The K&K Sound Pure Bass pickup system for 5-string acoustic bass 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. Three high-output pickup sensors offer excellent response and the pickup works well without a preamp on most amplifiers.
The K&K Pure Bass transducers do not sound harsh or metallic. They are specifically designed to pick up a substantial portion of the vibration from the soundboard, offering a rich and deep sound that is more like a microphone. Each of the Pure Bass pickup sensors pick up the sound from the adjacent strings as well as the surrounding soundboard area.
The output from the K&K Pure Bass pickup is strong enough to drive most amplifiers directly without the need for a preamp. If you are plugging into a PA system or mixer board, you may need a preamp to increase the signal strength to match that system. We recommend the K&K Pure Preamp or the K&K Pure XLR Preamp, both of which are perfectly matched to this pickup.