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Seymour Duncan Vintage Blues '59 Humbucker Set Black  (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

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 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves sound (10)
  • Good quality (9)
  • Functional (6)
  • Easy to use (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
  • Back-up (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), Professional musician (3)

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(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.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            That sound in your head?

            By Sparky

            from Wisconsin

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            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!!

                  (6 of 6 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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                          Verified Buyer

                          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 .

                              (4 of 4 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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