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Dean Markley ProMag Plus XM Acoustic Guitar Pickup

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Dean Markley's ProMag Plus acoustical pickup has become an industry standard. ProMag's perfect balance and maple wood housing give it that smooth, hi...Click To Read More About This Product

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A single-coil pickup that has bell-like harmonics that sing like no other acoustical pickup.

Dean Markley's ProMag Plus acoustical pickup has become an industry standard. ProMag's perfect balance and maple wood housing give it that smooth, high-end response that you want from an acoustical pickup. ProMag is unsurpassed.

Being a single-coil pickup, the Dean Markley ProMag Plush guitar pickup has bell-like harmonics that sing like no other acoustical pickup. ProMag has gained recognition as the finest sounding acoustic pickup made. ProMag pickup is voiced and balanced at the factory for perfect string balance - treble strings and bass strings will ring out with the same volume.The Dean Markley pickup's award-winning 24" low noise, double-shielded cable terminated with a solderless 1/4" nickel jack gives you freedom of movement with no worry of noise or hum.



FEATURES
Neck
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Truss Rod | Not Specified
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Pickups
Active/Passive Pickups | Not Specified
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Neck Pickup | Not Specified
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Series or Parallel | Not Specified
Active EQ/Tone | Not Specified
Fretboard
Fretboard | Not Specified
Radius | Not Specified
Fret Size | Not Specified
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Inlay | Not Specified
Nut Material | Not Specified
Nut Width | Not Specified
Body
Cutaway | Not Specified
Body Type | Not Specified
Body Wood Back and Sides | Not Specified
Top Wood | Not Specified
Body Finish | Not Specified
Orientation | Not Specified
Controls
Control Layout | Not Specified
Pickup Switch | Not Specified
Coil Tap or Split | Not Specified
Tone Switching | Not Specified
Special Switching | Not Specified
Hardware
Bridge Type | Not Specified
Bridge Design | Not Specified
Tailpiece | Not Specified
Tuning Machines | Not Specified
Hardware Color | Not Specified
Other
Number of Strings | Not Specified
Pickguard | Not Specified
Case | Not Specified
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Plug into the ProMag Plus Pickup and see just how good your acoustic guitar can sound.

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Dean MarkleyProMag Plus XM Acoustic Guitar Pickup
 
3.8

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (17)
  • Functional (13)
  • Good quality (11)
  • Improves sound (7)

Cons

  • Poor quality (5)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (13)
  • Concerts (7)
  • Back-up (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (17), Novice (3), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Impressive

Very good value.
I used this to replace a Fishman Prefix Plus-T unit in a Carvin Cobalt concert acoustic. The Fishman unit just conked out after 5 years. Too bad; it...Read complete review

Very good value.
I used this to replace a Fishman Prefix Plus-T unit in a Carvin Cobalt concert acoustic. The Fishman unit just conked out after 5 years. Too bad; it was a very nice pre-amp.

Surprisingly, I didn't lose any tone at all with the Dean Markley ProMag Plus. This pickup had excellent articulation and clarity across all 6 strings. Very nice, balanced tone. I liked it so much that I hard-wired the pickup to the existing end pin jack and discarded the Fishman unit. Don't get me wrong-the Fishman was great, but it was dead and I didn't feel like shelling out for a replacement. I use an out-board volume and effects pedal anyway, so I can do fine without the expensive bells & whistles on the Fishman.

This is a very fine pickup, and yes, it does say 'Dean Markley' on it, but I note that a lot of guitars say 'Fender' and 'Gibson' on the headstocks. Is that any reason to slam them? Especially if you note that you don't own the pickup, and haven't even used it! Gimme a break...
I use it and highly recommend it.
For the money, it's hard to beat.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

ProMag Plus

I used to play guitar in my church's praise team. My grandfather made a guitar on a Martin D-28 without a pickup, so I needed one to make thing easier. I bought...Read complete review

I used to play guitar in my church's praise team. My grandfather made a guitar on a Martin D-28 without a pickup, so I needed one to make thing easier. I bought this on a whim wondering what it would sound like. First off, the pickup didn't really fit well in my sound hole. Because of that, it would slide around in the sound hole and scrape the sides around the pick guard. Second, it didn't have a great sound quality. I really like a pure guitar sound, and this added some reverb that I couldn't really change. It also had some very loud humming when I wasn't playing, which is bad when you're playing in church. Third, when I put the jack on my strap pin, it didn't allow any room for my strap. It met the need, but I should have gone for something better.

