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Seymour Duncan AHB-1 Blackouts Humbucker Set with Metal Covers  GOLD

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With this set you get 2 Seymour Duncan Blackouts AHB-1 9-volt active humbuckers with metal covers for the heavy tone of a high-output bridge pickup a...Read More

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A full set of screaming, hard-hitting Blackouts.

With this set you get 2 Seymour Duncan Blackouts AHB-1 9-volt active humbuckers with metal covers for the heavy tone of a high-output bridge pickup and screaming leads from the neck.

Voiced for extreme heaviness, the Blackouts are perfect for all styles of old school metal, punk, garage, thrash, drop tunings, and heavy rock. They have a screaming voice with amazing midrange punch, producing thick, dark chords and hard-hitting leads.

Use Blackouts pickups in any humbucker-routed electric guitar. Includes 25K pots, stereo jack, battery clip, pin jumper, and other mounting hardware.

The "other" USA-made active humbuckers use unbalanced inputs in a differential preamp. The problem is, an unbalanced differential preamp is not very effective at canceling hum. Seymour Duncan engineers figured out how to capture the tone that players want in an active design, while using balanced inputs. The result is 12dB to 14dB less noise, plus more lows, more highs, and more output. Simply put, Blackouts have more tone than other active pickups.

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  • AHB-1 active humbuckers with metal covers
  • Compatible in both bridge and neck position (jumper unattached at neck)
  • Updated preamps and voicing
  • Voiced for metal, punk, garage, thrash, drop tunings, and heavy rock
  • Allows switching between output levels

Equip yourself with these extremely high-output pickups—add the Blackouts set to the cart now.

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Seymour DuncanAHB-1 Blackouts Humbucker Set with Metal Covers
 
5.0

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5.0

Whoa!!!

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from Fort Worth,Tx

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Pros

  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Seymour Duncan AHB-1 Blackouts Humbucker Set with Metal Covers:

    First off, let me say Musicians Friend cs is top notch, never had a problem in the 10 years I've ordered from them. Their staff are friendly and professional and have always taken care of my purchasing needs. Now, on to the pickups. These things are monstrous!!! Put a set of these in an old Esp and wow!!! Massive distortion, screaming harmonics, and extremely clear cleans!!! Very smooth sound over all frequencies and improved sustain. I've used Duncan JB before and I must say they are very nice, but I play mostly METAL, so actives are really the way to go. Blackouts are pure METAL DESTRUCTION!!! My favorite pickup of all time will always be the Emg 81, but these are a wonderful compliment to them for a change. Nothing wrong with using both. Keep jamming, cheers!!!

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    5.0

    Very nice

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    from Chicago Area

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    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound
    • Looks good

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      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Seymour Duncan AHB-1 Blackouts Humbucker Set with Metal Covers:

      I changed out the pick ups in a Gibson Les Paul Classic with this set in nickle. The original 500t pickup sounded muddy in my recent Mesa aqusition. My other LP sounded sweet, so I figured it was the pickups holding me back.

      2 of the pots didn't fit in my Les Paul, the shafts where not long enough to clear the top. Fortunately the shop I took it to get them changed at, had experience and parts selection. Knob indicators didn't fit either. Then the knobs wouldn't fit without minor persuasion... If your fitting these on a Les Paul, prepare for battle. Not exactly sure what values of pots are needed, but the ones I have now work. And work well they do!

      I understand these where most likely not set up for a LP, but they should have an option to. They sound awesome. Now both my Mesa and Peavey 5150 love the tone. Lots of sustain, plenty of tone on tap. I rolled the vol and tone knobs back, and very distinct clear changes in the sound.

      Set backs aside, they sound really good. They should have a LP set, with long shaft pots, or just sell them with out-just tell you the values you should get.

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      5.0

      Blackouts w/ metal covers

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      Comments about Seymour Duncan AHB-1 Blackouts Humbucker Set with Metal Covers:

      I've been playing metal for about 20 years and most metal players are most interested in the sound in the bridge....I would put it somewhere between an sh-14 (custom 5) and an sh-6 (duncan distortion).
      I only gave 9 for features because these things pick up smudges worse than anything I've ever seen, and they seem tarnished a bit as a result. Otherwise all aces for parts. Everything is included but wire (go with 22 gauge) and the toggle.
      Duncans quality has always been the best in my opinion.
      Some people will tell you that the clean sound is a bit "crunchy". It's not, the install requires a little bit of wiring knowlege. There is a feedback loop in the diagram, don't connect it until the capaciter has been charged first (plug it in to a non-stereo amp) then attach the feedback loop. It'll be clear as a bell.
      I got this kit for less than it would cost for the collection of parts.

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      5.0

      Wow!!!! Great Pickups

      Comments about Seymour Duncan AHB-1 Blackouts Humbucker Set with Metal Covers:

      Just installed these on my Ibanez RGA72QM to replace the originals Ibanez LZ3B/ LZ3N, I bought the black chrome set and they looks great with the Cosmo black hardware.I have EMG?s 81 ? 85 on my other guitars but this time I decided to try this set to confirm all the good comments I heard about them. When I bought them I was afraid about the installation since this set does not comes with a solderless kit like the EMG?s, any ways there is always a first time, so I took the time to set all the tools required and after one hour everything was done. Put new strings then I plugged my guitar and WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! What a great sound the difference is amazing, high output and rich in harmonics. This is a great upgrade for your guitar, little bit painful installation but if you follow the diagrams you can do it yourself, of course you need the right tools also.I?m giving them three stars on features just because they have only one disadvantage??the lack of a quick connection kit.

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      5.0

      HOT.

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      from Ardmore, OK

      Comments about Seymour Duncan AHB-1 Blackouts Humbucker Set with Metal Covers:

      I have these pups installed in a Dean ATF3000 ML. The first thing I notice, is that these pickups are HOT. Extremely high output. Feedback is not bad and the tone is deffinitly better than EMGs. I use a Bugera 6262 Head, and the clean channel with these pups simply doesnt work. Because of the insane output, the clean channel sounds more like a crunch. This is my only complaint, and I'm not certain this will happen to everyone.Amazing pickups overall, but be forworned: THEY ARE HOOOOTTT.

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      5.0

      Yes Perfect !!!

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      from Patterson, CA

      Comments about Seymour Duncan AHB-1 Blackouts Humbucker Set with Metal Covers:

      Perfect, just perfect, everything my Epiphone Les Paul Custom needed for to play Punk and Alternative music, I'm not really a big fan of Metal, so anyways u can tell the difference of these pick-up's to the stock pick-up's, their powerful, and somewhat noiseless. I dont know how but amazing, I gotta tell ya these are the one thing you need for your Guitar.Just goes great playin' Anberlin and Saosin for me other's I dont know so ya just great pick-up's.

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