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Dean Markley Artist Transducer  

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The Dean Markley Artist Transducer is simple and effective. A small transducer, housed in a maple disk, sticks to the surface of your guitar near the bridge with a special adhesive. The adhesive allow... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The Dean Markley Artist Transducer is simple and effective. A small transducer, housed in a maple disk, sticks to the surface of your guitar near the bridge with a special adhesive. The adhesive allows the Dean Markley transducer to be removed and re-stuck many times without affecting your guitar's finish. This Dean Markley pickup also works great on violins, cellos, mandolins, pianos, even horns.

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MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Pickups - 5 year warranty. Replacement warranty for defective clothing and strings, at the discretion of manufacturer.


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Dean MarkleyArtist Transducer
 
3.7

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

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    (2)

60%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (4)
  • Good quality (4)
  • Improves sound (4)
  • Functional (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

watch out for the goo!!!!!!

Dean Markley says they haven't had a complaint about any part of this system for 17 years. Well, here's the first. The pickup really does sound very good for what it is....Read complete review

Dean Markley says they haven't had a complaint about any part of this system for 17 years. Well, here's the first. The pickup really does sound very good for what it is. However, the adhesive is very sticky and almost impossible to get off of your guitar. I'm playing a vintage classical worth about 300-400$. Now I have an ugly, sticky, white mess on my bridge. I only had the pickup mounted for about an hour- that stuff just won't come off. Be CAREFUL!!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Excellent product for mandolins!

A drawback of transducer pickups is they have a tendency to emphasize a particular frequency range and with a guitar where the character and complexity is in the resonant lows and the upper harmonics or...Read complete review

A drawback of transducer pickups is they have a tendency to emphasize a particular frequency range and with a guitar where the character and complexity is in the resonant lows and the upper harmonics or presence, you loose a lot because the pickup targets the middle. Well guess what, for a mandolin, that pickup frequency profile is perfect! The mandolin's emphasis is in the middle and upper middle frequencies and this pickup reproduces them very well. I recommend mounting it right up against the bridge as you'll get much more brightness and the ""plink"" of the mandolin.

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3.0

I would not buy this product again

By Willis

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Dean Markley Artist Transducer:

Great sound, but the adhesive stops holding it on after a number of uses.

 
5.0

Product works great, has good sound.

By J

from San Francisco

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Dean Markley Artist Transducer:

      Use this mic for an acoustic intstrument from cuba called a marimbula, and it works great for amplifying the sound, allowing it to played with other amplified instruments.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Doesn't Stick

      By Yuke Man

      from Roy, Utah

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Not Functional

        Best Uses

          Comments about Dean Markley Artist Transducer:

          The puddy did not stick the pickup to my instrument and it left a gummy mess on it.

           
          4.0

          great pick up for the price

          By Roadkill

          from gold beach, or.

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • cord is too short

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Dean Markley Artist Transducer:

          purchased this pick up for our mandolin player. it really made it clear and bright. and it sounds great in our mix of guitars(all acoustic). we use a Yamaha emx 5014 mixer/amp and have no trouble hearing the mandolin. the sticky back is a bit tacky(no pun intended) but it can be over looked when you figure in what it does for the mix. over all we are happy with the purchase.

           
          3.0

          waited 2 months for shipping

          By rs

          from Midlothian, va

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • ship time was over 2 months, due to back order,

          Best Uses

            Comments about Dean Markley Artist Transducer:

            works fine

             
            5.0

            I would buy this product again

            By ghost

            from Augusta Ks

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Practicing

              Comments about Dean Markley Artist Transducer:

              Recording
              Volume adjustment

              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Cheaply made.

              By Barry Goldwater

              from New York, NY

              Comments about Dean Markley Artist Transducer:

              It is made in the stile of the super cheap junky guitar to amp cables that always lose the connection and have to be re-soldered or replaced. Basically, it is a cheaply made waste of money. I would not recommend it to anyone.

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              3.0

              Excellent product for mandolins!

              By Charles

              from Billerica, MA

              Site Member

              Comments about Dean Markley Artist Transducer:

              A drawback of transducer pickups is they have a tendency to emphasize a particular frequency range and with a guitar where the character and complexity is in the resonant lows and the upper harmonics or presence, you loose a lot because the pickup targets the middle. Well guess what, for a mandolin, that pickup frequency profile is perfect! The mandolin's emphasis is in the middle and upper middle frequencies and this pickup reproduces them very well. I recommend mounting it right up against the bridge as you'll get much more brightness and the "plink" of the mandolin.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Excellent product for mandolins!

              By Charles

              from Billerica, MA

              Site Member

              Comments about Dean Markley Artist Transducer:

              A drawback of transducer pickups is they have a tendency to emphasize a particular frequency range and with a guitar where the character and complexity is in the resonant lows and the upper harmonics or presence, you loose a lot because the pickup targets the middle. Well guess what, for a mandolin, that pickup frequency profile is perfect! The mandolin's emphasis is in the middle and upper middle frequencies and this pickup reproduces them very well. I recommend mounting it right up against the bridge as you'll get much more brightness and the ""plink"" of the mandolin.

               
              5.0

              Simple but it works

              By Lon

              from Dallas, Texas

              Comments about Dean Markley Artist Transducer:

              The Dean Markley transducer is simple but works quite well. I have pickups in my two Martin acoustics. I use the Markley primarily on my mandolin and my bouzouki. It works fine on either. It leaves a slight mark on the instrument when removed, but the mark is easy to buff out.

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