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Seymour Duncan SH-15 Alternative 8 Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup
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High output humbucker is ready for anything.

The Seymour Duncan SH-15 Alternative 8 Humbucker is a high-output electric guitar pickup with an Alnico 8 magnet for extra output. Perfect for all rock styles and great for use with high gain amps.


Seymour Duncan's first production guitar pickup to use an Alnico 8 magnet, the Alternative 8 starts with hot coils wound for maximum output. With the addition of the Alnico 8 magnet, output is enhanced with a huge, punchy sound, full of fat mids and present upper-mids. This is a dynamic guitar pickup that doesn't get sizzly or dark like some high-output ceramic magnet electric guitar pickups.

Complete setup

The Seymour Duncan SH-15 Alternative 8 Humbucker Pickup recommended for the bridge position. Matches great with a moderate output neck pickup like the SH-1n '59 or the SH-2n Jazz Model. Pairs well with a distortion pedal like the SFX-05 Lava Box or the SFX-08 Power Grid distortion.

Seymour Duncan SH-15 Alternative 8 Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup Features:

  • Magnet: Alnico VIII Bar
    Cable: Four conductor
    Output: Moderate
    User: Pro Shop
    Type: Hum Canceling

    Bass: 7
    Mid: 8
    Treble: 9

Seymour Duncan SH-15 Alternative 8 Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup Specifications:

  • Bridge DC Resistance: 17.68 k
    Bridge Resonant peak: 4.46 KHz

Seymour Duncan SH-15 Alternative 8 Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup

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  • Best metal pickup for a bright guitar

    As reviewed by Kathryn Lacy on 3/22/2013

    The Title says it all. I would not put this in an explorer or and mahogany dark sounding guiding guitar. I put it into a bolt on RR guitar I built. It is one of the best pickups for metal I have ever played. 'Nuff said.

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  • New favorite pick up now

    As reviewed by Rudy Pierce on 7/19/2012

    I have always used the SH-4 JB as a replacement bridge pick up but gave the SH-15 a try in an Epi SG and it immediately became my new favorite. It has the crunch of the JB with a lower treble. You must have the correct height to the strings for the optimum tone and once there you can achieve limitless tones with the adjustment of your volume knob. This is a very high gain pickup but actually does clean up very well. I do not play metal but think it could easily do it. I do know you can go from crystal clean to heavy duty rock with slight volume/tone pot adjustments on your guitar. I really like this pick up and have ordered more for other guitars in my arsenal. This one is a keeper.

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  • These sound like poop.

    As reviewed by Henry Kovel on 3/18/2012

    Okay, so I work in a guitar shop and I switch out pickups and restring blah, blah, blah. So this guy walks in and wants to have one put in the bridge for a Jackson Rhoads RR3. I wired it, cleaned the guitar, and restrung it, then I played one riff on it and I almost sent this tainted guitar into the ground, this thing had the worst tone I had ever heard and I had found nothing wrong with the instrument while I worked on it. Mid range is this pickup's real name, the mids are astonishingly high and it is near impossible to dial in a good tone, needless to say, I offered him a free wiring and his money back since he bought it from me a week or so before, then he got an Invader or a Dimebucker or something. Now I'm sending all of these stupid things back to Seymour Duncan so they can think about what they've done.

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