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Seymour Duncan Vintage Blues '59 Humbucker Set Black 

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Overview

  • SH-1 '59 humbuckers
  • Smooth, thick sound
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $187.00
  • Your Savings:
    - $56.05
  • Your Price:
    $13095

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      Seymour Duncan

      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 15 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (13)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 3 Stars

         

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      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Functional (5)
      • Good quality (5)
      • Improves sound (5)
      • Easy to use (3)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing (3)
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          • Experienced (5)

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        (2 of 3 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.

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          (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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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              My hollow body can scream or sing...

              By SRVSteve

              from Wisconsin

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Seymour Duncan Vintage Blues '59 Humbucker Set:

                  I bought the 59 Blues Seymour Duncan set for a hollowbody guitar i just picked up. They have a fantastic vintage clean sound to them and when you add overdrive they have good sustain and tone. I would recommend these pickups to anyone, huge improvement to my guitar!

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Adding 59's to a Dean Sarasota

                  By JHJ

                  from Macon, Ga

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Seymour Duncan Vintage Blues '59 Humbucker Set:

                    Removed the stock humbucker set and installed the vintage Blues 59's. Added pure nickle strings as well. Transformed the guitar from real good to perfect (for me). Can't put it down. I have a deluxe USA Strat and it has been sitting quite a while since this upgrade. What a difference.

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                    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Vintage Blues '59 Humbucker Set

                    By Johnny 5

                    from Bastrop Texas

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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:

                      Installed in a Humbucker Strat. Really inproved the tone.

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                      (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      They are better than any 57 out there !!!

                      Comments about Seymour Duncan Vintage Blues '59 Humbucker Set:

                      The best pickups for ,BLUES , 60s Rock , You Know (BLUEST BLUES BENDING !!! )
                      Easy to install, Sound is pitch perfect !! That is they overdrive beautiful , they are the best blues pickups I've ever had . You really need to try theses !!
                      Seem to be sturdy , Cant really say , playing them in a Les Paul Florentine and I am going to install a mid boost and coil splitting soon .
                      Well worth the price , I am looking for a set with gold covers Know , The sound is worth twice the price !!

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                      (10 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Great Blues Sound, Good Price, But Don't Buy a Pair

                      By srinivassa

                      from Huntsville, AL

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                      Comments about Seymour Duncan Vintage Blues '59 Humbucker Set:

                      The good news is that these are really good pickups. The better news is that they are really, really good blues pickups. The bad news is that they are basically both the same pickup.

                      I got these into my Les Paul Studio and restrung. I plugged into my Traynor on a 0 presence, mid-high gain. Fully cranked, these pickups just seared through my blues licks. Everything was just sweet and fast. The rythm chunked and ran. Dominant Seventh chords growled, and leads sang. These are really great pickups for blues.

                      I was thinking for a while that I had found my new pair for the LP, but then I started carefully evaluating the situation. One thing that was sorely missing with the SH-1's was the grind, noise, and mix-cutting lead of the middle position. I changed the neck volume multiple times, and I raised and lowered the pickups, but nothing gave me what I was used to having with that 498T bridge.

                      Not to be too wordy, but basically I am saying that I really miss having something hotter (498T is Alnico V with 12.5 kOhm winding) in the bridge for a more driving rock sound. I guess you could say that I like the SH-1 better, taken by itself, but there is no reason to have two of them in your axe. I'd buy ONE and put it in the neck position, and get something else for the bridge if you are going to play any rock at all. I have a DiMarzio D-Sonic that has been lying around. I think I am going to try that in the bridge. Hopefully, I'll like that better than the 498T, but really, either will work better than having TWO SH-1s. I may even try the SH-1b in the neck for a little more bite.

                      Long story short, unless you MUST have a good value in blues pickups, don't buy these. Buy a single SH-1 and something else that gives you more drive. If you are putting together a PURE BLUES axe, this pair would be quite good, but I'd still look into the idea of pairing an SH-1 with something different. I wouldn't be sold on the PAIR until I'd looked carefully at other options. Even if it's another PAF-type like a DiMarzio, a BurstBucker, or a Pearly Gates, it would be worth looking into. If you want a hybrid rock/blues sound, definitely look for a more aggressive bridge pup.
                      Well, this set features a nice open winding and Alnico 2 magnets. It's a pair, and the neck is slightly underwound at 7.2ish kOhm. The bridge is more trebly, and wound closer to a Gibby '57 at about 8.5 kOhm. They feature the braided shield, single wire conductors, which are very easy to install if you know what you are doing.
                      Really, mine came in perfect condition. No issues whatsoever. I don't know about their durability, but I'm sure it's pretty good.
                      For a pair of pickups, what I paid is a pretty good price. It's in that sweet spot between a cheap (stock) pair and an expensive pair of humbuckers. I don't give it a 10 because I think you are paying for two of the same pickup. For a lot of people (myself included), that is going to be a bit lacking. Sort of like getting a 2 for 1 deal on hats that look exactly the same.

