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Seymour Duncan SH-1 1959 Model Electric Guitar Pickup White Bridge (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

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 65 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (60)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (18)
  • Improves sound (17)
  • Easy to use (13)
  • Functional (13)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (12)
  • Concerts (11)
  • Back-up (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), Professional musician (6), 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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Size Issue! Please read...

I just want to advise everyone when ordering this item, the name/description is a bit confusing. I think Musician's Friend had already made some changes but I still see a flaw.
I...Read complete review

I just want to advise everyone when ordering this item, the name/description is a bit confusing. I think Musician's Friend had already made some changes but I still see a flaw.
I wanted to order a BRIDGE pickup for my Epi LesPaul. This one is listed as SH-1 (neck or bridge).
The manufacturer labels the neck pickup as Sh-1 and the bridge pickup as TB59-1b.
I placed my order as "bridge" in the description here on M'sF. The funny thing is the box actually says SH-1b and the pickup inside was in a NECK pickup. I only realized this after soldering so I guess there goes my chance of returning.
I'm just trying to raise awareness to this issue. SO please make sure you measure the pole spacing before you install the pickup.
Other wise, the shipping was fast and easy.
Cheers guys!

Reviewed by 65 customers

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(1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

not a good neck pickup

By Krostover

from knoxville tn

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

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

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

    (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome Pickup

    By Donnie

    from Jasper,Tn.

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

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

      The Best

      (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Pickup

      By Donnie

      from Jasper,Tn.

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

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

        Seymour Duncan is the Best.

         
        5.0

        Excellent pickup

        By Reefroller

        from Ft. Lauderdale

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Its that good
          • Practicing
          • Smile on your face.

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

          This is a great sounding pickup. I was primarily looking for a pickup to change the look of a Gibson SG faded that I bought back in 2002. I wanted the Zebra coil look. What I got was that and an amazing sound. The price is also fantastic. Who wants to spend hundreds of $$$ on a pickup? Not me. The Gibson pickups are great and I love them. This pickup actually sounds better I think. Good job Seymour Duncan.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Takes MIM Tele Into LP Territory

          By Dash Randal

          from Jackson, MS

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

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

            I paired this sweet pup with an SH-5 Custom in the bridge. My original intention was to make a punk rock Tele (it has to be a Tele for me) as my drummer buddy who refuses to grow up wants to get the high school garage band back together. I decided to install this one as an afterthought thinking meh, maybe I'll get a little versatility while I'm fattening up my sound. And boy howdy, does this thing ever fatten things up. It's deep, fat, and smooth but not at all too bassy. Originally my "punk guitar", I now spend more time in the neck position slightly overdriven than on the bridge running through a high gain box.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

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

            By Edgar Forti

            from Bronx NY.

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            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.

            (2 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Size Issue! Please read...

            By Steven B

            from Seattle

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                I just want to advise everyone when ordering this item, the name/description is a bit confusing. I think Musician's Friend had already made some changes but I still see a flaw.
                I wanted to order a BRIDGE pickup for my Epi LesPaul. This one is listed as SH-1 (neck or bridge).
                The manufacturer labels the neck pickup as Sh-1 and the bridge pickup as TB59-1b.
                I placed my order as "bridge" in the description here on M'sF. The funny thing is the box actually says SH-1b and the pickup inside was in a NECK pickup. I only realized this after soldering so I guess there goes my chance of returning.
                I'm just trying to raise awareness to this issue. SO please make sure you measure the pole spacing before you install the pickup.
                Other wise, the shipping was fast and easy.
                Cheers guys!

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                SH-1 1959 In The Neck

                By Guitarguy765

                from Indiana

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

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

                  This is the best pickup for the neck that I have ever used. This is the sound that a lot of pros have. I use it in all my guitars that I use on stage and I use it with my practice guitar at home. The sound is smooth and creamy with all the sustain you need.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Fat and Mellow

                  By Piercefield Guitars

                  from ky

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Bluesy Rock Country

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

                    the 59's have an unbeatable sound! Iuse them in most of the guitars I build!

                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great as a set

                    By andrewmac

                    from Indiana

                    About Me Experienced

                    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.

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