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Seymour Duncan Gus G Signature Humbucker Pickup Set Black

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Hard rock and metal guitarists no longer need to choose between the power of active pickups and the response of passive pickups. The Gus G. Fire Blackouts System blends the best aspects of both. This ... Click To Read More About This Product

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Hard rock and metal guitarists no longer need to choose between the power of active pickups and the response of passive pickups. The Gus G. Fire Blackouts System blends the best aspects of both. This system combines the massive tone, kick, and distortion of Blackouts with the rich tone and expressive feel of my favorite passive pickups," says Gus G., the exciting young guitarist just off the road with Ozzy Osbourne. "It responds perfectly to all my picking techniques, and more of my personality comes through than with any active pickup I've tried."

Details:
¢ Combines active and passive. The Gus G. Fire Blackouts System is a matched set of two passive humbucking pickups and a dual preamp that replaces one of the guitar's volume knobs.
¢ Traditional humbucker design with individual pole pieces provides the note definition and string-to-string feel of passive pickups
¢ Alnico 5 magnets deliver rich, detailed tones. The bridge pickup's larger magnet adds more low-mids for fatter, fuller-sounding leads.
¢ Custom-wound coils create a remarkably open, airy sound.
¢ A high-output, low-noise differential dual preamp captures every nuance of the passive-style pickups-with plenty of headroom. Most
other active preamps clip too easily, decimating your dynamics.
¢ Long battery life. A single 9-volt battery provides approximately 750 hours of playing time.
¢ Bare-wire lockdown connectors. Uses the same solderless connectors as our Liberator Pickup Change System. No soldering
required if replacing existing active pickups. Screwdriver included.
¢ Includes three additional 25K potentiometers for users who are replacing passive pickups.
¢ Organic sound. Instead of tone that sounds as if it was created by a preamp, you'll hear the wood of your guitar. You'll hear your picking style. You'll hear you.
¢ Pickups hand-made in Santa Barbara, California. Preamp made in the USA.

Features
  • Matched set of two passive humbucking pickups and a dual preamp
  • Traditional humbucker design with individual pole pieces
  • Alnico 5 magnets
  • Custom-wound coils
  • High-output, low-noise differential dual preamp
  • 9-volt battery powered
  • Bare-wire lockdown connectors
  • Three additional 25K potentiometers
  • Pickups hand-made in Santa Barbara, California
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
One year replacement warranty on all pickups.


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Seymour DuncanGus G Signature Humbucker Pickup Set
 
4.5

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4.0

A hotter classic metal tone

By Shredderpete

from Melbourne, Australia

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

  • Fiddly Installation

Best Uses

  • Concerts
  • Recording

Comments about Seymour Duncan Gus G Signature Humbucker Pickup Set:

I was sent these pickups to review a few years ago. The set combines passive humbuckers and an active preamp, along with several 25k pots, wires, capacitors and a battery clip. It's a bit more involved than the average pickup swap.

These pickups are great for a modern take on the classic metal tone. They're very thick and chunky with plenty of compression which makes them perfect for aggressive metal styles where you need plenty of gain and sustain. They're not particularly dynamic - if that's what you're after there are plenty of other pickups that will do it for you - but if you're after a more natural take on the active humbucker tone, these have a warmth and woodiness that you won't find in true actives. The effect is pretty much like a great passive humbucker set boosted with a clean boost or an overdrive pedal but right from the guitar. You certainly don't need to be a Gus G fan to appreciate the sound of these pickups; they sound great in all sorts of rock and metal styles. I wouldn't recommend them for primarily clean or primarily 'classic rock' 70s tones but they're great for anything 1980-onwards.

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5.0

Best Pickup Ever Produced

By Tale Gunner

from Fishers, IN

Comments about Seymour Duncan Gus G Signature Humbucker Pickup Set:

It is a bold statement to make, but if there's a better active p/u on the market, I don't know what it would be. When I installed into my Schecter C-1, the improvement in tone was just incredible. Noiseless, clear and full. And when plugged into a JCM800, the overdrive was stronger than I thought possible. Roll the volume back on the guitar and the clean tone was oh so sweet. I am still experimenting with different gear, so I don't know all it's capabilities yet, but I am in love with what I have discovered. Gus & Seymour are a couple good friends to have!

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