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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
       
      5.0

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      • Improves sound (7)
      • Easy to use (4)

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        (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.

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          5.0

          Fantastic

          By Old School

          from Thunder Bay

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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.

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            (3 of 3 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

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              (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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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Perfect pickups for a Les Paul

                By cvmaparadog

                from Southern California

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                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound
                • Tone

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                    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.

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                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Tone, tone, tone!

                    By Larry

                    from Denver

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    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.

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                    (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.

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                      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      loud, clear, and balanced

                      By patrick

                      from orlando

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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).

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                        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Slash pickups

                        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.

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                        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful

                        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.

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