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Seymour Duncan SH-PG1 Pearly Gates Pickup  

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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... Read More

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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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Seymour DuncanSH-PG1 Pearly Gates Pickup
 
4.9

(based on 22 reviews)

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4.0

good tone

By MiDi

from Seattle,WA

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.

     
    5.0

    Great Pickups

    By Michael

    from London, OH

    Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-PG1 Pearly Gates Pickup:

    I have a modern tele special that I put the Pearly Gates in on the bridge along with a Seymour Duncan Standard Strat Stack in the middle and a Dimarzio True Velvet T in the neck. The Gates along with the other pickups added a new dimension to the guitar. I have the best of both worlds keeping the true tele sound and when I want to get rockin I flip down to the Gates and the Strat Stack. Now I have a real variety of sounds that I never got out of the stock pickups. Right now I have a mini toggle giving me the option to split the Pearl Gates but I plan on getting a mini toggle on/on/on switch so I can split/series/parallel the pickup.

    (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

    It's pearly gates...what more can I say?

    By Jemile

    from orlando fl

    Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-PG1 Pearly Gates Pickup:

    I use this in the neck position, along with a whole lotta humbucker in the bridge. This combo is light years beyond the original pickups in the guitar (1960 LP reissue). I run it through either a Bogner or Marshall tube amp. All i can say is WOW!!!!! Worth the investment PERIOD!!!

     
    5.0

    Perfect Balance

    By ED

    from Petaluma CA

    Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-PG1 Pearly Gates Pickup:

    This Pickup is outstanding and probably the best humbucking neck pickup I've ever heard. It is tonally balanced from the highs to the lows and the bass does not turn to a mud puddle when distorted and pushed hard. Every note is delightfully distinct yet amazingly hot when distorted.

     
    5.0

    Perfect

    By David Schore

    from Los Angeles, CA

    Comments about Seymour Duncan SH-PG1 Pearly Gates Pickup:

    This is the second guitar that I've installed a pearly gates at the bridge and it's just awesome! This pickup delivers the crisp smooth tone that you would expect from any Seymour Duncan pickup. It has great sustain, and catches all the harmonics perfectly. This pick up is a great mod to any guitar, and it works great with a combination of other Seymour Duncan pickups.

    (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.

    (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.

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