, specially designed for the installation on the banjo head. This adhesive is installed to the two outer edges of the pickups only. We call this the "Catamaran" mounting technique. Using this technique, the center portion of the pickup is free-floating, enhancing response while reducing the adhesive surface by about 40% and therefore having only very little effect on the acoustic sound.
The Banjo Twin system is equipped with a multi-use endpin jack. This jack can be mounted three ways: on the outside of the banjo (see photo), or mounted with internal drill through installation, or installed in a slot of the outer rim. For the external-mount, the jack is attached with K&K's self-adhesive dual-lock system (similar to Velcro but much stronger). It can be indefinitely opened and closed without wear and tear and guarantees super holding power with absolutely no mechanical noise. This way, the jack can be temporarily removed to fit your instrument into a form-case.

Technical Information:
 • Cable lengthis 10inches.
 • Pickup size: 27mm diameter.
 • Impedance: High ohmic.
 • Jack: Stereo TRSS endpin jack wired mono. 
 
Color or Finish  as listed Price   $121.00 USD  
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    Hot Harmonica

Although the harmonica could be considered a wind instrument, which normally can't be easily amplified with pickups, the application of the Hot Harmonica renders impressing results. Its ratio of price to performance can't be beat.
For the harmonica, a piezo transducer is an excellent method of transmission because the harmonica's sound is not exclusively defined by air vibration, but also by a certain amount of vibration of the instrument's corpus. Accurate mounting achieves best sound results.
For smaller instruments, we suggest installation on the casing of the harmonica as shown in the picture. With this attachment method finger tapping on the harmonica should be avoided since it will be amplified as well.
With bigger instruments, an installation inside of the harmonica, directly on the reed block is advisable. With this installation, finger tapping noise is not a problem. The pickup is attached to the described spot with super glue.
 
 
Color or Finish  as listed Price   $43.00 USD  
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    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 frequency range is close to perfectly linear and the output signal is very high for a piezo of this small size. Many experimental projects have been done with the Hot Spot, like installing pickups on the fingertips of a glove or using them as "knocking" sensors in car engines. Its small head is only 1.2" in diameter and 1/32" in height and allows an unobtrusive installation. Furthermore, small areas at the instrument can be reached and the transducer can be mounted virtually invisibly. The Hot Spot comes with special double side adhesive film and self adhesive jack mounting clip.
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. Besides, small areas at the instrument can be reached.
The professional transmission of the Jazz Guitar is achieved with the Twin Spot Classic. 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.

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. 
 
Color or Finish  as listed Price   $36.00 USD  
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    Twin Spot

This twin-head piezo transducer system can amplify a considerable number of instruments: Guitars, Saz, Oud, Bouzouki, Balaleika, Cello, Dulcimer, Bongos, and many more.
 
 
Color or Finish  as listed Price   $65.00 USD  
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    Big Shot

This top performance, single-head piezo transducer was specially designed for instruments with low mechanical resonance. These include instruments made of relatively thick material, such as the sound board of a piano. It is considerably harder to induce vibration on these thicker materials compared to the thin top of a violin, for example. 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 Big Shot is a universal and powerful pickup for a wide variety of instruments. Its extra strong output signal makes it even more versatile. The frequency range is nearly linear with a slight peak in the upper midrange. This allows for great upfront sound transmission.
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.

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. 
 
Color or Finish  as listed Price   $39.00 USD  
Sizes  N/A Shipping   $8.95 USD usa

    Big Twin

This top performance, wide-range, twin-head piezo transducer system was especially designed for bigger instruments with low mechanical resonance. It has all the features of our Big Shot pickup, but the twin-head design gives you some significant advantages. 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.

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. 
 
