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Seymour Duncan SH-PG1 Pearly Gates Pickup  

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Overview
  • Vintage design
  • Super hot output
  • Raw edge
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    $135.00 - $138.00
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      Transform your electric guitar into a fire-breathing man-eater!

      The original custom Pearly Gates pickups were wound for the famous '59 Les Paul Standard that defined the raw, rebellious sound of Texas blues rock. Essentially a variation on the Patent Applied For sound, Seymour Duncan's Pearly Gates sound sweet, but is slightly rude, with great sustain and a bright top that make harmonics jump out of the guitar.

      Features
      • Vintage design
      • Super hot output
      • Raw edge
      • Great sustain

      Heaven can wait. Right now it's time to get down with one of the hottest pickups ever made. Order now and watch the sparks fly!

       
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      Seymour DuncanSH-PG1 Pearly Gates Pickup
       
      4.8

      (based on 66 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (58)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (4)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (3)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (1)

      92%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Improves sound (11)
      • Good quality (10)
      • Easy to use (7)
      • Functional (7)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts (6)
        • Practicing (6)
        • Back-up (4)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Experienced (8), Professional musician (3)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Freaking Sweet!!! Get it NOW!!!

        I put this in the neck position of my Gibson SG. My God, it turned my guitar in to a tone monster. It has such clarity for every note even when playing chords...Read complete review

        I put this in the neck position of my Gibson SG. My God, it turned my guitar in to a tone monster. It has such clarity for every note even when playing chords it resonates so beautifully. Sounds great when your amp starts to break up. I put a Seymour Duncan "59 in the bridge. I play through a Fender Super Sonic Twin 100 live and a Vox AC30 at home. You can not go wrong with these. I am beyond impressed.

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        uh, okay...

        Well, I would like to start by saying that Seymour Duncan puts a lot of care and quality into their pickups. But this pickup in particular just doesn't do it for me, at...Read complete review

        Well, I would like to start by saying that Seymour Duncan puts a lot of care and quality into their pickups. But this pickup in particular just doesn't do it for me, at least for the price. Sure, it picks up a lot of harmonics, but I don't really feel any sensitivity to playing dynamics at all. It just seems like a very one-dimesional sound(sorry, Seymour!). It just seems that the tone is focused just on getting those high harmonics and nothing else, seeming to me very tonally sterile, just a lot of fuzz and high end. Then again, that's just me. Check the stuff out for yourself, it's really the only way you'll ever know.

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        5.0

        Hott!!!

        By Eric

        from Copperas Cove, Texas

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-PG1 Pearly Gates Pickup:

          This pickup is considered moderate output, but I see that as a limited way to describe this pickup. To make a long story short, the mids in my Pearly Gates have a perfect balance! I can play Metal with this pickup if I wanted to and get any sound I want. Some people can't set an amp if they wanted to! Moderate Output is where its at if you want that guitar to sing!!!

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          These are the

          By musicman 1

          from Logan WV

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Solos

            Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-PG1 Pearly Gates Pickup:

            I had never played any guitar with S-D pickups. I kept seeing all the hype and rave reviews about Seymour Duncan pickups and couldn't help but to wonder if a lot of it was over-exaggeration....Well, I ordered a set of Pearly Gates pickups and installed them in my Epi Les Paul Plus Top Pro and I'm absolutely blown away. Whether clean or dirty, low volume or screaming loud, these pickups shine. My guitar was pretty good to start with but they make my guitar sound as good as the much higher priced guitars out there. The tone is unbelievable. I will definitely be trying out more S D pickups.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            the sound i wanted

            By Old Mr Gibson

            from hartford,ct

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            Pros

            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-PG1 Pearly Gates Pickup:

                the sound i wanted! i took out a SD "JB" bridge
                pickup and put in the Pearly Gates, it's perfect.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Excellent upgrade from stock

                By Robbyg

                from SE North Carolina

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                Pros

                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound
                • Performed As Described
                • Well Made

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Makes A Good Guitar Great

                  Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-PG1 Pearly Gates Pickup:

