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Seymour Duncan Little 59er Pickup  

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  • Direct replacement, single-coil size
  • Sound of a '59 humbucker
  • Adjustable pole pieces
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Designed to impart all of the warm, smooth tone of an old 1959 Patent-Applied-For humbucker.

Plus, it's a direct replacement for single coils. With an even, dynamic response and adjustable pole pieces, it allows the guitarist to fine tune the string balance and dial in just the right amount of punch. A whole set of Little '59s will deliver a rich, open sound; or a bridge Little '59 matched up with Duckbuckers in the neck and middle will provide a best-of-both-worlds '59 Les Paul and '57 Strat tone.

Features
  • Direct replacement, single-coil size
  • Sound of a '59 humbucker
  • Adjustable pole pieces

Order today and get that good ol' sound.

 
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Seymour DuncanLittle 59er Pickup
 
4.5

(based on 31 reviews)

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    (19)

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    (10)

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    (1)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (7)
  • Improves sound (6)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Functional (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts (3)
    • Practicing (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (4), Professional musician (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Little 59er Strat Bridge

    I wanted to get a bigger sound in the bridge of my 97 american strat without changing the pickguard. I tried the Little 59 and I was shocked. It really sounds like a vintage...Read complete review

    I wanted to get a bigger sound in the bridge of my 97 american strat without changing the pickguard. I tried the Little 59 and I was shocked. It really sounds like a vintage PAF. I use Fender 250K pots with the tone pot having the no load feature. It works into my 70 Princeton, 57 Deluxe Clone and DSL50 Marshall too. My overdrive pedal with the Fenders is a Fulldrive or Blues Driver. My other pickups are the Dimarzio Area 58 neck and a vintage fender single coil in the middle. I tap the 59 in the notch position and it quacks really well with the true single coil in the middle. It is also very quiet. The Dimarzio Area pickups are great when you want single coil tone, but I think the Little 59 is a great pickup if you want PAF tone in the bridge. If you need more versatility from your strat then you should try this pickup. It Looks Good Too!

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    I'd avoid it...

    I've had this pickup in the bridge of my Strat for a while now, but am starting to realize I don't like it just now, for whatever reason. It is WAY too treble...Read complete review

    I've had this pickup in the bridge of my Strat for a while now, but am starting to realize I don't like it just now, for whatever reason. It is WAY too treble heavy for my taste. It's almost ridiculous how bright sounding it is. I'm getting the stock pickup re-installed...

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    5.0

    Very good but ...

    By modeeper

    from Guadalajara MX

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Deff A Good Build
    • Good Quality

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Middle

    Comments about Seymour Duncan Little 59er Pickup:

    I've had several of these over the years. They work well but especially in the middle. Don't know why but they do. I guess I like midrange crunch.

    The trick to being happy with this pickup (and others like it) is to install the full set. This is so much louder than the SCs you left in there you'll never get a sweet balance.

    Sure, you can lower the PU to where it loses output at the cost of chunch, and crunch is what this PU does best.

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    4.0

    Compare other choices by pick-up makers

    By Haldoray

    from new york

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Seymour Duncan Little 59er Pickup:

        I bought this model back around the year 2000 in an effort to achieve a slicing sound for leads. most rhythem playing for me is in the 1 or 4 position on a 5 way selector. For me this pick up works much better in the neck. It has a nice clean ,rounder sound for blues ,jazz,& also works well for coping a Gibson-esc sound. But for the bridge position there are many better choices for fatness, cut, and more punch in your lead position. It's a good pick-up,Un-Strat like, however better choices exist. If you're a Duncan fan, I'd suggest a 1/4 pounder. If DiMarzio ( my Choice,)try virtual heavy blues, or a red velvet. You'll be happier.

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        5.0

        Little 59er Strat Bridge

        By Mack

        from Tullahoma, TN

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Seymour Duncan Little 59er Pickup:

          I wanted to get a bigger sound in the bridge of my 97 american strat without changing the pickguard. I tried the Little 59 and I was shocked. It really sounds like a vintage PAF. I use Fender 250K pots with the tone pot having the no load feature. It works into my 70 Princeton, 57 Deluxe Clone and DSL50 Marshall too. My overdrive pedal with the Fenders is a Fulldrive or Blues Driver. My other pickups are the Dimarzio Area 58 neck and a vintage fender single coil in the middle. I tap the 59 in the notch position and it quacks really well with the true single coil in the middle. It is also very quiet. The Dimarzio Area pickups are great when you want single coil tone, but I think the Little 59 is a great pickup if you want PAF tone in the bridge. If you need more versatility from your strat then you should try this pickup. It Looks Good Too!

