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Seymour Duncan SH-PG1 Pearly Gates Pickup Black Neck

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The original custom Pearly Gates pickups were wound for the famous '59 Les Paul Standard that defined the raw, rebellious sound of Texas blues rock. Essentially a variation on the Patent Applied For s... 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

The original custom Pearly Gates pickups were wound for the famous '59 Les Paul Standard that defined the raw, rebellious sound of Texas blues rock. Essentially a variation on the Patent Applied For sound, Seymour Duncan's Pearly Gates sound sweet, but is slightly rude, with great sustain and a bright top that make harmonics jump out of the guitar.

Features
  • Vintage design
  • Super hot output
  • Raw edge
  • Great sustain
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One year replacement warranty on all pickups.


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Seymour DuncanSH-PG1 Pearly Gates Pickup
 
4.9

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)

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(31 of 32 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The perfect PAF for those who want some extra edge

By Mr. N.

from Ithaca, MI

Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-PG1 Pearly Gates Pickup:

I ordered a pair of Pearly Gates to replace the stock ones in my Epiphone Les Paul and it's easily one of the best decisions I've ever made. Not only did the tone get a lot more full and defined, it had that little extra edge I desired while retaining the guitar's natural tone. A big reason I went for these is because I wanted 4-conductor humbuckers to do the Jimmy Page wiring. Even in single-coil mode, in series, or out of phase, the sounds from the pickups are, well, heavenly. They can handle clean tones to bluesy overdrive to face-melting metal without breaking a sweat. If you like the look of covered 'buckers (like I do), I recommend getting Gibson's neck-spaced covers for both pickups. Even for the bridge pickup, Gibson's bridge-spaced cover is too wide for the pole pieces to fit through.

(30 of 30 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Pup!

By Dusty

from Philadelphia, PA

Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-PG1 Pearly Gates Pickup:

I've used a Pearly Gates in the neck position of every humbucker-housed guitar I've owned in the past two years. It's the perfect warm, buttery, Texas-toast sound to compliment the ballsy, edgier sound of a raw bridge humbucker! It's smooth distortion is the flipside to it's lovely clean sound. The PG rings true to it's name, as it's heavenly in all things TONE!

(27 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The pearly gates is king

By Leonidas

from Pennsylvania

Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-PG1 Pearly Gates Pickup:

Seymour Duncan's Perly Gates model is superb. It stays in the range of the Patent Applied For tone of the original humbucker, while adding a little extra. It has a bit more edge and midrange, as well as four conductor cables for doing coil-splitting. Seymour Duncan pickups are top of the line and so is their customer service.

(17 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great tone

By lowchevy2

from Whitsett, NC

Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-PG1 Pearly Gates Pickup:

Couldn't be happier with the pearly gates pickups I just put in my Epiphone Les Paul Custom. The stock pickups were just dead so I put these in and its like I got a new guitar. Great clean sound on either pickup and really smooth distorted tone running through Boss MT-2 Metal Zone pedal. A lot hotter than I thought they would be and really hits tht Billy F. Gibbons sound. I would recommend to anybody.

(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Pearlybag Darrell

By Me

from Granite City ,Illinois

Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-PG1 Pearly Gates Pickup:

I recently decided to replace the pickups in my old Washburn Dimebag Darrell Signature Model. The originals had started to sound like they were dragging my tone through a bog. The guy at guitar center sold me on the Pearly Gates, and I slapped that sucker in the neck position. Anywhere from super clean to searing distortion, doesn't matter, this pickup makes the axe sing like I've never heard before. The perfect compliment to the Dimebucker I threw in the bridge.I'd give it more stars if I could!

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Suprised!!!!

By Jay

from Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-PG1 Pearly Gates Pickup:

I bought this pickup a couple days ago. A Bridge model. I Installed it as soon as I got home and was extremely suprised. It has a good rich Texas burn, crunch when you need it, smooth when ease down on the distortion. It's perfect for all styles in my opinion. I've been playing for 4 years and I've been searching for the perfect pickup. The Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates is definitely a good choice if you want some kick but well rounded sound. I'm planning on installing one in the neck ASAP. I'm very pleased with my purchase.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Texas in a small package

By Clinton Medicine Crow

from San Diego, CA

Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-PG1 Pearly Gates Pickup:

Replaced the stock pickups in my Gibson Les Paul and what a diffrence! These pickups have delivered everything and more that was advertised. The tone really jumps out with these babies. While the Pearly Gates' have more "power" than the stock Gibson's they are not too hot, seem to be just right to replicate Billy Gibbons well known tone. While I highly recommend these to those who desire to replicate Billy's sound they are great for getting a good classic rock tone as well. Sound best when paired with a tube amp and an overdrive pedal.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

wake up for a les paul..

By Richard

from Las Vegas, NV

Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-PG1 Pearly Gates Pickup:

I threw one of these in the neck of my epi les paul and it sounds fantastic. I get nice, warm, bluesy-paf tones from this rather clean or slightly driven. It works really well for classic or southern rock as well. The ONLY reason I gave it a 4 is because, c'mon, 100 bucks?! really?! The price is outrageous, there are dimarzio pickups that sound just as good for 2/3 the price. But I do love the pickup.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

extraordinary.

