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The Seymour Duncan APH-1n Alnico II Pro is a warm, moderate-output neck position humbucker that's great for jazz, blues, classic rock and slide. Desi...Read More

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Produces a moderate output with a warm, sweet tone.

The Seymour Duncan APH-1n Alnico II Pro is a warm, moderate-output neck position humbucker that's great for jazz, blues, classic rock and slide. Designed for brighter toned instruments the Alnico II Pro works especially well with maple and ebony fingerboards. Also works great with hollow and semi-hollow body guitars.

The Alnico 2 magnet and moderate windings yield a warm, sweet tone with more natural string vibration for great sustain. Classic rock players who get their distortion from the amp rather than the pickup love the APH-1. It allows them to back off the crunch and get beautiful clean tones with softer attack. Compared to the '59, the Alnico II Pro has a rounder sound with a spongier bass response. Comes with four-conductor hookup cable and no logo.

Often the APH-1 is used in both neck and bridge positions. Or, in the neck with a higher output pickup like an SH-11 Custom Custom or SHPG-1b Pearly Gates for heavier rock or hotter blues sounds from the bridge position.

Players using Alnico II Pro humbuckers:
Slash - Velvet Revolver & Guns 'N Roses (neck & bridge)
Michael Wilton - Queensryche (bridge)
Jeff Tamelier - Tower of Power (neck)
Tim Mahoney - 311 (neck)
Troy Van Leeuwen - Queens of the Stone Age (neck)

FEATURES
  • Moderate output bridge position humbucker
  • Designed for brighter toned instruments

Sculpt your sound to meet your needs with the APH-1.

SPECIFICATIONS

APH-1n Alnico II Pro Neck Humbucker

  • DC Resistance
    7.6 k
    Resonant Peak
    7.1 KHz

    Dimensions:
    3.315" W x 1.438"D x .77"H
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Seymour DuncanAPH-1n Alnico II Pro Neck Humbucker
 
4.9

(based on 13 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (9)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Functional (7)
  • Improves sound (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (3)
  • Practicing (3)
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4.0

Gotta love Alnico

By gravity girl

from Cape Cod

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Pros

  • decent tone
  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • great flamed Maple
  • nice stage presence

Cons

  • Neck pickup should be hotter
  • needs better tuners
  • poordelectronics,wire,etc so pups cant be heard

Best Uses

  • Backup
  • Practicing

Comments about Seymour Duncan APH-1n Alnico II Pro Neck Humbucker:

I bought this guitar with the intention of replacing the potentiometers,put in cloth push back cloth insulated wire

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5.0

Sings Like a Beauty

By Randingo

from Corpus Christi, TX

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Seymour Duncan APH-1n Alnico II Pro Neck Humbucker:

    I swapped this with the Probucker in my Epi LP Standard. It's a beautiful sounding pickup. Crystal clear sound, awesome sustain, and it's got that warm, singing tone that I was really shooting for. I did think it might be just a bit hotter than it is, but it's a minor thing. Clean tones are warm and bright, and you can hear every note. You can really get some beautiful and soaring tones out of this pickup, I'd highly recommend it.

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    5.0

    Nice Neck Pickup

    By Daver

    from Ohio

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    Pros

    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Neck Position for me

      Comments about Seymour Duncan APH-1n Alnico II Pro Neck Humbucker:

      I needed a new neck pup for my LP Standard. The original neck pup was a Burstbucker Pro that I could never quite meld with, so I changed it out to try a '57 Classic pup which was indeed better but still didn't satisfy me. After trying the Duncan APH1-Neck Pup for a week or so now, I must say I am impressed. The sound seemed to open up with more clarity and better highs and lows. That muddy or blanketed sound I couldn't get used to with the other pups is now gone. The tone controls can actually be used now. I highly recommend this pup.

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      5.0

      Awesome pickup!