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(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Impressive

By Michael Watters

from Austin, TX

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Comments about Dean Markley ProMag Plus XM Acoustic Guitar Pickup:

Very good value.
I used this to replace a Fishman Prefix Plus-T unit in a Carvin Cobalt concert acoustic. The Fishman unit just conked out after 5 years. Too bad; it was a very nice pre-amp.

Surprisingly, I didn't lose any tone at all with the Dean Markley ProMag Plus. This pickup had excellent articulation and clarity across all 6 strings. Very nice, balanced tone. I liked it so much that I hard-wired the pickup to the existing end pin jack and discarded the Fishman unit. Don't get me wrong-the Fishman was great, but it was dead and I didn't feel like shelling out for a replacement. I use an out-board volume and effects pedal anyway, so I can do fine without the expensive bells & whistles on the Fishman.

This is a very fine pickup, and yes, it does say 'Dean Markley' on it, but I note that a lot of guitars say 'Fender' and 'Gibson' on the headstocks. Is that any reason to slam them? Especially if you note that you don't own the pickup, and haven't even used it! Gimme a break...
I use it and highly recommend it.
For the money, it's hard to beat.

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Easy install, sounds great

By guitar player 99944

from San Jose, Ca

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Comments about Dean Markley ProMag Plus XM Acoustic Guitar Pickup:

Took 2 minutes to install, no marks on my guitar. Love this new plug! Way easier to use,and easy to change guitars on stage. Sounds clean and loud. It looks good in my guitar too.

(5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Sounds good looks bad

By oldspam

from Oregon USA

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Pros

  • Easy install

Cons

  • Sanding Dean Markley Off

Best Uses

  • Home Or Church

Comments about Dean Markley ProMag Plus XM Acoustic Guitar Pickup:

Sounds good and would sell better without the Graffiti covering the entire pickup with letters bigger than the one on my guitar. Ugly as sin so I sanded it off . To people saying I miss the point and it's all about sound well look at your car,truck,motorcycle or wife and say that.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Just what I needed

By Skydancer

from Middle Earth, NH

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Dean Markley ProMag Plus XM Acoustic Guitar Pickup:

      I have several acoustic guitars that, on occasion, I had wished I could amplify and use in a group setting. This pickup does the trick. I can use it on nearly every guitar (larger sound holes can be a problem) and I'm ready to go in moments. Well worth the price....and it's not bad looking either!

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great Deal

      By DocSmith

      from Michigan

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Dean Markley ProMag Plus XM Acoustic Guitar Pickup:

        This was exactly what I was looking for. It works great it you wanna just plug in a practice amp and play. Installation was a breeze. Like the other reviews stated, you have to turn up the volume just to overcome the guitar itself, but that's to be expected. All in all, great product for the price

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        All that I needed...

        By rockinstephen

        from So. ME/Central FL

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        Comments about Dean Markley ProMag Plus XM Acoustic Guitar Pickup:

        I used this pickup at two different open mics this weekend. It worked very well. At one it was plugged into a preamp and for the other it wasn't. Some have complained that they can't get enough volume from pickups of this type. The simple and inexpensive solution is to use an equalizer pedal or similar device with a 9 volt battery as a preamp. This will boost the signal, give you a master volume control, plus allow you to tweak your sound. I suspect that a chorus pedal woukd work just as well...
        It's a very simple and attractive design. Installed very easily.
        It seems to be well made and looks like it will last.
        This is the most inexpensive way to amplify your acoustic guitar.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great!

