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Seymour Duncan Vintage Blues '59 Humbucker Set  Black 

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A pair of calibrated SH-1 '59 model pickups for the neck and bridge positions churn out thick, buttery tone for blues, jazz, and classic rock....Click To Read More About This Product

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Based on the PAF humbuckers of the late '50s.

A pair of calibrated SH-1 '59 model pickups for the neck and bridge positions churn out thick, buttery tone for blues, jazz, and classic rock.

FEATURES
  • SH-1 '59 humbuckers
  • Smooth, thick sound

Fatten your tone with one fast click or call!

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Seymour DuncanVintage Blues '59 Humbucker Set
 
4.9

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves sound (11)
  • Good quality (10)
  • Functional (6)
  • Easy to use (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
  • Back-up (3)
  • Concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Professional musician (3)

Reviewed by 23 customers

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5.0

"True PAF Humbucking Matched Set"

By Ove - "The Friendly Hippie"

from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Pros

  • Closest to a Real 1959 PAF
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound
  • Single Braided = Easy to Install

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing
    • Rehearsals

    Comments about Seymour Duncan Vintage Blues '59 Humbucker Set:

    I own a 2011 Gibson USA SG Standard in Antique Cherry. I love the build quality. Deep set neck with a wide "D" shaped neck with a thick rosewood fretboard. My SG came with Gibson "Zebra" Burstbuckers #1 & #2 with coil taps. For whatever reason, most likely the Alnicio II magnets, I just couldn't get a great tone with the original pickup's. I met Ronnie Montrose about 6 months before he passed. Ronnie has said that all he uses is Seymour Duncan "59's in all of his guitars. That was what made me think to install SD '59's. I purchased the "Vintage Blues Set" and then (2) Seymour Duncan Nickel Silver Pickup Covers. While installing the covers I wax potted the pickup's with the covers on. They are technically "double wax potted". I took out all the pots and wiring and replaced everything with Emerson Pro 500K Potentiometers, Emerson .022mf PIO (Paper In Oil) tone capacitors, and (2) Emerson "Treble Bleed Volume Mods". Now my SG sounds amazing. The best pickup's in my opinion.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    LOVE THEM! but....

    By Kevin

    from Virginia

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    Pros

    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Seymour Duncan Vintage Blues '59 Humbucker Set:

        I have been projecting an HH Superstrat and picked these pups. Unfortunately when I got them I realized they were for standard spacing strings....which is no ones fault but my own. Anyway on the back of the box it mentions spacing so I'm glad I caught it before they were soldered. "The bridge model is designed for bridges with traditional string spacing of 1.925" or 48.9 mm measured over the bridge pickup." Folks here at MF were very accommodating and were happy to process a return right away. Maybe this review will help you if you are equipped with a Floyd Rose style bridge which has a wider string spacing and are interested in these 59's. MF doesn't seem to offer the Seymour Duncan 59 Trembucker but I will opt for a 59 in the neck and a JB Trembucker at the bridge with my exchange. Awesome Set!

         
        5.0

        Epiphone Dot Deluxe Stock Pickups Replaced

        By wl9090

        from Ovilla, TX

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Blues, Rock, Jazz

          Comments about Seymour Duncan Vintage Blues '59 Humbucker Set:

          Excellent economical choice for Epi Dot Deluxe. Much improved tone on both bridge and neck p/u's. My epi stock p/u's were kinda dark/muddy and I wanted more treble or brighter sound but not too shrill. These fit the bill and went in easily on my Dot with a little preparation due to its hollow body construction. The only thing I noticed was the neck p/u (which is oriented opposite the bridge p/u) lead wire had to pass underneath the p/u because the switch on the epi is down by the pots, unlike a Les Paul. This, however, was not a problem since the lead wire was long enough.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Glistening clarity

          By guitardude

          from West Palm Beach FL

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          Pros

          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Seymour Duncan Vintage Blues '59 Humbucker Set:

              Put these in my PRS SE singlecut and boy, what a great improvement in the sound. I love the tone, just the right balance. Not too overwhelming and hearing the clarity of each note in each string is joyful bliss. Also noticed the dynamics with varying pick attack, love that harmonics every time. Definitely a good buy for the price I paid during a holiday sale. It helps to inspire you to play more guitar music.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              That sound in your head?

