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Seymour Duncan Hot Rodded Humbucker Set Black 

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      Seymour Duncan

      Seymour's favorite humbucker set. Great for everything from blues/rock to metal.

      Bring new life to your guitar with the Seymour Duncan Hot Rodded Humbucker Set. SH-2 Jazz model at the neck and SH-4 model at the bridge.

      Features

      • Seymour's favorites

      Strong definition with bold, dense tone.

       
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      Seymour DuncanHot Rodded Humbucker Set
       
      4.8

      (based on 87 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (78)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (6)

      • 3 Stars

         

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      • 2 Stars

         

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      • 1 Stars

         

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      85%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Improves sound (11)
      • Good quality (8)
      • Functional (6)
      • Easy to use (4)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts (6)
        • Practicing (6)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Experienced (6), Professional musician (5)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Duncan Hot Rodded Set

        These are my first duncans but im going to definately get more for my other les pauls. Great buy, sound, and build.
        these pickups are excellent in the ease of installation...Read complete review

        These are my first duncans but im going to definately get more for my other les pauls. Great buy, sound, and build.
        these pickups are excellent in the ease of installation aspect. 5 wire leads along with the wiring diagram was pretty sweet, and if you are into having a lot of variation, the duncan website features a huge archive of wiring diagrams for virtually any configuration.
        I only wish they included covers on the pickups.
        Duncan pickups are some of the best pickups for a mahogany bodied guitar. I prefer them to gibson pickups just do the the supported midtones. I replaced the stock gibson pickups in my les paul and it really boosted my favorite aspects of the guitar; it had plenty of bass naturally but boosted the mids and highs.
        I wouldn't reccommend them for a basswood or alder body though, dimarzios are a bit better choice.

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        Quit Reading, go buy them!

        It almost isnt fair: When you buy an inexpensive guitar, you are supposed to suffer the consequences. Supposed to, unless you decide to buy these pickups. I bought an epiphone les paul...Read complete review

        It almost isnt fair: When you buy an inexpensive guitar, you are supposed to suffer the consequences. Supposed to, unless you decide to buy these pickups. I bought an epiphone les paul studio. Nice looking guitar, good quality, but the sound was lacking. It is like a whole new guitar. I play rhythm guitar, so I am on the neck pickup most of the time. It has a great little snarl at a lower volume, and if you turn it up, you are going to get that great bluesy tone that you are probably lacking. The bridge pickup is where I really notice the difference. I was running through a hybrid blues scale up and down the neck and thought something magical must have happened. The bite this guitar now has is out of this world. Now I have a great sounding, great looking guitar, that I am happy to gig with, and not worried some drunken idiot is going to knock something into it (like what happened to my buddies Gibson)

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        5.0

        Excellent tone

        By BlackBelt

        from Memphis TN

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Seymour Duncan Hot Rodded Humbucker Set:

            I bought these to replace the stock pickups in my Gibson Studio Les Paul. The Gibsons were just too dark sounding for my tastes. I have used these pickups as replacements in other guitars in the past and have always been happy with their tone. I play a variety of music, from country to rock to metal...and these pickups are able to articulate the tones I need for each genre of music. There are so many types and manufacturers of pickups out there that it can be hard to know what to get, but this particular setup is a pro-quality set that will improve any guitars sound.

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            (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Didn't work for me

            By Rich

            from Denver, CO

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                  Comments about Seymour Duncan Hot Rodded Humbucker Set:

                  First there's the little annoying things like the slotted screws for the pup height adjustment they use on all their models (I've bought anyway). Why slotted screws I have no idea, it's easy to slip and gouge something. Phillips head is the only screw I want near my pride and joy.

                  And there's the mess of wax any time you touch it anywhere. And poor wiring that is so tiny you can't strip it without ripping it. And the wire color inconsistencies in their diagrams, fortunately I can figure it out myself.

                  The reasons these didn't work out, the neck pup wouldn't fit because the pole screws are too long, making it impossible to lower the pup to the right height. I would have had to drill into the freshly set neck to make room and I'm not doing that for a pickup.

                  Then the bridge pup had a bad hum I couldn't fix, it was a defect internal to the pup but there's a lot of possibilities you have to rule out in the process, which took a lot of my time. I put the original pup back in, works fine.

                  This isn't the first time I've had problems with S-D pups. I've never had issues with DiMarzio so they get my business from here on out. But don't take my Hot Rail away from me, I love that one!

