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Seymour Duncan SH-6 Distortion Humbucker Pickup Red Neck

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The Seymour Duncan SH-6 Distortion Humbucker gives a high output and retains clarity. A massive ceramic magnet and hot symmetrical coils deliver trem...Read More

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      The Seymour Duncan SH-6 Distortion Humbucker gives a high output and retains clarity. A massive ceramic magnet and hot symmetrical coils deliver tremendous power and raw distorted rock sound. 4 conductor.


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      Seymour DuncanSH-6 Distortion Humbucker Pickup
       
      4.9

      (based on 91 reviews)

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      • Improves sound (10)
      • Functional (5)
      • Easy to use (3)

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        • Concerts (5)
        • Practicing (5)
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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        SH-6 Review

        By Robert Doback

        from LV

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Not for everyone

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-6 Distortion Humbucker Pickup:

        So after having one of these in my main Strat for a year paired with a '59 in the neck I feel I can make a fair assessment. This thing is LOUD and it is named aptly. I figured it was going to be good with gain but it blew me out of the water. The distortion, not surprisingly, shines when it's played with any amount of gain, in my opinion, anyway. I'm not a guitar wizard or anything but it is surprisingly versatile. I like to play a good variety of music but my favorites are definitely anything 70's (disco, soul, classic rock, reggae, etc.) This pickup can do it, IF you know how to use it. I will admit, the cleans can be harsh when the pickup is at full volume but depending on your attack you can make it shimmer. I also have it coil tapped and can get a nice amount of different tones. Now I will say this pickup is probably not for everyone, because it's primarily made for more aggressive styles and high gain settings, but it can nail alot of classic rock and old school tones at the same time. I wouldn't say it's the best PU for metal, but it does very, very well. Overall, I love it and if anything happened I'd probably replace it or just get another Seymour Duncan. Very, very good pickup for the price.

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        5.0

        SH-6 In The Bridge

        By Guitarguy765

        from Indiana

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-6 Distortion Humbucker Pickup:

            I used to use SH-5 on stage with all my guitars but my leads were missing just a little. So I put the SH-6 in all my stage guitars and they worked really well. I had all kinds of compliments (by several professional guitar players) with my sound on stage the first time I used them. They said my sounds was very smooth and creamy. I still use the SH-5s with my practice guitars and recordings.

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            (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Pickups

            By Holden97

            from Vancouver, WA

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-6 Distortion Humbucker Pickup:

              These are some great pickups for clean to heavy punk. I would not recommend these for metal, they would do fine for metal but there are better pickups for metal. All around these pickups are great pickups for a wide variety of music. I use mine for rock and pop punk.

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              5.0

              The "Muscle" humbucker

              By Vic Metal

              from Jakarta, Indonesia

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-6 Distortion Humbucker Pickup:

                Bought this pickup 2 weeks ago, used it as the bridge pickup on my re-painted Jackson guitar. I describe this pickup as "very muscular", it has the power, sustain, and clarity, the distortion/overdrive came out very smoothly, very good for hardrock/blues rock. Here's a link for you who are wondering how it might sound like:
                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwMa5GC9qJA&feature=c4-overview&list=UUQarzZpFI-hu9petPHrmkhA

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Heavy yet Articulate

                By Whammer Jammer

                from MI

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                Pros

                • Clarity
                • Great Note Articulation
                • Great Value
                • Improves Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Rockin' Out

                  Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-6 Distortion Humbucker Pickup:

                  I bought the "Distortion Mayhem" set hoping that they would warm up a Schecter Tempest. I later sold that guitar and have been itching for that tone ever since. I got much more than I bargained for.

                  I own much more expensive Gibsons now, but I am sure that I will put these into another guitar again someday soon as I really miss the tone.

                  They are warm and punchy while maintaining excellent note separation. I have used several of Seymour's pickups: JB's, '59's, Jazz, Seth Lover's, A2P's, Slash A2P's - they are all good. As my brother once told me, and he is a much better guitarist than me, "You may not get a perfect Duncan pickup for what you want, but you'll never get a bad one." I agree, and the SH-6 is my favorite Duncan.

