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Seymour Duncan ST59-1 Little 59 Telecaster Pickup  

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This little beast delivers a warm, smooth tone, reminiscent of an old '59 Patent Applied For humbucker mixed together with a healthy dose of beefed u...Read More

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Hybrid lead pickup designed for the Telecaster player who wants to rock!

This little beast delivers a warm, smooth tone, reminiscent of an old '59 Patent Applied For humbucker mixed together with a healthy dose of beefed up Tele twang. The ST59-1 Little 59 lead pickup has a 4-conductor cable.

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  • Hybrid lead pickup
  • Warm, smooth tone
  • Similar to '59 PAF but twangier

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Seymour DuncanST59-1 Little 59 Telecaster Pickup
 
4.6

(based on 22 reviews)

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Pros

  • Improves sound (4)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Functional (3)
  • Good quality (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts (3)
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Best Tele Bridge Pickup ever!

    I just purchased this pickup and installed it in a 2006 Anniversary Tele Diamond Edition. The sound coming out of this tele is so awesome! I still kept my 52ri Tele American Vintage Neck...Read complete review

    I just purchased this pickup and installed it in a 2006 Anniversary Tele Diamond Edition. The sound coming out of this tele is so awesome! I still kept my 52ri Tele American Vintage Neck pickup and im so glad i did, cause it works perfect with the lil 59. SOund is buttery, highs are now controlled and leads are just plain awesome!Note: the installation diagram states that one must reverse the green and black wires if youre installing it on a tele with a fender neck pickup. I did that. But originally I also connected the bare wire with the green and that messed up my whole sound. Remember, the Bare wire must always go to ground. SO I changed it to the black and bare and wow! Simply Amazing.

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    I Didn't Like It

    You know that "bite" that tele's are known for, right? Well this pickup destroyed that, and replaced it with a nasaly "honk". Overall disapointed. I...Read complete review

    You know that "bite" that tele's are known for, right? Well this pickup destroyed that, and replaced it with a nasaly "honk". Overall disapointed. I should of known better. I want my tele tone back. This pickup fails.

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    5.0

    Pleased to meet you, 59er

    By laughingal

    from Damascus, OR

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • It's A Different Animal

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Fat Searing Leads
    • Good Times
    • Growly Rhythm
    • Practicing

    Comments about Seymour Duncan ST59-1 Little 59 Telecaster Pickup:

    Please to meet you, 59er!!

    This pickup surprised me, because it's the first time I actually heard a pickup growl. I man really, recognizably growl when playing chords with the amp pushed.

    And the leads . . . for the first time, yes the very first time, people in the audience where shouting out 'allright', 'yeah', 'woohoo', when I soloed. Never happened to me before, made me feel good.

    This pickup does not sound like the single coil Tele pickups it replaces. It sounds like a growling beast. I'm going to build a second Tele for the single coil, so I don't lose that tone.

    I did set it up so the middle position coil-splits the 59er in such a way that it hum-cancels with the neck pickup. The middle position is really darn nice and dang near authentic Tele twang. Not quite the same thing, a little hotter and brighter, but in a good way.

    If you are planning to build a second Tele, drop this 59er in there and experience the growl and make your happy audience cheer. The tone hits a good nerve somehow.

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    4.0

    Mixed

    By axe2grind66

    from Iowa

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Seymour Duncan ST59-1 Little 59 Telecaster Pickup:

      Installed in a '90 American Std Tele. Bridge pickup was weak and I wanted a little more grit. It is close to a p90 - PAF HB sound.....which I love....but I have a Gibson SG with custom wound p90's and a Gibson LP with Bill Lawrence HBs. I was hoping it kept more of the Tele sound....but with more output and grit than the stock pup. And it does retain some original sound and tone....but leans more toward the p90. So I guess if a Tele is your only axe and you want the Gibson sound....then this is an excellent pickup. Contrary to what others have written, I find it does not pair well with the stock neck pup....at least with my noiseless. I am struggling on whether to keep it since I do like it, install a better matching neck pup, and then get another Tele to customize a bit with higher output and grittier single coils, or just swap the little 59 in this Tele. I am not at all complaining about the pickup....it sounds fantastic...but just too close to what I already have in other guitars. Hope this helps....