Color or Finish  as listed Price   $72.00 USD  
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    Bass Max

The Bass Max is a double bass transducer with sandwich design for "quick wedge-mount" in one bridge wing. Its sandwich design features a layered construction of two piezo crystals, one facing up and one down. This ensures an even transmission from the strings and from the body of the bridge with all its frequencies.
The Bass Max is located vertically to the vibrations and therefore transmits at a high volume. We recommend Bass Max for musicians playing both arco and pizzicato styles, as it transmits a broader mid frequency range. This enables the musician to change his playing modes without having to adjust the amplifier. The connection jack is held in place by a special attachment clamp mounted at the A and D strings between string-holder and bridge.
One Bass Max will evenly pick up the tone range of the double bass. A big plus is the Bass Max's superb compatibility with smaller bass combo amps.

The Bass Max has these impressive features:
 • Mechanical stability and sturdiness.
 • High output signal.
 • Balanced transmission over the whole tone range with just one Bass Max.
 • Rich harmony in reproduction of both arco and pizzicato.
 • Mantled cable eliminates disturbance.
 • Diameter: 22 mm.
 • Thickness: 5 mm.
 • Output impedance: high ohmic.
 • Output: 1/4".
 • Connection cable length: 6" 
 
Color or Finish  as listed Price   $138.00 USD  
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    Double Big Twin

The Double Big Twin is a four-headed double bass transducer developed specifically for jazz bass players. It harmonizes very well with jazz bass, because its transmission band includes very high and very low frequency translation ensures a clean amplification of the finger attack with the picked bass. The low frequency translation refers to a desired very bassy sound picture.
Each string of the double bass is transduced separately with the Double Big Twin. This results in an extraordinary balance of sound to accommodate even the pizzicato playing mode. Double Big Twin is easily mounted with the supplied double-sided adhesive film and doesn't require modification of the instrument itself. This adhesive film has been selected carefully because it proved to have excellent qualities for sound transmission. The connection jack is held in a special attachment clamp to be mounted at the A and D strings between string-holder and bridge. We highly recommend one of our K&K preamps for impedance adaptation and pre-amplification.
Technical Information:
 • Diameter of each transducer head: 3/4"
 • Height of each transducer head: 1/32"
 • impedance: high ohmic
 • Lenght of commection cable: 1 ft
 • Output: Stereo 1/4" jack, soldered mono mode 
 
Color or Finish  as listed Price   $146.00 USD  
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    Bass Master Pro

The Bass Master Pro is a very sophisticated transducer system for the upright bass. It consists of three components: The Double Big Twin bridge surface mount transducer, one wing mount element (the Bass Max transducer) and a very powerful 2 channel mixer with excellent features.
The Double Big Twin pickup is designed to transmit a marvelously harmonized jazz bass sound with a lot of very low and high frequencies. The high frequency response ensures a clean amplification of the finger pick sound. The low frequency transmission refers to a desired very low bassy sound picture.
The wing mount module transmits a more midrange oriented sound which adds power and color. When playing arco, we recommend to use the wing transducer only. Another advantage is its compatibility with small combo amps.
The 2 channel mixer is designed as a belt clip unit. It features 2 volume controls, a stereo input and a line level output on the outside of the box. Inside the box are adjustable controls for gain, bass and treble for each channel. The tone controls offer an incredible +/- 20 dB. This is a wider range than some big boards on the market today! To keep the box as small as possible these controls are trim pots (small potentiometers for adjustment with a precision screw driver which is supplied). Once you installed the pickups, you can adjust the two transducers with these trim pots to your personal preference and needs. During performance, the two volume knobs on the outside allow fast balancing.

As Reviewed in Vol. 7, No. 4 BASS FRONTIERS magazine: "The K&K King bass filled the room with rich, thick double bass tones while the other bass sounded thin and twangy. Whether bowed or plucked, the K&K delivered the goods". 
 
