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Seymour Duncan SH-6 Distortion Humbucker Pickup  Black and Cream Neck

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The Seymour Duncan SH-6 Distortion Humbucker gives a high output and retains clarity. A massive ceramic magnet and hot symmetrical coils deliver tremendous power and raw distorted rock sound. 4 conductor.


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Seymour DuncanSH-6 Distortion Humbucker Pickup
 
4.9

(based on 92 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (11)
  • Improves sound (11)
  • Functional (6)
  • Easy to use (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (6)
  • Practicing (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), Professional musician (3)

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

For a more versatile set-up

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from Charleston Sc

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Best Humbucking For Strat
  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Backup
  • Concerts
  • Practicing

Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-6 Distortion Humbucker Pickup:

Wow, This pick-up is everything it is said to be and more. To begin with my 70's Ibanez strat copy was outfitted with 2 seymour Hot Stack strat pick-ups with
pearly gates in the bridge position, I loved the quietness of the hot stacks and they performed as advertised. It was the pearly gates in the bride position that I was not satified with, too much treble. I had a lutheir route out my neck position slot and install the pearly gates in the neck position and ordered a seymour distortion humbucking pick-up and put it in the treble position. My strat copy had more single coil quack in the out of phase position than it had with the hot stack strat pickups and more quack with the distortion pick-up in the bridge position. When switched to full humbucker in the bridge position, the distortion is so much better and smoother than the pearly gates was in the bridge position. The treble is not overwhelming. For Strat players who really want a more versatile set-up with any kind of music try this set-up: Pearly Gates in neck position, Hot Stack Strat in middle and Distortion in bridge position. You will be amazed at how versatile your strat will become and have more bite and quack at the same time.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

SH-6 Review

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from LV

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Pros

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

Cons

  • Not for everyone

Best Uses

  • Concerts
  • Practicing

Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-6 Distortion Humbucker Pickup:

So after having one of these in my main Strat for a year paired with a '59 in the neck I feel I can make a fair assessment. This thing is LOUD and it is named aptly. I figured it was going to be good with gain but it blew me out of the water. The distortion, not surprisingly, shines when it's played with any amount of gain, in my opinion, anyway. I'm not a guitar wizard or anything but it is surprisingly versatile. I like to play a good variety of music but my favorites are definitely anything 70's (disco, soul, classic rock, reggae, etc.) This pickup can do it, IF you know how to use it. I will admit, the cleans can be harsh when the pickup is at full volume but depending on your attack you can make it shimmer. I also have it coil tapped and can get a nice amount of different tones. Now I will say this pickup is probably not for everyone, because it's primarily made for more aggressive styles and high gain settings, but it can nail alot of classic rock and old school tones at the same time. I wouldn't say it's the best PU for metal, but it does very, very well. Overall, I love it and if anything happened I'd probably replace it or just get another Seymour Duncan. Very, very good pickup for the price.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

SH-6 In The Bridge

By 

from Indiana

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-6 Distortion Humbucker Pickup:

      I used to use SH-5 on stage with all my guitars but my leads were missing just a little. So I put the SH-6 in all my stage guitars and they worked really well. I had all kinds of compliments (by several professional guitar players) with my sound on stage the first time I used them. They said my sounds was very smooth and creamy. I still use the SH-5s with my practice guitars and recordings.

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      (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Pickups

      By 

      from Vancouver, WA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-6 Distortion Humbucker Pickup:

        These are some great pickups for clean to heavy punk. I would not recommend these for metal, they would do fine for metal but there are better pickups for metal. All around these pickups are great pickups for a wide variety of music. I use mine for rock and pop punk.

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        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The "Muscle" humbucker

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        from Jakarta, Indonesia

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-6 Distortion Humbucker Pickup:

          Bought this pickup 2 weeks ago, used it as the bridge pickup on my re-painted Jackson guitar. I describe this pickup as "very muscular", it has the power, sustain, and clarity, the distortion/overdrive came out very smoothly, very good for hardrock/blues rock. Here's a link for you who are wondering how it might sound like:
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwMa5GC9qJA&feature=c4-overview&list=UUQarzZpFI-hu9petPHrmkhA

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          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Heavy yet Articulate

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          from MI

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          Pros

          • Clarity
          • Great Note Articulation
          • Great Value
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Rockin' Out

            Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-6 Distortion Humbucker Pickup:

            I bought the "Distortion Mayhem" set hoping that they would warm up a Schecter Tempest. I later sold that guitar and have been itching for that tone ever since. I got much more than I bargained for.

            I own much more expensive Gibsons now, but I am sure that I will put these into another guitar again someday soon as I really miss the tone.

            They are warm and punchy while maintaining excellent note separation. I have used several of Seymour's pickups: JB's, '59's, Jazz, Seth Lover's, A2P's, Slash A2P's - they are all good. As my brother once told me, and he is a much better guitarist than me, "You may not get a perfect Duncan pickup for what you want, but you'll never get a bad one." I agree, and the SH-6 is my favorite Duncan.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            SH-6 Distortion Pickup Rules!

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            from Ohio

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Improves Sound

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-6 Distortion Humbucker Pickup:

            This turned my underpowered PRS SE 245 bridge p/u from a Ford to a Ferrari. It really added a lot of power for Rock and Metal. It really works well combined with the stock neck 245 pick up. It gave it a whole new dimension together that never existed. If you get it installed, spend the extra and add an orange drop capacitor, it adds added tone and is highley recommended by seymour duncan sites as well. Love this p/u!

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Surprisingly good!

            By 

            from NJ

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

            • Cuts Through
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

            • It Wasn't Free

            Best Uses

            • Anything

            Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-6 Distortion Humbucker Pickup:

            I was rather surprised to find that this pickup, which is rated as a high output unit, actually has tons of tone, and doesn't just sound like metal. I'd say this is close to the most flexible pup in Seymour's line. Very happy with this.

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            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Dirty!!

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            from the Mitten

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Good Quality
            • Lots Of Distortion
            • Responds To Volume Knob

            Cons

            • Distorts Clean Channel
            • Will Distort Cleans

            Best Uses

            • Heavy Metal
            • Metal
            • Very Heavy Metal

            Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-6 Distortion Humbucker Pickup:

            Picked this p/u to use in my Epi LP for heavier sounds and drop tunings. Although the SH-6 definitely delivers what I was searching for, it can be a little too much at times. The biggest con is having the volume knob rolled to 10 on a clean channel and overdriving the amp!! It will clean up however by rolling the volume knob back.....but then you will lose possibly needed volume.

            Great for deep, chunky, crunchy metal but that's (in my opinion) all its good for. Originally, I had changed the stock Epi p/u with an SH-4 which now resides in my HSS Strat. Once I get around to ordering one, another SH-4 it will be. They're my favorite.

            All in all, the SH-6 is a good p/u that will satisfy your metal needs. If you're like me and don't like active pickups, give this one a try or the Invader. Seymour-Duncan makes great products so whatever your taste is, be confident in buying any SD pickup.

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Amazing and unique!

            By 

            from New York City, NY

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts

              Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-6 Distortion Humbucker Pickup:

              The Duncan Distortion is a fantastic pickup that will give you power, clarity, and tone that will make you not want to put your guitar down. It has a tight low end, searing highs, and a midrange bite that will cut through any mix, live or in the studio. I have it in a Gibson Flying V and it sounds killer, and ... It cleans up amazingly ... I mean from sparkling clean, to crunch, and all the way up to shred caliber soloing; all just by using my guitar's volume knob! I love the Duncan Distortion!

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