Seymour Duncan Vintage Blues Humbucker Pickup Set - (New)
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- Perfect for blues
- and classic rock^Made up of a pair of calibrated SH-1 ’59 Model pickups for the neck and bridge positions^Will take the guesswork out of matching complete retrofit sets of guitar pickups^Includes all necessary mounting hardware and wiring instructions^Hand built in Duncan’s Santa Barbara
- California workshop
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While these vintage style coils give the 59 Model humbuckers an airy quality that keeps them planted firmly in the PAF family, the alnico 5 bar magnet, and vacuum wax potting have been added to compensate for lighter guitar strings and louder amplifiers than were ever used in the 50s. The result is a pickup with tons of old-school tonal character, but with a brighter top end, and a more compressed sound. The 59s are great for all types of rock and blue sin addition to the alnico 5 magnet and wax potting, we hand build the 59 Model with a variety of traditional vintage treatments, such as 42AWG plain enamel mag wire, long legged nickel silver bottom plate, vintage single-conductor braided push-back lead wire, and no logo. As with all of our PAF style pickups, the 59 Model is wound on Seymours old Leesona winder from the early Gibson factory in Kalamazoo, MI.
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I was torn between getting this Seymour Duncan 59 Vintage Blues set or just replacing the bridge pickup with a Gibson 57 Classic humbucker for $150 since I usually play the bridge pickup by itself anyway, but I'm glad I replaced them both. I play the Epiphone on a Fender Blues Jr with a Weber Attenuator and use a Fulltone OCD when I want some serious bluesy overdrive.
The soldering process itself was much easier than I anticipated... don't be discouraged by all of the complicated schematics out there online if you are like me and don't ever really mess with the hardware on your guitar. Following alongside Seymour Duncan's guide, you simply desolder the original pickups in the two spots it shows you and then solder the new ones back in those same spots. I thought I had screwed up by leaving way too much solder when I was grounding the 2nd pickup but I haven't noticed any issues with the pickups since installing them a month ago.
Overall I'd recommend these pickups to anyone who is unhappy with their stock pickups to play blues, jazz, or any type of rock really besides metal and they're a great upgrade for most Epiphone Les Paul Standard level guitars.
I bought these '59s with the Hot Rodded set (for 2x guitars, 1x with 59Neck and JB, the other with Jazz+59Bridge).
Wonderful pairs and combinations.
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