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Seymour Duncan SA-6 Mag Mic Acoustic Soundhole Mic System Reviews

5.0 stars based on 7 customer reviews
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  • from MESA May 1, 2017

    LIfe Changing Sound....

    I have a few Taylors with the ES2 systems. Works excellent, for recording....not so great for Live Performance with a Band/Backing Tracks.

    I installed this pickup on my 914 CE and it is amazing. All I can say it is a completely different animal and is now my go to Live Acoustic Guitar.

    Don't believe me? Try it for yourself. I am buying a few more for some of my other guitars.

  • from Mesa AZ April 28, 2017

    Great on Taylor 914

    Been testing a number of different soundhole pickup systems. This one sounds the most natural to me. I am going to permanently install this in my Taylor 914.

  • from Houston, TX October 15, 2016Music Background:

    FANSTASTIC pickup with true acoustic tone and incredible feedback resistance

    Recently, I was trying to find good pickup for my 2012 Baritone 8-string LTD. The ES1 wasn't a good fit and my favorite Baggs Anthem SL wasn't either as it had too much pressure from the low B on the transducer. I even considered sending the thing back to Taylor for the ES2 upgrade which would've cost me $300 plus shipping both ways--yikes!

    And then this happened. I randomly remembered the Seymour Duncan Mag Mic sound hole pickup a few weeks ago. It had never been an option because I typically HATE sound hole pickups, but the youtube videos sounded great so I figured I would try it. The Mag Mic is a hybrid between a very nice humbucker pickup (twice the posts for a rich tone even without mic) and a condenser microphone. There's a volume knob and a blend knob that fades the mic in and out. The mic on 100% is still a blend with the pickup. It is thin and low key for being a sound hole pickup. The black was a very good choice as it looks very streamlined.

    This is a game-changer! It sounds incredible and will be permanently installed in my guitar for sure. I just plugged it into my little Mackie 150W speaker and CRANKED the volume enough to hurt my ears and sat 3 feet from it with it pointed to the sound hole. ZERO feedback even with the mic all the way up. The sweet spot seems to be around 50-65% mic.

    Lastly (yes, the end is near), the pickup comes with the option for an external (non permanent) installation with a cable that drapes gently outside the sound hole rather than having to drill an input jack. It can easily switch from guitar to guitar (although not in a live environment). This is an easy self install with a lot of options for how permanent it is. Keep in mind that after the install you will have to adjust the posts to get a good balanced sound from each string. However, this is a set and forget.

    Overall, this gets 6 stars and I highly recommend and will use again.

  • from Smyrna, DE April 3, 2014Music Background:

    Got it dialed in

    Installed the MagMic on my brand new Martin HD28v. When I first plugged it in, the factory setting seemed best for strumming. To my ear it was lacking bottom end. But after I adjusted the poles beneath the low E and A strings it brought that Martin to life! When I perform, I only dial in the mic blend about 20%. More than that makes it too hollow or boxy sounding for my taste. 20% adds just enough articulation for finger picking. Over-all I am very satisfied with the MagMic and highly recommend it to you!
    Sol Knopf www.SolKnopf.com

  • from St. Petersburg, FL, USA January 21, 2014Music Background:
    Church song leader, gigging musician.

    Warm sound, bright highlights, no feedback, gigging guitar!

    4 years ago, I was looking to make my new acoustic guitar acquisition gig-ready. It was an unmarked, though used Sigma DR-35 that sounded very much like my lost Martin D-28. 'How to get that sound out of a PA?", I wondered. After research, I decided that the volume controls and the mic blending would give me the greatest parameters to shape my sound. Once the unit arrived, I realized that I also had the opportunity to screw each magnet string screw in or out to increase or decrease the volume of each string. Once string volume is set, you just install the pickup. The preamp battery mounting and the endpin jack installation were mild challenges. I mounted my battery with marine grade velcro to the heel of the neck inside the body. I now gig almost exclusively with this guitar despite owning several other more respectably named guitars. As strings get old and less bright, I brighten my sound with more mic volume. It's a much more weathered, no muss, no fuss, reliable guitar, with a great sound and great feedback control, no matter how loud I get.

  • from August 29, 2013Music Background:
    Professional Musician performing 3 to 5 nights a week.

    Excellent Mag Pickup

    I perform a lot of gigs and needed a decent sounding pickup for my Guild acoustic. Having tried a couple different pickups I give this one a real thumbs up. It sounds better than any Fishman out there and adjustable pole pieces gives you precise adjustment. The mic can add sparkle and I use it just about 25 percent up. The wiring and battery mounting is simple. If any complaint would be needing to remove the pickup to change the battery.

  • from New York, NY July 17, 2013Music Background:
    Professional musician

    Nice Pickup

    Made a huge difference in my ability to perform some acoustic stuff on stage.

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