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Getting a KK Muni installed tomorrow on my J45 Standard


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I like the K&K in my Hummingbird 12 and '67 J45 just fine. Great pickups. You'll also find your guitar sounds better without the piezo element of your old pickup between your saddle and bridge, I know I do every time I install a soundhole pickup or K&K.

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I did the same thing as well in my 2017 J45 Standard, ditching the stock UST and battery for a K&K, and also replaced the tuners with vintage-style 3-on-a-plate tuners and the weight reduction is VERY noticeable, and the guitar sounds much better both lugged in and unplugged.

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I've never had a feedback problem at open mics with the K&Ks in my 45 or 35.. At one I frequent most often I play with another guitar player and an amplified electric bass with fold back monitors as well.........no feedback issues. Much of that is attributable to the fact that we are not playing at stadium volume levels, which at my age, is a fact I greatly appreciate.

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Well tomorrow I'm taking my 2017 J45 Standard in to have the current pickups swapped out for a KK Pure Mini. I hate replacing batteries and I know a passive KK Mini should do the trick.

 

I also bought a bone saddle to have them install too...........can't wait!!!

 

I have a K&K Sound Pure XLR preamp for sale. If interested, send me a message. Thank you

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I like the K&K in my Hummingbird 12 and '67 J45 just fine. Great pickups. You'll also find your guitar sounds better without the piezo element of your old pickup between your saddle and bridge, I know I do every time I install a soundhole pickup or K&K.

 

I agree 1000% with this Jinder. IMO, the two big strikes against any pickup that is an under-saddle ribbon; 1) piezo quack 2) reduction of resonant transfer from saddle to bridge and hence reduced tone unplugged.

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