JourneyTek Passive 3-piezo Pickup EP001K
A premium, upgradeable, clear and transparent passive 3-piezo pickup for acoustic guitars. Uses high-output German piezo elements and requires no batteries.
*if you ordering outside the USA, we recommend you reach out to an official reseller in your country or region. This will save you a lot in shipping and taxes. 😉
Journey Instruments Pickups
The EP-001K Passive piezo pickup is an elegant pickup solution for transparent tone to amplify the natural sound of your acoustic guitar. Installation requires no modification to your guitar apart from drilling the endpin jack hole and gluing the elements to the bridge plate. This new model can be upgraded without the use of tools to our new active stereo pickup that features a gooseneck microphone and these discrete sound hole controls: Master Volume, Balance, Bass, Treble, Phase. (Note: If installing on a guitar with narrow x-bracing under the saddle, such as a Martin Jr or Taylor GS Mini, one or more of the piezos may hang off of the edge slightly)
General Specs and Details:
- 3 balanced German-made ceramic piezo elements – 20mm diameter
- Standard 1/4 inch (6.3mm) mono output jack
- 2.5mm mono input jack from piezo elements
- no batteries needed
- length of wire from peizo element to pickup jack: 22cm
- frequency response 22Hz-18kHz
- EADGBE guitar frequency range is E2 (82 Hz) to F6 (1,397 Hz)
- impedance under 1 MΩ
- Installation Guide Here: https://journeyinstruments.com/pickup-installation/
- NOTE: As this is an endpin jack, you may consider buying our Journey Guitar Strap which is slit to fit this endpin. Otherwise, you may need to enlarge the hole for your strap.
- Strap Button Threads: 3/8-32 standard (if you need to replace the strap button)
- Inner socket Threads: M12*0.75 metric (If you need to replace a nut for the pickup inner tube threads)
- UPC 643485843580
Great Review from Garage Band and Beyond:
“I have installed your dual source pickup system on my Martin CEO 7 few days ago and I still can’t believe how good it sounds… It’s absolutely amazing! As compare with LR Baggs Lyric it’s definitely another world. You’ve done the best pickup system on the market for sure.”
“I received and installed my acoustic pickup. OMG it sounds amazing. Blew my mind it’s honestly so good I am removing my LR Baggs Anthem from my other acoustic and replacing it with another one of your pickups!”- Matt, Worship Leader, CA
“I am completely amazed at the sound! I have a 1920s parlorish guitar and it sounds phenomenal, great work! Like butter! F***in’ A!” – Doug, Texas
“I just want too thank you!!! The pickup in my Yamaha acoustic/electric bit the dust and I came across reviews of your passive pickups. My son and I installed them today and…. OMG my guitar sounds truly amazing. I was skeptical but no longer.” – Bruce, California
“I just received my Journey acoustic pickup and I didn’t waste any time getting to work on the installation. I have a Takamine that had a previously installed preamp and piezo bridge. So before I could install the Journey pickup I had to carefully remove the old system that had died after after about 9 years of faithful service. My bridge presented a minor challenge because it is pin less. I was able to find three locations to attach the pads and within 30 minutes I was tuning up my strings and plugging in to test out my work. Plugged into my Bose S1 Pro direct without any preamp was my first test. I have to say that I was really impressed with the tone! Next test was going through my NUX Floor Stageman Acoustic pedal. Now I had a sound that I would be confident to use anywhere. My other guitar is a Martin Black Smoke 000-17 with a LR Baggs Anthem SL installed in it. I played both guitars back to back to compare the tones. I was shocked at how close the tones were. The Anthem cost 4 times as much as the Journey! I will definitely purchase another one should I ever need to do this again! Thanks Journey!” – Chris, Maryland
“Hi there. Just wanted to touch base to say just how amazing your three piece transducer is. I’ve got LR Baggs VTC pickups in two guitars. I’ve always been so frustrated at the sound of them through an amp. I nearly pressed the button on a K&K pure mini until I saw a couple of videos on YT talking about your pickups. So I took a risk, bought one, ripped out the LR Baggs in my cheaper guitar and replaced with your 3 piece transducer.
OMG.! Totally at a loss as to why I’ve paid extra for guitars with active piezos in to date. My guitar actually sounds like an acoustic through my amp!!!!
Thank you so much. I will, in due course, purchase another one and install it into my more expensive guitar.” – Matt H.
“I had a great experience with my purchase from Journey Instruments. I installed [the EP001k] on my Martin acoustic guitar and could not be happier with the results. Great product by a great company! Anyone looking for great acoustic pickup that does not break the bank account try the Journey 3 Passive Piezo Transducer system! You will not be disappointed for a product half the price of others.” – Darlene E.
Wanna see some other great sellers?
(FOR TRADITIONAL ROUND SOUND HOLE GUITARS ) Our premium active dual-source pickup module made for guitars with traditional sound holes with a diameter of 9 to 11 cm. When installed with an upgradable passive piezo JourneyTek™ pickup, this 9v battery powered pickup system delivers spectacular acoustic sound with robust tonal control – and it features discrete sound hole controls so it requires no modification to your instrument (with exception of drilling an endpin hole for the pickup jack).
IMPORTANT: To use this pickup, you must have an upgradeable passive pickup module as well. EP-001 (3-Piezo Steel String Pickup), EP-004(4-Piezo Classical Pickup), or EP002K (2-Piezo Bass Pickup). This module may also be used to upgrade existing Journey Instruments Guitars and Bases that have the upgradeable passive piezo system already installed.
Here are some great related products to consider.
Passive volume wheel add-on for all upgradable JourneyTek passive pickups. This volume wheel installs within seconds to most of our upgradable JourneyTek passive piezo pickup units. It’s maintenance free, passive, and super easy to install.
NOTE: YOU MUST HAVE AN UPGRADABLE EP001K OR HAVE AN UPGRADEABLE JOURNEYTEK PICKUP ALREADY INSTALLED TO USE THIS VOLUME WHEEL. If you have an older model pickup, you’ll need to purchase a newer EP001K and install it to upgrade. Click HERE to learn how to tell if your existing pickup is upgradeable.
This HDPE foam soundhole cover fits the current version of the OF660 soundhole and is useful for dealing with feedback in certain amplification settings. The lower part of the cover insert is recessed to accommodate the soundhole controls on our EPS001-15K dual source pickup system as well.
Note: This soundhole cover does not fit the sound holes of the first generation OF660, which was located closer toward the waist of the guitar. If your OF660 soundhole looks like the one in the picture here, this is the one you want.
(FOR OF660 & RT660 OFFSET SOUND HOLE GUITARS) Our premium active dual-source pickup module made for our OF660 and RT660 carbon fiber guitars. When installed with an upgradable passive piezo JourneyTek™ pickup, this 9v battery powered dual-source pickup system delivers spectacular acoustic sound with robust tonal control – and it features discrete sound hole controls so it requires no modification to your instrument (with exception of drilling an endpin hole for the pickup jack).
IMPORTANT: To use this pickup, you must have an upgradeable passive pickup installed as well. EP-001 (3-Piezo Steel String Pickup). This module is only for carbon fibre Overhead and RoadTrip Journey Instruments Guitars that have the upgradeable passive piezo system already installed.