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Seymour Duncan Little 59er Pickup  Black Bridge

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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
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Seymour DuncanLittle 59er Pickup
 
4.5

(based on 38 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (12)
  • Improves sound (11)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Functional (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (8)
  • Concerts (7)
  • Back-up (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (7), Experienced (6)

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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Great pickup but problems exist

Seymour Duncan makes great sounding pickups. I don't worry about the sound. The problem is the case on this pickup is not the same as what is pictured. The case is good and...Read complete review

Seymour Duncan makes great sounding pickups. I don't worry about the sound. The problem is the case on this pickup is not the same as what is pictured. The case is good and looks solid but it does not match the exact model on the product description page. I will be pairing this pickup with another of the same model that I purchased 2 years ago. I'll get by but if I was modding a guitar for a client I would be very disappointed. Purely cosmetic complaint but it might be an issue for some.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
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.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

best Strat Bridge Pickup Ever!!

By xx_God_of_Rock_xx

from SJ, CA

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Comments about Seymour Duncan Little 59er Pickup:

I needed a pickup with more beefy rock tone so I bought this to replace the stock bridge single coil in my Mexican Strat. The tone is signature humbucking rock tone without the overwhelming output of most humbuckers. In fact it balances nicely with the other two stock pickups. I have the best of both worlds now, Hard Rock/Metal rhythms and signature Fender Blues tone all in the same guitar. I can't put my strat down now. Can't wait to get to the next gig with it!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

PERFORMS AS EXPECTED

By Threpny Bits

from North Jersey

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  • 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.

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Really sweet sound!!!

    By CCOG

    from West Virginia

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    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!!!

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The Best of the Line

    By VoxBox

    from Ocean City, NJ

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    Comments about Seymour Duncan Little 59er Pickup:

    Certainly if you're shopping for a single-coil sized humbucker you've seen the others-JbJR and HotRails Etc. Take it from me I have those 3 I feel this is the best of the bunch. It has the overall best BALANCED tone and doesn't change the character of your guitar. You can't clean up the Hot Rails and you can't tame the JbJr but this one gets the tone just right and doesn't make your strat pretend its something its not.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Made differently than the old ones, same sound tho

    By Johnny Stink

    from Kansas City

    Comments about Seymour Duncan Little 59er Pickup:

    I think the new construction type is supposed to be glued into the cover or something. Mine slipped out. Maybe I just don't understand the correct way to mount. B/c I use Planet Waves tuners I wasted a set of strings to get the pickguard back off and fix the problem with electrical tape. This on a day when I was in a panic to learn a bunch of songs for a rehearsal (this is what I do for a living). Maybe I just don't understand how to mount them - better read the manual and/or call Duncan before you install. Other than that this is one of my all-time favorite pickups. It has its own character. Makes a strat sound so fat, but in a good, usable, musical way. In the neck it can really pass for a PAF or a strat depending on tone. In the bridge it pretty much sounds like what it is, which is awesome. I have many of these. I like bridge model in bridge AND neck positions, and a hand wound strat pickup in the middle.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Exactly what I was looking for

    By TexAxeSlinger

    from Dallas

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    Pros

    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Seymour Duncan Little 59er Pickup:

      I just swapped this into the neck position on my '98 Lonestar Strat. It sounds Fabulous!
      It was a direct replacement, so no modifying of any kind. I wanted to make my Lonestar even more versatile than it already was and this did the trick. It has a completely full humbucker sound. With the 5 way superswitch on the Lonestar, it splits into a single coil on position 4 (neck and middle single coil). So you can still get your "quack" on. I ordered it with the free shipping on Monday and it arrive on Saturday morning. Great deal all the way around!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Little 59er Strat Bridge

      By Mack

      from Tullahoma, TN

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      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!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Best so far

        By Terrible Tom

        from Louisiana

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

        Cons

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            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.

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good tone, not the Mecca, worth the mony

            By Threpny Bits

            from North Jersey

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            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

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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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