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Open Box Seymour Duncan SH-1 1959 Model Electric Guitar Pickup White Bridge

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The Seymour Duncan SH-1 '59 Model Electric Guitar Pickup is built with the same kind of enameled wire, nickel-plated studs, and balanced coil windings that humbucker inventor Seth Lover used in his fi... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Seymour Duncan SH-1 '59 Model Electric Guitar Pickup is built with the same kind of enameled wire, nickel-plated studs, and balanced coil windings that humbucker inventor Seth Lover used in his first pickups. It's a humbucker that looks and sounds just like a '59 pickup.

Features
  • Model: SH-1
  • Category: Seymour Duncan Humbuckers & Trembuckers
  • DC Resistance:
  • Neck: 7.43 k
  • Bridge: 8.13 k
  • Resonant Peak:
  • Neck: 6.8 KHz
  • Bridge: 6 KHz
  • EQ: 8 / 3 / 6 (Treb / Mid / Bass)
  • Magnet: Alnico V Bar
  • Cable: 1-Con Braid Shield
  • Output: Moderate
  • User: Players' Pick
  • Type: Hum-Cancelling
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Seymour DuncanSH-1 1959 Model Electric Guitar Pickup
 
4.9

(based on 84 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (78)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (16)
  • Improves sound (15)
  • Functional (10)
  • Easy to use (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (8)
  • Practicing (8)
  • Back-up (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Professional musician (5), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great neck pickup for the money

I just installed this pickup along with the SH-4 JB for the bridge. I'm playing an Epiphone G-400 1966 reissue, and man oh man. The difference is astonishing compared to the...Read complete review

I just installed this pickup along with the SH-4 JB for the bridge. I'm playing an Epiphone G-400 1966 reissue, and man oh man. The difference is astonishing compared to the factory Alnico II classics that came with the guitar. I was yelling with joy like Dr. Frankenstein--"It's alive!, it's alive!". This pickup is outstanding at the neck position. And for the money, you can't beat the price. I read from other sources that this pickup works especially well with a solid mahogany body and rosewood fretboard. Apparently, these other sources aren't lying. One word of caution: if you're playing through loud amp (around 50 to 100 watts), these pickups are way more responsive. And if you install them yourself like I did, you will have to make small adjustments over a couple of days to set them to your standards. Be prepared to have fun!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

not a good neck pickup

Should of bought pearly gates for neck for just a little more expence to dark for a neck pickup

Should of bought pearly gates for neck for just a little more expence to dark for a neck pickup

Reviewed by 84 customers

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5.0

Excelent

By mike fuentes

from monterrey mx

Verified Buyer

Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-1 1959 Model Electric Guitar Pickup:

nice sound

 
5.0

Great sound, very sensitive

By Steve

from Cleveland, OH

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-1 1959 Model Electric Guitar Pickup:

      I put this in the neck position of a cheapie Samick Ultramatic 3. I previously replaced the bridge pickup with a DiMarzio Tone Zone. This is a GREAT combo! I can get a nice variety of tones just with the 3-way switch. Great for classic rock, metal, blues, jazz, even cleans sound awesome. Both pickups are VERY sensitive to height, so you have to experiment to see what sounds best.

      (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      not a good neck pickup

      By Krostover

      from knoxville tn

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-1 1959 Model Electric Guitar Pickup:

        Should of bought pearly gates for neck for just a little more expence to dark for a neck pickup

         
        5.0

        Great product!

        By John

        from Gainesville Fl

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

        • NA

        Best Uses

          Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-1 1959 Model Electric Guitar Pickup:

          Nice quality and balanced well.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          SH-1 1959 Model Electric Guitar Pickup A True Classic.

          By E. Forti

          from The Bornx N.Y.

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Beautiful Tone
          • Brown Sound
          • Easy To Use
          • Evh Type Harmonics
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Great Sustain
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing
          • Studio

          Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-1 1959 Model Electric Guitar Pickup:

          Iv'e played hundreds of pickups and I always was curious about the SD59B. But to my surprise this is the best humbucker pickup on the planet!! no kidding you have to try it before you judge, unbelievable. harmonics every were, sustains for ever,and the tone sweet and melodic. Add some distortion or crank your amp up and its heaven!!!!it cleans up when you bring the volume halfway. Best pickup period.

          (2 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Size Issue! Please read...

          By Steven B

          from Seattle

          About Me Novice

          Pros

          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-1 1959 Model Electric Guitar Pickup:

              I just want to advise everyone when ordering this item, the name/description is a bit confusing. I think Musician's Friend had already made some changes but I still see a flaw.
              I wanted to order a BRIDGE pickup for my Epi LesPaul. This one is listed as SH-1 (neck or bridge).
              The manufacturer labels the neck pickup as Sh-1 and the bridge pickup as TB59-1b.
              I placed my order as "bridge" in the description here on M'sF. The funny thing is the box actually says SH-1b and the pickup inside was in a NECK pickup. I only realized this after soldering so I guess there goes my chance of returning.
              I'm just trying to raise awareness to this issue. SO please make sure you measure the pole spacing before you install the pickup.
              Other wise, the shipping was fast and easy.
              Cheers guys!

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              SH-1 1959 In The Neck

              By Guitarguy765

              from Indiana

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-1 1959 Model Electric Guitar Pickup:

                This is the best pickup for the neck that I have ever used. This is the sound that a lot of pros have. I use it in all my guitars that I use on stage and I use it with my practice guitar at home. The sound is smooth and creamy with all the sustain you need.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Fat and Mellow

                By Piercefield Guitars

                from ky

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Bluesy Rock Country

                  Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-1 1959 Model Electric Guitar Pickup:

                  the 59's have an unbeatable sound! Iuse them in most of the guitars I build!

                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great as a set

                  By andrewmac

                  from Indiana

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-1 1959 Model Electric Guitar Pickup:

                  I have a great custom built G&L double humbucker strat style guitar that I didn't play a whole lot because the bridge pickup was a JB, as with most g&l's. It had this great neck 59 bucker, then everything felt too hot when the bridge was chosen. Now there are those who'll say I'm being less versatile by putting another 59 in it, but the reality is that I play this guitar MORE now than my others. I feel like it is now my dream guitar that I want to grow old with. Switching pups is natural sounding now- not out of place sounding. Nobody comments on the coil splitting. I have the 4 conductor models in neck and bridge. The 59 bridge surpasses the JB by far in the split coil sound. I looked into the "whole lotta hb" and the 59 custom pups but am very happy I ended up with the matched set.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Really good neck pickup!!!

                  By Les Trevino

                  from Texas

                  Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-1 1959 Model Electric Guitar Pickup:

                  I got this neck pickup for my Dean Dimebag signature Black bolt ML and it just works perfectly with it. Especially with my Bill Lawrence L500XL in the bridge together are amazing tones and it gives you just right amount of warmth and chunkyness. Its a really clean tone and is just one of the best neck pickups you can have!!! Its very reliable really good quality and has a good feel to it.

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