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The Seymour Duncan pickup is a top of the line Woody pickup that provides clear, accurate tone. 6 fully adjustable pole pieces accommodate a wide variety of string gauges and neck radii. Stack hum-canceling design for consistent freedom from noise and feedback.

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Seymour DuncanWoody XL Adjustable Pole Pieces Soundhole Pickup
 
4.4

(based on 19 reviews)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (8)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Functional (6)
  • Improves sound (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
  • Concerts (4)
  • Back-up (3)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Acoustic Pickup from a Great Company. Thanks Seymour

I love this pickup. I wanted a decent sounding and looking pickup for my new Martin D-28, but did not want to go the route of installing and drilling, in other words...Read complete review

I love this pickup. I wanted a decent sounding and looking pickup for my new Martin D-28, but did not want to go the route of installing and drilling, in other words changing the original instrument. I came across the Woody line of pickups from Seymour Duncan. I knew the brand name, so it caught my attention. I especially like the XL model because you can adjust the individual poles for each string's sensitivity depending on picking style, or if you have a radiused neck. The sound was good, and sounded like an acoustic. One thing I should mention is that the output is not very high if you are not using an acoustic amp. Works OK through a PA system though. I HIGHLY recommend purchasing an acoustic preamp which will much improve the sound and volume to your tastes. I use the Fishman ProEQ 2. The pickup looks really nice on the sound hole of my Martin displaying a rich wooden casing that blends very nicely with the Martin or for that matter any quality wooden acoustic guitar. The cord is attached to the pickup, but is extra long, like 16 ft, so unless you are dancing around the stage at the Palladium, you should be fine. I highly recommend this pickup. I looked at the "Tube Style" pickup by Duncan, because of the volume control, but it acts more of an on/off with not much control, and did not have the nice look and adjustability of the Woody XL. Buy it and you won't be disappointed. Keep pickin'.
I would rate this pickup an A+++
Great quality from a respected and reknowned maker of pickups, Mr. Seymour Duncan.
Terriffic value for the money. Less than $50.00. duh?

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I don't know if it's the combination of my guitar, preamp and pickup but it sounds awful. No bass, no highs, no nothing just awful sound.

I don't know if it's the combination of my guitar, preamp and pickup but it sounds awful. No bass, no highs, no nothing just awful sound.

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5.0

Honest, true to sound of my guitar.

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from Uniontown,Ohio

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Seymour Duncan Woody XL Adjustable Pole Pieces Soundhole Pickup:

    Honest, true to sound of my guitar. I didn't think I could purchase a pickup that would faithfully reproduce the actual sound of my instrument for this low cost.
    I will buy again for my next guitar.

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    5.0

    Great Pickup

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    from Philly

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Seymour Duncan Woody XL Adjustable Pole Pieces Soundhole Pickup:

      Smooth sound. Easy to install.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      This is the one- Read the details

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      from Chicago

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good adjustability
      • Good Quality
      • Sounds great

      Cons

      • NON detachable 14' cable
      • No volume tone control

      Best Uses

      • All around

      Comments about Seymour Duncan Woody XL Adjustable Pole Pieces Soundhole Pickup:

      I needed a pickup to rotate between three vintage acoustics. I didn't want to do any modifications or permanent installation to these guitars. After some research the Woody XL seemed the logical choice. I was right.

      Installation was easy, though the virgin neoprene is a little stubborn at first. But it was immediately apparent that the pole pieces at the same height put the sound out of balance. 5 minutes of tweaking pole heights and I got this pickup sounding really good and well balanced.

      Of the Woody pickup series the XL is the one to buy. It is both noiseless and adjustable. The HC is similar, noiseless, but doesn't have the adjustable pole pieces. The SC is single coil and wasn't even a consideration for me.

      Though it doesn't have a volume or tone control I wouldn't call that a negative, just missing features. I do find the 14' non detachable cable a bit of a nuisance. If you unplug from your amp or box you have to drag 12' of excess cable along with you. At some point in the future I plan on bobbing the cable to reach just beyond the end pin of my guitars and put a female connector on it to accept standard guitar cables. I think this is the one area that Seymour Duncan might improve the design.

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      4.0

      Works Good.

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      from OHIO

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing
        • Small Gigs

        Comments about Seymour Duncan Woody XL Adjustable Pole Pieces Soundhole Pickup:

        Use it in My Acoustic Martin Custom X Series. Sounds great! I play rhythm along with a Lead Guitarist and Accordion Player. We play a lot of Country Western. But also play some 50's Boogie and Jazz/ Blues.

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        (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

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        Comments about Seymour Duncan Woody XL Adjustable Pole Pieces Soundhole Pickup:

        I don't know if it's the combination of my guitar, preamp and pickup but it sounds awful. No bass, no highs, no nothing just awful sound.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I love this pickup.

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        from Missouri

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

        • Cord Is In The Way

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Seymour Duncan Woody XL Adjustable Pole Pieces Soundhole Pickup:

        I was using a Shure Beta 57A mic previously for my D28 Martin with a Fishman Mini Loudbox acoustic amp. It sounds really good. But when the bass player stands next to me, his amp causes a lot of feedback through my mic and amp. So I decided to try the Woody XL Adjustable Soundhole Pickup. It works good but it doesn't have the sound that I get through the mic setup. But at least I don't have any feedback. Overall it's a good setup and the Fishman Mini Loudbox amp is loud enough that I don't have any problem being heard over the other electric instruments in our group. I would defintely reccommend the Woody XL Adjustable Pole Pieces Soundhole Pickup.

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        5.0

        Makes the Martin D28 sound pretty decent

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        from Connecticut

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Seymour Duncan Woody XL Adjustable Pole Pieces Soundhole Pickup:

            After reading other reviews about very hot B strings with sound whole pickups I'm glad I went with the adjustable pole Woody. I took that B down a notch or two and it is sounding quite adequate.

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            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Fantastic, mellow and responsive!

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            from Ligonier, PA

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Seymour Duncan Woody XL Adjustable Pole Pieces Soundhole Pickup:

              I do some playing and writing of music.
              The Woody XL gives me all the rich wonderful sound of my Guild guitar with no distortion.
              Whether I am playing mild lead licks, a melody line, chording or playing riffs, the Woody stays out fo the way and transfers the rich sounds perfectly.
              An added extra is that you can slant the pick in the sound hole for special effects.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Woody XL

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              from Eaton, Indiana

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              Pros

              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts

                Comments about Seymour Duncan Woody XL Adjustable Pole Pieces Soundhole Pickup:

                The XLs are some of the best sound hole pickups made. I own three of them for my own guitars and have installed them in several other players instruments. Very good quality, great price.

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                (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Good Value, Easy to Install and Use, Works Well

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                from North Carolina

                Comments about Seymour Duncan Woody XL Adjustable Pole Pieces Soundhole Pickup:

                I think this is very good for what it's supposed to do and considering its cost. I don't gig, only home studio stuff and song writing, and this works well with my aging Seagull Series S Cedar top. I run it through a little tube preamp and sometimes a compressor pedal and can easily get the sounds I want. Not hugely loud, but I don't need or want that. Works great for me!
                So without a pre-amp or volume controls built in, it does have some limitations, but I've been able to adjust some of the pole pieces to pretty much get what I want out of it. I wanted something that I could install without drillng or modification, and this fits the bill nicely.
                Very very good. Nicely put together, solid and strudy. High quality cable.
                Yep, pretty good for under $100.

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