• Shop by Category
  • Hot Deals
  • Looking for Coupons? Call us

MF MD HG Call Save
Top Rated
Seymour Duncan Logo
SKU 
300957 000000000

Seymour Duncan Woody HC Hum-Canceling Soundhole Pickup   

  • Write a Review

The Seymour Duncan Woody HC Hum-Canceling Soundhole Pickup uses Stack technology to deliver full-bodied tone without noise or hum and fits any acoust...Click To Read More About This Product

In Stock & Ready To Ship

  • Shipping (48 Contiguous U.S. States)
    FREE
  • Your Price :
    $590.00
  Add to Cart
Add to Wish List
Musician's Friend BackStage Pass

Earn up to 472 (1x) in bonus points today for this item!

See All Seymour Duncan Acoustic Guitar Pickups
OVERVIEW

The sweet sound of silence.

The Seymour Duncan Woody HC Hum-Canceling Soundhole Pickup uses Stack technology to deliver full-bodied tone without noise or hum and fits any acoustic guitar with a soundhole diameter of 3.85" to 4.1". If you have to play near neon signs or fluorescent lights, the Woody HC is the Seymour Duncan pickup to get for your acoustic guitar.

FEATURES
  • Uses Stack technology to provide full-body tone

Click or call to banish the buzz now!

Reviews
Loading....

Review Snapshot

by PowerReviews
Seymour DuncanWoody HC Hum-Canceling Soundhole Pickup
 
4.3

(based on 59 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (25)
  • Easy to use (24)
  • Functional (21)
  • Improves sound (15)

Cons

  • Not functional (4)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (20)
  • Concerts (12)
  • Back-up (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (18), Professional musician (7), Novice (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I am very impressed!

This pickup sounds great in comparison to my Dean Markley Pro Mag which always sounded somewhat thin and "tinny" even when it was new. The Woody HC seems to be very balanced...Read complete review

This pickup sounds great in comparison to my Dean Markley Pro Mag which always sounded somewhat thin and "tinny" even when it was new. The Woody HC seems to be very balanced and brings out all the natural sounds of my Sigma 6-string and Goya 12-string.
I plugged it into my GNX4 workstation then into the power amp input of my Marshall combo and went through all the 16 or so acoustic presets that I have for a couple of hours and they all sounded excellent! There was no hum or buzz whatsoever. Even when using compression, chorusing, delay and reverb effects, the Woody HC sounded just like I would have hoped! I will probably only have to tweak one or two of the presets to get them to sound like I want. Even when using the GNX4's 8-track recorder, the Woody sounded good. I think the Woody would even do well miked to a PA in a small venue.
What impressed me as soon as I took it out of the bag is that it is made with a heavy-duty instrument cable by Rapcohorizon that's almost as thick as the Horizon cables I use on my electrics. (The cable on the Pro Mag isn't as nearly as sturdy.) The foam pads that hold it in place are of good quality and it stays put however you position it.
One word of caution: Since it is a 'stacked' pickup it is 1/4-inch thicker than the Pro Mag, and therefore it takes some practice to position it into the soundhole. You almost have to use both hands and take your time. The instructions say that it will fit a soundhole as small as 3.75 inches. That is the same size as my 12-string's soundhole and it was a tight fit. (I guess you can always remove one of the foam pads to make it easier.)
All things considered: For my needs and level of playing, I thought this was a great buy! I would recommend this pickup to anyone.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Poor function, guitar damage

I have an 1979 Ovation Custom Balladeer with a sound hole a bit smaller than 4" and no electronics, so I thought I'd give this a try. I gently installed it per the...Read complete review

I have an 1979 Ovation Custom Balladeer with a sound hole a bit smaller than 4" and no electronics, so I thought I'd give this a try. I gently installed it per the instructions. The fit was a bit tight for my liking, but an uninstall/reinstall didn't seem to hurt anything so I left it in the guitar. Then a quick test through a practice amp to ensure it worked. The output seemed low, but I figured it was just the amp.

By the time I had a serious use for the guitar during a recording session, the MF 45 day return limit had expired or I surely would have returned it...

- Very low output: When running line-in to a mixer, I had to turn the trim 3/4 of the way up to obtain a decent level. At that high a setting, this thing hums very loudly.
- Short cord (15'): I obviously knew there was no jack in the pickup when I ordered it, but there should be. The cord is just the right length to get in the way when carrying the guitar, putting it into a case etc, but too short for any practical purpose without using an extension cable. So, you get the WORST of both worlds there. I doubt you'll want to be constantly yanking this in/out to avoid these situations (see below why).
- The sound is what I'd describe as very muddy and flat compared to miking using a dynamic microphone. When played normally, the sound from this guitar is very full and bright. This pickup totally kills that, and applying an EQ was no help.

On the spot in a recording session, I decided to remove it and go back to a microphone. Though I was very careful, it took off about an inch of the finish on the upper inside of the sound hole, GAH! If you're using this pickup, you'd be well advised to remove it as soon as you're through playing, or likely expect the same result once it "settles in".

All other issues I've described aside, The only things this pickup accomplished for me is guitar damage and being out money on something I'd never dare attempt to use again.

Reviewed by 59 customers

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Bang for the Buck!

By Jody

from Waynesboro, MS

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Practicing

    Comments about Seymour Duncan Woody HC Hum-Canceling Soundhole Pickup:

    One of my best sounding acoustic guitars didn't come stock with a pickup. After lots of research and reviews, I quickly realized that I didn't want to undertake the task of installing a piezo and EQ. Enter the Woody. I am totally impressed at the frequency response in this pickup. For the price, I was not expecting what I got. The only thing that could make this better would be a female 1/4" at the end of the cable or a strap button jack.

