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Seymour Duncan APH-2s Alnico II Pro Slash Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup Set

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A warm, moderate-output humbucker pickup set designed to produce Slash's unique recorded guitar tone.

The Seymour Duncan APH-2s Alnico II Pro Slash Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup Set honors guitar hero Slash with his first signature pickups. The tone of this pickup set will be familiar to anyone who has heard Slash's recorded tone. Though he has dozens of amazing guitars, since 1986 Slash has pretty much used one very special Les Paul for all of his recordings. The Alnico II Pro Slash was designed to give Slash's other Les Paul guitars (what he calls his "live guitars") the exact tone of his legendary guitar.

Like the standard APH-1 Alnico II Pro, which Slash has used for years, the Slash APH-2 set uses Alnico 2 magnets. However, the Alnico II Pro Slash is wound with just enough boosted output to push a stock Les Paul toward the sweet sustain and rude crunch that characterize Slash's sound. In addition, Seymour Duncan enhances the APH-2 pickups with some of the same appointments found on the Duncan pickups seen in Slash's '86 recording axe: a single-conductor cable, a long-legged bottom plate, and a wooden spacer. For true fans, or for players who want to capture Slash's recorded tone, these Seymour Duncan pickups are a critical part of the tone chain. These are same pickups found in the newest Gibson Slash model Les Paul guitar.

With the ubiquitous top hat and shades, a mop of black curls obscuring his face, and a blazing electric guitar tone blasting through a wall of amps, Slash epitomizes the very reasons we first air-strummed a low-slung tennis racquet in the privacy of our bedroom. For over 3 decades Slash has relied on Seymour Duncan pickups for his guitar tone.

Applications:
Warm, moderate-output humbucker. Recommended for jazz, blues, and classic rock.

Complete setup:
The Slash aficionado will use a pair of these pickups to capture that unmistakable tone. This pickup matches well with the SFX-11 Twin Tube Blue all-tube overdrive-distortion stompbox (sold separately) for singing leads and authoritative chording.

Guitars:
While designed for use in a Les Paul, this pickup works well in any well-balanced humbucker-equipped guitar. Also works great with hollow and semi-hollow body guitars.

The Alnico II Pro Slash is hand built in Seymour Duncan's Santa Barbara, California workshop and includes all mounting hardware. Recommended for the neck and bridge position.


Capture Slash's recorded tone when you order an APH-2 humbucker set today.

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Seymour DuncanAPH-2s Alnico II Pro Slash Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup Set
 
4.6

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves sound (9)
  • Good quality (8)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Functional (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (7)
  • Concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect pickups for a Les Paul

I put a zebra set of these in my 2004 Les Paul Standard. I am absolutely amazed. I read other reviews and thought they might make a difference, but I never thought they...Read complete review

I put a zebra set of these in my 2004 Les Paul Standard. I am absolutely amazed. I read other reviews and thought they might make a difference, but I never thought they would make this much of a difference! My only regret is that I didn't get them sooner. Each note is clear and rings wonderfully either clean or with extreme levels of gain and anywhere in between. The bridge and neck pickups work perfectly together. If you aren't happy with the tone and clarity you are getting from your factory burstbuckers, these are exactly what you need. So easy to install with just the one wire.

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Had to return them

These pups were not designed for my guitar with a 5 position switch. That is not specified in the description. Just be aware that if you have a 5 position switch on your guitar...Read complete review

These pups were not designed for my guitar with a 5 position switch. That is not specified in the description. Just be aware that if you have a 5 position switch on your guitar it will take some modifications. I returned them and got the Alnico Pro with the 4 wire set- up.

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(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Knocking on Heaven's door!