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          4.0

          Mixed opinion

          By axe2grind66

          from Iowa

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Crunchy And Gritty
          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

          • Loses Tele Sound

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Seymour Duncan Little 59er Pickup:

          Just installed it in my '90 Fender American Standard Tele. The stock bridge pickup was weak in my opinion. I am not huge fan of most stock Fender pups. I have a couple Gibsons and a couple G&Ls and both do a much better job with their stock pups than Fender IMO. So after reading a lot of reviews, I tried the lil 59. I do really like the sound with some fuzz added. I played it through my Victoria 5W with The Hoof fuzz pedal. Sounded really nice a gnarly. Without fuzz, it was ok....not great, not bad....just ok. Dirty tho it has a sound somewhere between my Gibson SG with p90's and my Les Paul with Bill Lawrenece hb-l pups. So I guess if you have only one guitar, and it's a Tele, and you want to make it sound unlike a Tele and more like a Gibson....this is a great option. But if you already have Gibsons with p90's and hbs....and love to play them.....I wouldn't recommend this pup unless you want another guitar to sound similar. I think if I had to do it over again, I'd look for a nice punchy single coil as a bridge pup vs this just for the fact that I already have that sound out of other guitars. Quality is very good....and it looks cool in my guitar. I can't say anything really negative about it other than I was hoping it was more of a real punchy single coil sound.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Best so far

          By Terrible Tom

          from Louisiana

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Seymour Duncan Little 59er Pickup:

              Best I've tried in the bridge position on my strat. Tried about 10 different pickups before I bought the lil 59er. I have dimarzio areas in neck and mid and everything else either sounded too thin and bright or just didn't have enough output. This pickup impresses me. High notes are thicker. Lows are fat and chunky. It has a nice smooth growl with some gain and great bells and chime with the area 58.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              PERFORMS AS EXPECTED

              By Threpny Bits

              from North Jersey

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              Pros

              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Seymour Duncan Little 59er Pickup:

                Firstly, my ideal pickup in the bridge is a burstbucker 3.
                I put this in my highway one strat in the bridge, along with two other tx specials. I like the way it thickens your tone, but doesn;t make it muddy like a 490T. The pickup retains an edgy-ness about it. I had it setup to be split, but when playing live (i am the only guitar player) I leave it on hubucking mode cause it really doesnt get to thick for playing tunes which normally require a single coil in teh bridge.

                Do not expect anything like a gibson burstbucker or anything like that. This is just a decent pickup that will thicken up your tone so you dont sound twangy playing harder rock tunes.

                Overall you can't be dissappointed with this pickup unless you expect too much.

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                4.0

                Good tone, not the Mecca, worth the mony

                By Threpny Bits

                from North Jersey

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                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound

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                    Comments about Seymour Duncan Little 59er Pickup:

                    Just had this installed yesterday on my 2008 highway strat. Very happy with it. The tone is not too fat, or muddy, but it is also not gleaming like a burstbucker (which are my favorite). Its between a traditional humbucker (ie 57 classic) and a P90. I needed this pick-ups because I needed a humbucker with tremolo. lespauls and SGs with a whammy bar are hard to find (not a fan of PRS SE, ESP, Schetcher, Ibanez). And whats great is it still sounds very Stratty. I can play Sweet Home Ala, and then the next song could be Rebel Yell. it sounds good for both situations. This will help keep my baby (les paul standard) at home, away from beer spills and stupid band mates that knock over your stuff. I gave it 4 stars since it is not a "pure nirvana" pick-up.

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                    5.0

                    Really sweet sound!!!

                    By Chattaroy Church of God

                    from West Virginia

                    Comments about Seymour Duncan Little 59er Pickup:

                    Great sound. I bought one of these for my '87 American Standard Strat in the mid nineties. Liked it so much I got another...then another, The Little '59 is good in all 5 positions on the Strat. It's as punchy or as mellow as you want it to be. I love the Little '59 so much I got 1 for the bridge position of my American Standard Tele. Buy this pickup...you'll love it!!!

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    great strat upgrade

                    By MS863575059

                    from East PA

                    Comments about Seymour Duncan Little 59er Pickup:

                    I swapped out the middle single coil in my HSS strat for this pickup (no tone control, straight to volume pot.). Kinda has a semi-hollow sound to it now, definitely more lows and mids, and is great for both strumming chords and fast leads. Combined with the Duncan distortion i put in the bridge and the stock neck single coil this is one versatile guitar. Definitely worth the gamble if your looking for a beefier sound out of your strat.

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                    4.0

                    Good, but let's be honest...

                    By Stickle

                    from Ruidoso, NM

                    Comments about Seymour Duncan Little 59er Pickup:

                    It is a good pickup, sounds close to a vintage humbucker, I wish it were a little brighter tonally. I have it in the bridge of a modified MIM Strat and I like it, I just wish it had more treble bite & twang to go with the other pickups in the set. Im also not impressed with the way the insides mount into the cover, but that's being picky. With 4 conductor wiring, pickups don't really get more options... Finally, I think it should be about $10 cheaper like similar pickups from Dimarzio.

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