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Seymour Duncan SH-18 Whole Lotta Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup Set

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In his youth, Seymour Duncan spent time in London and aided fellow young guitar players with defining their sound through pickups. This wouldn't be much of a story if one of these lads didn't go on to... Click To Read More About This Product

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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.
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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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Overview

In his youth, Seymour Duncan spent time in London and aided fellow young guitar players with defining their sound through pickups. This wouldn't be much of a story if one of these lads didn't go on to change the world. Seymour's special rewound PAFs went into a Les Paul and captured a sound that blasted through a Marshall stack and into history. These same pickups are now available as the Whole Lotta Humbucker.

The recipe for these pickups starts with a rough cast Alnico 5 magnet, plain enamel wire, and Seymour's unique wind pattern. The bridge is a hotter-than-vintage 8.78k DC resistance and the neck is similarly beefy at 8.20k. Tonally, the rough cast magnets add warmth and balanced note-to-note clarity so everything sounds bigger. What is sonically unique about the Whole Lotta Humbucker pickups is the way that they push your amp and add a very slight natural compression and sustain to your playing.

Complete setup
Use the Whole Lotta Humbucker set for the "original" sound or try the bridge with an Alnico 2 magnet neck pickup, like the Pearly Gates, for a distinct in-between position tone. Utilize the 4-conductor cable on each pickup with push/pull pots or mini-switches for complete flexibility.

Guitars
Use in any Mahogany or warm-toned solid body guitar with a Rosewood fingerboard for the "original" sound.

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


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Seymour DuncanSH-18 Whole Lotta Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup Set
 
5.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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  • Improves sound (4)
  • Good quality (3)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Whole Lotta Humbucker Set

By AK68

from TN

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Improves Sound

Cons

  • None unless you really need to push your preamp

Best Uses

  • Great tone

Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-18 Whole Lotta Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup Set:

I installed these in my 2006 PRS CU22. They replaced my DiMarzio Super Distortion and Humbucker from Hell set. I have had the stock Dragon II's, a Duncan Custom, Air Norton, Stew Mac Overwounds over the years. I use DiAddario NYC XL's. I recently purchased a Marshall 2525H and the DiMarzio setup sounded good but the Duncan Whole Lotta Humbucker set took it over the top! The clarity and balance in these are just amazing! The chords just sound nearly 3D. Turning the volume down on the drive channel brings the dirt down but maintains balance. The neck pickup has that classic spongy sound but not muddy at all. I can see why Page used the originals for so long. Mr. Duncan really could have built his company on this set alone. I am a classic rock sort of guy, however my metal head son loves the sound of them too.
The bottom line is, clarity and balance. If you want articulate, clear and near 3D like tone, look no farther...

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I would buy this pickup again, GREAT TONE

By WES

from HOUSTON

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-18 Whole Lotta Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup Set:

    These pickups sound incredible in my LP standard, Exactly the tone I was looking for
    NO REGRETS.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Incredible Pickups and not just for Whole Lotta Love!

    By Scott

    from St. Louis

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    Pros

    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-18 Whole Lotta Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup Set:

        These are some of the best pickups I've used and I've tried a lot. LZ is my favorite band though to so I'm a little biased. They sound great and not just when playing LZ. I've got these in a 96 LP Studio and they sound great. Never dark but never shrill or harsh. They have a way of being able to sound edgy but smooth at the same time if that makes sense. Really nice pickups and unique.

         
        5.0

        Wow Wow Wow and Wow!!!

        By Magic

        from Washington DC

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound
        • Shut the front door, you're about to rock!!!

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Heavy to Light Rock, Blues, Alternative Rock
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-18 Whole Lotta Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup Set:

        These were personally made for Artists like Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page and just released to the public, I believe, in 2013! It's a no brainer little buddy!!! Make sure you put these pickups on a heavy guitar body...
        Magic March...

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