FDP Home Page / FDP Forum / FAQ's

The FDP is made possible by the following companies and individual members like you.
Please use the links below to show them we value their sponsorship.



WD Music

Yellowjackets Tube Converters

Jensen Loudspeakers

Apex Tube Matching

Amplified Parts

Antique Electronics Supply

* God bless America and our men and women in uniform *

* Illegitimi non carborundum! *

If you benefit and learn from the FDP and enjoy our site, please help support us and become a Contributing Member or make a Donation today! The FDP counts on YOU to help keep the site going with an annual contribution. It's quick and easy with PayPal. Please do it TODAY!

Chris Greene, Host & Founder



Find musicians
in your area!
  Search the Forums  

FDP Forum / The Lefty Forum / Acoustic PUPs

Arizona Michael

United States

Mar 26th, 2018 12:39 PM   Edit   Profile  

So, I'm looking for a soundhole PUP for my lefty fender. I notice that all I can find have the wire from the pick-up hanging from the right side, as to dangle straight down (for righty players). Of course, that's unusable for us lefties. I asked Seymour Duncan and they told me that all of theirs are like that and they are asked about it every so often but have no plans of making a lefty version because the demand isn't large enough (sound familiar?). I know I can go with an under saddle pick-up but those cost about 3X more than a soundhole PUP. Anyone else encountered this? Solutions? It's cool to be a lefty, but it's also frustrating and expensive, with limited choices. Grrrrrrrrrr

(This message was last edited by Arizona Michael at 02:40 PM, Mar 26th, 2018)

Contributing Member


I say stuff
Mar 28th, 2018 10:21 AM   Edit   Profile  

It’s the same way with pickups in electric guitars. They come out the “wrong” side of the pickup for a lefty installation. It just means some extra lead routing. No big deal.

Contributing Member

UNpopular music

Mar 28th, 2018 06:18 PM   Edit   Profile  

Check out the K&K Pure Mini pickup.

These sound great, and no fiddling around with sound-hole foolishness.

Plus, you can easily install it yourself using the included instructions, online tutorials, and a little tube of gel CA adhesive (Superglue).

PLUS, shop around...the K&K Pure Mini is only $100.

I've installed more than 10 of these in various guitars. The players love them for their balanced, natural sound.

Unless you're playing through a dedicated acoustic amplifier (e.g., AER, Fishman, etc.), you'll probably need a preamp for the K&K. Ideally the preamp will be looking for a 1Kohm (1,000 Ohms) input impedance. K&K sells preamps, but that adds cost.

However, if you have an EQ pedal like a Boss GE7, that's ideal too.

K&K Pure Mini

reverend mikey
Contributing Member

N of I-90, E of I-29

You're old. Then vintage. Then good!
Mar 29th, 2018 10:17 AM   Edit   Profile  

LR Baggs makes their M1 Active soundhole pickup in a lefty version. It's not cheap ($189 at MF via the link above), but I have one, and I think it sounds excellent. Can be permanently wired up via the body strap button...

...if you're just looking for a soundhole pickup that pops in and out - yeah, that's a lot tougher for lefties. I dealt with that for years as well (with both Lawrence and Schaller soundhole pickups).

LR Baggs M1 Active lefty


Cypress, TX

I Dare To Be Different
Apr 2nd, 2018 05:37 AM   Edit   Profile  

I'm a fan of K&K's Pure Mini. I have one in my Huss & Dalton OM, running it through an older Red Eye preamp. Furthermore, my '04 J-45 Rosewood has a factory installed Fishman Active Matrix in it, but I'm seriously considering replacing it with a Pure Mini. The only reason I haven't done it yet is that I don't play the J-45RW out enough to warrant the expense. However, that may soon change as a friend is hosting a monthly open mic, where I want to use the J-45RW more often.

BTW, my Rickenbacker 730S has an LR Baggs iMix in it.

Red Eye Preamp

Contributing Member

Buckeye Country, USA

Tone is in the lingers
Apr 25th, 2018 09:53 PM   Edit   Profile  

"LR Baggs makes their M1 Active soundhole pickup in a lefty version."

That's what I use. I works great and sounds great.

FDP Forum / The Lefty Forum / Acoustic PUPs

Reply to this Topic
Display my email address             Lost your password?
Your Message:
Link Address (URL):
Link Title:

Moderators: Chris Greene  Iron Man  reverendrob  

FDP, LLC Privacy Policy: Your real name, username, and email
are held in confidence and not disclosed to any third parties, sold, or
used for anything other than FDP Forum registration unless you specifically authorize disclosure.

Internet Application Development

Copyright © 1999-2019 Fender Discussion Page, LLC   All Rights Reserved