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  • Magnet: Alnico VIII Bar
  • Cable: Four conductor
  • Output: Moderate
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      High output humbucker is ready for anything.

      The Seymour Duncan SH-15 Alternative 8 Humbucker is a high-output electric guitar pickup with an Alnico 8 magnet for extra output. Perfect for all rock styles and great for use with high gain amps.

      Description

      Seymour Duncan's first production guitar pickup to use an Alnico 8 magnet, the Alternative 8 starts with hot coils wound for maximum output. With the addition of the Alnico 8 magnet, output is enhanced with a huge, punchy sound, full of fat mids and present upper-mids. This is a dynamic guitar pickup that doesn't get sizzly or dark like some high-output ceramic magnet electric guitar pickups.

      Complete setup

      The Seymour Duncan SH-15 Alternative 8 Humbucker Pickup recommended for the bridge position. Matches great with a moderate output neck pickup like the SH-1n '59 or the SH-2n Jazz Model. Pairs well with a distortion pedal like the SFX-05 Lava Box or the SFX-08 Power Grid distortion.

      Features

      • Magnet: Alnico VIII Bar
      • Cable: Four conductor
      • Output: Moderate
      • User: Pro Shop
      • Type: Hum Canceling
      • EQ
      • Bass: 7
      • Mid: 8

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      SH-15 Alternative 8 Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup Specifications:

      • Bridge DC Resistance: 17.68 k
      • Bridge Resonant peak: 4.46 KHz
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      Seymour DuncanSH-15 Alternative 8 Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup
       
      4.5

      (based on 6 reviews)

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Alnico 8, clarity, punch and bulk

      By wash

      from Dallas TX

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      Pros

      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

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        Best Uses

        • Low Tunings
        • Rythm

        Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-15 Alternative 8 Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup:

        I took a gamble buying one of these not having any idea what it would sound like. Now I have 2 guitars with them. I went through a phase of changing out pickups and I have tried several different kinds, EMGs, Invaders, Drop Sonic, and none of them come close to this. If you play lower tunings and heavier strings but your pickups seem to flatten out, give one of these a try, you'll get that bulk and chunk youre looking for with amazing clarity to boot. I reccomend this pickup in the bridge position of a mahogany set neck guitar. It might seem really bright to people who use it in an alder or basswood guitar.

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        (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Installed in a Les Paul, Nice

        By EAganda

        from Philippines

        Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-15 Alternative 8 Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup:

        I've installed this pickup in the bridge position in my Gibson Les Paul standard with a Triple Shot mounting ring around it.The pickup will responds well to my touch. It sounds a little hotter (as it should be) than the stock LP pickup (through a Vox valve amp).Clean, it sounds like a typical humbucker in the bridge position. With high distortion, it sounds different (not necessarily better or worse, more like unique) than the stock LP pickup.It's not going to be a generation better than the LP pickup. It is more like a generation more unique.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        AWESOME!!

        By ModdedTradition

        from Tuttle, OK

        Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-15 Alternative 8 Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup:

        This pick-up is just as the title says AWESOME. In my Tradition S20 set up with a Push/Pull it sounds awesome clear and FAT. What's even better it doesn't lose much volume when you split it for single coil. Those who say this pick-up is devoid of tonal characteristics, and harmonic response must have had amp prob, because this pick-up loves gain and responds well to it on my 50w Tube Amp

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        (7 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Seymour Duncan Sh-15 Alternative 8

        Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-15 Alternative 8 Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup:

        Let me preface this by saying that I am a huge Seymour Duncan fan. However, I bought this pickup after reading reviews on this site and a few others and want to set the record straight. This is utterly and completely NOT a pickup for metal or hard rock for that matter. It is completely devoid of dynamics and tonal range and I literally had to pound my strings to get any kind of harmonic response from it. It is extremely "mid-rangy" and impossible to articulate any kind of tapping, hammer-ons, or pull-offs with any kind of cut or bite. Dull and benign, the tone is sterile and useless for anything other than a rhythm power chord or two. On a clean setting it is not much better, and it will leave you twisting your tone knob, begging for any simulance of presence. You honestly can get more frequency response from a Duncan 59 and have much more tonality. On a positive note, your dull and lifeless notes will have endless sustain.

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Big full sound

        By RUDEDAWG

        from Stazndoghouse, MS

        Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-15 Alternative 8 Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup:

        Recently purchased a couple of Epiphone '66 Ltd. Ed. SGs from MF and the bridge pickups were quiet good but took a chance on putting the SH-15nc in the Heritage Cherry one. My choice for replacement has been the JB but oh man, the SH-15 has a more full sound. Using a Fender CT SE with 2 1x12 ext. cabs loaded with Eminence Delta Pro 12As the alt. 8 gives a heavy tight bottom end; full midrange, not harsh and a really sweet top end with no shrill. The SH-15 cleans up very well also; the Delta Pros love od and the SH-15 !*!*! cranks and is my new favorite pickup; GET IT!

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Got mids?

        By Celtic_Corey

        from Gresham, OR

        Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-15 Alternative 8 Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup:

        If you've been looking for that upper midrange crunch in your mix, then this is the pickup for you. This is absolutely the best pup Duncan has made IMO and is exactly the sound that I have always wanted. For me they took the best features out of their top high output pickups (or at least all the positive feature I wanted in a pup) and blended them into one. They boosted the mids from the JB, they took the low end from the Custom, the tightness and articulation of the Full Shred, and the highs and drive from the Distortion and put them all into this one pickup. So if the JB's bottom end is too loose and mids aren't enough, the Custom's mids are too scooped, the Full Shreds low end is hardly noticable, and the Distortion highs are too shrill and tinny... then this is the pickup for you. I can't speak enough about it. I own 3 of them.

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