By Ali

from sanford, fl

Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-PG1 Pearly Gates Pickup:

I have a epiphone les paul jr, which had a stock pickup. I upgraded that to the pearly gates and i couldnt believe it. Perfect all around for what im playing. It just goes to show, you dont need a expensive guitar to make it sound good, you need a pearly gates. I even found this better than the p-94t, which is the same tone as the p-90, which is on the original les paul model. This thing is great i suggest it to anyone in need of a replacement.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent replacement pup

By Michael Guadagno

from Orlando, FL

Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-PG1 Pearly Gates Pickup:

The Pearly Gates are excellent pickups for classic rock/hard rock and blues players. Since it's a copy of the pickups in Billy Gibbons' famous 1959 Les Paul, one can expect the PAF style of sound: great warmth, sounds good clean, sounds fantastic with distortion. The output is slighter higher than a vintage PAF, but this is still a low output pickup. This isn't a good choice for metal heads. Metal heads are better off with the Seymour Duncan JB series that Matthias Jabs endorses.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates

By Randy Harbourt

from Bernardston, MA

Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-PG1 Pearly Gates Pickup:

I had found my pickups sounded "dull" in my Ibanez GAX70L when used with my Fender Blues Junior and Tube Works Overdrive when compared to the chrome pickups in my DeArmond Gibson clone. I wanted to get that beefy Texas Rock sound, so I purchased the Pearly Gates Neck pickup to practice playing rhythym... Sounds awesome, great clarity and volume, too bad it's a tease not having the bridge pick to play lead, so I hope to order it to get the complete set soon.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazed

By Adam M.

from Southfield, MI

Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-PG1 Pearly Gates Pickup:

I purchased an Epiphone Les Paul many years ago and had been foolishly playing with the stock pickups for all these years. Now that my income has increased I decided to indulge and purchased a standard black bridge pearly gates pickup. This pickup is an absolute monster! The sustain is incredible and the cripness of each string plucked brings chills to my body every time. It works great for clean, crunch, distorted, and whatever else you want to throw at it. Looking to purchase a neck pickup to match now. Thank you Seymour Duncan for making great gear!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Improvement!

By Dan

from I'm not telling you

Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-PG1 Pearly Gates Pickup:

I got this pickup for my epiphone g-400 limited edition, because the stock pickups just weren't loud enough to keep up with the high volume of my band. After installing this pickup, I immediately noticed a difference when played through my Marshall AVT-150... It has been nothing but perfect so far, definitely the pickup to go with if you play anything from rock to blues.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

bright for a semi hollow body but controllable

By Timothy

from Las Vegas

Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-PG1 Pearly Gates Pickup:

I had to wrap the tape with electrical tape cause I was getting fuzz sound and squelch. But now it's legit as hell. Love it. It's super bright but very controllable with a twist of the tone knob. Super awesome sound.

 
5.0

Very happy with the product

By Joe

from Slatington pa

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-PG1 Pearly Gates Pickup:

    Made my les paul standard epiphone sound greatft

     
    5.0

    just what i was looking for

    By mark

    from san mateo ca.

    About Me Experienced

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-PG1 Pearly Gates Pickup:

      amazing

       
      4.0

      good tone

      By MiDi

      from Seattle.WA

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      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-PG1 Pearly Gates Pickup:

      this is my neck pickup, I wanted something that had a classic tone to it and it delivers

       
      5.0

      Hot Rodded

      By Thumpitt66

      from Granbury Texas

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-PG1 Pearly Gates Pickup:

        This pick up is smooth and creamy which is exactly what I want when playing through the neck pick up.Great sound at ALL volumes Always trust SD.

         
        5.0

        Exactly What I Was Looking For

        By Vincent

        from Wilmington, NC

        Site Member

        Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-PG1 Pearly Gates Pickup:

        I installed a set of the Pearly Gates pickups in a 2011 Gibson SG Standard Limited (baked maple fretboard and quick connect pickups). I eliminated the quick connect pickups and rewired the guitar with 500k volume and tone pots and orange drop caps. The original pickups were Gibson 490R (Neck) and 498T (Bridge) and had 300k volume pots. I play through both solid state and tube amps (Fender). To summarize in one word: WOW!!!! The guitar sounds more alive with notes that jump out when playing single notes. When clean, overdriven or heavily distorted, this setup performs. Chords are clean enough to hear each note, but dirty enough to make you think, oh yeah! It was a worthwhile installation indeed.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfection and nothing sure

        By Garrett

        from Pittsburgh Pa

        Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-PG1 Pearly Gates Pickup:

        I took the pickups out of my Les Paul Custom and put this in the neck. I put a different seymour duncan in the bridge. This guitar has a wonderful warm quality with a great distortion and high end. This is a great pick up and there is a reason they are the choice of the pros. I mean its pet-agree and its users are enough to choose but when you hear it you know you choice was right. If you are looking for rock pick ups dont thing about twice. Buy these pick ups

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