                  I purchased this particular pick-up to upgrade a '97 American standard strat SSS to HSS. This '97 strat has the "greasebucket" tone circuit from factory, 250k pots and .022 cap stock, none of which I changed. Wired to NOT split,2nd position is full humbucker and middle. Any wiring diagram you need is on the interwebs at the touch of a button. Once installed and set properly, I (and keep in mind, I'm cheap) am extremely happy with this pickup. My main guitar is a stock 2004 American standard HSS with an S1 switch, and now my '97 just may move to the front of the line, especially with the combo of humbucker and the more bell-like singles that came in the '97 SSS vs. the Tex-Mex (I think)singles in the '04 HSS. This P/U is VERY versatile, and honestly has a decent clean sound while still having attitude, pinch harmonics, warmth and sweet singing sustain (with just a little hair :) ) when spank'd and crank'd. I can best describe it by saying "take the '04,and anything good about that guitar's H/B, take it to the next level". One thing thing I wouldn't recommend it for is uber-metal and other extreme gain genres...this definitely doesn't have that voice or gain. As for the price, I think this one is worth a little more, after all, a cheeseburger is just a bit more and a bit better than a hamburger. It's a great value!

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                  5.0

                  exactly what I expected

                  By arawn

                  from Southeast MO

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                  Pros

                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality
                  • Improves Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-PG1 Pearly Gates Pickup:

                    perfect for blues or classic rock, just sounds amazing. The instructions were clear and easy to follow, it was well packaged, and in pristine condition. It had more than enough cable for any style of body. The only thing it didn't include was a new pickup mounting ring, but that is no big deal.

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                    (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    OK sound

                    By Archer

                    from RI

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Duncan Quality
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality

                    Cons

                    • Maybe A Little Noisy

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-PG1 Pearly Gates Pickup:

                      Put these in an older Les Paul to replace some DiMarzio PAF anniversary Pus.
                      Find them to be a little noisy despite shielded wiring.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Very nice.

                      By Ratmonger

                      from So Cal

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Improves Sound

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-PG1 Pearly Gates Pickup:

                          I put one of these in the bridge of my vintage Les Paul. It brought the old girl to life. I will never, again, put a good pickup on a cheap guitar.

                          Good guitar wood, good pickup, equals monster tone. My band could not stop praising my new tone and wild riffs. This pickup improves harmonics and response. Great for Blues, Rock and, even Jazz. A stretch for Metal. Definitely not for "Worship," whatever that is supposed to be.

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                          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Freaking Sweet!!! Get it NOW!!!

                          By The Real Music Man

                          from Dallas

                          About Me Professional Musician

                          Pros

                          • Clarity
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Functional
                          • Good Quality
                          • Improves Sound
                          • Superb Tone

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Backup
                            • Concerts
                            • Country
                            • Metal
                            • Practicing
                            • Rock

                            Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-PG1 Pearly Gates Pickup:

                            I put this in the neck position of my Gibson SG. My God, it turned my guitar in to a tone monster. It has such clarity for every note even when playing chords it resonates so beautifully. Sounds great when your amp starts to break up. I put a Seymour Duncan "59 in the bridge. I play through a Fender Super Sonic Twin 100 live and a Vox AC30 at home. You can not go wrong with these. I am beyond impressed.

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                            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Great mod for Fender Modern Player Telec

                            By lynn leleaux

                            from Huntsvillew AL

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                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Improves Sound

                            Cons

                            • No Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Upgrading Any Guitar

                            Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-PG1 Pearly Gates Pickup:

                            Sunk this p/up in a new Fender Modern Player Tele & VERY PLEASED

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                            (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            THE Bridge Pickup

                            By grateful_dad

                            from Missoula, Montana

                            About Me Experienced

                            Pros

                            • Balance
                            • Bite
                            • Good Quality
                            • Improves Sound
                            • Tone

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Rock

                              Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-PG1 Pearly Gates Pickup:

                              This is the first neck pickup that I REALLY enjoy playing. It provides the perfect lead tone. Nice midrange, but not nasel. Detailed and crisp but never shrill. This is THE bride pickup. I've tried many, but this one is a keeper.

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