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Seymour Duncan SH-1 '59 Model 4-Conductor Guitar Pickup Black Neck

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SH-1 is built with the same kind of enameled wire, nickel-plated studs, and balanced coil windings that humbucker inventor Seth Lover used in his fir...Click To Read More About This Product

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Warm, smooth tone and sustain of the classic original.

SH-1 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 P.A.F. pickups. It looks and sounds just like a '59.


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Seymour DuncanSH-1 '59 Model 4-Conductor Guitar Pickup
 
5.0

(based on 9 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good quality (4)
  • Improves sound (4)

Cons

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  • Concerts (3)
  • Practicing (3)
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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

START HERE

By Dick Simonton

from Kuwait currently

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Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-1 '59 Model 4-Conductor Guitar Pickup:

So you are finally ready to replace those crappy ceramic Asian pickups and you are reading all the reviews. We all like what we like in the end. But this pickup is THE place to start. It is truly awesome and sounds great in any type of wood I install it in. If you are trying to emulate your favorite player, learn how to play like they play. Their pickup of choice wont automatically do it for you. But on your way, if you want to hear the notes you play and notice the nuances of your attack then this pickup will do it for you. Chordally it is on the warm side but never in a bad way. Like they say, your tone pot will be your friend. Across its spectrum it is sweet, soulful even. The highs never pierce. Pushed it provides a little growl on its own and takes pedals well. Split it is funky and quite nice with the proper mate. You will love it. In the end if its not in your sound direction give it to your nephew. This thing should stay in the family. Don't have a nephew? I'll buy it off you.
Everything you should expect.
Outatnding.
Priceless heirloom.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good sounding pickup

By X-50

from Fairmont, WV

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Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-1 '59 Model 4-Conductor Guitar Pickup:

Only reason it gets a 4.5 is because the mids are slightly less than what you would find on a real '59 humbucker. It's a very nice sounding pickup. It has a deep, yet not boomy low end. Treble response is fine to me. It won't get shrill and you really can go from a real mellow to fairly sharp tone depending on where your pole pieces are , your tone and volume on the guitar are, and where the treble is on your amp. At first I didn't like mine, but after working with it, I found what I wanted. The coil split works fairly well, though it's nothing like a Strat. Certainly a different tone from the full bucker however. Mine is set in a mahogany body/mahogany neck instrument. If you go to alder or ash, you'll probably notice it being a bit brighter. I still don't think it would be overbearing in any of those woods. I would recommend this. It might take you a while to find your tone though, but all you need is some patience.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect Neck Pickup

By Dr Jackson

from Miami Florida

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Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-1 '59 Model 4-Conductor Guitar Pickup:

It makes me want to write a review only when the product or is amazing or awful, in this case is amazing!I finally found the sound I was looking for, the neck sound of this pickup is amazing!If you dislike the SH-2 Jazz on your guitar because is too bright and useless, this is the pickup you're looking forThis sounds more "Jazzy" than the SH-2 Jazz! Warm yet Open and Clean sound, Great sustain, perfect balance between Highs and Lowsif you dont are used to using your tone pot, you will start to use it, because with this if you can find useful tones, the tone pot in this pickup really worksand the coil split it perfect, great single coil sound, very useful for any song! I have a Jackson USA Soloist SL2H with alder body with a George Lynch TB-12 bridge, and the split coil gives me great Strat/Tele tones! I love It!And if you are a Shreder you will not be disappointed, this pickup has enough power and definition to play fast runs, sweep picking, agressive soloing, etc. actually has more gain than the SH-1 Jazz

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sounds gorgeous

By Fear

from St. Louis

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  • Clean tone
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
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      Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-1 '59 Model 4-Conductor Guitar Pickup:

      Put this with a coil tap on my guitar and it sounds wonderful. My previous pickup in the neck would sound muddy and was basically unusable on it's own. On both cleans and gain sounds this remains clear and open either as a humbucker or a single coil. Output is enough to get some decent dirty sounds but still be very clear on cleans. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a new neck pickup.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      This is awesome!

      By LocalDude

      from Houston, TX

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      Pros

      • Good Quality
      • Improved Sound
      • Improves Sound
      • Smooth

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-1 '59 Model 4-Conductor Guitar Pickup:

      This new 4 wire pick-up is a "God-send" for replacing the Burstbucker Pro's in the new Gibson Les Pauls, with the push-pull tone pots. You have to be careful wiring, because the color sequence is NOT the same as Gibson. But when you get it right, the difference is amazing. Get it wrong, and it will sound like garbage. I love it!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Classic rock pickup

      By Joe-a5UfF

      from Northwestern Ohio

      Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-1 '59 Model 4-Conductor Guitar Pickup:

      Pickup has a good, warm sound to it. Sounds really good for classic rock styles. Not as hot as Gibson's reisue pickup(496R)

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great for shredding too!

      By MarkV MV Electronics

      from Philippines

      Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-1 '59 Model 4-Conductor Guitar Pickup:

      My RG321 ibanez had different pickups on its neck position - pearly gates, paf pro, humbucker from hell & the stock. I must say that the most balanced & versatile of all is the 59 neck. It has cool harmonics too.. it is very warm but i don't get mud anywhere the neck. Split & combination with the JB bridge sounds great as well. Seymour Duncan you rock! /m/

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Fantastic!

      By alexsmith1993

      from utah

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      Pros

      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-1 '59 Model 4-Conductor Guitar Pickup:

        I had Active pickups before I bouth this one, swapped them out, did the minor modifications and holy cow! This pickup is so great! It has wonderful sound its very warm, and perfect for jazz. It even allows me to still play heavy metal, thought its not exactly like my active pickups. Great improvement! I even used push pull pots for this and it is perfect for that!

         
        5.0

        Nice Classic Sound!

        By daking

        from Akron, Ohio

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        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

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          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-1 '59 Model 4-Conductor Guitar Pickup:

          Awesome pickup!

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