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Seymour Duncan SH-1 1959 Model Electric Guitar Pickup  Nickel Neck

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The Seymour Duncan SH-1 '59 Model Electric Guitar Pickup is built with the same kind of enameled wire, nickel-plated studs, and balanced coil winding...Click To Read More About This Product

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Warm and smooth with great sustain.

The Seymour Duncan SH-1 '59 Model Electric Guitar Pickup is built with the same kind of enameled wire, nickel-plated studs, and balanced coil windings that humbucker inventor Seth Lover used in his first pickups. It looks and sounds just like a '59.

FEATURES
  • Model: SH-1
  • Category: Seymour Duncan Humbuckers & Trembuckers
  • DC Resistance:
  • Neck: 7.43 k
  • Bridge: 8.13 k
  • Resonant Peak:
  • Neck: 6.8 KHz
  • Bridge: 6 KHz
  • EQ: 8 / 3 / 6 (Treb / Mid / Bass)
  • Magnet: Alnico V Bar
  • Cable: 1-Con Braid Shield
  • Output: Moderate
  • User: Players' Pick
  • Type: Hum-Cancelling
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Seymour DuncanSH-1 1959 Model Electric Guitar Pickup
 
4.9

(based on 68 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (20)
  • Improves sound (19)
  • Functional (15)
  • Easy to use (13)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (14)
  • Concerts (12)
  • Back-up (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11), Professional musician (7), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great as a set

I have a great custom built G&L double humbucker strat style guitar that I didn't play a whole lot because the bridge pickup was a JB, as with most g&l's....Read complete review

I have a great custom built G&L double humbucker strat style guitar that I didn't play a whole lot because the bridge pickup was a JB, as with most g&l's. It had this great neck 59 bucker, then everything felt too hot when the bridge was chosen. Now there are those who'll say I'm being less versatile by putting another 59 in it, but the reality is that I play this guitar MORE now than my others. I feel like it is now my dream guitar that I want to grow old with. Switching pups is natural sounding now- not out of place sounding. Nobody comments on the coil splitting. I have the 4 conductor models in neck and bridge. The 59 bridge surpasses the JB by far in the split coil sound. I looked into the "whole lotta hb" and the 59 custom pups but am very happy I ended up with the matched set.

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not a good neck pickup

Should of bought pearly gates for neck for just a little more expence to dark for a neck pickup

Should of bought pearly gates for neck for just a little more expence to dark for a neck pickup

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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Huge tone improvement over stock Dot PUs

By SimonT

from Jersey City, NJ

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Pros

  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-1 1959 Model Electric Guitar Pickup:

    I installed this on my 2012 Epiphone Dot and it brought a HUGE improvement in tone. The stock PUs weren't terrible, but the SH-1 has got it all - warmth, enough brightness, sustain, harmonics. The stock PUs in comparison are dull, muddy, lifeless. The SH-1 sounds great clean or overdriven. It also responds well to adjustments in PU height, polepiece height. I couldn't be happier with this purchase. PS. I got the zebra style which looks cool.

    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Freaking Sweet!!! Get it NOW!!!

    By The Music Man

    from Dallas

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Great Clarity
    • Improves Sound
    • Killer Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Any
      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Country
      • Metal
      • Practicing
      • Rock

      Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-1 1959 Model Electric Guitar Pickup:

      I put this pickup in the bridge position of my Gibson SG. My God, it turned my guitar from great to superb tone monster. It has such great tone and clarity. No matter if you are playing with distortion or clean it lets each note resonate and ring even when playing chords. The tone is to die for. I put a Pearly Gates in the neck position. I play through a Fender Super Sonic Twin 100 when playing live and a Vox AC 30 at home. It sounds great in both. I play Indie Rock and Classic Rock.

