Acoustic Guitar Soundhole Pickup
Body-Sensitive Magnetic Pickup
The M1 Active is a patented humbucking pickup with a twist. In a common stacked humbucker, the lower coil cancels hum, but doesn’t contribute anything positive to the sound. We unlock the lower coil with a carefully tuned support that allows it to capture higher frequency resonances.
As the pickup moves with the guitar’s soundboard, a body signal is created in the suspended coil that adds presence and realism to your amplified sound. The plug-and-play design has built-in electronics with audiophile-grade circuitry for that sweet and pure acoustic sound we are known for. The internal electronics boost the pickup’s output for a full and direct signal to any acoustic amplifier or P.A. system, eliminating the need for any external preamps. The addition of a built-in volume control provides the player quick access for any performance.
The M1 Active’s plug-and-play design features a preamp with audiophile circuitry for that pure acoustic sound we are known for. The built-in electronics boosts the pickup’s output for a full and direct signal to any acoustic amplifier or P.A. system, eliminating the need for any external preamps. The M1 Active includes a volume control and adjustable pole pieces for perfect balance and tone between the strings.
Built-in gold plated 1/8" jack makes removing the pickup a snap
Long battery life – 1,000 hours on one 3V lithium coin cell
Adjustable pole pieces for perfect balance with most string types and gauges
Includes a pre-wired strapjack harness
Available in completely passive design, the M1 delivers professional amplification in minutes. Adjustable pole pieces provide balance from string to string and the 1/8” jack makes removing the pickup a snap for when you are in the studio. Install the pickup with the strapjack or use the 10’ external soundhole cable for absolutely no modifications to your prized instrument.
Adjustable pole pieces
A perfect blend of string and body signalQuiet hum-free operation
Quiet hum-free operation
Built-in gold plated 1/8" jack
Includes a pre-wired strapjack harness and 10' cable for no modifications
Justin Townes Earle
“Plugged in, my M1-fitted Alvarez produced an amazing lifelike tone that sounded more resonant and “woody” than anything I ever heard from a magnetic pickup.” Read more ›
Danny Miles - Guitar World Acoustic