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Seymour Duncan SH-5 Duncan Custom Guitar Pickup  

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Beef up the sound of the Patent Applied For pickup and you get the Seymour Duncan SH-5 Duncan Custom Pickup -- with hard-driving, kicking sound and just the right balance of power, sustain, and distor... Read More

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Beef up the sound of the Patent Applied For pickup and you get the Seymour Duncan SH-5 Duncan Custom Pickup -- with hard-driving, kicking sound and just the right balance of power, sustain, and distortion. This Seymour Duncan pickup cuts through with a distinctive high end and midrange attack. Recommended for bridge position. 4-conductor cable.

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  • Hard-driving, kicking sound
  • Cuts with a distinctive high end and midrange attack
  • Best for bridge position
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Seymour DuncanSH-5 Duncan Custom Guitar Pickup
 
4.7

(based on 14 reviews)

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5.0

My Japanese Strat sounded like a Music Man Axis

By Victor Scherrer

from Tempe, AZ

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Bright tones, not shrill or harsh
  • Good Quality
  • Tight and pronounced low end
  • Works well with splitted coils

Cons

  • It's hard to match with softer pickups

Best Uses

  • Matches with basswood bodies
  • Pop, blues, rock, hard rock, fusion

Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-5 Duncan Custom Guitar Pickup:

A guitar tech recommended to install a SH-5 in my old Japanese Fender Stratocaster 10 years ago and it was a pleasant surprise. I got round drive sounds (think EVH or Steve Lukather distortions), keeping a full clean with a bright beautiful tone and without extra mids. Also, I was able to kept some strat tones splitting that pickup.

My only concern: as long as I had one SD Vintage Rails in the neck, it took me some time to adjust and get used to their different outputs, even lowering the pickup height.

Despite that point, that's an awesome and versatile pickup. I don't like to use lots of gain and, trust me, SH-5 isn't only for metal guys.

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5.0

Love 'em

By CmdrCool

from IL

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-5 Duncan Custom Guitar Pickup:

    Definitely a huge upgrade from the stock pick ups on my PRS S2. I paired these with the 59 neck and they are a perfect setup for me. From Tesla, to Journey, to Metallica they work well! No regrets. I'm so glad I only kept the stock S2 pickups in for a few weeks. It's like night and day much better sound and sustain.

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    5.0

    Great Pickup

    By daniel

    from Murrieta, CA

    Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-5 Duncan Custom Guitar Pickup:

    Amazing cleans, great distorted tones, great for any type of rock music (probably not good for extreme music. Had a blend knob installed instead of the coil-tap, glad i did it sounds great half rolled off instead of taken all the way out.

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    5.0

    Great pickup!

    By MAURCIO LOPES

    from Dallas, Texas

    Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-5 Duncan Custom Guitar Pickup:

    I put a SH-5 on my Mexican strat and it sounds super hot! I love it. It sounds better then the "so famous" JB (which I have on my Les Paul). If you want some fat hard rock sounds, that's the pickup to buy it!

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    4.0

    Would give it 4.5 if I could

    By Andrew Meyer

    from Oak Lawn, IL

    Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-5 Duncan Custom Guitar Pickup:

    I'm just gonna start by saying this is a pretty nice pickup. Seems very well built, and was definitely an improvement over the stock pickups in my Epiphone. I'll admit the improvement wasn't as great as I had hoped though, reading all the 5 star reviews this has gotten. I did a side by side comparison between this and the stock pickup (recorded with a Zoom H2). The most noticeable difference with the SH-5 was a slight volume increase and a slightly stronger midrange. Didn't really "bring my guitar to life," if you know what I mean. Of course I'm guessing part of the problem is Epiphone's cheap electronics.

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    4.0

    Great improvement!!

