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Overview

  • Simple installation — just pop it in and go
  • Natural and transparent tone
  • No battery required
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $79.99
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    - $50.00
  • Your Price:
    $2999

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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 62 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Functional (7)
  • Good quality (7)
  • Improves sound (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (4), Novice (3), 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.

    VS

    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

    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

          Comment on this review

           
          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.

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            long time owner

            By old rock guitar guy

            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.

              Comment on this review

               
              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.

                Comment on this review

                (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.

                    Comment on this review

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Surprised me!

                    By Blues King

                    from Huntsville AL

                    About Me Experienced

                    Ask me a question

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality
                    • Improves Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Duncan Performer Maverick Soundhole Pickup:

                        I installed this pickup and plugged it into my big 100 watt Peavey, which is solid state, and it sounds really good! Clean, good tone, good sound.
                        I would certainly recommend one. For the money, I think you will be happy. Didn't sound too good through my Fender tube amp, kind of muddys it.

                        Comment on this review

                        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        a good bargain pickup

                        By Charles Spencer

                        from Billerica, Massachusetts

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional
                        • Inexpensive

                        Cons

                        • Not powerful
                        • Only for 6-string

                        Best Uses

                        • Recording demos
                        • Small venu

                        Comments about Duncan Performer Maverick Soundhole 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 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.

                        Comment on this review

                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        Don't waste your money.

                        By John Irving

                        from UT

                        About Me Experienced

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                        • Extremely quiet
                        • Poor Quality

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Duncan Performer Maverick Soundhole Pickup:

                          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.

                          Comment on this review

                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          After 5 years STILL the one to beat!

                          By Smurf

                          from Ohio, USA

                          About Me Professional Musician

                          Ask me a question

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Functional
                          • Good Quality
                          • Improves Sound

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Duncan Performer Maverick Soundhole Pickup:

                              I have had this PU for well over 5 years, and in that time it has never gave me one problem. NEVER had any volume issues with it, it has driving every amp-DI-recording interface-snake with no problem.

                              It is now in my Seagull Folk, complimenting my JJB (K&K style) SBP, and it flat out ROCKS in this combination. I went ahead and hard-wired it to a stereo jack and now have a fantastic sounding "plug & play" setup.

                              I have also used it in my Dean EAB with GREAT results, and now that I have a JJB installed in it also it is time to order another one of these. This JJB-Maverick combo is my studio secret...

                              You can NOT get a better deal IMHO!

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                              3.0

                              very low signal

                              By guytar56

                              from lake worth florida

                              About Me Professional Musician

                              Ask me a question

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Functional
                              • Good Quality
                              • Improves Sound

                              Cons

                              • Needs pre amp

                              Best Uses

                              • Good for practice
                              • Practicing

                              Comments about Duncan Performer Maverick Soundhole Pickup:

                              for the price the pickup works fine. it sounds more like an electric than an acoustic guitar though. I noticed that you need to turn the volume up almost all the way. needs a pre-amp to boost signal.

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