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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 71 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (43)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (16)
  • Functional (13)
  • Good quality (12)
  • Improves sound (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Novice (7), Professional musician (4)

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

Such A Deal !

By perbones

from Tucson Az

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Practicing

Comments about Duncan Performer Maverick Soundhole Pickup:

Great sound at a great price

Comment on this review

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very Good Value, Good Sound, Good Price

By Musicman

from Sacramento

About Me Professional Musician

Ask me a question

Pros

  • Good Highs And Lows
  • Sounds Very Good

Cons

  • Cord Storage

Best Uses

  • Use For Live Sound
  • Use On Multiple Guitars

Comments about Duncan Performer Maverick Soundhole Pickup:

This pickup has good sound. The highs are clear and the lows are good, too. I've read other reviews about this being "tinny" sounding. I disagree with this assessment, and suspect that "tinny" sound other(s) have heard, is due to the amp that they are using. I put this through a Roland cube, and play jazz through it. It sounds beautiful. If you're thinking of getting one of these, do it. I've worked with lots of different pickups. This one is definitely worth the money. I recommend this pickup.

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great piece of equipment

By Wannabe

from Maple Valley, WA

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Duncan Performer Maverick Soundhole Pickup:

    Perfect for what I needed

    Comment on this review

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great product!

    By Margaret

    from Charleston, WV

    About Me Novice

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Duncan Performer Maverick Soundhole Pickup:

      Setup only took a few minutes, my sons favorite Chritsmas gift by far. Quality product for a great price!!

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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 :)

          Comment on this review

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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

            (2 of 3 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.

                Comment on this review

                (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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