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Seymour Duncan AHB-1 Blackouts Humbucker Set with Metal Covers

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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 extrem... Click To Read More About This Product

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    $2390.00

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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$2390.00
 
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Overview

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.

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
Pro Coverage
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
One year replacement warranty on all pickups.


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Seymour DuncanAHB-1 Blackouts Humbucker Set with Metal Covers
 
4.8

(based on 8 reviews)

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(15 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Active Hum Pup our there

By Mark Rakemaker

from missouri

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

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.

(13 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing

By B

from T-Town, Az

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

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~!

(10 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

KILLER PICKUPS

By G1

from IL

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

Ordered on-line...came in a couple Days... Wiring was easy Sound is insane...way better than EMG (more organic but still hot/active)

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Warm and great sounding

By Jon WERNER

from Chicago, IL

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

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.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great sound

By Desmond Saubel

from Beaumont, California

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

I have wanted these for a little while now and when I got them i was so hyped just to hear them, after they were installed I played even on a clean channel and the sound real nice. The pick-ups are the best I've ever played through and really there is no word to describe how wonderful they are. You should check them out!

 
5.0

Compliments my hand built and purpose built guitars

By GuitarBob

from Ohio

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Pros

  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound
  • Sprontacious

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Playing out with "NiteShift"
    • Practicing

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

    Awesome product , far exceeds the run of the mill - other brand of active pickups . Great looks and quality build .

     
    5.0

    These pickups work great!

    By Fast Eddy

    from Lancaster Pa

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

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

      These pickups were put in Squier Stagemaster, and turned a good looking guitar with a very humdrum sound into a great looking guitar with a great sound. These pickups vastly improved the sound, and the black chrome covers added a great touch to the look. These pickups have a great metal sound with great sustain.

       
      3.0

      Decent

      By ALEXANDER ESTERLEY

      from CA

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

      Ordered them online, read the reviews and thought it was going to be a refresher from playing 81/60 EMGs. To my surprise they were not very refreshing. They had a good tone, but became too muddy when it came down to running the same amount of gain through them that I would on my 81/60 EMGs. In the end the Seymour Duncans didn't compare with the EMGs because the great high gain, chugs, and ear piecing squeals were not there for me on the Blackouts like the EMGs. One thing I would give the Blackouts is a good hard rock sound, but that is it. People might say EMGs are a one trick pony and don't sound that great at low levels. Well they do and do you really never plan on turning your volume up? 81/60 EMGs > Seymour Duncan Blackouts

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