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Seymour Duncan SH-15 Alternative 8 Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup Nickel Cover

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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. Read More

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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.

Description

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.

Features
  • Magnet: Alnico VIII Bar
  • Cable: Four conductor
  • Output: Moderate
  • User: Pro Shop
  • Type: Hum Canceling
  • EQ
  • Bass: 7
  • Mid: 8
Specifications
  • Bridge DC Resistance: 17.68 k
  • Bridge Resonant peak: 4.46 KHz
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
One year replacement warranty on all pickups.


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Seymour DuncanSH-15 Alternative 8 Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup
 
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5.0

my new favorite

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from Richmond VA

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

the alt 8 is great for what i do. it has plenty of output and handles high gain very well. it has a well defined midrange and high treble response,which i find sounds great in drop tunings like drop C and B without getting to "Mushy" and cleans up very nicely too . i would recommend this in a guitar with a warm tonewood like Mahogany, it may not be your cup of tea if you play fenders in standard tuning. i also recommend the SH-1n 59 model as your neck pickup as it has a very tight midrange and balances out beautify. one last thing i will add, CHECK YOUR BRIDGE SPACING! don't assume because you have a hard tail, that you need humbucker spacing. i had to send mine back to get the wider trembucker spacing. guitar center was very helpful with handling my return and getting the correct pickup in a very timely manner, so bonus points for that. i would indeed recommend this pickup to anyone why likes a modern hard edge sound and still wants the more natural tone of the AlNiCo magnet.

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5.0

Best metal pickup for a bright guitar

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from Sagle Idaho

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

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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5.0

New favorite pick up now

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from USA

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

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.

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from Pennsylvania

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

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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