    By Daniel Delgado

    from TX

    Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-5 Duncan Custom Guitar Pickup:

    I bought the SH-5 Custom to replace the stock Alnico II humbuckers I had on my Epiphone Firebird Studio hoping for something hot with lots of gain and power, and this pickup delivers! I got it open without the nickel plate covering and there is no hum and it doesn't pick up any extra sounds that much, so I would recommend going for those if you prefer a brighter sound over appearance. The original Alnico pickups on my Firebird had absolutely no sustain or gain whatsoever, and the sh-5 was the perfect solution. Notes and chords will ring for just about as long as you hold them, making pinch harmonics sound amazing. I like to play with lots of distortion, and this pickup is good for that. Palm-muting sounds nice and deep with the sh-5, and open notes and chords sound clear and distinct. Although the SH-5 is very hot and has the perfect tone for the kind of music I like to play, I still feel that it could have even more gain and an even hotter sound overall, which is why I rated it 4 stars. Next time, I will probably go for the SH-8 Invader or Hot Rails instead as I've heard that these are hotter than the Custom. This pickup works just fine tho if you're looking for something with lots of distortion and high energy such as punk, hardcore or metal (which are the styles that I like to play) and I'm sure that buying a better amp with higher gain and distortion will make it sound just perfect! Nonetheless, I am very pleased with this purchase and plan on keeping it forever.

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    5.0

    GREAT FOR ANYTHING

    By Cody Richardson

    from Brighton, TN

    Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-5 Duncan Custom Guitar Pickup:

    I can honestly say, it sounds amazing. I own an Ibanez SZR720. The stock pickups just weren't cutting it, so i put this in the bridge! This added just the right amount of punch without sacraficing a nice clean sound. It really has amazing tone! Its a nice mixture of Bass, mids, and highs all together, with a main focus on the mids and highs but still no sacrifice in bass for those metal riffs. In detail, the lead channel is tight with definition in every string in each chord. Depending on the amp and distortion you use, it gives you a great heavy rock to metal sound. For the clean, it doesnt really distort or give you too much crunch. It's actually pretty clean. Coil-split its good for country, otherwise, its good for anything. Its really a great pickup all around, you wont be dissappointed no matter what you put it in! The SH-5 sounds amazing ANYWHERE in ANYTHING! I highly suggest it to anyone!

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    4.0

    Good with a cleaner amp

    By Jason Tanner

    from Syracuse, NY

    Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-5 Duncan Custom Guitar Pickup:

    I wanted to get more saturation out of my 6505+ for lead playing. My friends worned me that my amp might be to strong for the pickup on the lead channel. I put it in my Gibson SG 61' reissue. Well, they were 100 % correct. I use a noise suppressor (G string) and even with the pickup volume down to 6, which is the lowest I can go without sacrificing tone, and the amp volume down to 1, it squeels for a second when I stop playing! That is with the G string on at half way!!! AND, i set the height of the pickup very low. Its sunk into the guitar!!! HOWEVER, I will say on my crunch channel it works beautifully. It breaks up when I dig in and doesn't squeel or feedback the way it does with high gain the high gain channel. AND, with my Blues Jr. it is awesome! Very responsive. good for rock and blues. But I was looking for a heavey high gain sound with this guitar. Oh well, Im gonna swap it into my epiphone and put the 59' humbuckers back in...

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    5.0

    Very pleased!

    By Nathan

    from Denver, CO

    Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-5 Duncan Custom Guitar Pickup:

    I installed a pair of these in the bridge position of a Schecter Tempest Custom and I am very pleased with the results. I mainly play progressive styles of metal and this pickup has just the right amount of gain to where its got a good kick, but isnt overbearing and muddy. I have some SH-6 Distortions in another guitar of mine, but it was a bit much so I went down to the SH-5 and found exactly what I was looking for.

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    5.0

    just what I expected

    By Ian Maynard

    from northern va

    Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-5 Duncan Custom Guitar Pickup:

    I installed this pup into the bridge position of my 77 les paul. Although the guitar already sounded great, it just was missing something, a little more edge. This pup gave it exactly what I was looking for. And, ordering online saved the hassle and flood of arrogant attidudes when shopping at my local G.C. All in all, the pickup is great, and the online service is just as good. Shopping in person, not so good.

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