K&K Pure Mini Passive Acoustic Guitar Pickup


96 out of 100. Incorporating 1550+ ratings and reviews.

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K&K Pure Mini Passive Acoustic Guitar Pickup

Gearank High Notes

K&K Pure Mini: Highest Rated Passive Acoustic Guitar Pickup - 2021.09

Gearank Recommended

The Pure Mini appeared on our recommended list when we first published it back in October 2017 and we've been recommending it ever since. The only alternative option to achieve a higher rating was the DiMarzio Virtual Acoustic DP138 which held the top position from 2017 until September 2020 when it was outranked by the Pure Mini.

Rating Source Highlights

Website Source *Rating Value
YouTube Acoustic Life 96/100
LukeSniper Luke 95/100
Acoustic Guitar Forum Aussie Matt 90/100
*Displayed values are prior to adjustments made by the Gearank Algorithm when evaluating the source.

K&K Pure Mini Features

  • Type: Transducer/Contact
  • Required Mods: Endpin, Gluing the Contacts to the Soundboard
  • Installation Difficulty: Moderate
  • Controls: None
This is currently on the recommended list in our guide to The Best Acoustic Guitar Pickups.


The JHS Clover works with

The JHS Clover works with passive pickup equipped electric guitars so it should work fine with passive acoustic pickups like the K&K Pure Mini. Note that the JHS Clover has no instant anti-feedback feature, but you can use its built-in EQ to stop feedback by reducing some of the offending frequencies, mostly the lows.