By O00Coolzero00O

from Hastings-on-Hudson

Comments about Seymour Duncan APH-2s Alnico II Pro Slash Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup Set:

I recently bought these pickups and swapped them into my Gibson Les Paul traditional Pro and changed the pull pots to 500K pots and WOW. Now mind you I was trying to look for a way to get slash's tone and with my LP these pickups are it!! These pickups nail slash's tone perfectly even with ceramic capacitors. These pickups nail the tone and articulation of every note in Paradise City to the warmth of Knocking on Heaven's door and Estranged through my Marshall JCM2000 TSL. Say what you will about Gibson pickups, but Seymour Duncan to me really are the best when it comes down to making pickups, and its why I swear by them. These pickups were everything I wanted a more blues based tone, slash's tone, and articulation of every note with a little more bite and substance to chords. The notes sound rounder, warmer and more organic.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

loud, clear, and balanced

By Patrick from Orlando

from Orlando Fl

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Lead Guitar
    • Rhythm

    Comments about Seymour Duncan APH-2s Alnico II Pro Slash Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup Set:

    replaced the stock pups in an epi les paul and wow what a difference... they are loud compared to what i had which is cool as i find my self dialing in the sound i want instead of just cranking everything to 10 to coax as much sound out of the guiar. balanced all the way around: nice bottom, clear midrange without being nasal-ie, and nice thick highs but not shrilly/screechy.

    easy install, just followed the schematic and had everything in place after 45 minutes (novice w/ solder gun and went super slow).

    (7 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Slash on any dual bucker solidbody axe

    By TONAL CONTROL PRS/LES PAUL

    from Birmingham, Alabama

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    Comments about Seymour Duncan APH-2s Alnico II Pro Slash Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup Set:

    purchased these taking out my S. Duncan Antiquitys of my Les Paul custom and peeerfect even before my sprague orange drop capacitors came in mail nails his tone head on. I trusted them from b4 they came guitarists like Slash,Jimmy Page,Clapton,etc. won't stick their name on just anything if you love to practice his riffs and solos but even with a high dollar best of all vintage gibson this is edge your looking for and teh reason he did them with duncan is because like me he knows burstbuckers by gibson are great but you cant beat a seymour duncan p/u to really tone it out go on ebay for around 10.00 you can change ur ceramic disc caps to a set of Sprague orange-drops not a must like the pickups but tones out even better, awesome with no holds barred, no limits to were you can take these things even put a set in my PRS Custom SE and RNFnR forever if ur a tone nut like myself, thanks Slash and Duncan.

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful

    By William Matlock

    from USA

    Comments about Seymour Duncan APH-2s Alnico II Pro Slash Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup Set:

    Put these pup's in an Epiphone Les Paul Standard. The sound is so amazing that I didn't want to stop playing. Sounds like a totally different guitar. You can't go wrong with these. I just might be purchasing another set for another guitar.

    (5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome!

    By Jay Garcia

    from new britain, CT

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    Comments about Seymour Duncan APH-2s Alnico II Pro Slash Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup Set:

    Yes, these are slash's pickups and now they can be yours!. The price?....its like you stole them from him, cause these pickups WILL make you sound and make your (Les paul preferebly) guitar look just like slash's. They have that rude and nasty sound you hear on EVERY slash record(including snakepit). IF YOU WANT TO SOUND LIKE SLASH JUST BUY THESE BABIES RIGHT HERE(doesn't mean you'll PLAY like slash)

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Pickups!

    By Jake

    from North Dakota

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    Pros

    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Seymour Duncan APH-2s Alnico II Pro Slash Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup Set:

      Love these pickups! Great sound and a really great upgrade for my Les Paul. Check out these pickups in my YouTube guitar covers! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCJVaHmfdJM&list=TLI0bXUfSu6N1P4mRli28U3tRpa12R6_Ck

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Tone, tone, tone!

      By Larry

      from Denver

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      Pros

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

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • All

      Comments about Seymour Duncan APH-2s Alnico II Pro Slash Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup Set:

      I have been playing for 46 years, mostly rock and blues and some country. I lot of guitars/pickups.
      These are best pickups for a Les Paul I've ever heard. Sweet vintage tone with enough output to get the job done without sacrificing tone. Bridge pickup is sweet and clear. Neck pickup has great singing quality and not muddy at all. Just beautiful tone. I might add that while I respect Slash, I'm not trying to sound like him. I have Duncan 59's on another guitar and while pretty good, they can't compare to these. Not for metal for sure. Everything else, yes, absolutely.