      By Jack

      from Manchester, NH

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Seymour Duncan APH-1n Alnico II Pro Neck Humbucker:

          Very pleased and very impressed with this pickup! It's the third one I've bought and the first one in the black style (other two I've bought are nickel). I put this in a Jackson Dinky Pro with a Dimebucker in the bridge and it sounds great, lots of lows and mids. Very good pickup for hard rock and metal music.

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          5.0

          Traditional perfection.

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          By Echo

          from Chicago, IL

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing
            • Rhythm And Solos

            Comments about Seymour Duncan APH-1n Alnico II Pro Neck Humbucker:

            Got this one for the neck to go with the more powerful Custom 5 on the bridge, thinking about making it versatile. I use the neck pickup for solos constantly at clean, low and high gains. Perfect tone. Amazing match for my Custom 5 on the bridge. I get sweet clean tones and clarity with the volume rolled up down or down, as well as interesting colors out the tone knob. Nice when used in tap mode, but definitely better as a Humbucker. I'll definitely buy it again as a neck Humbucker. Wish there were more options for finishes, like zebra.

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            5.0

            killer

            By dinsy

            from Va

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Seymour Duncan APH-1n Alnico II Pro Neck Humbucker:

                LP custom in the neck position. Beautiful tone, tried lots of different ones, like this one best. Gonna put one in the bridge next.

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                5.0

                APH-1n Alnico II Pro Neck Humbucker

                By tstrongarm77

                from Southern USA

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Live
                  • Recording

                  Comments about Seymour Duncan APH-1n Alnico II Pro Neck Humbucker:

                  Sounds excellent. Long-time fan of the 59 but this may replace it. Sounds great split with the single in middle.

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                  5.0

                  Best neck pickup I've ever played

                  By Thorisis

                  from Seattle, WA

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Seymour Duncan APH-1n Alnico II Pro Neck Humbucker:

                      This pickup produces a thick, warm sound, but still produces lots of sparkle on the highs. Rolling off the tone produces a warmer, more muted sound, but it doesn't get "muddy". Installation was a breeze. I would heartily recommend this pickup for guitarists looking for a great jazz or blues tone in the neck.

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                      5.0

                      I love it.

                      By McGurk

                      from Oregon

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                      Pros

                      • Good Quality
                      • Improves Sound

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Sounding Awesome

                        Comments about Seymour Duncan APH-1n Alnico II Pro Neck Humbucker:

                        Fantastic. Very sweet tone. Clean, this pickup is a beautiful thing to hear. Very natural sounding and well balanced. Distorted this thing shines just as bright. The velvety crunch that you hear when playing multiple distorted notes is awesome.

                        I had my guitar set up to split the coil on this pickup. Using one of the tone pots on my LP (the other tone pot now controls for both pickups), I am able to blend in and out the use of the second coil. This opens up a lot of tonal possibilities. Because of how well-balanced this pickup is, it sounds fantastic as a single coil pickup. The loss of one of the coils definitely makes it a bit quieter, but the sound it produces is very good in quality. I would recommend giving this a shot to anyone who has one of these.

                        Versatile, and awesome. Great Pickup. I have yet to think of a downside. Just know that the Alnico II magnet has a little different response than Alnico V. If you are considering this pickup, watch a couple youtube videos or go to Seymour Duncan's website and listen to the differences. They're perfect for me!

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                        5.0

                        Great Pickup For Classic Rock/Hard Rock

                        By Jack

                        from Manchester, NH

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                        Comments about Seymour Duncan APH-1n Alnico II Pro Neck Humbucker:

                        Great pickup for many types of music - I got this for playing classic rock/hard rock/metal. It's got the mids that other pickups lack (like active pickups) and also good bass. Mids and bass outweigh the treble, but can get great harmonics nonetheless. Great pickup for Van Halen, Judas Priest, Skynard, Sabbath, etc. I got the Nickel cover and am very satisfied - As an experienced and advanced guitar player I can say this is a high quality pickup, and worth the money!

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