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Seymour Duncan SA-6 Mag Mic Active Acoustic Guitar Pickup   (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

A fantastic way to amplify acoustic guitar!

The Seymour Duncan SA-6 Mag Mic is an acoustic pickup that begs the question: "Why mix a magnetic pickup with a microphone?" Because, the magnetic pickup senses the guitar strings' vibrations while the mic accurately reproduces the complex and rich character of the acoustic guitar's tone. Blended together, the result is the most natural-sounding, 3-dimensional soundhole pickup. The Seymour Duncan Mag Mic is the first active, humbucking, magnetic soundhole pickup ever created. The SA-6 features a blend circuit and adjustable pole pieces--2 for each string. It uses Seymour Duncan's patented, hum-cancelling stack design to eliminate 60-cycle hum. Permanent or temporary installation is a snap, and the sound is amazing. Deep, rich lows; percussive mids; and shimmering highs. The SA-6 pickup accurately duplicates and amplifies your acoustic guitar's entire sound spectrum. The Mag Mic gets up to 500 hours continuous operation from a single standard 9V battery. You can attach N-size battery clips directly to the Mag Mic pickup for a completely self-contained unit.

FEATURES
  • First pickup of its kind
  • Blend circuit
  • Adjustable pole pieces
  • Pattern: omni-directional
  • Sensitivity: -35dB
  • S/N ratio: 62dB
  • Frequency range: 20Hz-20kHz

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Seymour DuncanSA-6 Mag Mic Active Acoustic Guitar Pickup
 
4.9

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (8)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Improves sound (6)
  • Functional (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (4)
  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (6), Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Duncan mag mic

This is an excellent pickup, and in my opinion captures everything you want in acoustic sound. Warmth from the mag and brightness from the mic. If you take the time to adjust the...Read complete review

This is an excellent pickup, and in my opinion captures everything you want in acoustic sound. Warmth from the mag and brightness from the mic. If you take the time to adjust the poll pieces it is really worth the effort. No acoustic is perfectly alike, so why go with a mag pickup that is preset like the others. Looks like a sunrise pickup which I like. I did have to cut a soundhole plug to fit in for live application, but that eliminated any possible feedback with the mic.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Duncan SA 6

Mounting is some sort of difficult.
The sound is good
The sound quality is very impressive
My order for a new one but I received an used one which already...Read complete review

Mounting is some sort of difficult.
The sound is good
The sound quality is very impressive
My order for a new one but I received an used one which already got some damages.

Reviewed by 20 customers

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5.0

It's the real thing

By John out by the Golden Gate Bridge

from San Rafael

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Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Studio quality sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Song writing

    Comments about Seymour Duncan SA-6 Mag Mic Active Acoustic Guitar Pickup:

    I was given a Sigma guitar and decided to make it an open-tuned special. So, when I looked into my choices, I had to go over many available models. I chose this Mag-Mic because it had the features that I wanted that would give me the best tones. Installation was a snap. I used a wire to feed the jack thru the hole I drilled in the side of the body. The supplied hardware hid the wires(nice). Testing thru the studio monitors revealed it's pristine voice(really nice). I played "No Expectations". I'm going to say that this little rig will please all. It's a little pricey, but well worth it. Thanks, Seymour.

     
    4.0

    One of my best acosutic pickups to date

    By Fire Hazard Music

    from Lodi, WI

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts

      Comments about Seymour Duncan SA-6 Mag Mic Active Acoustic Guitar Pickup:

      This is my best pick for percussive guitar so far. It picks up slaps on the guitar side better than my LR Baggs Anthem Stage Pro. With the Anthem I need to have the mic at 100% all the time and it is still not really picking up slaps well, the Duncan can be backed off a bit and still get a loud enough slap to come through. Only down side is, with the mic up the slaps come through with mostly the high frequencies so I tame the highs while boosting the correct band of lows with a PEQ. All in all I'm very pleased so far. For normal finger style and strumming both the Baggs and Duncan sound different but both are very good sounding pickups with very little messing around to get a pleasing tone.

       
      5.0

      FANTASTIC pickup/mic blend true acoustic tone & no feedback

      By Sheridan

      from Houston, TX

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Easy Self Install
      • Easy To Use
      • Feedback Resistant
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound
      • True Acoustic Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Live Music
        • Recording direct into computer

        Comments about Seymour Duncan SA-6 Mag Mic Active Acoustic Guitar Pickup:

        Recently, I was trying to find good pickup for my 2012 Baritone 8-string LTD. The ES1 wasn't a good fit and my favorite Baggs Anthem SL wasn't either as it had too much pressure from the low B on the transducer. I even considered sending the thing back to Taylor for the ES2 upgrade which would've cost me three hundred plus shipping both ways--yikes!