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                  5.0

                  SH-6 Distortion Pickup Rules!

                  By Flamio

                  from Ohio

                  About Me Novice

                  Pros

                  • Improves Sound

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-6 Distortion Humbucker Pickup:

                  This turned my underpowered PRS SE 245 bridge p/u from a Ford to a Ferrari. It really added a lot of power for Rock and Metal. It really works well combined with the stock neck 245 pick up. It gave it a whole new dimension together that never existed. If you get it installed, spend the extra and add an orange drop capacitor, it adds added tone and is highley recommended by seymour duncan sites as well. Love this p/u!

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Surprisingly good!

                  By Xyrium

                  from NJ

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                  Pros

                  • Cuts Through
                  • Good Quality
                  • Improves Sound

                  Cons

                  • It Wasn't Free

                  Best Uses

                  • Anything

                  Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-6 Distortion Humbucker Pickup:

                  I was rather surprised to find that this pickup, which is rated as a high output unit, actually has tons of tone, and doesn't just sound like metal. I'd say this is close to the most flexible pup in Seymour's line. Very happy with this.

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                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Dirty!!

                  By AARRKK

                  from the Mitten

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Good Quality
                  • Lots Of Distortion
                  • Responds To Volume Knob

                  Cons

                  • Distorts Clean Channel
                  • Will Distort Cleans

                  Best Uses

                  • Heavy Metal
                  • Metal
                  • Very Heavy Metal

                  Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-6 Distortion Humbucker Pickup:

                  Picked this p/u to use in my Epi LP for heavier sounds and drop tunings. Although the SH-6 definitely delivers what I was searching for, it can be a little too much at times. The biggest con is having the volume knob rolled to 10 on a clean channel and overdriving the amp!! It will clean up however by rolling the volume knob back.....but then you will lose possibly needed volume.

                  Great for deep, chunky, crunchy metal but that's (in my opinion) all its good for. Originally, I had changed the stock Epi p/u with an SH-4 which now resides in my HSS Strat. Once I get around to ordering one, another SH-4 it will be. They're my favorite.

                  All in all, the SH-6 is a good p/u that will satisfy your metal needs. If you're like me and don't like active pickups, give this one a try or the Invader. Seymour-Duncan makes great products so whatever your taste is, be confident in buying any SD pickup.

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                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Amazing and unique!

                  By FlyingVboy

                  from New York City, NY

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Good Quality
                  • Improves Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts

                    Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-6 Distortion Humbucker Pickup:

                    The Duncan Distortion is a fantastic pickup that will give you power, clarity, and tone that will make you not want to put your guitar down. It has a tight low end, searing highs, and a midrange bite that will cut through any mix, live or in the studio. I have it in a Gibson Flying V and it sounds killer, and ... It cleans up amazingly ... I mean from sparkling clean, to crunch, and all the way up to shred caliber soloing; all just by using my guitar's volume knob! I love the Duncan Distortion!

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                    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    More versatile than you would think!

                    By FlyingVboy

                    from New York City, NY

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Good Quality
                    • Improves Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Shred Style Soloing

                      Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-6 Distortion Humbucker Pickup:

                      This pickup is far more versatile than its description and other users suggest. I hate how the Duncan Distortion is pigeon-holed as a "metal only" pickup. Not true!! Yes, it has power and drives an amp fairly hard, but it is well suited to any genre of music you'd like to venture. It is the most midrangey pickup you will find, and very trebly as well; but it is this eq that gives it it's clarity (no matter how much gain you use) and allows you to cut through the mix, live or in the studio. I play mainly hard rock, old school metal, and shred (think Satch, George Lynch, and Hendrix-y stuff) and I love the Duncan Distortion! It obeys my every command. Very touch sensitive, harmonic and high-fidelity. It also cleans up better than you think. I go from clean, to crunch, all the up to shred caliber gain just by using my guitar's volume knob.

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