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Through use of a lead differential weight the Dean Markley peizo reacts through compression rather than just bending, like all other Peizo pickups. This unique patented design gives Dean Markley’s Artist Transducer its high quality sound at a price which is affordable. Artist Transducer’s special mounting adhesive allows the Artist to be mounted and removed many, many times without hurting the finish. The Artist has been on the market for over 17 years and we’ve never had a complaint about it or the adhesive.
The producer’s suggestion to add a mandolin to the mix was a stroke of genius. As soon as we recorded it, we knew we had something special. I guess that’s why good producers are worth their weight in gold.
It wasn’t until we were getting ready to go out on the road that someone pointed out we’d need to amplify the mandolin. In our excitement, we’d forgotten that it didn’t have a pickup.
Our guitar tech tried several types of pickups in the mandolin, but everything sounded very harsh and brittle. Instead of the mandolin being the part that made the song, it became the part that made the song annoying.
It was Gary—our bass player—who saved the day. He remembered that when he needed to amplify a stand-up bass for a stint in an acoustic jazz trio, he’d been surprised at how well Dean Markley’s Artist Transducer had captured the true sound of the instrument.
It turned out to be the perfect fit… it allowed the mandolin to sound like a mandolin, instead of some type of stringed torture device.
Dean Markley’s Artist Transducer. True. Tone. And worth more than its weight in gold.
More Pickup Info
It’s a great pickup for Violin, Cello, Stand-up-Bass, Banjo, Mandolin, Piano, Horn, or practically anything else you would ever want to amplify. We’ve even had a mechanic use one to pickup (pardon the pun) knocks and vibrations in engines. The bottom line is: if it vibrates, the Artist Pickup will catch the vibrations. You do whatever you want with them after that.
Why buy from Melody Music Shop, LLC?
Located in Bloomington, Indiana, Melody Music Shop strives to maintain a diverse, high quality inventory along with exceptional customer service. We carry a wide range of instruments and accessories, including new and used acoustic, electric, and bass guitars, band and orchestral instruments, drums, cymbals, percussion, pianos, keyboards, synthesizers, workstations, amplifiers, sound systems, and much, much more!
With certified technicians on staff and a century + of experience between them all, you can rest assured any instrument or accessory you purchase from Melody Music Shop LLC is in the best condition possible! Our ENTIRE STORE is maintained at 50% humidity year-round per manufacturer’s stringent requirements. All items will be packaged carefully to ensure their safe arrival. Guitars will have their string tension lowered and packaged to manufacture specs or better. Melody Music Shop LLC guarantees quality products, fast shipping, and top-notch customer service!
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Layaway is an option!
Layaway items require an initial down payment of 25%.
Layaway items can be held here for up to 90 days
A payment of 25% (or more) is due on the 30th, 60th, and 90th day from the
layaway start date (although payments may be made before the scheduled due date).
The item will ship immediately following payment in full, which may be before the 90 day layaway period.
There are no returns on layaway items. There are no refunds of payments towards a layaway item.
Please contact us with any further questions regarding our layaway policy!
Items purchased from our store will ship out within 1 business day of receiving payment. FedEX Ground or Home Delivery, fully insured, will be used for shipping instruments and large items. Items over $50 will require a signature. Accessories and other small items will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail.
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We also offer financing! Please call us for more information!