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Double Helix Combination System
K&K Sound is proud to announce the launch of its first-ever magnetic soundhole pickup, the Double Helix! The Double Helix is a hum-cancelling, dual-coil pickup for steel-string acoustic guitars. It features a phase switch and a unique tone switch that allows players to easily change from a bright “GLOSS” setting to a more substantial “STEAM” setting.
When K&K developed the Double Helix, the major requirement was that it should work both on its own and in combination with the Pure Mini Pickup in a way that would enhance the final tone. The Double Helix features two switches, which are easily accessible even during play. One switch is for the phase, and the second switch is for tone.
The Double Helix can be used as a stand-alone pickup for players who want a simple setup and a plug-and-play amplification solution. Even so, the Double Helix is a top-of-the-line solution that delivers K&K’s signature quality and sound. The tone switch will be an eye opener for players who have used other soundhole pickups. Having a setting for strumming (GLOSS) and another one for melody lines (STEAM) is almost like having a "Les Paul" with two pickups, one for "rhythm" and one for "lead"! All this is done in purely passive fashion, no battery or electronic circuit. For players who swear by the Pure Pickup, the Double Helix will be a welcome addition to their setup. This combination will achieve what was so difficult to do: to enhance the already great sound of the Pure Pickup!