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The Seymour Duncan SH-4 JB Humbucker 4 conducter pickup uses a completely balanced coil configuration to produce great harmonics and a high output with just the right blend of sustain and distortion. With the Seymour Duncan Humbucker you get the best of both worlds: from sweet warm tones to raw rock-and-roll.

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Seymour DuncanSH-4 JB Humbucker Pickup
 
4.8

(based on 121 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (11)
  • Improves sound (10)
  • Functional (7)
  • Easy to use (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (8)
  • Concerts (7)
  • Back-up (4)
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    • Experienced (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

great all around sound

I recently picked up an older made in Taiwan Yamaha pac412 for less than a hundred at a the pawn shop. the hardware was very solid quality the guitar was beautiful. Neck is...Read complete review

I recently picked up an older made in Taiwan Yamaha pac412 for less than a hundred at a the pawn shop. the hardware was very solid quality the guitar was beautiful. Neck is straight, tuners, frets and bridge all work great and after I set it up the action was spot on, but the pick-ups were weak. I was very happy with it cuz I just wanted a beater that played well enough so that I didn't have to keep getting out the expensive guitar USA made JTV59 when the grand kids are here. Kids can turn an expensive toy into a broken dream in seconds. I have always had a few guitars around, but when I retired and moved into a smaller place I've sold them all or given to the kids except for the JTV. I still have boxes full of pickups and parts so I decided to upgrade the sound on this guitar. At first I just put an old Seymour Duncan 59 in the bridge and it made such a difference that I wanted to get a Lil'59 for the neck and put a JB in the bridge like I used to do with my LP's. I came on musiciansfriend just looking for a push/pull pot and found out I could get the Lil'59 and the JB in white so I called up and asked about it and the sales person was so great he offered me fifteen percent off my whole order for a Black Friday deal even though it was a week before Black Friday, so I ordered both pickups and a few other little things just to take advantage of the fifteen percent deal. The pickup fit perfectly so I wouldn't have to cut the pickguard and the wiring options still let me use the coil splitting. once I got the JB in the bridge and a fender tex-mex in the middle I was set to go, but I never could have imagined how amazing it would sound. The JB blew my mind so warm and still powerful to scream and when mixed with the middle it has this amazing tele kick to it and when I split it, it sounds nice and clean like an expensive strat. With everything I put into this guitar it still cost less than two fifty and a couple ppl at church think I spent well over a grand cuz it now became my choir guitar because its so light and easy to play and sounds beautiful with the Lil'59 and JB. I've been playing everyday again because of this guitar and Lil'59 and the JB cuz when I leave church I can go home and jam out some Priest or Pantera. People if you want a great humbucking pickup for a variety of music get a Seymour Duncan SH-4 JB. You can coil tap so you can take a 5-way selector and turn it into a 9-way selection so you can go from church choir clean to an Iron Maiden scream. and buy at musiciansfriend they really know how to take care of you.

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Great tone - poor quality control

This is a great sounding pickup, and I can use it in all of the electric styles I play. However, the leads from the winds were poorly connected right from the factory -...Read complete review

This is a great sounding pickup, and I can use it in all of the electric styles I play. However, the leads from the winds were poorly connected right from the factory - my tech and I had to rebuild it once we diagnosed the problem - which took a while since we didn't expect this from Seymour. I may be unlucky, but I'll go with a DiMarzio dp160 Norton instead - I have it in my other guitar and it's stellar.

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5.0

More Versatile than Expected

By 

from Detroit Michigan

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Pros

  • Articulate
  • Bb King To Metallica
  • Beautiful Clean Tones
  • Heavy Overdrive Tone
  • Pushed Mids
  • Raunchy
  • Rock And Roll
  • Versatile

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Improves A Cheap Guitar
  • Improves Expensive Guitar
  • Live
  • Recording
  • Tone Shaping

Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-4 JB Humbucker Pickup:

What can you say about the JB that hasn't been said? I've played guitar for years but never ran into a JB until recently. I was missing out! This thing sounds amazing, and it's so versatile. It does beautiful warm clean tones with clarity on the top end. And it does heavy distorted rock and roll and metal too. Un-believable. This is the best all around pick up I've ever heard. It does push your amp into over drive, but it's not too powerful. The power is completly controlable. I guess that's why it's the Jeff Beck Model, because it really does it all! The overdrive tone can be bright and searing, or dark and moody. The cleans can be bright and snappy, or warm and silky. It does Van Halen, Metallica, and Clapton, and Page also. Amazing! If you don't have one your're missing out. Don't be like me and wait so long for one of the best pick ups ever created. Buy it!!! This is the sound on so many classic records you can't count them on all your digits. This is the pick up that started a revolution, and helped to usher in what we know know as the sound of the modern rock guitar. This pick up and the Dimarzio Super Distortion are hallmarks of rock and roll. Don't miss out!

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5.0

Glad to have, Very pleased with purchase

By 

from San Antonio, TX

About Me Novice

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-4 JB Humbucker Pickup:

    I have a ESP LTD AX-50, did my research & my humbuckers work great! Changed my guitar's sound for the better! Couldn't be more pleased, Highly recommended for the rosewood fingerboard, maple neck and basswood body guitars. My setup: ESP LTD AX-50 guitar, Peavey Vyper VIP 3 100 watt amp, Elixir nanoweb heavy gauge guitar strings. I play jazz, rock, alternative rock, emo & indie music.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    a nice upgrade

    By 

    from Alsip, IL

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-4 JB Humbucker Pickup:

    bought this pickup for better kurt cobain tones in my jagstang and now its a WHOLE NEW BEAST of a sexy guitar. instructions weren't what i was looking for but that's why we have the internet.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The King Of Humbuckers.

