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Seymour Duncan SH-6 Distortion Humbucker Pickup  

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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 89 reviews)

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      Pros

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      • Improves sound (8)
      • Functional (3)

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        • Concerts (4)
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        (0 of 5 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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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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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            (3 of 3 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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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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-UjsXj

              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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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Amazing and unique!

              By FlyingVboy

              from New York City, NY

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              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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                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                More versatile than you would think!

                By FlyingVboy

                from New York City, NY

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                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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                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  The Best Hard Rock/Metal Pickup

                  By Brandon

                  from US

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                  Pros

                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality
                  • Improves Sound

                  Cons

                  • Not Very Good For Cleans

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-6 Distortion Humbucker Pickup:

                    I've tried many pickups like Gibson, Dimarzio, Duncan etc... and this one has never let me down. It's loud, aggressive, crunchy yet articulate. For a high output pickup it is well balanced EQ wise. The lows stay tight even when you tune down and the top end remains nice clarity for open chords. I have this pickup in my Les Paul and my rosewood neck strat which shows how versatile it is. The SH-6 isn't too picky on what you put it in.

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                    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Wonderful

                    By Joe

                    from Red Wing, MN

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                          Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-6 Distortion Humbucker Pickup:

                          Put this in the bridge of my full hollowbody. Pearly Gates in the neck. Wonderful wonderful wonderful.

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