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The Seymour Duncan SH-2N Jazz Model Pickup is suitable for musicians who need an accurate, clear tone for fast jazz runs. The brighter sound has slig...Read More

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For precise enunciation of those lightning-like jazz licks.

The Seymour Duncan SH-2N Jazz Model Pickup is suitable for musicians who need an accurate, clear tone for fast jazz runs. The brighter sound has slightly less output and is a good match with most pickups. A popular combination is The Jazz Model in the neck with either a JB (SH-4) or Duncan Custom (SH-5) in the bridge.


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Seymour DuncanSH-2N Jazz Model Pickup
 
4.8

(based on 46 reviews)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves sound (8)
  • Good quality (5)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Functional (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (6)
  • Practicing (5)
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    • Experienced (8)

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Smooth Sound!

I put the sh-2 in my 1992 Les Paul and it has the warmest tone. Great on my jazz scales and very clean warm tone. I put the sh-4 jb on my...Read complete review

I put the sh-2 in my 1992 Les Paul and it has the warmest tone. Great on my jazz scales and very clean warm tone. I put the sh-4 jb on my bridge and they smoke together. They are bright loud pickups. If you have a Les Paul I would highly recommend them. I put new Gold covers on so they still look stock, and glad i did. All the other bands wonder why my rig is so hot.

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not so great

I put this pickup in my 2004 Gibson Les Paul at the neck position. It was quite possibly the worst squire-strat-single coil bridge-sound ive ever heard come from a les paul. it was a...Read complete review

I put this pickup in my 2004 Gibson Les Paul at the neck position. It was quite possibly the worst squire-strat-single coil bridge-sound ive ever heard come from a les paul. it was a disappointment. Maybe mine was defective, but i'm just going with a different pickup now to be safe. This isn't as great as everyone says.

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

No Complaints

By Alec - Fled the Southwest

from Missouri

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-2N Jazz Model Pickup:

    My Schecter Solo II is awesome. Came in in like 3 days, properly packaged and ready to go. Prices are lower or the same as most websites you're going to find and the selection is pretty solid. If you want to shop with little-to-no hassle, Musician's Friend is a good spot.

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    5.0

    Excellent pickup

    By Bob

    from Indianapolis Indiana

    About Me Novice

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    Pros

    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-2N Jazz Model Pickup:

      I recently bought an ESP Ec-256 guitar, and while the stock pickups weren't bad, that can't compare to the Seymour Duncan's I had installed. GREAT sound!

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      (1 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Horrible

      By Spiff

      from WA

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      Pros

        Cons

        • Terrible Tone

        Best Uses

          Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-2N Jazz Model Pickup:

          Used once in a set with the JB. The JB was alright. The Jazz was horrible. For a supposed legendary pickup that seems to be very popular it sure doesn't sound good. Of course these reviews are personal opinions. I try a lot of pickups from every brand I can. There are some pickups that I just do not like. This is one of them. The DiMarzio Gravity Storm was about the same for me as this as far as how much I liked them. Horrible. I can't even hardly put my finger on it. The Jazz was muddy, very unclear and had no nice distinguishing characteristics.I don't play jazz so the tones I'm after are probably not what his pickup was made for so maybe thats the problem. Bottom line is, this is one of the worst pickups Ive ever used.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome!

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          By Delahunt

          from Military

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Blues
            • Concerts
            • Jazz
            • Metal
            • Practicing
            • Rock
            • Shred

            Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-2N Jazz Model Pickup:

            This pickup is awesome! This is the third guitar I've installed it into. Compared to the typical '59 neck that most Seymour Duncan-equipped guitars come with, the sound is more scooped (a bit less mid range) but brighter and bassier. It can do everything the '59 neck can do and Les Paul neck pickups can do, but it does them sounding a bit more modern. The four conductor wiring allows you to do some "tricks" with it, also. I don't recommend using this pickup in split mode (the output is too low) but in parallel and with a four-conductor bridge pickup, it does a great job. I put this one in my Fender Showmaster and it sounds absolutely fantastic!

