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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
 
3.6

(based on 60 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (13)
  • Functional (12)
  • Good quality (11)
  • Improves sound (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (6)
  • Concerts (5)
  • Back-up (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11), Novice (4)

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

 

The Big Muddy

If you're looking for a temporary, stick-on sound reinforcement system for your guitar, mandolin, ukulele, or banjo the Dean Markley Artist Transducer is certainly an affordable choice. It's sturdy and made for...Read complete review

If you're looking for a temporary, stick-on sound reinforcement system for your guitar, mandolin, ukulele, or banjo the Dean Markley Artist Transducer is certainly an affordable choice. It's sturdy and made for ease of set up. It probably takes 15 seconds to stick on and plug in.
If you're concerned about the quality of the sound you are reinforcing, Horseman, Ride by!
We are building home-made stringed instruments and are experimenting with different pick up configurations. The Dean Markley Artist Transducer comes with a sturdy, lengthy cord making it easy to use for the gigging musician. Stick the transducer onto your guitar and plug in!!

The problem, we found, was the sound. We didn't move the transducer around much, so we can't vouch for the entire range of possibilities. When compared to a very affordable piezo+jack configuration the Markley sounded muddy and dull, like the sound was coming through a wall. The inexpensive piezo was bright and clear from the start. So we coiled up the Dean Markley and put it back in the box. No contest.
This is not a straight apples to apples comparison. The Dean Markley is a rugged, gig-friendly set-up. The piezo+jack is for internal, permanent placement. It is a fragile set up. However, the price difference combined with the sound value makes the Dean Markley a terrible value.

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5.0

Exactly what I wanted for recording my classical guitar

By Vanya the Sniper. Colibri Studio

from The wild west.

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Dean Markley Artist Transducer:

      I prefer to remove when not in use which is cumbersome but not insurmountable. I will eventually install inside with a plug and jack to more easily facilitate this action. Sound quality is exactly what I wanted.

       
      3.0

      I would not buy this product again

      By Wil

      from Jax Florida

      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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                  5.0

                  Works great with my home made string instruments.

                  By Dulcitars by Dale

                  from Morgantown, IN

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Dean Markley Artist Transducer:

                    I use this with my little "Honey Tone" belt amp. It works great and is a lot of fun. I make 3 string instruments I call "Dulcitar" aka strumstick. The sound reproduction is identical.

                     
                    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.

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