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Seymour Duncan SH-13 Dimebucker Pickup   

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The Seymour Duncan SH-13 Dimebucker is an electric guitar pickup that helps you make your own metal massacre tone. It uses a powerful ceramic magnet ...Read More

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For that searing, crushing Dimebag tone!

The Seymour Duncan SH-13 Dimebucker is an electric guitar pickup that helps you make your own metal massacre tone. It uses a powerful ceramic magnet coupled with stainless steel blades to generate a take-no-prisoners attitude. The secret to Dime's crunch is the small amount of metal mass in the core of the pickup. This allows both high D.C. resistance and a high resonant peak. The result: a high-output, aggressive humbucker with lots of treble bite and clarity, combined with punchy bass response and exceptional dynamics. The SH13 Dimebucker is perfect for hard rock and heavy metal.

FEATURES
  • Powerful ceramic magnet coupled with stainless steel blades generates take-no-prisoners tonality
  • Small metal mass in core produces aggressive, high-output with treble bite and clarity, and punchy bass response

Invest in your tone and earn a dividend of heavy crunch with the Dimebucker. Order it today.

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Seymour DuncanSH-13 Dimebucker Pickup
 
4.6

(based on 159 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (125)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (11)
  • Improves sound (9)
  • Functional (7)
  • Easy to use (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
  • Concerts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A fantastic pickup true to Dime's sound

The Dimebucker is really a fantastic alternative to the Bill Lawrence pickup used in the original Dean Dime From Hell guitar. It replicates the output, tone, clarity, and versatility of the original with...Read complete review

The Dimebucker is really a fantastic alternative to the Bill Lawrence pickup used in the original Dean Dime From Hell guitar. It replicates the output, tone, clarity, and versatility of the original with extreme accuracy and no compromises in quality or any other area. I installed this pickup in my Washburn Dime (it's the top end 333 model in black), and it perfectly replicates every aspect of the Bill Lawrence pickup Dime used in his Dean. I've tested them side-by-side through a number of different amps with many different effects and always come up with the same result: Perfection! I usually play mine through a BOSS MT-2 Metal Zone and a Marshall Zakk Wylde mini stack and a Fender Roc-Pro 1000 combo using a signal splitter so both amps are active at the same time. Results are tonal clarity, perfect equalizer settings for metal, blues, and rock, as well as fantastic performance both clean and overdriven/distorted. I've found this to be a very versatile pickup, but I mostly play metal with it. Install is a breeze if you follow the instructions or if you already know what you are doing. Custom installs (like coil-splitting or coil-tapping) are also an option, which is nice. Bottom line, great pickup for any metal fan (especially Pantera/Damageplan/Dime fans) with great tone, versatility, and high output. Highly recommended. The attached picture is of the Washburn Dime 333 in a different finish and without the Dimebucker, but it was the only publicly available picture I could find of an example of the amazing Washburn Dime 333.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

A Great Pickup but...

This is an incredible pickup with a wonderful tone.But, if you should know that you can still order a custom pickup from the real Bill Lawrence, for about half the price of this...Read complete review

This is an incredible pickup with a wonderful tone.But, if you should know that you can still order a custom pickup from the real Bill Lawrence, for about half the price of this pickup. This is an exact copy of Bill's L-500 design, and though he chose not to take legal action, you should know that the original is still the best.Plus, he will custom tailor it for your exact guitar and playing style.Beware, though, of Lawrence pickups. This company also makes cheap imitations that sound bad and feedback. These are the reason Dimebag himself thought he could no longer get a quality L-500.You don't have to take my word for it: this information is all available online if you look. If you want a true Bill Lawrence pickup, check out Wilde Pickups. You can only order it on their website, but the price is incredible, the quality is the best and the tone is unbelievable.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Hot Stuff!

By Chris

from Boston, MA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-13 Dimebucker Pickup:

      Honestly I couldn't care less about Dimebag. However, the humbucker that bears his name is a white hot item, better than all bladed buckers I've tried, expelling a vicious metal and rock tone, exhibiting the grit of an Alnico II (which it pairs nicely with), but with an added clarity and sharpness that makes for a blistering lead attack; this pickup absorbs gain while it simultaneously cuts through it, articulating a sound neither thin nor muddy nor mechanical. It also brings the neck position alive unlike anything I've heard. A winner all around. Blast away!

      (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      I've had previous Dimebuckers. this one is different.

      By Irish

      from Bridgeport, TX

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Functional

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-13 Dimebucker Pickup:

        Dimebag signature is upside down

         
        5.0

        Awasome pickup

        By Renegade Rocker

        from New York

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Specific sound and tone.

          Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-13 Dimebucker Pickup:

          This a great pickup. Good for Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Rock and some Blues. Bright and aggressive with high output, but still has color and balance. The high end is sharp but not to edgy, the bottom not fat but full bodied and round, with the right amount of mid to fill it out. Had a Duncan, Custom 5 liked it but decided that I wanted the output of a ceramic magnet. This was the answer, recommend you add a coil tapper pot. When engaged on a clear channel, you get a very nice clean sound that is clear and crisp. Very happy I got this, plan to grab more of them.

