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    EMG Metal Works JH James Hetfield Humbucker Signature Set EMG Metal Works JH James Hetfield Humbucker Signature Set
    $239.00
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    $399.99
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    $222.27
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    Seymour Duncan 1110313B TB4 JB Trembucker Black Pickup Seymour Duncan 1110313B TB4 JB Trembucker Black Pickup
    $72.95
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    $104.00
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    Seymour Duncan Pegasus/Sentient Humbucker Pickup Set Seymour Duncan Pegasus/Sentient Humbucker Pickup Set
    $169.95
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    DiMarzio DP104 Super 2 Humbucker Pickup DiMarzio DP104 Super 2 Humbucker Pickup
    DiMarzio DP104 Super 2 Humbucker Pickup

    Super Distortion sound with brighter top and lighter bottom.

    $69.99
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    $174.99
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    Seymour Duncan SH-8 Invader Pickup Seymour Duncan SH-8 Invader Pickup
    Seymour Duncan SH-8 Invader Pickup

    Powerful, energetic output with unique brightness.

    $79.95
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    $114.00
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    Seymour Duncan Antiquity Humbucker Pickup Set Seymour Duncan Antiquity Humbucker Pickup Set
    $224.95
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    $319.00
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    DiMarzio DP223 PAF Bridge Humbucker 36th Anniversary Electric Guitar Pickup DiMarzio DP223 PAF Bridge Humbucker 36th Anniversary Electric Guitar Pickup
    DiMarzio DP223 PAF Bridge Humbucker 36th Anniversary...

    Excellent vintage tone with today's tech benefits. There was no such thing as a neck or bridge humbucker in...

    $74.99
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    $137.99
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    EVH Frankenstein Humbucker EVH Frankenstein Humbucker
    EVH Frankenstein Humbucker

    Wound to the exact specs as the original Frankenstein's pickup, this humbucker is a the perfect upgrade for...

    $159.99
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    $199.00
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    $148.79
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    Seymour Duncan SH-11 Custom Custom Pickup Seymour Duncan SH-11 Custom Custom Pickup
    Seymour Duncan SH-11 Custom Custom Pickup

    Custom Custom(TM): It's a good choice for players who need a traditional vintage tone with increased output.

    Starting at $54.29
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    $117.00
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    Seymour Duncan Livewire Dave Mustaine Active Pickup Set Seymour Duncan Livewire Dave Mustaine Active Pickup Set
    Seymour Duncan Livewire Dave Mustaine Active Pickup Set

    A long-time SH-4 JB user, Dave has joined forces with Seymour Duncan for the release of Seymour Duncan's first...

    $189.95
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    $272.00
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    $176.65
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    EMG Zakk Wylde Limited Set EMG Zakk Wylde Limited Set
    $279.00
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    $399.99
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    $259.47
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    DiMarzio Steve Vai Evolution Humbucker Set DiMarzio Steve Vai Evolution Humbucker Set
    DiMarzio Steve Vai Evolution Humbucker Set

    Designed with live gigs in mind, but make great recording pickups too.

    $214.99
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    $299.99
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    Seymour Duncan SHPR-1n P-Rails - Neck Pickup Seymour Duncan SHPR-1n P-Rails - Neck Pickup
    Seymour Duncan SHPR-1n P-Rails - Neck Pickup

    A full-size humbucker that splits to either a full-size P-90, or a special Alnico-powered single-coil Rail...

    $89.95
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    $129.00
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    $83.65
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    DiMarzio DP151 PAF Pro Pickup DiMarzio DP151 PAF Pro Pickup
    DiMarzio DP151 PAF Pro Pickup

    Slices through heavy processing, where darker-sounding pickups get lost in the mud of the effects chain. Low...

    Starting at $79.99
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    $119.99
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    $74.39
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    Seymour Duncan APH-1n Alnico II Pro Neck Humbucker Seymour Duncan APH-1n Alnico II Pro Neck Humbucker
    Seymour Duncan APH-1n Alnico II Pro Neck Humbucker

    Produces a moderate output with a warm, sweet tone.