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            (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Broken on arrival.

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            By BYoung

            from Newton NC

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            Pros

            • Great Sound On Web Site

            Cons

            • Not Functional

            Best Uses

            • Returning For Refund

            Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-2N Jazz Model Pickup:

            The packaging was horrible and my pickup arrived with one of the mount ears broken off from shipping! MF needs to package these better so that the delivery people can't break them.

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Simply gorgeous

            By Rico

            from STL, MO

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts

              Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-2N Jazz Model Pickup:

              This is one of the pickups that introduced me to the SD lineup. I've paired it with various brands and output partners and it's always performed as expected (after the initial shock). I don't think it's meant to to be "balls to the wall" or paired with other high output pickups though. I've used it mainly in 2PU configs in the neck position with EMG H4 and Dimarzio Steve's Special for years and it steadily produces an articulate, beautiful sound.

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Smooth Sound!

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              By 92LesPaul

              from Walnut Creek, Ca

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Pros

              • Improves Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-2N Jazz Model Pickup:

                I put the sh-2 in my 1992 Les Paul and it has the warmest tone. Great on my jazz scales and very clean warm tone. I put the sh-4 jb on my bridge and they smoke together. They are bright loud pickups. If you have a Les Paul I would highly recommend them. I put new Gold covers on so they still look stock, and glad i did. All the other bands wonder why my rig is so hot.

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Smooth neck pickup tones.

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                By BenJammin

                from Neuschwabenland, AO

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                • Improves Sound

                Cons

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                    Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-2N Jazz Model Pickup:

                    I have this pickup in many of my humbucker equipped Fender guitars, and it sounds great in all of them. Of course, each guitar lends its own characteristics, but this pickup has definitely improved the tone of all of them.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Amazing...

                    By Pasquale'

                    from Texarkana, TX

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                    Pros

                    • Good Quality
                    • Improves Sound
                    • Tone For Days

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Blues
                      • Concerts
                      • Country
                      • Jazz
                      • Practicing
                      • Rock

                      Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-2N Jazz Model Pickup:

                      I installed this "hotrodded humbucker" set (TB-4, SH-2n) in an Ibanez s420 w 500k volume pot. This combination is incredible. Presently, I'm rolling off some highs with the tone pot - may eventually go for 250k volume pot.
                      I play a wide variety of styles including blues, rock, country, alternative - and this set will handle all of it with ease. Heated up or cooled down, they don't fail - tone for days.
                      Splitting the coils gives a considerably weaker output, but that's to be expected, given that these are not high-output pups. I compensate for it by designating single coil channels in my floorboard fx unit.
                      The JB is rich in mids; not for everyone, but it cuts through the mix, and the harmonics are to die for! Bottom end is not as well-defined as I'd like, but that may be the amp I'm using.
                      The Jazz is the fullest, prettiest sounding neck pickup I've ever played - and as I said, sparkling clean or fired up and soaring

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                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Jazz where have you been all my life?

                      By DaveSF

                      from Santa Fe, NM

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                      Pros

                      • Good Quality
                      • Improves Sound

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Concerts

                        Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-2N Jazz Model Pickup:

                        My favorite pickups for years have been Seymour Duncan 59 and APH-1 (Alnico II Pro). But I took a chance based on reviews on this Jazz for the first time. I love it, right away I could tell this is the one. Great cleans, strong singing tone, balanced. Compared to APH is is more musical tones, more bass less trebly. Compared to 59 seems clearer cleaner. They say Anico II has better melodic sound, but this Jazz just sings sweetly and stronger, fuller than APH. I bought this for neck, with JB for bridge, to use one for cleans one for heavy rock, metal. Really delivers. I've used so many neck pickups, but this Jazz just has such as wonderful sweet singing melodic sound, wow, totally recommended. My new favorite neck.

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