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Seymour Duncan AHB-1 Blackouts Humbucker Set with Metal Covers
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      Seymour Duncan AHB-1 Blackouts Humbucker Set with Metal Covers (360818)
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A full set of screaming, hard-hitting Blackouts.

With this set you get 2 Seymour Duncan Blackouts AHB-1 9-volt active humbuckers with metal covers for the heavy tone of a high-output bridge pickup and screaming leads from the neck.

Voiced for extreme heaviness, the Blackouts are perfect for all styles of old school metal, punk, garage, thrash, drop tunings, and heavy rock. They have a screaming voice with amazing midrange punch, producing thick, dark chords and hard-hitting leads.

Use Blackouts pickups in any humbucker-routed electric guitar. Includes 25K pots, stereo jack, battery clip, pin jumper, and other mounting hardware.

The "other" USA-made active humbuckers use unbalanced inputs in a differential preamp. The problem is, an unbalanced differential preamp is not very effective at canceling hum. Seymour Duncan engineers figured out how to capture the tone that players want in an active design, while using balanced inputs. The result is 12dB to 14dB less noise, plus more lows, more highs, and more output. Simply put, Blackouts have more tone than other active pickups.

Seymour Duncan AHB-1 Blackouts Humbucker Set with Metal Covers Features:

  • AHB-1 active humbuckers with metal covers
    Compatible in both bridge and neck position (jumper unattached at neck)
    Updated preamps and voicing
    Voiced for metal, punk, garage, thrash, drop tunings, and heavy rock
    Allows switching between output levels
    Includes: 25K pots, stereo jack, battery clip, pin jumper, and other mounting hardware




Seymour Duncan AHB-1 Blackouts Humbucker Set with Metal Covers

One year replacement warranty on all pickups.

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  • 100% Coverage for Commercial Use
  • Extended Return Period
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  • No Lemon Guarantee
  • Free Transfer of Coverage to a new owner
  • Repair Costs Covered for up to 3 years from date of purchase
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  • Warm and great sounding

    As reviewed by Jon WERNER on 1/1/2013

    I like these pickups. I've had EMG actives in a lot of other guitars of mine over the years like my Jackson and BC Rich's. I put these in a 2000 Gibson Les Paul Classic. I didn't have time to wait for new pots(the included ones don't fit Les Pauls, shafts wont clear the top, you need at least 2 long shaft pots) I bought new ones, vs waiting for the ones from SD to show up. No foam is included and is helpful in keeping the battery away from the wiring. I initially used pure nickle DR strings, don't. I did this out of habit when I brought my LP in. There isn't enough pull in the magnets and it affects your tone, and not in a good way. I almost swapped these back to passive because of this. I strapped on a set of Gibson re-issue strings, and there was a huge difference over the pure nickle string. I can shoulder this LP now and and drop the tuning and you get a nice chug, keep them in E and they are very warm and I usually keep this in D. These are not sterile like EMGs. I've had these since early Oct. Put this guitar in front of a Mesa or a 5150, and just smile... I got the nickel ones. and they match pretty close to a LP. On the Classic it looks good against the creme binding.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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  • Best Active Hum Pup our there

    As reviewed by Mark Rakemaker on 5/20/2010

    I've owned the EMG 81/85 set and I took them out because they were a one trick pony and somewhat lifeless. This is not the case with the Blackouts. I installed these into a PRS just last night and I played for hours. I really enjoyed the tonal range and you can actually dial these in, unlike the EMG's. The cleans were bell like and if you backed of the volume pot, they cleared up really nice. And like one other person said, these can also get really really hot, too. The distortion did not wash out and you could still retain your sonic clarity. The installation and instructions were all good. These pups are going to live a long life in my PRS. I really like them.

    15 of 17 people found this review helpful.
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  • Amazing

    As reviewed by "B" on 12/31/2009

    Just like in the description, Blackouts offer MORE! They own any EMG made. More punch and clarity. More chug, but with awesome definition. Very natural, but hot as hell. Get some now, you'll be amazed~!

    13 of 15 people found this review helpful.
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