Quiet Coil NC-1 Acoustic Soundhole Pickup

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Weight: 0.19 lb
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The soundhole pickup you've been waiting for...

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.

Installation Instructions

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. 
  • 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

Ratings & Reviews

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8/31/2021 12:31 pm

A soundhole pickup that has everything!

by MD G -

I knew it was a fully-magnetic pickup, but I was so surprised how much it picks up the body sound.
I could clearly hear more "acoustic" in this NC-1 pickup than the old Japanese made goldfoil-type magnetic soundhole pickup I have. (Which sounds pretty good, too)
And, you can trust the note clarity in any Mojotone pickup including this one.
To test the feedback, I played the guitar right in front of the amp, facing the soundhole right towards the cabinet. Then, with the volume at a decent level, I cranked up the gain till I got feedback. I could turn up to about 7~8 and got a good amount of distortion.
The best part about this pickup is that it's simple and slim.
It's very easy to install with useful features like battery test and volume control, and it doesn't distract your picking thanks to the slim body design.
Now, since I have experienced this NC-1 pickup, there's no going back to any other pickup.

8/23/2021 1:44 pm

Great Job Mojotone! A+

by Thomas -

Sounds a lot like a mic pickup, which is a "true" and warm sound. Super easy to install. Even sound pretty good on my mojotone GA-5 tube amp, I just have to keep the volume down a little. Playing through my solid state amp is a dream, just a louder version of my instrument. I play with a Lillian pedal on a few songs and this pickup doesn't miss a beat. All in All, an impressive pickup.