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                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Great Pickup combo

                  By mike42

                  from Minneapolis, MN

                  Pros

                  • Great tone
                  • Improves Sound

                  Cons

                  • Wiring

                  Best Uses

                  • Guitar

                  Comments about Seymour Duncan Hot Rodded Humbucker Set:

                  I put these in my 2012 Les Paul and the tone is great. The only negative thing I can say is that the tone difference when the pickups are switched to single coil is significantly less pronounced. Almost to the point that you can't tell if the single coil switch is engaged. I have to say that the tone improvement is so much better that I will overlook this.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent Choice

                  By Ronman

                  from Twin Cities

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Improves Sound
                  • Nice Sounding

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Rock Blues

                  Comments about Seymour Duncan Hot Rodded Humbucker Set:

                  I put the Hot Rodded Humbucker Set in my 2000 Gibson Les Paul Standard after playing it with a set of Seymour Duncan 59's installed for the past several years and absolutely love the sonic improvement. That particular Les Paul is a very dark sounding guitar that I bought new and had the stock 490's in it, which I personally can't stand the sound of. The 59's sound great in my '90 Les Paul, which is a lighter and brighter sounding guitar, but when I put a set of 59's in the 2000, it just didn't sound as good as I thought it should. I was getting ready to put the guitar on Ebay but thought "what the heck" and bought the Hot Rodded set and threw them in. When I restrung/intonated and plugged the guitar into my rig it was pretty dramatic - the mids weren't as scooped, the highs were much brighter and the bass was more compressed sounding. Actually, the over all sound was more alive sounding and more compressed on the bridge pickup and the neck pickup sounds more open and musical. It took a little while to get the pickups properly adjusted and after that I couldn't put the guitar down. It was easy to hear the improvement due to I have been using the same amps (Deluxe Reverb & JCM800)for several years and know my rig intimately. I think these pickups are perfect for that guitar. These Hot Rodded Humbucker pickup sets are a must if you own a darker sounding guitar and want a tighter sound with more bite and note articulation.

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Nice Full Tone

                  By Swagger's Guitarist

                  from Austin, TX

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                  Pros

                  • Improves Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Seymour Duncan Hot Rodded Humbucker Set:

                    I installed these in one of my favorite guitars replacing active EMGs. I'm really, really happy I did. These pickups have a really nice, balanced tone and work well for the spread of music I play (rock, pop, funk). One issue I did notice, with the exact same setup (same amp, same settings, same room, etc.), I got feedback with these pickups, but I didn't with my other guitars (Burstbucker III, 57s) at the same gig. I had to roll my volume back a bit, so they seem so be a little too hot.

                    Overall, I'm really happy with them.

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Pickups

                    By Derek

                    from Bend, OR

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                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Trouble Coil Splitting

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Seymour Duncan Hot Rodded Humbucker Set:

                    Theses pickups sound great!! I really like the bridge, it sounds like Slash a little. My Gibson LP made it diffucult to coil split like I wanted to, but most guitars I dont think will have that problem.

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                    (0 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Disappointed

                    By papahemi69

                    from NY

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                          Comments about Seymour Duncan Hot Rodded Humbucker Set:

                          Put these pickups in my Fender jagmaster, which had duncan designed pickups and really don't hear much difference at all.

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                          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great Pickups.

                          By Phoenix Guitar Dude

                          from Phoenix, AZ

                          About Me Experienced

                          Pros

                          • Extremely Versatile
                          • Good Quality
                          • Great Tones
                          • Great Value
                          • Improves Sound

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • All Music Genres
                            • Concerts
                            • Customization
                            • Practicing
                            • Replacement

                            Comments about Seymour Duncan Hot Rodded Humbucker Set:

                            I replaced the pickups in two of my guitars with this set. I couldn't be happier. Extremely versatile. Will cover everything from chimey cleans to metal. It's no wonder it's Seymour's favorite set as well.

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                            (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Great Quality

                            Pros

                            • Good Quality
                            • Improves Sound

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Seymour Duncan Hot Rodded Humbucker Set:

                                I've been very happy with the quality and sound of these pickups. Seymour Duncans are awesome. These guys made my Epi LP Custom sound like a much more expensive guitar.

                                My only regret is not going to Seymour Duncan's website before buying these. While the sound these things produce is very impressive, they didn't end up being the right sound for my personal taste. After going to their website, comparing specs, and listening to audio clips, I realized that there was another set that matched my personal style.

                                TLDR: Don't doubt the sound quality of Seymour Duncan pickups, these are amazing - go to SD's website to compare tones between different humbucker models before you buy.

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                                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Just What The Doctor Ordered!!!

                                By Senor~ Rock-Aloto!

                                from Zion OR.

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                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Concerts
                                  • Jamming
                                  • Practicing
                                  • Recording
                                  • Song writing

                                  Comments about Seymour Duncan Hot Rodded Humbucker Set:

                                  Man oh man, I just dropped these in my Eppy Les Paul Standard....what an upgrade! I super-love the versatility of this set! The original stock pick-ups on my guitar were kinda muddy, and only suited for metal, rock, and maybe a little blues.
                                  These new Duncan pick ups sound fantastic clean, very nice for blues/jazz and heavy/classic rock also.
                                  The tone is clear, and well defined, and pairs very well with my Les Paul's mahogany body.
                                  I am very pleased with these pick-ups and recommend them highly! Thanks Seymour Duncan, and Thanks Musician's Friend!!!

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