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      Seymour Duncan APH-2s Alnico II Pro Slash Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup Set (712624)
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A warm, moderate-output humbucker pickup set designed to produce Slash's unique recorded guitar tone.

The Seymour Duncan APH-2s Alnico II Pro Slash Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup Set honors guitar hero Slash with his first signature pickups. The tone of this pickup set will be familiar to anyone who has heard Slash's recorded tone. Though he has dozens of amazing guitars, since 1986 Slash has pretty much used one very special Les Paul for all of his recordings. The Alnico II Pro Slash was designed to give Slash's other Les Paul guitars (what he calls his "live guitars") the exact tone of his legendary guitar.

Like the standard APH-1 Alnico II Pro, which Slash has used for years, the Slash APH-2 set uses Alnico 2 magnets. However, the Alnico II Pro Slash is wound with just enough boosted output to push a stock Les Paul toward the sweet sustain and rude crunch that characterize Slash's sound. In addition, Seymour Duncan enhances the APH-2 pickups 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, these Seymour Duncan pickups are a critical part of the tone chain. These are same pickups found in the newest Gibson Slash model Les Paul guitar.

With the ubiquitous top hat and shades, a 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 Slash has relied on Seymour Duncan pickups for his guitar tone.

Applications:
Warm, moderate-output humbucker. Recommended for jazz, blues, and classic rock.

Complete setup:
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.

Guitars:
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 neck and bridge position.

Seymour Duncan APH-2s Alnico II Pro Slash Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup Set

One year replacement warranty on all pickups.

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  • Just what I expected..

    As reviewed by Dr. Bluestarrman on 11/2/2010

    I bought an Epiphone Les Paul Ultra and I wanted a bit more than the stock pick-ups generally offer. Just what I expected......and well worth the money! You can play articulated riffs (ex: Slash, of course) and balls out raunch with the simple use of your volume and tone controls. The articulation is always there but at higher volume, tone and gain settings....the notes seem to sing a little longer or added sustain. I love the tones and flavors of notes that I can achieve with the two Semour Duncans. Now imagine the contrast that an Ultra (with the Nanomag) as a third pickup can offer. I can get acoustic clean or add some dirt with the gain..but the review is for the pickups and there is a noticeable difference with the stock and pickups that I had professionally placed for me. Great tones and added jazzy nuances. I am very happy with my choice but not surprised. Semour Duncan has been at it for a long time. Just what I expected....

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  • Fantastic best SD set I have used to date

    As reviewed by Zakk on 12/17/2010

    I have SD sets like the Hot rod JB/Jazz and Mayhem distortions as well as all other SD humbucker combos and I love them all but this set is very special. Both pickups are fantastic but I have to say the neck just shines past all my other SD necks. The sustain is incredible as well as the warmth when the tone is rolled back. It does not go flat and drop sustain or clarity it just gets fuller sounding. I love GNR and have played lots of Slash stuff but really did not get these to get that sound. I am so glad I did. The sweet solo sound I get from that pickup just makes nailing a slash solo so much easier to reach, but it is far from limited to the Slash sound. It was always so hard to get that sustain and never had that same warm tone with any other SD even the Alnico II. These are different for sure so if you ask can I save a buck and just get the Alnico II and still get the same sound I can answer from a hands on point of view "No". SD advertising on this is very accurate Even if you are not shooting for slashes sound these pickups produce many unique and very musical tones. Every musician should try a set. They are the best upgrade for the dollar I have spent in the last 20 years.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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  • best upgrade I ve made!

    As reviewed by John Pelle on 9/11/2012

    Let me start by saying these pickups are AWESOME!I have upgraded 2 Epihpones with Gibson pickups and an Ibanez with Steve Vai.These Slash are by far the best upgrade for me.I put these in the epiphone ultra 3 all i can say is AWESOME!If your on the fence about them get off and buy dont see how you can be dissapointed.

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