           
          5.0

          Sounds like a "A TABLE SAW CUTTING A WITCH IN HALF"

          By Chi town Jimbo

          from Right Behind You

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-13 Dimebucker Pickup:

              I put this into a Gibson SG and it totally rocks! Then i loaded another one into a SG Jr. WOW! love it! Do it now you know you want to! you will not be disappointed.

               
              5.0

              Great pickup for hard rock/metal

              By Jack

              from Manchester, NH

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Easy to install
              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • Great Sound
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

                Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-13 Dimebucker Pickup:

                Love this pickup for hard rock and metal music. Great tone with good mids and bass for anything from Black Sabbath to Van Halen to Black Label Society. This is the second one I've bought in 2 years.

                (0 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Not what I was hoping for

                By Kain

                from Burlington, Wis

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                • Weak

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-13 Dimebucker Pickup:

                  Put this in my Les Paul , replacing a Dimarzio Super Distortion. Loved the SD, but was looking to change it up after 30 years. What a disappointment! The tone was good, but compared to the Dimarzio, this pick up sounded weak. Im going back to my SD,and staying with Dimarzios from now on.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  A fantastic pickup true to Dime's sound

                  By uglyfish42

                  from Stafford, VA

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Ask me a question

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                  Pros

                  • Customizable
                  • Easy install
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality
                  • Great tone
                  • Improves Sound
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Blues
                    • Concerts
                    • Metal
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording
                    • Rock

                    Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-13 Dimebucker Pickup:

                    The Dimebucker is really a fantastic alternative to the Bill Lawrence pickup used in the original Dean Dime From Hell guitar. It replicates the output, tone, clarity, and versatility of the original with extreme accuracy and no compromises in quality or any other area. I installed this pickup in my Washburn Dime (it's the top end 333 model in black), and it perfectly replicates every aspect of the Bill Lawrence pickup Dime used in his Dean. I've tested them side-by-side through a number of different amps with many different effects and always come up with the same result: Perfection! I usually play mine through a BOSS MT-2 Metal Zone and a Marshall Zakk Wylde mini stack and a Fender Roc-Pro 1000 combo using a signal splitter so both amps are active at the same time. Results are tonal clarity, perfect equalizer settings for metal, blues, and rock, as well as fantastic performance both clean and overdriven/distorted. I've found this to be a very versatile pickup, but I mostly play metal with it. Install is a breeze if you follow the instructions or if you already know what you are doing. Custom installs (like coil-splitting or coil-tapping) are also an option, which is nice. Bottom line, great pickup for any metal fan (especially Pantera/Damageplan/Dime fans) with great tone, versatility, and high output. Highly recommended. The attached picture is of the Washburn Dime 333 in a different finish and without the Dimebucker, but it was the only publicly available picture I could find of an example of the amazing Washburn Dime 333.

                    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Use the knobs on your amp!

                    By Atrain5150

                    from Indianapolis

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Good Quality
                    • Improves Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts

                      Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-13 Dimebucker Pickup:

                      This pickup is quite misunderstood, so let me start by saying that this pickup has a LOT of presence, so dial that back on your amp or it will just kill your ears, crank your mids and your bass, and adjust treble accordingly. Next, get a noise gate, because once you get loud enough to go over drums, its just gonna be a mess unless you like to ride your volume knob the whole time. And finally, be judicious on your gain knob, mine is on 7 on the crunch channel, and 5 on the lead channel. This may sound like quite the pain in the rear, but the dimebucker can nail the hot rodded Van Halen sound, And if you put it through a tweed, it can do a great blues tone as well, too many people are maxing the gain on cheap practice amps and expecting the Pantera sound, that WILL make this pickup sound bad. Use a Quality tube amp, and a good MAHOGHANY guitar (its what it was designed for) and you will dig this pickup!!

                      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Ah-13 Dimebucker pickup

                      By Blaze

                      from San Jose CA.

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                      • Sharp Piercing Leads

                      Cons

                      • Thin Sound In Blonde Stat

                      Best Uses

                      • Gigging
                      • Practice And Gigging
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-13 Dimebucker Pickup:

                      Have the Dimebucker in my US custom fat strat. Lil 59 er and a JBJunior. Dime at the bridge of course . Super hot and cutting but just to bright and shimmering. My strat is all blonde ash with a maple fretboard so that doesn't help. Going to replace it with a TB 4 (JB 4 for trm) .

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Very good, just takes some tinkering

                      By KingKrak

                      from Hanover Pennsylvania

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                      Pros

                      • Functional
                      • Good Quality
                      • Improves Sound

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-13 Dimebucker Pickup:

                        I was able to get this pickup used CHEAP on christmas for 35 so there was no way I couldn't get it.

                        Enough about that more on the pickup, The cleans are okay, nothing special just a bit below average, but distortion makes this pickup shine.

                        Installation was cake, when swapped and I plugged in I actually didn't notice any improvments and honestly my guitar just sounded muddy and terrible, but after about 3 hours tinkering with the EQ on my solid state Marshall and the EQ on my RP70 I was able to clean up the sound and notice a dramatic improvment. soloing or playing lead with this pickup is not recomended just sounds a little too cold and sharp but im sure thats just a matter of opinion. But the chukiness that you can get for rhythm is beutiful as I mainly play Hard Rock and Metal. A overall solid pickup.

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