A warm, moderate-output humbucker pickup designed to produce Slash's unique recorded guitar tone.
The Seymour Duncan APH-2b Alnico II Pro Slash Humbucker honors guitar hero Slash with his first signature pickup. The Seymour Duncan APH-2b bridge pickup's tone will be familiar to anyone who has heard Slash's recorded tone.
Like the standard APH-1 Alnico II Pro, which Slash has used for years, the Seymour Duncan Slash pickup uses an AlnicoII magnet. However, the Alnico II Pro Slash humbucker is wound with just enough boosted output to push a stock Les Paul guitar toward the sweet sustain and rude crunch that characterizes Slash's sound. In addition, Seymour Duncan enhances the APH-2b bridge pickup with some of the same appointments found on the Duncan pickups seen in Slash's '86 recording axe: a single-conductor cable, a long-legged bottom plate, and a wooden spacer. For true fans, or for players who want to capture Slash's recorded tone, the APH-2b pickup is a critical part of the tone chain. This is the same pickup found in the newest Gibson Slash model Les Paul guitar.
Though he has dozens of amazing guitars, since 1986 Slash has used pretty much one very special Les Paul for all recording. The Alnico II Pro Slash pickup was designed to give Slash's other Les Paul guitars (what he calls his "live guitars") the exact tone of his legendary recording guitar.
With the ubiquitous top hat and shades, mop of black curls obscuring his face, and a blazing electric guitar tone blasting through a wall of amps, Slash epitomizes the very reasons we first air-strummed a low-slung tennis racquet in the privacy of our bedroom. For over 3 decades he has relied on Seymour Duncan pickups for his guitar tone.
Warm, moderate-output humbucker. Recommended for jazz, blues, and classic rock.
The Slash aficionado will use a pair of these pickups to capture that unmistakable tone. This pickup matches well with the SFX-11 Twin Tube Blue all-tube overdrive-distortion stompbox (sold separately) for singing leads and authoritative chording.
While designed for use in a Les Paul, this pickup works well in any well-balanced humbucker-equipped guitar. Also works great with hollow and semi-hollow body guitars.
The Alnico II Pro Slash is hand built in Seymour Duncan's Santa Barbara, California workshop and includes all mounting hardware. Recommended for the bridge position.