        By X2N

        from USA

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        Comments about Dean Markley ProMag Plus XM Acoustic Guitar Pickup:

        For the price it is a great buy. With a little work you can have a great sound from any acoustic.
        Installs in seconds. No batteries. Looks great.
        Excellent sound quality. Lower output than guitars with buit-in preamps. Either turn up the amp or get a booster pedal. A noise gate will most likely be needed.
        Great buy. Turns your acoustic into an electric in a few seconds.
        Sounds really good, nice single coil tone, not brittle at all, mellow and glassy. A+

        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        ProMag Plus XM Acoustic Guitar Pickup

        By Ron Gatlin

        from Michigan

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        Comments about Dean Markley ProMag Plus XM Acoustic Guitar Pickup:

        This pickup installs in seconds. The chord secures to the bottom strap button and is long enough to not get in the way of playing. It's a must for someone who doesn't want to alter their guitar by drilling holes. All the strings ring out crisp and clear and there is no background noise. Wish I had picked one up years ago.
        This pickup is easy to install and remove. No holes to drill and the wire does not get in the way of playing.
        Dean Markley lives up to their reputation with this very popular pickup. The acoustic reproduction with minor EQ adjustments provides a true guitar sound .
        Made of wood, the Pro Mag Plus compliments my acoustic guitars in appearance and captures their tones in all ranges. Compared to more expensive acoustic pickups, it gets the job done at a very affordable price.

        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good days Bad Days

        By Player

        from Minnesota

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        Pros

        • Functional
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

        • Not Like My Old Pro Mag

        Best Uses

        • Possibly Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Dean Markley ProMag Plus XM Acoustic Guitar Pickup:

        * I'm puzzled by this pick up. Had one previously which was absolutely great. no trouble to use, just good good good. I gifted it to a friend and bought my current one which is ok but just doesn't sound as good as the previous one. it's good just not as good as my older previous one ??????????

        I would recommend it, but with a warning. of my recent experience

        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Exactly What I Wanted!

        By Chadshue

        from SeaTac, WA

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Dean Markley ProMag Plus XM Acoustic Guitar Pickup:

          I had previously been using a Lawrence pickup for my twelve string guitar and it was functional for the purpose. The biggest drawback was the extra long cable from the pickup to the 1/4" male jack at the other end. I was always tripping over it during performance and pulling it out of the sound hole.

          The Markley pickup provides great tones while having a more practical cord with a 1/4" female connector that attaches to the strap knob at the end of the guitar. While I have had it for just a short time, I am looking forward to many years of continued use.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Guitar Pickup

          By Bro. Scott

          from Wickes, AR

          Comments about Dean Markley ProMag Plus XM Acoustic Guitar Pickup:

          The ProMag Plus is a great addtion to my Fender Malibu. It is very crisp and clear and greatly ehnaces the acoustics of this guitar during worship service.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          ProMag Plus

          By Noah

          from Mooresville, NC

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Poor Quality

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Dean Markley ProMag Plus XM Acoustic Guitar Pickup:

          I used to play guitar in my church's praise team. My grandfather made a guitar on a Martin D-28 without a pickup, so I needed one to make thing easier. I bought this on a whim wondering what it would sound like. First off, the pickup didn't really fit well in my sound hole. Because of that, it would slide around in the sound hole and scrape the sides around the pick guard. Second, it didn't have a great sound quality. I really like a pure guitar sound, and this added some reverb that I couldn't really change. It also had some very loud humming when I wasn't playing, which is bad when you're playing in church. Third, when I put the jack on my strap pin, it didn't allow any room for my strap. It met the need, but I should have gone for something better.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Very good investment for the price

          By Poochie d

          from Baldwin, Lousisana

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Dean Markley ProMag Plus XM Acoustic Guitar Pickup:

            Great buy for the price, works and sounds really good.