        And then this happened. I randomly remembered the Seymour Duncan Mag Mic sound hole pickup a few weeks ago. It had never been an option because I typically HATE sound hole pickups, but the youtube videos sounded great so I figured I would try it. The Mag Mic is a hybrid between a very nice humbucker pickup (twice the posts for a rich tone even without mic) and a condenser microphone. There's a volume knob and a blend knob that fades the mic in and out. The mic on 100% is still a blend with the pickup. It is thin and low key for being a sound hole pickup. The black was a very good choice as it looks very streamlined.

        This is a game-changer! It sounds incredible and will be permanently installed in my guitar for sure. I just plugged it into my little Mackie 150W speaker and CRANKED the volume enough to hurt my ears and sat 3 feet from it with it pointed to the sound hole. ZERO feedback even with the mic all the way up. The sweet spot seems to be around 50-65% mic.

        Lastly (yes, the end is near), the pickup comes with the option for an external (non permanent) installation with a cable that drapes gently outside the sound hole rather than having to drill an input jack. It can easily switch from guitar to guitar (although not in a live environment). This is an easy self install with a lot of options for how permanent it is. Keep in mind that after the install you will have to adjust the posts to get a good balanced sound from each string. However, this is a set and forget.

        Overall, this gets 6 stars and I highly recommend and will use again.

         
        5.0

        Bought my second one

        By Natural man

        from Lutsen MN

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Intalled in my harp guitar

        Comments about Seymour Duncan SA-6 Mag Mic Active Acoustic Guitar Pickup:

        This pickup produces great sound quality

         
        5.0

        Great sounding pickup

        By guitarano

        from Oregon

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Seymour Duncan SA-6 Mag Mic Active Acoustic Guitar Pickup:

            Easy install, great sound! I've used it on both a D28 and Gibson 185 with good results.

             
            5.0

            Outstanding pickup for my J-200

            By Slickerpicker

            from Maine

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Seymour Duncan SA-6 Mag Mic Active Acoustic Guitar Pickup:

              Light years ahead of my 20-year-old LR Baggs double barrel system. Works very well with my Genz-Benz Shen Pro amp

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Duncan mag mic

              By Guitar Kris

              from Wichita KS

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Seymour Duncan SA-6 Mag Mic Active Acoustic Guitar Pickup:

                  This is an excellent pickup, and in my opinion captures everything you want in acoustic sound. Warmth from the mag and brightness from the mic. If you take the time to adjust the poll pieces it is really worth the effort. No acoustic is perfectly alike, so why go with a mag pickup that is preset like the others. Looks like a sunrise pickup which I like. I did have to cut a soundhole plug to fit in for live application, but that eliminated any possible feedback with the mic.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  You get what you pay for.

                  By CJK

                  from Chambersburg, PA

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Seymour Duncan SA-6 Mag Mic Active Acoustic Guitar Pickup:

                    I have tried other pickups, inexpensive variety, on my vintage Ovation guitar. I finally decided to do some research and purchase a pickup that would give me the tonal quality I desired when played through a high quality acoustic amplifier. This is the one!
                    Installation was no problem for me and I believe most guitarists would,also, not have an installation issue.

                    The only downside I could envision, right now, is having to remove the strings, on the guitar, to replace the battery. Not a major problem. Otherwise, when I plugged into my amplifier and started to play, I knew I had made a good decision.

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    great pickup!

                    By jammin salmon

                    from Undisclosed

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Ask me a question

                    Pros

                    • Adjustable Pole Pieces
                    • Easy to install
                    • Good Quality
                    • Great Sound
                    • Improves Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing
                      • Runing With Acoustic Amp
                      • Running Through A Pa
                      • Studio Work

                      Comments about Seymour Duncan SA-6 Mag Mic Active Acoustic Guitar Pickup:

                      this pickup is really awesome, i installed mine in my martin om28v and it really captures the delicate overtones perfectly. the pickup is easy to install and once the strings settle down a bit after changing it really sounds wonderful. one of the best features of this pickup is the way you can adjust the pole pieces to make each individual string louder or quieter, and since i do alot of finger picking this is invaluable!! i run all of this through a equinox pre amp to a marshall as100 acoustic amp and its outstanding, clear natural and the pickup is super responsive to playing style, and is an absolute wonder in the studio, very high end. hey if its good enough for Xavier Rudd and Laurence Juber its good enough for me. highly recommended!

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      SA-6 in my Blueridge 12-string

                      By mark kostrzewa

                      from NorCal

                      Comments about Seymour Duncan SA-6 Mag Mic Active Acoustic Guitar Pickup:

                      Easy to install. Looks great on the guitar. Directions are good. Sounds awesome. Adjusted mix to 100% mic input and still no feedback issues. So far found about 60/40 to 70/30 mic to mag mix to be perfect sound. Highly recommend.

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