Color or Finish  as listed Price   $399.00 USD  
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    Bass Master RB PLUS

The Bass Master RB Plus for Rockabilly Bass is the first double bass transducer system designed specifically for Rockabilly and Slap Bass!
We are proud to introduce this newly developed pickup system. At K&K Sound Systems, we have combined two transducers to create an integrated double bass pickup system designed to bring out the percussive and subtle fingerboard sounds, as well as strong and warm bass tones.
Each Bass Master RB Plus can be fine-tuned via the separate bass and treble controls within the dual channel preamp, providing an infinite range of combinations for every player and any style of play.
The first component, the popular Bass Max, is mounted in the bridge wing. Two transducers are combined using a sandwich technique, in order to maximize and enhance vibrations captured from the entire bridge. Due to its specialized construction, only one unit is necessary to provide an even signal from all four (or five) of the double bass' strings. Its strong midrange power is ideal for cutting through the mix in loud rockabilly situations, or providing a warm and supportive line for country bluegrass.
Our specially modified single transducer is ideal for capturing fingerboard sounds. Its unique size and shape allows precision placement and the equalization from the preamplifier lets the player blend in just the right amount of slap, growl, and other fingerboard sounds to reach their audience. This allows the player to achieve the exact sound coloration and effect they desire.
The Dual Channel Mixer has internal gain, bass, treble trim pots for each pickup, allowing impressive +/- 20dB tonal adjustments. External volume controls let you balance the volumes of the bridge and fingerboard transducers on the fly. A convenient belt clip is included with this compact preamplifier, which weighs a mere ten ounces with the battery installed. A six foot, high quality three conductor (1/4 inch stereo) cable is included to complete the package. The Bass Master RB Plus includes an extra output in the preamp. The Bass Master RB with only one output has been discontinued.

Technical Information:
 • Wing: 22 mm diameter, 4 mm thick
 • Fingerboard: 12.5 x 10mm, 0.7 mm thick
 • Preamp: 3" x 3.5" x 1" Input
 • Impedance: 1 MegOhm (each channel)
 • Output Impedance: 10K Ohms
 • Input: Stereo 1/4" | Output: Mono 1/4 "
 • Cable: 6 foot, 1/4" stereo plugs
 • Power: 9 volt battery (not included)
 
 
Color or Finish  as listed Price   $345.00 USD  
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    Golden Bullet URB

The Golden Bullet URB is a condenser mic chosen specifically for its characteristics and performance with the double bass. This is not an "off-the-shelf" microphone, but one designed and custom built by K&K in Oregon. We were delighted to work with Bob Gollihur to finalize the selection of this specific unit, which combines great sound with excellent feedback resistance. It is unidirectional to help avoid rumble and undesirable bleed from other instruments. Amazingly light and small, it is mounted on your bridge using self adhesive 3M Dual Lock fastener and positioned using its built-in six-inch gooseneck. And don't worry about undesirable effects due to the bridge mounting.

The Golden Bullet URB includes:
 • Mic with 2 feet of wire, high quality 1/4" jack and a special string-mountable jackclip (clamps between A and D string between bridge and tailpiece.
 • Preamp with a 1/4" input jack and XLR balanced output.
 • This is the standard preamp that can be powered by a 9 volt battery or 12-48 volt phantom power.
 • The preamp also provides the special 5 volt power the mic requires.
 • On special request a 1/4" line out preamp model is available (9 volt battey only). Please specify when ordering.

Technical Information:
 • Frequency Range: 20 - 17,000 Hz
 • Sensitivity: 7 mV/PA/1 kHz
 • Maximum SPL: 139 dB
 • Polar Pattern: Unidirectional
 • Output: XLR active balanced or 1/4" line level (please choose)
 • Mic Power Supply: 5 Volt through supplied Golden Bullet preamp
 • Preamp Power Supply: 9 Volt battery or 12-48 Volt phantom power (phantom power XLR type only)
 • The complete unit weighs only about .25 ounces! 
 