              By Sparky

              from Wisconsin

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Pros

              • Best sound in 40 years
              • GREAT QUALITY
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Best replacement ever

                Comments about Seymour Duncan Vintage Blues '59 Humbucker Set:

                That sound in your head when you think you got that song just right? Well these give it to you. I put a set of these in my P.R.S. S-22 custom and man it was like I had my old Gibby 59'r Pauly back.(kick myself every time for sellin her). It's like taking a trip in the old way back machine. The sweetness is back 10 fold. Yeah I know, wife say's I ramble on. But I gotta tell ya, with these you can Ramble on. Some of the youger players out there won't remember the feel and warmth of these oldy but greaties. But thats their loss. If you want fat sweetness back in your hands?? By all means get these. You won't regret it. Remember If it's too loud ur too old. P.S. These are even wired the old 59 style so you can have that neck pup faceing the other way. Your own Greeny sound back again. much sweeter that way.......

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Buy these!!

                By Wompus70

                from Ashland, Ky

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • SOUND AWESOME!!

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Seymour Duncan Vintage Blues '59 Humbucker Set:

                    Don't think about it, just buy these pickups. you wont be sorry!!

                    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Better Than Gibson Burstbuckers Or '57

                    By Ray

                    from NC.

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                    Pros

                    • Good Quality
                    • Improves Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Seymour Duncan Vintage Blues '59 Humbucker Set:

                        I have owned every Gibson Burstbucker type, '57 Classic and Custom bucker Pickups and yes Gibson has great sounding pickups, but never have I heard pickups sound so good!

                        I was totally blown away by these pickups. I replaced my Gibson '57 Classic and '57 Plus with these Duncan pickups. The '57's sound dull and muddy compared to these Duncan SH-1 Vintage Blues Pickup Set.

                        I swear you will fall over when you pay these pickups. The neck reads 7.77 ohms and the bridge reads 8.54 ohms.

                        I cannot get over how these pickups sound compared to Gibson pickups....I used to swear by the Gibson '57's and Burstbucker Pro's, now they are running second and third to the Duncan's.

                        BUY THESE PICKUPS IF YOU WANT THAT TRUE 1959 / 1960 PAF TONE..

                        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Excellant Choice

                        By JG

                        from Parkertown NJ, down the shore!

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                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup
                          • Concerts
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Seymour Duncan Vintage Blues '59 Humbucker Set:

                          I purchased this set for my third Epi Les Paul Studio and I couldn't be happier. They are both clean and crisp and sound great clean or dirty. The neck pickup is great for driving beat with nice bass tone while the bridge pickup is very crisp and a little hotter with nice treble sound.
                          I feel I don't have to replace the pots or switches on the Epi as these pickups do it all. I couldn't beat the price for a set of nice pickups and figured I would try them, good choice.

                          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great Pick Ups

                          By Steve

                          from Cincinnati Oh

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                          Pros

                          • Functional
                          • Good Quality
                          • Improves Sound

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Practicing

                            Comments about Seymour Duncan Vintage Blues '59 Humbucker Set:

                            Replaced the good original pick ups in a PRS SE Custom Semi Hollowbody. I play mostly clean so I can't comment much on the distortion. These pick ups are more sensitive to playing nuances, louder,and do distort easier than the original pick ups. They are similar to the pick ups in my Guild Bluesbird (SH-1's) and I highly recommend them.

                            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Great bang for the buck !

                            By RocNrolleR

                            from Owensboro , Ky

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                            Pros

                            • Functional
                            • Good Quality
                            • Great tone
                            • Improves Sound

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Seymour Duncan Vintage Blues '59 Humbucker Set:

                                I put a set of these 59's in my stock Epiphone Les Paul Standard and WOW , what a difference . Not only are they cheaper to buy in this Vintage Blues Set , than seperately , but the outputs of both pickups are calibrated to be the same , which I can really appreciate . The tone is sweet & smooth in clean and distorted modes .

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