    Starting at $79.95
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    $114.00
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    $74.35
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    Railhammer Chisel Humbucker Pickup Railhammer Chisel Humbucker Pickup
    $99.00
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    $145.00
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    EMG MetalWorks EMG-81 Humbucking Active Pickup EMG MetalWorks EMG-81 Humbucking Active Pickup
    Starting at $119.00
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    $179.99
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    $111.60
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    DiMarzio Gravity Storm Steve Vai Signature Pickup DiMarzio Gravity Storm Steve Vai Signature Pickup
    $79.99
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    Seymour Duncan SH-16 59Custom Hybrid Humbucker Pickup Seymour Duncan SH-16 59Custom Hybrid Humbucker Pickup
    Starting at $99.00
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    $129.00
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    EMG 81X/60X Custom Humbucker Set EMG 81X/60X Custom Humbucker Set
    $229.99
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    Seymour Duncan APH-1b Alnico II Pro Bridge Humbucker Seymour Duncan APH-1b Alnico II Pro Bridge Humbucker
    Seymour Duncan APH-1b Alnico II Pro Bridge Humbucker

    Produces a moderate output with a warm, sweet tone.

    Starting at $79.95
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    Seymour Duncan SH-1 '59 Model 4-Conductor Guitar Pickup Seymour Duncan SH-1 '59 Model 4-Conductor Guitar Pickup
    Seymour Duncan SH-1 '59 Model 4-Conductor Guitar Pickup

    Warm, smooth tone and sustain of the classic original.

    $82.95
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    $118.00
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    $77.14
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    Gibson 490R Original Humbucker Pickup Gibson 490R Original Humbucker Pickup
    Gibson 490R Original Humbucker Pickup

    The 490R, with its neck-spaced pole pieces, is calibrated to match the bridge-spaced 490T for a perfect match....

    Starting at $109.99
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    $129.99
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    $102.29
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    Seymour Duncan Black Winter Trembucker Electric Guitar Pickup Seymour Duncan Black Winter Trembucker Electric Guitar Pickup
    $89.95
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    $129.00
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    $83.65
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    DiMarzio DP190 Air Classic Neck Pickup DiMarzio DP190 Air Classic Neck Pickup
    DiMarzio DP190 Air Classic Neck Pickup

    Classic humbucker tone, modernized.

    $69.99
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    DiMarzio DP193 Air Norton Pickup DiMarzio DP193 Air Norton Pickup
    DiMarzio DP193 Air Norton Pickup

    Fat and warm, yet not muddy. It's hot, but not distorted. It's even got cool harmonics. The patent-applied-for...

    Starting at $69.99
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    Lace Matt Pike's "Dirty Heshers" Humbucker Signature Pickup Set Lace Matt Pike's "Dirty Heshers" Humbucker Signature Pickup Set
    $155.90
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    $279.99
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    $144.99
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    DiMarzio DP102 X2N Pickup DiMarzio DP102 X2N Pickup
    DiMarzio DP102 X2N Pickup

    It's DiMarzio's highest gain pickup, designed to push tube amps into total overdrive. Twin wide-bar pole...

    Starting at $80.96
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    DiMarzio Joe Satriani Humbucker Set F-SP NK F-SP BRDG DiMarzio Joe Satriani Humbucker Set F-SP NK F-SP BRDG
    DiMarzio Joe Satriani Humbucker Set F-SP NK F-SP BRDG

    Developed to give Joe the clarity and power he needs for chords and single notes.

    $159.99
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    $219.99
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    Seymour Duncan SH-13 Dimebucker Pickup Seymour Duncan SH-13 Dimebucker Pickup
    Seymour Duncan SH-13 Dimebucker Pickup

    The searing, crushing, metal massacre that is Dimebag Darrell's signature guitar tone.

    $94.95
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    $135.00
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    Seymour Duncan SHPR-1s P-Rails - Neck and Bridge Pickup Set Seymour Duncan SHPR-1s P-Rails - Neck and Bridge Pickup Set
    Seymour Duncan SHPR-1s P-Rails - Neck and Bridge Pickup Set

    A humbucker pickup set that splits to either a full-size P-90s or a special Alnico-powered single-coil Rail...