    By 

    from Pennsylvania

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-4 JB Humbucker Pickup:

      This pickup is incredible. I put the JB in my Squier Jagmaster, and wow....You would swear that the Jagmaster was a Fender. The pickup did above and beyond for the tone of the guitar, and gave it such a voice. I play lead/rhythm guitar for my band and it gives you chugs, gain, sustain, grit, and clarity for days. If you have a cheaper guitar and want to make it sound great, I highly recommend this pick up....If you have an expensive guitar and want it to sound better, I still recommend this pick up. Great for cleans, rock, alternative, heavy metal, jazz.....it covers all the bases....

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      5.0

      Ultra Dynamic Pickup

      By 

      from Wellington FL

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Dynamic
      • Extreme Clarity
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-4 JB Humbucker Pickup:

          This pickup has extreme clarity with a significant low end punch and it has the capability of picking up every nuance producing great harmonics. This may be the best pickup in any guitar I have ever played. For this price you can't go wrong. It is dynamic enough to shred all by itself no matter what kind of music you play. Super high output for a very low price. Can't go wrong with this one! A must have...

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          5.0

          Amazing

          By 

          from Southern California

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          Pros

          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-4 JB Humbucker Pickup:

              The Jazz-Blues, or Jeff Beck or whatever you want to call it, kicks. I matched this up with The Jazz pick-up on my ES-175. Looking for a blues, jazz, fusion sound and that's what I got.

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              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              great all around sound

              By 

              from Hastings, MN

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              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-4 JB Humbucker Pickup:

                I recently picked up an older made in Taiwan Yamaha pac412 for less than a hundred at a the pawn shop. the hardware was very solid quality the guitar was beautiful. Neck is straight, tuners, frets and bridge all work great and after I set it up the action was spot on, but the pick-ups were weak. I was very happy with it cuz I just wanted a beater that played well enough so that I didn't have to keep getting out the expensive guitar USA made JTV59 when the grand kids are here. Kids can turn an expensive toy into a broken dream in seconds. I have always had a few guitars around, but when I retired and moved into a smaller place I've sold them all or given to the kids except for the JTV. I still have boxes full of pickups and parts so I decided to upgrade the sound on this guitar. At first I just put an old Seymour Duncan 59 in the bridge and it made such a difference that I wanted to get a Lil'59 for the neck and put a JB in the bridge like I used to do with my LP's. I came on musiciansfriend just looking for a push/pull pot and found out I could get the Lil'59 and the JB in white so I called up and asked about it and the sales person was so great he offered me fifteen percent off my whole order for a Black Friday deal even though it was a week before Black Friday, so I ordered both pickups and a few other little things just to take advantage of the fifteen percent deal. The pickup fit perfectly so I wouldn't have to cut the pickguard and the wiring options still let me use the coil splitting. once I got the JB in the bridge and a fender tex-mex in the middle I was set to go, but I never could have imagined how amazing it would sound. The JB blew my mind so warm and still powerful to scream and when mixed with the middle it has this amazing tele kick to it and when I split it, it sounds nice and clean like an expensive strat. With everything I put into this guitar it still cost less than two fifty and a couple ppl at church think I spent well over a grand cuz it now became my choir guitar because its so light and easy to play and sounds beautiful with the Lil'59 and JB. I've been playing everyday again because of this guitar and Lil'59 and the JB cuz when I leave church I can go home and jam out some Priest or Pantera. People if you want a great humbucking pickup for a variety of music get a Seymour Duncan SH-4 JB. You can coil tap so you can take a 5-way selector and turn it into a 9-way selection so you can go from church choir clean to an Iron Maiden scream. and buy at musiciansfriend they really know how to take care of you.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                This pickup rulles.

                By 

                from North Carolina.

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • Great tone
                • Improves Sound

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Gigging
                • Jamming
                • Practicing

                Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-4 JB Humbucker Pickup:

                I installed these in my Michael Kelly Patriot, and oh boy, this pickup is AWESOME. I already had some pretty fat tone, but I wasnt getting the distortion, or the mids that I needed from my PAF's. I put this guy in the bridge and I have fallen in love with my guitar AGAIN. Great pickup.

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                FIRST SD's and IMPRESSED

                By 

                from OREGON

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                Pros

                • Buttery
                • Fat
                • Sustain
                • Tube Driven Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-4 JB Humbucker Pickup:

                  Scored a Schecter Artist III with these pups in it. Already have a Schecter Hellraiser Deluxe with active EMG 81-85's, and a Fender Super Tele. So these are really a great contrast. They sustain for DAAAYS, and have a great warm tone that really drives. High strings sing with chording. Only critique would be a slight lack in "snappy" low string juggles to single string triplety riffs in the high frequencies - and they look a tad cheap - but, the overall bar chords more than make up for that. Very vintage and doomy in sound. The balance in mids is rediculous - and I am not a mids guy. In the neck position the "butter" is also very clear in nature, and just when you thought the warmth was good enough you switched to the neck pickup for great runs that don't require a palm mute to kill the bleed. I play drop C which matters for this review. Came pretty low, but I found the sweet spot as far as height. First Seymour's I've played, and now am really curious about this brand...

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  JB Humbucker

                  By 

                  from Bakersfield, CA.

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-4 JB Humbucker Pickup:

                    This went in my Double Fat Strat replacing a Pearly Gates. It took some coaxing from a friend but I'm glad that I made the switch. I like the Pearly Gates a lot but, it's more on the bluesy side. The JB hits those '80's hard rock tones with ease. Hey if it's good enough for Satchel from Steel Panther then it's good enough for me!

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