      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Slash pickups

      By Anonymous

      from USA

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      Comments about Seymour Duncan APH-2s Alnico II Pro Slash Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup Set:

      If you get the pair, you will sound like Slash on AFD (and Use Your Illusion). If you have the chops and install them in an LP Standard w/traditional "weight-relieved" body. 50's wiring with 2 volume and 2 tones (Sprague .022 "Orange Drop" cap). Play that straight through a Marshall VM with overdrive, you'll be amazed. Surprised Slash shared the secret.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Recommend very highly

      By Mdb

      from Louisville Ky

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Seymour Duncan APH-2s Alnico II Pro Slash Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup Set:

        I use a Epiphone Les Paul custom pro and didn't have to spend the money for a Gibson and have Slash sound. Thank you Seymour Duncan and Musicians Friend.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfect pickups for a Les Paul

        By cvmaparadog

        from Southern California

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        Pros

        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound
        • Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Seymour Duncan APH-2s Alnico II Pro Slash Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup Set:

            I put a zebra set of these in my 2004 Les Paul Standard. I am absolutely amazed. I read other reviews and thought they might make a difference, but I never thought they would make this much of a difference! My only regret is that I didn't get them sooner. Each note is clear and rings wonderfully either clean or with extreme levels of gain and anywhere in between. The bridge and neck pickups work perfectly together. If you aren't happy with the tone and clarity you are getting from your factory burstbuckers, these are exactly what you need. So easy to install with just the one wire.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            These pickups are awesome if you are looking for slash sound

            By Jay

            from Red Bank,NJ

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            Comments about Seymour Duncan APH-2s Alnico II Pro Slash Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup Set:

            This is my third set of these. If you want the slash sound, these are great. Very hot and bright. Do wonders replacing stock epiphone pickups.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great sounding pickups!

            By Double D

            from Wellesley, USA

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            Pros

            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Seymour Duncan APH-2s Alnico II Pro Slash Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup Set:

              I've been using these pickups for about six months now, and must say that they keep getting better to my ear! I'm not trying to sound like Slash, as they were already installed in a PRS guitar that I purchased, but after using them for the past couple of months, the PRS has become my guitar of choice w/ these pickups. These pickups have a great warm smooth sound to them, both distorted and clean. Through my Marshall 6100 head, these pickups sound amazing. There is no harshness in these pickups, and that has been my main concern w/ other pickups in the past. If you play classic and modern rock, you should give these pickups a try. No need to spend $3K on a guitar when you can get sound like this out of a mid to lower end model. Definitely recommended.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Really awesome setup.

              By DanTheJamMan

              from Alabama.

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              Pros

              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Seymour Duncan APH-2s Alnico II Pro Slash Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup Set:

                I really love how Slash is letting people experience his tone, If you haven't tried these, You need to BUY ASAP. And a set of the Ernie Ball Cobalt strings... Best i've ever used in my 7 years... I love the pickups, Great deal.

                 
                4.0

                Great overall pup

                By Curt

                from Missouri

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                Pros

                • Improves Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Seymour Duncan APH-2s Alnico II Pro Slash Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup Set:

                    They nail down Slash's tone but also very versatile pup: rock, blues, 80's metal, good clean tone as well.

                    (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Just OK nothing special.

                    By Believe me

                    from New mexico,USA

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                    Pros

                    • Functional

                    Cons

                    • Poor Quality

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Seymour Duncan APH-2s Alnico II Pro Slash Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup Set:

                    These pickups sound no better than the pickups on my cheap beginner guitar.

                    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Had to return them

                    By Nick

                    from CT

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                    Comments about Seymour Duncan APH-2s Alnico II Pro Slash Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup Set:

                    These pups were not designed for my guitar with a 5 position switch. That is not specified in the description. Just be aware that if you have a 5 position switch on your guitar it will take some modifications. I returned them and got the Alnico Pro with the 4 wire set- up.

                     
                    5.0

                    Fantastic

                    By MT

                    from TBay

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Seymour Duncan APH-2s Alnico II Pro Slash Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup Set:

                      Very pleased, even with heavy distortion sound is clear and on clean channel they sing. I mainly play old school so I wanted something that stayed true and played clear but had some punch/meat.

                      I am so impressed I am going to order the Seymour 59's next for my other guitar.

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great pickups!!!

                      By bacosta72

                      from Addis la

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Good Quality
                      • Improves Sound

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Seymour Duncan APH-2s Alnico II Pro Slash Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup Set:

                        I put these in my '02 Epiphone Les Paul Standard, really a great sounding set! These are some of the best pickups out there. Warm, sweet and rude!

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