    $179.95
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    $248.00
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    $167.35
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    Seymour Duncan Alnico Pro II Humbucker Pickup Set Seymour Duncan Alnico Pro II Humbucker Pickup Set
    $169.00
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    $217.00
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    EMG JH James Hetfield Humbucker Set EMG JH James Hetfield Humbucker Set
    EMG JH James Hetfield Humbucker Set

    James wanted something not only "new" sounding, but also totally new looking.

    $239.00
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    $299.99
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    EMG 57/66 Set EMG 57/66 Set
    EMG 57/66 Set

    $239.99
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    $359.99
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    DiMarzio DP257 Illuminator Bridge Humbucker Pickup DiMarzio DP257 Illuminator Bridge Humbucker Pickup
    $89.99
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    EMG EMG-85 Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup EMG EMG-85 Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup
    EMG EMG-85 Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup

    Perfect rhythm pickup to complement the EMG-81 with well-defined mids.

    $99.00
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    $129.99
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    $92.07
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    DiMarzio DP152 Super 3 Guitar Pickup DiMarzio DP152 Super 3 Guitar Pickup
    DiMarzio DP152 Super 3 Guitar Pickup

    A heavy metal workhorse!<BR/>

    $79.99
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    DiMarzio Classic Rock Humbucker Set DiMarzio Classic Rock Humbucker Set
    DiMarzio Classic Rock Humbucker Set

    A winning combination of classic humbucker pickups sounds, from sweet to crunch.

    $154.99
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    EMG EMG-60 Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup EMG EMG-60 Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup
    EMG EMG-60 Humbucking Active Guitar Pickup

    With a distinctive tone for soloing, the 60 works perfectly as a clear yet fat lead pickup.

    $99.00
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    $129.99
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    PRS Mark Tremonti Treble Electric Guitar Pickup PRS Mark Tremonti Treble Electric Guitar Pickup
    PRS Mark Tremonti Treble Electric Guitar Pickup

    Get the Tremonti sound from your PRS.

    $138.00
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For electric guitarists who prefer a fat, round tone with zero hum, the humbucker reigns supreme - in fact, it's been that way ever since it was created by Seth Lover of Gibson in 1955. Today's line of humbuckers is a lot more extensive than it was 50 years ago, and this catalog has more than enough options to prove it. From Gibson '57 Classic Humbuckers to Seymour Duncan Hot Rodded Sets and even EMG signature models from Zakk Wylde, you've just hit the mother lode when it comes to humbucker pickups.

If you're new to the guitar, you might be wondering what the difference is between humbuckers and single-coil. Before the humbucker was developed, there were only single-coil pickups, (essentially, magnetics) which contained wire that was wrapped around a series of magnetic poles. No matter which company manufactured single-coil pickups, they all faced the same issue: unwanted frequencies and hums. The creation of the humbucker solved this dilemma; by pairing two pickups together, they cancelled each other out and the hum was eliminated (ie: bucked). Another upside to the humbucker's design was that they produced more output, which is why so many guitarists who favor a heavily distorted sound use them. Of course, every guitarist has their preferences when it comes to pickups: some only use single-coils or humbuckers exclusively, while others prefer their axe to have both single-coils and humbuckers (which can be combined for creating any number of cool guitar tones).

To better understand which humbucker pickups are right for you, you'll need to know how each humbucker design will influence your guitar sound. In this section, you'll find both active and passive pickups. If you're a metal guitarist, your best bet is to go with an active pickup because they have a higher output. Need some suggestions? Try the EMG-KFK Kerry King 81/85 Humbucker Set or Seymour Duncan Livewire Dave Mustaine Active Pickup Set.

While active pickups deliver a very balanced sound no matter how soft or hard you play, passive pickups respond to your playing technique. If you want a more versatile sound and play a variety of genres like jazz, blues or early rock, passive pickups are for you. There are many best-selling passive pickup options here, including the DiMarzio DP155 Tone Zone Humbucker Pickup and the Gibson 498T Alnico Humbucker, amongst others.

There are so many humbucker pickups that deserve a closer look, you'll definitely want to spend time here. Swiping out your current pickups for a set of new humbuckers is an excellent way to upgrade your axe and get the tone you've always dreamed of. Just remember that when you're ready to make the change, practically every humbucker pickup you can imagine is waiting in these pages.

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