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Dean Markley Pro Mag SC-1 Acoustic Guitar Pickup

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Dean Markley pickups are the number one choice of many top performing acoustic guitarists. The single coil Pro Mag SC-1 delivers responsive, warm ton...Click To Read More About This Product

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The number one choice of many top performing acoustic guitarists!

Dean Markley pickups are the number one choice of many top performing acoustic guitarists. The single coil Pro Mag SC-1 delivers responsive, warm tone with crystal-clear highs; natural sounding midrange; and smooth, round bass. Natural curly maple design enhances any acoustic guitar. Handmade in the USA


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Dean MarkleyPro Mag SC-1 Acoustic Guitar Pickup
 
3.6

(based on 39 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

56%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Functional (5)
  • Good quality (4)
  • Improves sound (4)

Cons

  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

awesome

i am the type of musician that performs sitting on a chair with a mic in my face just playing and singing. i do not use effects, i never get up and walk around...Read complete review

i am the type of musician that performs sitting on a chair with a mic in my face just playing and singing. i do not use effects, i never get up and walk around stage or any of that. this pickup was exactly what i was looking for it's great if you don't care about effects, and if it doesn't bother you that there's no volume control. it has a very clear, crisp sound. i love it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Terrible

I bought the Dean Markley pack that came with two sets of strings and the pickup. I was hoping to quit having to mic my guitar when playing and singing. I used the thing...Read complete review

I bought the Dean Markley pack that came with two sets of strings and the pickup. I was hoping to quit having to mic my guitar when playing and singing. I used the thing a couple of times, but had to turn the gain on my sound system almost all the way up to get a tiny sound from the guitar. I then read in the instructions sent with the pickup about how to establish a new "solderless" connection if needed. I followed the instructions, and now there is no signal at all. I have cut the cord and rescrewed the set screw several times and have gotten absolutely no sound out of the pickup. So I packed it up and put it in a box never to be used again. I am disappointed!

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

awesome

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Dean Markley Pro Mag SC-1 Acoustic Guitar Pickup:

i am the type of musician that performs sitting on a chair with a mic in my face just playing and singing. i do not use effects, i never get up and walk around stage or any of that. this pickup was exactly what i was looking for it's great if you don't care about effects, and if it doesn't bother you that there's no volume control. it has a very clear, crisp sound. i love it.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great P/U for Acoustic

By Ian Thorn

from North Georgia

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Comments about Dean Markley Pro Mag SC-1 Acoustic Guitar Pickup:

I have had one of these, the same one, for 21 years. I first bought this as a means of amplifying my acoustic through an amp for live playing. I have used it, with moderate success for recording; however, it is always better to mic a guitar for recording IMO.This thing has been well worth the price. It has been through a lot of gigging and abuse for 21 years and has never failed to perform. After all these years, being in and out of my guitars, the thing has gotten a little loose, but still works great.For the money, and for the purpose it was designed, this thing can't be beet.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Bullet Proof

By New Texas Jack

from Platteville, WI

Comments about Dean Markley Pro Mag SC-1 Acoustic Guitar Pickup:

This is the second promag I've purchased in 20 years. The original is just as dependable as the new one, and if I ever had need for a third, I'd get another one of these. What more can be said?

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

We have been very happy with the service and the products!

By happy picker

from Kans

Verified Buyer

Comments about Dean Markley Pro Mag SC-1 Acoustic Guitar Pickup:

So far no problems with any of the products, we are happy

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

A totally disposable pickup

By Fightmasters1

from Elizabethtown, KY

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Comments about Dean Markley Pro Mag SC-1 Acoustic Guitar Pickup:

I have already had two of these, and while they do have a good overall sound, very crisp and clean. Unless you run them through a noise gate or some other supression system the buzz is very annoying. As far as features go, What features? No e.q. no volume control and no noise supression. Also the cable if you can call it that, is quite fragile. Both of the Markley's I've used with my 12 string have ended up with the wire breaking right where it goes into the housing, and once it breaks... You might as well throw it away because you have to saw the housing open to get into it. If you have the money to throw away, buy it, if not....

 
1.0

Doesn't work.

By JS

from Pennsylvania

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Not Functional
    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about Dean Markley Pro Mag SC-1 Acoustic Guitar Pickup:

      The item I purchased does not work at all. I will be returning it.

       
      5.0

      Excellent pickup Great price easy installation, works great

      By Jim

      from Punta Gorda FL

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Dean Markley Pro Mag SC-1 Acoustic Guitar Pickup:

        Very happy easy installation works great highly recommended.

         
        2.0

        Noisy

        By Bulletproofsmile

        from Tampa Fl

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Poor Quality

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Dean Markley Pro Mag SC-1 Acoustic Guitar Pickup:

        Very noisy. Not a good pickup.

         
        5.0

        My dad always used a Dean Markley, it's a family tradition

        By NatH

        from Green Bay

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Dean Markley Pro Mag SC-1 Acoustic Guitar Pickup:

          Very easy to use lips right in the hole, doesn't need an adapter plug. Works great with the fender amp. Great acoustic sound , amplified

           
          3.0

          it's okay...

