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Rating and Reviews: Seymour Duncan Seth Lover

Looking for vintage PAF boldness? Crafted with alnico magnets, the Seymour Duncan SH-55 lets players get the warm humbucker tone that Seth Lover made famous.

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"Albert King ALERT!" submitted August 13, 2007

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Musical Background: Hobbyist
Music Style: Blues; jazz; rock, hard rock
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Sound: AlbertKingVille! The description on Seymour Duncan's site fits this pickup well. I find it: smooth, warm and thick. The quality is perfect for clean blues and jazz like tones. Distortion is alright, if you enjoy "old-school" distortion. If one is looking for quality, this is the pickup to buy! I played several other Gibsons with other pickups -- these were the ones for me. Feature: They are just like the PAF ones; the materials in them are top of the line. Ease of Use: Outstanding harmonics; ease of use not a problem at all; best pickup I ever played, no question. Quality: No problems with quality -- top of the line! Value: Great deal at around a hundred bucks, worth every penny! Manufacturer Support: They have responded via e~mail within the same day; wonderful service. The Wow Factor: Gold covers look outstanding on my Gibson Custom cherry burst! Overall: I would buy this product again, even if it failed. It is amazing for blues tones.
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"Very nice PAF's" submitted February 13, 2011

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Musical Background: Active Musician
Music Style: Brit-rock
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Sound: I just love it. The liveliest sounding pickups when overdriven. And the clean sound is just awesome as well. Good for rock and some bluesy stuff. Feature: Everything I needed was there. Ease of Use: It's easy to use. As any humbucker. Quality: Looks well made. Fit my guitar perfectly. Value: They are not the cheapest pups out there but they are the best for me. Manufacturer Support: Though I have never needed to use it. The Wow Factor: It looks nice with the nickel covers. Overall: I'll be using these pups for a long time.
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"Seymour Duncan SH-55 Seth Lover bridge" submitted November 5, 2013

By Jeff R in Smithtown, NY
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Musical Background: I've been playing for 40+ years. I play primarily guitar, but also mandolin
Music Style: Blues and Classic Rock
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Overall: I replaced the bridge pickup in my '61 SG/LP reissue to get closer to the tone Clapton got in his '64 SG during the Cream-era. It definitely achieved what I was after. I use Duncan pickups primarily in all my guitars. The Seth Lover is great . Just enough midrange, great bottom end, and a top end that's not overly bright. Perfect in this guitar. I enjoyed dealing with Zzounds, and will definitely do so again. The pickup arrived within two days with just standard shipping.
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"Seymour Duncan Seth Lover Umbuckers" submitted November 28, 2012

By Joe L in Burr ridge, IL
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Musical Background: Home jammer occasionally gigging
Music Style: Rock jazz blues country
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Sound: Smoother sound from these Seth Lover Duncan's, no edgy distortion just smooth and sweet. Breaks up nicely when driven! Feature: Easy replacing ! But get the Gibson splicing snaps, do not take the entire wiring harness out! Make your life easy. Ease of Use: These humbuckers are easy to to get use to! Your ears will tell you you purchased the right product. Quality: Excellent materials built into these pickups. Value: Like anything you purchase these days, u get what u pay for! It's worth it! Manufacturer Support: Not used. The Wow Factor: Awesome quality and beautifully polished. Overall: Sweet mellow distortion when u crank these mofos up!! These are direct replacements for any humbucker type pick up and worth every penny. Not to say Gibson doesn't make great pickups, but, these certainly are a treat to listen to, get yours now!
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"If you want the "holy Grail" of pickups,here it is!" submitted October 13, 2005

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Musical Background: retired musician, sound engineer and record producer
Music Style: Blues/Jazz/Country/ Rock
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Sound: this pickup has the very best articulation of note, dynamics, warmth of tone and string balance from note to note all the way down the neck. I play blues and jazz and I have tried every pickup known to man from the expensive "botique" ones to plain ceramic wax potted ones. The man for whom this is named and the one that invented humbucker pickups signed it on the back for a reason folks. It is an exact replica of his original "PAF" designed one. Just go see how much an original 1955 "PAF" Seth Lover will cost you and you'll be buying this one fatser than you can hit the checkout button. I use this in a custom SX jazz box guitar and it is the only pickup in the instrument. 1 volume control and 1 tone control, that's it. Pure tonal delight! All the pinch harmonics and definition of note you could ever dream of, PERIOD!! Feature: everything you need to install it comes with it Quality: built to perfection, why else would the father of humbucker pickups sign it himself? Value: no doubt, try buying an original 1955 "PAF" Seth Lover for about 10,000.00 dollars...... if you can find one Manufacturer Support: Seymour Duncan is one of the finest pickup makers in the world, once again, enough said The Wow Factor: this goes without saying Overall: If it was stolen, I'd find the thief, pull his you know what's thru his nose and take it back!!!
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"Great sounding, warm pickup" submitted September 2, 2012

By Richard Halpert in Pembroke, MA
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Musical Background: 25 years of playing both keyboard and guitar. But not in bands, just casually.
Music Style: Altnerative, Rock, Pyschadelic.....
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Overall: I replaced a no name pickup with this Seth Lover SH55 Humbucker in my custom Thinline Tele. It sounds awesome now. Really warm and great tone.
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