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Duncan Performer Maverick Soundhole Pickup  

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The Duncan Performer Maverick Soundhole Pickup is great for hearty strumming, delicate finger-style chording, and articulate single note runs. No bat...Read More

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Just pop it in and you're ready to go.

The Duncan Performer Maverick Soundhole Pickup is great for hearty strumming, delicate finger-style chording, and articulate single note runs. No battery required. This soundhole pickup's tone is natural and transparent. Double potting makes the Maverick extremely feedback resistant. Fits all standard-size acoustic soundholes between 3-4/5" and 4-1/5". Duncan Performer includes a high-quality cable with standard 1/4" plug wth your Maverick pickup.

FEATURES
  • Simple installation — just pop it in and go
  • Natural and transparent tone
  • No battery required
  • Double potting makes it extremely feedback resistant
  • Fits all standard-size acoustic soundholes between 3-4/5" and 4-1/5"

Make that acoustic as loud as those electrics. Order your Performer Maverick today.

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Duncan PerformerMaverick Soundhole Pickup
 
4.2

(based on 67 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (13)
  • Functional (10)
  • Good quality (9)
  • Improves sound (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (6), Novice (5), Professional musician (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    a good bargain pickup

    I agree with the other reviews here, I just want to add that if you have the proper expectations, then this is a good product. Firstly, you do not want to use this...Read complete review

    I agree with the other reviews here, I just want to add that if you have the proper expectations, then this is a good product. Firstly, you do not want to use this on a 12 string guitar because the span of the strings is too wide for the low and high E's to be picked up. Secondly, you do not want this to be your only sound source. An inexpensive sound hole pickup just isn't going to capture the brilliance and the body of your guitar.

    To get the best sound from this bargain pickup, I recommend that you run it through a pedal that can boost and equalize the signal prior to amplification. Selective frequency cutting can take out the metalicness and restore the warmth. In fact, the result can be more natural sounding than bridge pickups which tend to be cold and sharp sounding.

    Ideally you should use this pickup in cooperation with a microphone, with a 50/50 mix, so that you can get the volume you want without loosing the natural character.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Don't waste your money.

    Got this hoping for a cheap solution to plus in to a PA for open mics and shows. Sound guys will want to slap you for using this pickup. It is very quiet....Read complete review

    Got this hoping for a cheap solution to plus in to a PA for open mics and shows. Sound guys will want to slap you for using this pickup. It is very quiet. You have to crank the volume on the amp/PA and even then there is no way you're gonna be heard if you're playing with other people. It produces thin, chintzy tone that just makes you look like a joke. Also, the foam that secures it in to the soundhole wore out after about 2 months. Do not get this product.

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    5.0

    Nothing Bad to Say

    By IncrediMel

    from Greene, NY

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Duncan Performer Maverick Soundhole Pickup:

        Perfect for Open Mic night, everyone can use their own acoustics, no excuses :)

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        5.0

        Maverick soundhole pickup

        By jrocks

        from Bowling Green, KY

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Duncan Performer Maverick Soundhole Pickup:

          Works well for my purpose. Like others have said they are not very loud (no preamp), but work fine with the amp turned up.

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Fought it since day 1

          By Dave M.

          from Gillette, WY

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Poor Quality

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Duncan Performer Maverick Soundhole Pickup:

          Sure, easy to install, but I had it going through a direct box, through a 100 ft. snake into a mixer panel and I received a horrible hum through the main system. Even without the snake and using different direct boxes it hummed. Not good for performance. You get cheap... expect cheap.

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          5.0

          good pickup for the money

          By guitar man

          from Sherrills Ford, NC

          Pros

          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup

            Comments about Duncan Performer Maverick Soundhole Pickup:

            Easy installation. Sounds great. The problem is, what do I do with the chord when I choose not to use it as electric and I prefer to keep the pickup in my guitar instead of removing it back and forth.

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Nice pickup for the price

            By David Garrett

            from Arizona

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Duncan Performer Maverick Soundhole Pickup:

              I have had this pickup for about three years. It sounds good on my Ibanez 12 string. The only thing is I got sick of dragging the cord around. I tried Velcro wraps, it kept dropping out and dragging. I finally cut the cord about 18" from the pickup and mounted a 1/4" jack in my guitar for a permanent set up. Took about 15 minutes and it works great.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              awesome

              By chief

              from Alabama

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Duncan Performer Maverick Soundhole Pickup:

                    Great sound. Easy to use

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                    4.0

                    Good quality & price

                    By Ascendent Instruments

                    from Potomac Ill

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Ask me a question

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Duncan Performer Maverick Soundhole Pickup:

                      I wired this straight to the guitars output jack in my wife's Takamine when its original preamp gave up the ghost. I wanted a simple straight to the pedalboard solution & while it's a bit darker in sound (not a bad thing)it's small, sturdy & simple.

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      long time owner

                      By C-Ville Brent

                      from Crooksville, OH

                      About Me Experienced

                      Ask me a question

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Functional
                      • Good Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Live Compliment
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Duncan Performer Maverick Soundhole Pickup:

                        I bought this in 2005 (I actually have 3 of them, 2 unused back ups) and installed in a Martin D-15. I was playing regularly in a smaller venue and using a fender passport 250. It made tuning easier (no more trips outside or the rr). The guitar ran about half from the Maverick and half from an EV mic. The sound of the pickup itself is not perfect, but worked as a nice supplement in dealing with feedback. It has been very durable and I feel that it is a very good value for my purpose.

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                        4.0

                        I love it!

                        By Gabriel

                        from Jensen beach,Fl.34957

                        About Me Novice

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Install Works Gr
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional
                        • Good Quality
                        • Improves Sound

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Duncan Performer Maverick Soundhole Pickup:

                          I needed an inexpensive boost for my acoustic guitar. This was it.

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                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          great value

                          By Tom

                          from Michigan

                          About Me Novice

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Good Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Duncan Performer Maverick Soundhole Pickup:

                              I have one of these mounted in my Epiphone 12 string and it works great so I bought this one for a friend of mine and mounted it in her 6 string.

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