          By slim pickens

          from cali

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Dean Markley Pro Mag SC-1 Acoustic Guitar Pickup:

              if you just want to amp up a cheap acoustic it's a good option, if you are concerned about tone then get a better option or use a mic.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Not bad

              By Mitch

              from Kansas

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Dean Markley Pro Mag SC-1 Acoustic Guitar Pickup:

                I've had a couple of these over the years, the older ones sound better. They install easily and sound pretty good. The 1/4 plug used on these is awful. (I hope they have changed this) I bought a soundhole pickup from a new company owned by a former employee of DM and I can't believe the difference. Tone is much better and has more output than the promag.

                 
                5.0

                I Love It !

                By Jeffo46

                from Woonsocket, R.I.

                About Me Professional Musician

                Comments about Dean Markley Pro Mag SC-1 Acoustic Guitar Pickup:

                I bought mine over a week ago but only finally got around to using it for the first time today . I hooked it up to my 2003 Fender DG-22S Acoustic and then plugged it straight into a Fender Princeton 65 R combo which I own . I don't see what the problem that some people are having with this item unless they're using inferior equipment or are just plain stupid . Mine works fine and sounds great . Adjust the EQ on your amp accordingly along with positioning the pup just right and I don't see why there should be any problems. I'm 57 years old and have been playing for over 45 years now and to me, this is just as good as the over priced Duncan Woody. I haven't heard any hum nor experienced any issues with it at all. The sound is clear and loud and is good enough for gigs IMO. This is a keeper ! I love it !

                 
                5.0

                Good product at a good price. Ain't America grand?

                By None

                from Windsor, CA

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Dean Markley Pro Mag SC-1 Acoustic Guitar Pickup:

                    Good product.

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    neat little item

                    By Joe

                    from Ky

                    About Me Novice

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Dean Markley Pro Mag SC-1 Acoustic Guitar Pickup:

                      very user friendly

                       
                      1.0

                      Terrible

                      By Drew

                      from Lake Butler, FL

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Not Functional
                        • Poor Quality

                        Best Uses

                        • Paper Weight

                        Comments about Dean Markley Pro Mag SC-1 Acoustic Guitar Pickup:

                        I bought the Dean Markley pack that came with two sets of strings and the pickup. I was hoping to quit having to mic my guitar when playing and singing. I used the thing a couple of times, but had to turn the gain on my sound system almost all the way up to get a tiny sound from the guitar. I then read in the instructions sent with the pickup about how to establish a new "solderless" connection if needed. I followed the instructions, and now there is no signal at all. I have cut the cord and rescrewed the set screw several times and have gotten absolutely no sound out of the pickup. So I packed it up and put it in a box never to be used again. I am disappointed!

                         
                        4.0

                        Hot and Cold

                        By me-0AjnF

                        from Scranton, PA

                        Comments about Dean Markley Pro Mag SC-1 Acoustic Guitar Pickup:

                        This was always my standard pickup, I've gone through three. Sounds okay if your levels aren't too high, though you will get feedback if you're not careful, as you will with any similar product.The first two served me well for 7 years (lost the first after about a year). You can't ask for more from an external pickup. Then the third just didn't hold up for more than a few months. Wiring problem. There's only so many times you can clip the end and re-set the plug before just throwing it away and installing a pickup under the bridge.

                         
                        3.0

                        Volume IS an issue

                        By J. Ken

                        from Boise, ID

                        Comments about Dean Markley Pro Mag SC-1 Acoustic Guitar Pickup:

                        Like another reviewer, I also have had problems getting enough volume out of this pickup. I play with a worship band at my church and in order for them to hear me, they have to turn the gain up on my channel all the way to 10. I'm thinking I'll need to get an in-line power amp or just upgrade to a real acou/elec guitar. This pickup is ok for solo songs with just me and the guitar, though.

                         
                        5.0

                        Better than I expected.

                        By Street Music

                        from Kentucky

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                        Comments about Dean Markley Pro Mag SC-1 Acoustic Guitar Pickup:

                        I was looking for a pickup to install in Carvin C350 without having to do any modifications, I put it in and plugged into my Fender Champ XD on the acoustic channel and was very pleased with the tone, highs and lows excellent natural sound of the guitar, I would recommend it to anyone looking for just play an occassional gig or parties.

                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        Complete waste

                        By Stratsmith

                        from Chicago

                        Comments about Dean Markley Pro Mag SC-1 Acoustic Guitar Pickup:

                        I got this to play my Martin acoustic live, this thing is a joke. ALOT of hum, very little output and clunky to play with. Spend 20 bucks more and get a Fishman, or at least the humbucker, this thing was a waste of time and money

                         
                        5.0

                        Good Solid Pickup

                        By DStaub7

                        from Atlanta, GA

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                        Comments about Dean Markley Pro Mag SC-1 Acoustic Guitar Pickup:

                        This is a good pickup. Very nice, mellow sound, but not very bright. If you don't have an EQ or a preamp, it can be tought to hear the high notes. Also pretty low output, so whenever you plug into a system, you're always going to have to turn up pretty high, and you sometimes get white noise. But, overall, very good on your budget, and good for laidback, fun eviroments.

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