After several years of research and development, Mojotone has truly made a breakthrough for acoustic players who want the purest and most uncompromised acoustic soundhole pickup tone ever heard. And it’s handmade right here in Burgaw, NC USA!
Mojotone’s Quiet Coil NC-1 Soundhole pickup reacts with the natural frequencies of your guitar while also eliminating the unnatural “electric guitar” tone associated with all magnetic soundhole pickups. With its noise-free design and perfectly balanced string to string volume, you’re sure to inspire and be inspired.
Voicing & Tone... Voiced and EQ’d like a microphone to emphasize your guitar’s pure and natural acoustic tone; No more unnatural highs or mids like with other magnetic soundhole pickups, and no need for extra gear to compensate for an underwhelming pickup tone!
Balance & Perfection... Specifically designed to have perfect string balance and volume with bronze or phosphor bronze wound acoustic guitar strings. There’s no need for adjustable polepieces or special strings to compensate for unbalanced string volume!
Noise & Feedback Resistant... Noiseless preamp design makes for the quietest performance possible in the studio or live. And best of all, it’s feedback resistant!
Lightweight & Simple... Extremely lightweight and compact design (less than 1.6 oz!) allows for quick installation without modification, loosening strings, or adding unwanted mass to the soundhole of your guitar.
Ergonomic & Friendly... Rolled edges and low-profile mounting ears keep the pickup from getting in the way of your picking while the natural cork pads protect the most delicate nitrocellulose finishes from damage.
Power & Convenience... Active 6V preamp with over 500 playing hours powered by the most common lithium 2xCR2032 coin cell batteries (Included). All in a convenient slide out drawer for easy battery replacement.
Installation & Quality... Low capacitance and flexible shielded cable pre-wired to a stereo Switchcraft USA end pin jack. This can be permanently installed; alternatively, we include a clip for your belt or strap for a non-permanent installation.
Specs... -Single Coil (Noise-cancelling preamp) -6V Active (2 x 3V CR2032 lithium batteries included) -Battery Life (500+ hours) -Master Volume -Battery Test Button -Switchcraft Stereo Endpin Jack -Minimum Soundhole Diameter (83.8mm or 3.30”) -Made in the USA
In Depth Review
Speechless! Ok, I was expecting to have to critique this pickup and call out Mojotone for false advertising lol! I mean come on, a claim that it sounds like a microphone is pretty bold. Because of that Mojo caught my attention. I have to say Mojotone you were right! This pickup is crisp, powerful, balanced, and ridiculously natural! I'm literally going to sell all of my other soundhole pickups so I can get another one of these. I have no idea how you accomplished this, but whatever you guys are doing there keep it up! This pickup is a game changer beyond anything from other soundhole pickups and I'm pretty sure I have played them all! Ok time to get back to playing this thing!
Name:Searcher Sorensen Rating:5
Yes First of all, before I forget, Martin Retro, monel strings work exceptionally well with this p/u. I think only bronze is mentioned by Mojotone, and I took the chance and got it anyway but Monels work fine. I'm a songwriter and a rhythm guitar player and I play amplified every Friday night with a band I've been with for about 15 years now. I ended up putting this in a 2007 Gibson J-185 TV after first trying it in a Larrivee LS-03. I mostly like to play mahogany or maple guitars for the cutting tone I get and for the better recording properties and the LS is Peruvian walnut back and sides and I found it to be just too muddy in an amplified band setting. That's not the pickup's fault, just the attributes of that particular guitar and my situation. In the J185 the NC-1 is just stellar. Unbelievably quiet and crystal clear and powerful when cranked up. I play all kinds of rhythm and do a lot of percussive things and all the different techniques and tones I've developed over the years come through this pickup without a hitch. It plays through my Marshall ASD100 acoustic amp like a dream but I wanted this pickup to play it through a VOX AV15 electric guitar amp (and it does that well too) as sometimes I've been searching for a sound close to electric but on an acoustic side. Sort of an early rockabilly thing is about the only way I can describe it; an edge but not too much of an edge and only when I would dig for it. I had a Lawrence A345 humbucker in the J185 just previously and it sometimes got close but the mounting system was too primitive to keep the B and high E strings tamed enough for consistency. I figured since Mojotone was an electric guitar pickup company this single coil design might have promise along with more modern features. It is a great pickup and I would recommend it highly. I'm very happy with the NC-1 and look forward to playing with it and seeing what more it's got to offer. It's fun, you know. Easy to install and looks good too.
Name:Thomas Martin Rating:5
Thank you Mojotone! This pickup produces the purest acoustic sound on the market/planet. I love being a part of this company's growth; I agree with Caleb Mac, Mojotone will sell millions of these! Keep up the great work Mojotone!
Name:Caleb Mac Rating:5
Best soundhole pickup This pickup is amazing. I've used several soundhole pickups and currently own a Baggs M-80 but this Mojotone pickup is in a league on it's own. I've never heard one that sounded this natural and full spectrum before. Mojotone you will sell millions of these! Well done and thank you!