Color or Finish  as listed Price   $193.00 USD  
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    The Golden Bullet URB without preamp

 • Mic with 2 feet of wire, high quality 1/4" jack and a special string-mountable jackclip (clamps between A and D string between bridge and tailpiece.
Technical Information:
 • Frequency Range: 20 - 17,000 Hz
 • Sensitivity: 7 mV/PA/1 kHz
 • Maximum SPL: 139 dB
 • Polar Pattern: Unidirectional
 • Output: XLR active balanced or 1/4" line level (please choose)
 • The complete unit weighs only about .25 ounces! 
 
Color or Finish  as listed Price   $130.00 USD  
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    Golden Trinity Combinations

K&K's various bass transducers are wonderful, and can deliver a exceptionally warm and natural double bass sound -- but there are times when a microphone can add extra warmth and life to your signal, or perhaps be the total true voice of your bass. Choosing and using a microphone can be a real challenge and an expensive proposition, especially when you want to blend it with your current rig. K&K Sound has taken all the hassle out of the process by creating the perfect and most convenient systems that can work for you immediately -- right out of the box.
Several different combinations of the Golden Bullet URB and K&K's popular upright bass pickups are available. The different Golden Trinity Bass Mic systems offer you a great deal of flexibility for reproducing the natural sound of your bass.
A single wire leads from the Golden Bullet URB to a three-conductor (TRS, stereo) string-mounted jack. Also coming from that jack is a 12 inch lead with a standard 1/4" phone plug, ready to be plugged into your pickup's output jack. A three conductor cable is supplied, which carries the discrete mic and pickup signals to the Trinity Preamp for mixing (see picture). There are two 1/4" output jacks, one which carries the mixed output (mic plus pickup -- active if only one output cable is connected), and a second which carries the mic signal alone (active if both outputs are connected, in this case the mixed out carries only the pickup) This tiny 10 ounce 3 x 3 1/2 x 1 3/8 inch two channel preamplifier provides power to the Mic and gives you complete control over the volume, gain and EQ for each channel. The mic channel has internal bass, treble and gain trimmers. The pickup channel has internal bass, mid, treble and gain trimmers. The gain trimmers allow for balancing any pickup with the microphone and the external volume controls letting you easily balance the two channels on the fly.
The Golden Trinity Upgrade System, includes:
 • Golden Bullet URB mic
 • String-mounted stereo jack with additional 1/4" input for existing pickup (pre-wired to mic)
 • 6'3" conductor cable
 • Golden Trinity dual channel preamp (click picture to see description and photo) 
 
Color or Finish  as listed Price   $310.00 USD  
Sizes  N/A Shipping   $9.95 USD usa

    Golden Trinity Bass Max System

includes:
 • Golden Bullet URB mic
 • String-mounted stereo jack with additional 1/4" input for existing pickup (pre-wired to mic)
 • Integrated Bass Max wing-slot pickup
 • 6'3" conductor stereo cable
 • Golden Trinity dual channel preamp 
 
Color or Finish  as listed Price   $425.00 USD  
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    Golden Trinity Double Big Twin System

includes:
 • Golden Bullet URB mic.
 • String-mounted stereo jack with additional 1/4" input for existing pickup (pre-wired to mic).
 • Double Big Twin - four transducer pickup array.
 • 6'3" conductor stereo cable.
 • Golden Trinity dual channel preamp. 
 
Color or Finish  as listed Price   $437.00 USD  
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    Pure Bass

The Pure Bass pickup system for 4-string acoustic bass is K&K's latest development. It amplifies the acoustic bass with a warm, natural, and woody tone and delivers the same great performance you have come to expect from a Pure pickup.
 
 
Color or Finish  as listed Price   $96.00 USD  
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    Pure Bass

The Pure Bass pickup system for 5-string acoustic bass is K&K's latest development. It amplifies the acoustic bass with a warm, natural, and woody tone and delivers the same great performance you have come to expect from a Pure pickup.
 
 
Color or Finish  as listed Price   $123.00 USD  
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