     
    5.0

    oh Yes ! I Have three of these

    By Jeff

    from Rockdale tx.

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Seymour Duncan Woody HC Hum-Canceling Soundhole Pickup:

      These pickups sound as good as any thing on the market and review 02/23/16 The Muffster needs some new equipment is the only thing I can figure out

       
      1.0

      Horrible Design

      By Tribia

      from Portland, Maine

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Not Functional

        Best Uses

          Comments about Seymour Duncan Woody HC Hum-Canceling Soundhole Pickup:

          The pickup is built with a 14' cable built in. What more do I need to say?
          Too bad, it looks like a nice piece of hardware, but it would make my guitar useless for traveling.

           
          4.0

          Great Pickup For THe Price

          By ms4787

          from Montana

          About Me Novice

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Seymour Duncan Woody HC Hum-Canceling Soundhole Pickup:

            Easy to install and is plenty loud just using a Blackstar Fly amp.

             
            5.0

            Wonderful product that I would buy again.

            By RRBill

            from Wisconsin, USA

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Seymour Duncan Woody HC Hum-Canceling Soundhole Pickup:

              I had tried out a friend's first so i knew it would be what I wanted. My internal Martin Thinline installed years ago stopped working reliably. Sound is very good and the ease of installing is good. My only wish is that it would be easy to connect thru an end pin jack.

               
              5.0

              Awesome Tone for the Bone$

              By CharleyB

              from Austin Texas Area

              About Me Professional Musician

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Seymour Duncan Woody HC Hum-Canceling Soundhole Pickup:

                I use this on my 12-string acoustic run through an Echoplex preamp then out through a Fulltone Fat-Boost FB-3 on to my Fender Twin and it sounds awesome.

                (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Poor function, guitar damage

                By The Muffster

                from North Port, Florida

                About Me Experienced

                See all my reviews

                Ask me a question

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Cheap, but you get what you pay for.

                Cons

                • Difficult To Use
                • Guitar damage
                • Inconvenient cord configuration
                • Muddy/flat sound
                • Not Functional
                • Poor Quality
                • Very low output

                Best Uses

                • Firewood

                Comments about Seymour Duncan Woody HC Hum-Canceling Soundhole Pickup:

                I have an 1979 Ovation Custom Balladeer with a sound hole a bit smaller than 4" and no electronics, so I thought I'd give this a try. I gently installed it per the instructions. The fit was a bit tight for my liking, but an uninstall/reinstall didn't seem to hurt anything so I left it in the guitar. Then a quick test through a practice amp to ensure it worked. The output seemed low, but I figured it was just the amp.

                By the time I had a serious use for the guitar during a recording session, the MF 45 day return limit had expired or I surely would have returned it...

                - Very low output: When running line-in to a mixer, I had to turn the trim 3/4 of the way up to obtain a decent level. At that high a setting, this thing hums very loudly.
                - Short cord (15'): I obviously knew there was no jack in the pickup when I ordered it, but there should be. The cord is just the right length to get in the way when carrying the guitar, putting it into a case etc, but too short for any practical purpose without using an extension cable. So, you get the WORST of both worlds there. I doubt you'll want to be constantly yanking this in/out to avoid these situations (see below why).
                - The sound is what I'd describe as very muddy and flat compared to miking using a dynamic microphone. When played normally, the sound from this guitar is very full and bright. This pickup totally kills that, and applying an EQ was no help.

                On the spot in a recording session, I decided to remove it and go back to a microphone. Though I was very careful, it took off about an inch of the finish on the upper inside of the sound hole, GAH! If you're using this pickup, you'd be well advised to remove it as soon as you're through playing, or likely expect the same result once it "settles in".

                All other issues I've described aside, The only things this pickup accomplished for me is guitar damage and being out money on something I'd never dare attempt to use again.

                 
                5.0

                Faithful sound reproduction!

                By HNorthrup59

                from Satellite Beach, FL

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Good Fidelity
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Seymour Duncan Woody HC Hum-Canceling Soundhole Pickup:

                    I was worried that the full sound of my Yamaha acoustic 12-string guitar couldn't be reproduced well enough by a pickup, but I was pleasantly surprised!! It was very easy to install in the round sound hole and could even be slid a bit higher or lower within the hole for a slightly different sound (similar to a Neck vs. Bridge pickup). And I like the long cord that it has. I'm glad I spent the extra cost versus the one I was considering from another company.

                     
                    5.0

                    Good sound, easy to install

                    By Buckhart Road music man

                    from Central Illinois

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Seymour Duncan Woody HC Hum-Canceling Soundhole Pickup:

                        I bought this pickup to try and play acoustic a little more at my gigs. It was time to look at buying a guitar with a pickup but I didn't know how much I'd play one. I can't believe how easy it installed and can be removed too. The thing sounds very good.

                         
                        5.0

                        installed with volume and tone pots SWEET

                        By geetarbill

                        from fl

                        About Me Experienced

                        See all my reviews

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Seymour Duncan Woody HC Hum-Canceling Soundhole Pickup:

                          installed with vol and tone pots and jack sounds great

                          Displaying reviews 1-10

                          Back to top

                          Previous | Next »

                          Ship To: US Flag
                          You are changing the Ship-To country.

                          Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.