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                      (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Great Blues Sound, Good Price, But Don't Buy a Pair

                      By srinivassa

                      from Huntsville, AL

                      Ask me a question

                      Comments about Seymour Duncan Vintage Blues '59 Humbucker Set:

                      The good news is that these are really good pickups. The better news is that they are really, really good blues pickups. The bad news is that they are basically both the same pickup.

                      I got these into my Les Paul Studio and restrung. I plugged into my Traynor on a 0 presence, mid-high gain. Fully cranked, these pickups just seared through my blues licks. Everything was just sweet and fast. The rythm chunked and ran. Dominant Seventh chords growled, and leads sang. These are really great pickups for blues.

                      I was thinking for a while that I had found my new pair for the LP, but then I started carefully evaluating the situation. One thing that was sorely missing with the SH-1's was the grind, noise, and mix-cutting lead of the middle position. I changed the neck volume multiple times, and I raised and lowered the pickups, but nothing gave me what I was used to having with that 498T bridge.

                      Not to be too wordy, but basically I am saying that I really miss having something hotter (498T is Alnico V with 12.5 kOhm winding) in the bridge for a more driving rock sound. I guess you could say that I like the SH-1 better, taken by itself, but there is no reason to have two of them in your axe. I'd buy ONE and put it in the neck position, and get something else for the bridge if you are going to play any rock at all. I have a DiMarzio D-Sonic that has been lying around. I think I am going to try that in the bridge. Hopefully, I'll like that better than the 498T, but really, either will work better than having TWO SH-1s. I may even try the SH-1b in the neck for a little more bite.

                      Long story short, unless you MUST have a good value in blues pickups, don't buy these. Buy a single SH-1 and something else that gives you more drive. If you are putting together a PURE BLUES axe, this pair would be quite good, but I'd still look into the idea of pairing an SH-1 with something different. I wouldn't be sold on the PAIR until I'd looked carefully at other options. Even if it's another PAF-type like a DiMarzio, a BurstBucker, or a Pearly Gates, it would be worth looking into. If you want a hybrid rock/blues sound, definitely look for a more aggressive bridge pup.
                      Well, this set features a nice open winding and Alnico 2 magnets. It's a pair, and the neck is slightly underwound at 7.2ish kOhm. The bridge is more trebly, and wound closer to a Gibby '57 at about 8.5 kOhm. They feature the braided shield, single wire conductors, which are very easy to install if you know what you are doing.
                      Really, mine came in perfect condition. No issues whatsoever. I don't know about their durability, but I'm sure it's pretty good.
                      For a pair of pickups, $130 is a pretty good price. It's in that sweet spot between a cheap (stock) pair and an expensive pair of humbuckers. I don't give it a 10 because I think you are paying for two of the same pickup. For a lot of people (myself included), that is going to be a bit lacking. Sort of like getting a 2 for 1 deal on hats that look exactly the same.

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      woke up my Sheraton II

                      By old school-J7oGE

                      from San Diego

                      Comments about Seymour Duncan Vintage Blues '59 Humbucker Set:

                      I was considering selling this guitar. It sounded sort of reedy or mousy and the volume and tone knobs were very abrupt. I play through a Carvin Nomad.What a difference. The tone and volume controls are progressive. Great tone, a little brighter than my Carvin California for example. Great sustain. I really dig the neck position p/u especially. Matching covers for these were pricey to me.

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                      5.0

                      Great SG Pickup

                      By Mgaskill182

                      from Redmond,Oregon

                      Comments about Seymour Duncan Vintage Blues '59 Humbucker Set:

                      I insatlled a set of these pickups in my Gison Faded SG and they have an overall great sound.The stock pickups were ok , but were a little muddy these have clear sound and great bite real nice vintage sound real good for classic rock perfect match for the SG.

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