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      It's like getting a new guitar

      By Jay38063

      from Ripley, TN

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      Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-1 1959 Model Electric Guitar Pickup:

      I can not say enough good stuff about the SH-1 '59. It turned my bland sounding Epi Les Paul into a tone monster. Korean guitar + american pickup = vintage american tone. It sounds way better than the stock pickups in my Gibsons. Page, Angus, Gibbons, Van Halen, Frampton, Walsh... all the classic rock sounds are here.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great as a set

      By andrewmac

      from Indiana

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      Pros

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

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-1 1959 Model Electric Guitar Pickup:

      I have a great custom built G&L double humbucker strat style guitar that I didn't play a whole lot because the bridge pickup was a JB, as with most g&l's. It had this great neck 59 bucker, then everything felt too hot when the bridge was chosen. Now there are those who'll say I'm being less versatile by putting another 59 in it, but the reality is that I play this guitar MORE now than my others. I feel like it is now my dream guitar that I want to grow old with. Switching pups is natural sounding now- not out of place sounding. Nobody comments on the coil splitting. I have the 4 conductor models in neck and bridge. The 59 bridge surpasses the JB by far in the split coil sound. I looked into the "whole lotta hb" and the 59 custom pups but am very happy I ended up with the matched set.

      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      One of BEST pups you'll find

      By rsc1911

      from Spring, TX

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      Pros

      • Easy to install
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Rock Blues

        Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-1 1959 Model Electric Guitar Pickup:

        This pup in the bridge position (along with a SD vintage mini-hb in the neck position) turned my Epi Alleykat from a good practice guitar into a first class stage performer. Great for Rock and blues. Warm tones and high gain. It starts to snarl early in the volume roll and gets growling by 7. Great tone + quiet performance + easy to install = great value.

        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        You Gotta

        By RockNRoller

        from Studio City, Ca

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        Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-1 1959 Model Electric Guitar Pickup:

        If you buy this pickup, you need to know how to really play and you need a really good vibe and feel. This pickup hides no mistakes. Also, this is similar to the pickup Van Halen used in '78. Van Halen got his tone because of his attack, before he started using High Gain amps and Hot Pickups. Do if you are buying this to sound like Van Halen, you need a strong attack.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love This Pickup

        By Somethingist

        from Central NJ

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        Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-1 1959 Model Electric Guitar Pickup:

        I have a korina tele with maple neck and ebony fretboard that I built myself. It has a Joe Barden pickup in the bridge and the SD SH-1 '59 pickup in the neck. My SH-1 is the 4-conductor version, so I have it on a switch that does single-coil mode and out-of-phase mode as well as humbucking mode. This pickup always sounds great--bright, clean, articulate--as good as the Barden, which cost twice as much. This is not a "metal" pickup, and doesn't chug or crunch like some overwound or ceramic pickups, but it does everything else. Chords are so clear and crisp that I've stopped playing my acoustic.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Clear, vintage sound

        By Tone4all

        from Indiana

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-1 1959 Model Electric Guitar Pickup:

            Dropped the SH-1 into a mex strat body to replace an SH-5 I'd put in there previously.
            I was trying to get as close as I could to my Amercian deluxe fat strat in tone.
            The SH-5 was way too ballsy, and is probably a great pick up for hard rock, but I found it difficult to balance it against the vintage noiseless single coils I'd put in.
            The SH-1 blends much easier with the noiseless P/ups and sounds close to my deluxe. It's a little more aggressive and trebly than my deluxe fender p/ups, but not crazy.
            If you're looking for a solid humbucking sound in a fender guitar - go for it. Price can't be beat for the upgrade in tone.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Amazing pickup!

            By J@KE

            from Kentucky

            Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-1 1959 Model Electric Guitar Pickup:

            I bought this pickup to put in the neck of my Schecter S-1 as a match for the Pearly Gates humbucker I was getting in the bridge. I bought it on an impulse just figuring it's be a suitable neck pickup up, but WOW was I impressed! Warm, full, and surprisingly hot! I had to actually lower it quite a bit so it wouldn't outdo the Pearly Gates in my bridge! Definitely a pickup to check out for rock, blues, funk, or anything!

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            SH-1 1959 Model Electric Guitar Pickup A True Classic.

            By Edgar Forti

            from Bronx NY.

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            Pros

            • Beautiful Tone
            • Brown Sound
            • Easy To Use
            • Evh Type Harmonics
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Great Sustain
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing
            • Studio

            Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-1 1959 Model Electric Guitar Pickup:

            Iv'e played hundreds of pickups and I always was curious about the SD59B. But to my surprise this is the best humbucker pickup on the planet!! no kidding you have to try it before you judge, unbelievable. harmonics every were, sustains for ever,and the tone sweet and melodic. Add some distortion or crank your amp up and its heaven!!!!it cleans up when you bring the volume halfway. Best pickup period.

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