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      5.0

      Versatle Beast

      By Conker985

      from Louisiana

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Descent Twang
      • Nice Chunky Soung
      • Rock Beast

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Seymour Duncan ST59-1 Little 59 Telecaster Pickup:

          This pickup replaced the old stock bridge in my MIM tele. 3 way with stock neck pickup. Wow what a nice difference! With overdrive and distortion this thing sings like no other. I play rock, hard rock, blues, cleans, and dabble on a little metal with this. The cleans are really nice for a humpbucker. In the middle position it's a little straty like. Very useable tone in middle. As far as twang i noticed that it actually has some okay twang to it. No, not as much as the stock but still noticeable. You can no doubt get away with playing country with this. Ideal? Probly not. Middle position also produces some descent twang. What this thing does better then the stock is blues and rock tones! Wow! So much improvement. Leads sound 10x better with this pup! I can actually solo with my tele now. The old pickup the notes wouldn't ring out clearly and was terribly noisy and had no balls with distortion. You can play metal with this but it's not ideal for it. There's better options out there. Better for hard rock but not so much metal. With a good amount of gain you kinda hear a little twangy squeel to it. I like this sound. Great for southern bluesy rock kinda sounds. If you have a tele and wanna play rock n roll with it, or blues I would look no further. Great versatility while keeping some of that tele character.

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          5.0

          Great Pickup

          By Martin82

          from New Jersey

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                Comments about Seymour Duncan ST59-1 Little 59 Telecaster Pickup:

                I bought this pup to replace a shrill sounding bridge pup in a Tele that I built from parts. The Little '59 provides a more balanced tone with SD mini humbucker neck pup. It has a much beefier tone.. I play blues and RnR - this pup provides the tone I need whether alone or with the neck pup. Before, I could not use the bridge alone as it was too shrill for the type of music I play.

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                5.0

                Jekyl and Hyde

                By Big Daddy

                from Beach, FL

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Seymour Duncan ST59-1 Little 59 Telecaster Pickup:

                    Tired of that thin tinny twang expected from most Teles? I was, and just because some people love that tone does not mean we all do. Drop this monster in the bridge position and stand back. My Tele now sounds like its wearing big boy pants instead of diapers. Honestly, its like a Les Paul Junior which is exactly what I was hoping. Combined with a Rio Grande Muy at the neck and its lights out.

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                    5.0

                    Very warm tone

                    By Guitarslinger 71

                    from North East

                    About Me Professional Musician

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                    Pros

                    • Improves Sound
                    • Smooth highs
                    • Very responsive low end

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts
                      • Country Rock
                      • Rock

                      Comments about Seymour Duncan ST59-1 Little 59 Telecaster Pickup:

                      Very good tone, much like a Les Paul, but still a tele. I use this on my tele that is tuned a half step down, and ofte drop D. I miss a little bit of the twang, but still fantastic!

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                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great for more versatility from Teles

                      Comments about Seymour Duncan ST59-1 Little 59 Telecaster Pickup:

                      Single coil mode-more like a cross between a stock Tele and a hot Strat. In humbucking mode it sounds like a brighter version of a full-size PAF. I installed it with a push-pull volume pot to switch modes. Combined it with a Gibson ceramic humbucker in the neck position installed similarly.

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                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Best Tele Bridge Pickup ever!

                      By Musikman4Christ

                      from Land of the Brave and FREE. USA!

                      Comments about Seymour Duncan ST59-1 Little 59 Telecaster Pickup:

                      I just purchased this pickup and installed it in a 2006 Anniversary Tele Diamond Edition. The sound coming out of this tele is so awesome! I still kept my 52ri Tele American Vintage Neck pickup and im so glad i did, cause it works perfect with the lil 59. SOund is buttery, highs are now controlled and leads are just plain awesome!Note: the installation diagram states that one must reverse the green and black wires if youre installing it on a tele with a fender neck pickup. I did that. But originally I also connected the bare wire with the green and that messed up my whole sound. Remember, the Bare wire must always go to ground. SO I changed it to the black and bare and wow! Simply Amazing.

                      Comment on this review

                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Double Trouble

                      By UnskinnyBop

                      from Phoenix, AZ

                      Comments about Seymour Duncan ST59-1 Little 59 Telecaster Pickup:

                      I have used this pickup for a few years. In Series Mode, this pickup sounds very mid range and looses the twang you get in a tele bridge pickup.Think Gibson. In Parallel mode, this pickup brings the twang back! I love this pickup for that very reason. I can play Led Zepplin or Metallica and with a flick of the mini switch I can go back to playing Merle Haggard or some twangin blues. Very Cool pickup but USE A MINI SWITCH!!!!!!! I Have a video on youtube Demoing this pickup.

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                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Slick!

                      By Jay-tj4Nr

                      from Plymouth, NH

                      Comments about Seymour Duncan ST59-1 Little 59 Telecaster Pickup:

                      Played this on a 1987 American Tele thru a Vox AC15 on full boost, and I LOVEDDD IT!! Great crunch and tons of bite and attack! Smooth and strong when played clean too. And it's not that expensive as SDs go. I can't say enough good things about it, hell it even looks slick. You can't lose!

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