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Seymour Duncan APH-2b Alnico II Pro Slash Bridge Humbucker Electric Guitar Bridge Pickup  Reverse Zebra

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The Seymour Duncan APH-2b Alnico II Pro Slash Humbucker honors guitar hero Slash with his first signature pickup. The Seymour Duncan APH-2b bridge pi...Read More

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The Seymour Duncan APH-2b Alnico II Pro Slash Humbucker honors guitar hero Slash with his first signature pickup. The Seymour Duncan APH-2b bridge pickup's tone will be familiar to anyone who has heard Slash's recorded tone.

Like the standard APH-1 Alnico II Pro, which Slash has used for years, the Seymour Duncan Slash pickup uses an AlnicoII magnet. However, the Alnico II Pro Slash humbucker is wound with just enough boosted output to push a stock Les Paul guitar toward the sweet sustain and rude crunch that characterizes Slash's sound. In addition, Seymour Duncan enhances the APH-2b bridge pickup with some of the same appointments found on the Duncan pickups seen in Slash's '86 recording axe: a single-conductor cable, a long-legged bottom plate, and a wooden spacer. For true fans, or for players who want to capture Slash's recorded tone, the APH-2b pickup is a critical part of the tone chain. This is the same pickup found in the newest Gibson Slash model Les Paul guitar.

Though he has dozens of amazing guitars, since 1986 Slash has used pretty much one very special Les Paul for all recording. The Alnico II Pro Slash pickup was designed to give Slash's other Les Paul guitars (what he calls his "live guitars") the exact tone of his legendary recording guitar.

With the ubiquitous top hat and shades, mop of black curls obscuring his face, and a blazing electric guitar tone blasting through a wall of amps, Slash epitomizes the very reasons we first air-strummed a low-slung tennis racquet in the privacy of our bedroom. For over 3 decades he has relied on Seymour Duncan pickups for his guitar tone.

Applications:
Warm, moderate-output humbucker. Recommended for jazz, blues, and classic rock.

Complete setup:
The Slash aficionado will use a pair of these pickups to capture that unmistakable tone. This pickup matches well with the SFX-11 Twin Tube Blue all-tube overdrive-distortion stompbox (sold separately) for singing leads and authoritative chording.

Guitars:
While designed for use in a Les Paul, this pickup works well in any well-balanced humbucker-equipped guitar. Also works great with hollow and semi-hollow body guitars.

The Alnico II Pro Slash is hand built in Seymour Duncan's Santa Barbara, California workshop and includes all mounting hardware. Recommended for the bridge position.

A warm, moderate-output humbucker pickup designed to produce Slash's unique recorded guitar tone.


Capture Slash's recorded tone when you order an APH-2 humbucker today.

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Seymour DuncanAPH-2b Alnico II Pro Slash Bridge Humbucker Electric Guitar Bridge Pickup
 
5.0

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5.0

Why did I wait so long?

By joekroll57

from Dayton, OH

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Comments about Seymour Duncan APH-2b Alnico II Pro Slash Bridge Humbucker Electric Guitar Bridge Pickup:

I really liked the bridge pickup that was already in the guitar I upgraded (an Epiphone Les Paul Special originally nicknamed the stormtrooper-I've since re-christened it the Slash-trooper!) and I would have been content to leave well enough alone but this pickup had been on my mind for a while so I finally talked myself into buying one this Christmas.
I got my guitar back from the shop yesterday and all I can say is WOW! I loved the way my guitar sounded before but this pickup took it from sounding good to sounding completely amazing. The guitar tech that installed this pickup for me told me he was skeptical when he was installing it because he said that he's noticed that a lot of these PAF type of pickups are usually very fuzzy or muddy sounding. He told me he was blown away by how great sounding this particular pickup is. This is coming from a guy who's been doing guitar repairs for over 20 years, so I trust his opinion. The truest test for any pickup, however, is how it sounds to your own ears. I got the guitar home and plugged into my Blackstar HT Club 40 and immediately discovered that this pickup has really beautiful clarity when clean and it gets nice and gritty yet retains its clarity even when distorted. It made chords sound more powerful and single notes had more clarity and definition. Overall it gave everything I played more power and yet nothing came across as muddy.
I play classic hard rock and this pickup sounds like it was designed especially for this type of music (although I'm sure it would be good for some heavier stuff as well). It handled everything from southern rock (Skynyrd), pop metal (Van Halen), and even power ballads (Aerosmith) with ease. If a song falls anywhere into the realm of rock and roll this pickup can handle it. My only regret is waiting so long to buy it. If you are looking to upgrade your bridge pickup, GET ONE OF THESE!

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5.0

GREAT Pickup - Bad Install Instructions

By MindRageMusic.com

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

  • Install Instructions

Best Uses

  • Concerts
  • Practicing

Comments about Seymour Duncan APH-2b Alnico II Pro Slash Bridge Humbucker Electric Guitar Bridge Pickup:

This is an awesome pickup that helped the sound of an awesome guitar!

Now for the negative part. The instructions showed a pickup with 5 wires and where to solder each of them with different guitar setups, either with no switch or a 3 position switch. The guitar I installed this in has a 5 position switch. That didn't worry me as the 5 wires on the old pickup was color coded the same as the 5 wires in the instructions.

The confusion started for me when I realized this new pickup only had 2 wires, a ground and a hot wire. I looked it up on the Seymour Duncan website. All I could find was the same diagrams that came with the pickup. I did a Google search and found 2 YouTube videos that talked about this. The only problem for me was they were both in German!

By trial & error I finally got the hot wire soldered to the correct switch post. It works great, but it would have been nice if anything that came with it or on the website let you know it was only supposed to have 2 wires.

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Slash Bridge Pickup

By Oscar DeRoche

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Comments about Seymour Duncan APH-2b Alnico II Pro Slash Bridge Humbucker Electric Guitar Bridge Pickup:

Without a doubt, the best pickup ive played. Smooth tone on clean, nasty bite on distortion, but still retains that tone that has become signature of Slash. Definetly my personal favorite, and i would reccomend this to anyone who is a fan of the tone of Slash's guitar, or any classic Rock.

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