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Seymour Duncan SH-1 1959 Model Electric Guitar Pickup  

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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...Read More

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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 58 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good quality (11)
  • Improves sound (11)
  • Functional (8)
  • Easy to use (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts (7)
    • Practicing (6)
    • Back-up (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (7), Professional musician (3)

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    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.

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      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!

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        (2 of 2 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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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Not bad at all

        By Stephan "Giggles" Johnston

        from Dallas, Tx

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        Pros

        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

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

          First off, let me start by saying that these are great pickups. I bought the two pack from Musicians Friend last year and currently have one of them in my backup strat. And the other? It was a dud. Nothing to fix, it was just dead upon delivery. However saying that, I have no bad blood. The functional pickup I use is a very good pickup, love the sound, great for classic rock or blues. Not hot enough for me in most cases but I definitely don't mind. I DO RECOMMEND YOU BUY, thats what you should take away from this.I will continue to use Seymour Duncan products and you should too, they make great stuff.

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          4.0

          Better than I thought!

          By REAP3R

          from Fulton, MS

          About Me Experienced

          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:

            I ordered this pickup to replace the stock pickup in my Epiphone Les Paul Standard. The pickup was very well made and the wiring was very simple. I used silver solder to help make it sound better. The sound it produces is very mellow and with a lot of bass and it is very clear sounding on the clean setting. It was a little fuzzy with distortion but I turned the volume down on the pickup and problem was fixed. It goes surprisingly well with my Seymour Duncan Dimebucker. I can go from mello clean rytheme to high face melting solos with this set I got. I'm very impressed.

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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.

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              (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Freaking Sweet!!! Get it NOW!!!

              By The Real Music Man

              from Dallas

              About Me Professional Musician

              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.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Simply Perfect

                By Mellowman

                from Raleigh, NC

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound
                • Mellow
                • Sweet
                • Warm

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                    This is an absolutely incredible pickup that is worth MORE than every penny. I am beyond satisfied with the warm, mellow tone I get in the neck position. Playing mostly finger picking and gentle strumming, I dial the volume and tone down between 2-4 and the smoothest, clearest, silkiest sound oozes from my amp. This is the most professional sounding pickup I have ever played on and would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone. Great work Seymour Duncan!

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                    (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Better Tone - Recommend

                    By shawnpby

                    from Cypress, TX

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                        Guitar is a Schecter C-1 Standard. The literature on the guitar reads that the pick-ups are "Duncan designed HB-102(bridge)/HB-101(neck) humbuckers." I was not happy with the stock neck pick-up. Stock bridge pick-up was fine. Decided to get real Duncan pick-ups (neck and bridge) reference in the literature. Installed myself, it was easy. Huge improvement in tone. Absolutley recommend.

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                        (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.

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