            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Very Poor

            By DelBoyUK

            from Weymouth UK

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Good Sales Spiel
            • Looks nice

            Cons

            • Low Signal
            • Poor Quality
            • Terrible White Noise

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Dean Markley ProMag Plus XM Acoustic Guitar Pickup:

            Tested with a recording through a Line6 wired to my soundcard.
            By the time I got a noisegate tight enough to cut to silent between plays it was detracting from the notes!

            (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Do not recommend.

            By Zanimal

            from New York

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            Pros

              Cons

              • Poor Quality

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Dean Markley ProMag Plus XM Acoustic Guitar Pickup:

              I already own a Dean Markley acoustic guitar pickup with a male jack, which I used before buying an acoustic/electric guitar. I bought this one because it had a female jack, which would allow me to use a cable of any length. I thought I could attach it to the strap pin, but when you do that, there is not enough room for the actual strap. There is also an audible hum from the pickup. As far as sound quality, any type of sound hole pickup will make an acoustic sound a little like an electric guitar. But obviously there are situations where you might not have an acoustic/electric available and you can readily take this in your gig bag.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Lots of Bang for the buck

              By Texas girly

              from San Antonio, Tx

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound
              • Very easy to install

              Cons

              • Cord Moves Easily
              • Cord Moves To Easy

              Best Uses

              • Large Church Gatherings

              Comments about Dean Markley ProMag Plus XM Acoustic Guitar Pickup:

              Perfect when you need more sound in a crowded hall or church.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              You get what you pay for but...

              By TurninWrenches

              from Panama City, Fl

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Poor Quality

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Dean Markley ProMag Plus XM Acoustic Guitar Pickup:

              When I got this pickup I was pretty excited. It was intended to replace a microphone in recording, in order to knock out the noise from nearby traffic and so on. The design is nice, providing a tethered jack rather than plug (this was why I chose it over the "woody").
              However, when I actually plugged it in, I received low output and high noise. The noise isn't so bad if the other ac units used around it are turned off but, my multitracker uses 12vac so you see the problem there. I admit the tone was not phenomenal but that's understandable considering the price. It looks really nice. I even kind of like the logo that everyone seems to be complaining about. But, bottom line the performance is lacking.

              (1 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Nice Bill Board Appearence

              By Bullet--bX4-

              from South Texas

              Comments about Dean Markley ProMag Plus XM Acoustic Guitar Pickup:

              The maple wood enclosure may be a good idea for tuning this thing and it probably would have looked nice if Markley hadn't made it into an advertising billboard for the company.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Nice pickup if you don't want to mod your guitar

              By MarkInTheGardens

              from KY

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              Comments about Dean Markley ProMag Plus XM Acoustic Guitar Pickup:

              Overall this is a good pickup with several nice features. i really like the short cable with a jack that attaches to the end pin. I gave it an 8 because it doesn't stay where I place it. I have a Yamaha guitar and the foam meant to hold the pickup in the soundhole is too soft to solidly hole allows the pickup to move around once in place. Also, if you are not aware, this is a single coil pickup which could be sensitive to hum in some situations.
              The end pin jack is a great feature. It allows you to leave the pickup on the guitar while in the case, if you wish. I usually don't leave the pickup on for long periods to avoid possible damage to the finish. I have a couple of other pickups with longer cords and 1/4 plugs but they have to be removed before putting guitar away between sessions.
              Very well made. The end pin jack fits my end pin very tightly so there's no risk that it might come off during play. I have noticed that the foam that holds the pickup in the soundhole may be too spongy, allowing the pickup to shift after placement.
              Another winner from the SDotD.

               
              4.0

              AWESOME!!!

              By Ryan

              from New Mexico

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Dean Markley ProMag Plus XM Acoustic Guitar Pickup:

                I play worship every Sunday at church and my Fishman gave up after 5 years or so and I needed a replacement. I searched around and wanted to try a magnetic pickup. For this price point, even if it was horrible, wouldn't make much of a difference so I went for it. Turns out, this pickup is awesome! Has a little bit of hum but it is a single coil so that is expected. I plug in straight to a mixer and have to turn up the gain a little more than usual but sounds great!

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