Seymour Duncan SH1 59 Humbucker Pickup

Constructed with enameled wire, nickel-plated studs, and balanced coil windings, this vintage-style pickup sounds just as smooth as a '59 humbucker.
The most important thing about the vintage Patent Applied For pickup was its warm, smooth tone and sustain that was unlike anything heard before. The SH-1 is built with the same kind of enameled wire, nickel-plated studs, and balanced coil windings that humbucker inventor Seth Lover used in his first pickups. It looks and sounds just like a '59. Single conductor cable is standard. With traditional spacing.

Which pickup is right for you? Find out through this Pickup Selector video:
Hum Canceling: Yes

D.C. Resistance:
Neck: 7.43k
Bridge: 8.13k

Magnet: Alnico 5 bar

Resonant Peak:
Neck: 6.8kHz
Bridge: 6.0kHz
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Black, SH1B, Bridge
Shipping Weight: 0.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 4 x 3 x 2 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SEY SH1 B
Black, SH1N, Neck
Shipping Weight: 0.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 4 x 3 x 2 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SEY SH1 N
Zebra, SH1N, Neck
Shipping Weight: 0.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 4 x 3 x 2 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SEY SH1N ZEB
Black, SH1N, Neck, 4-Conductor
Shipping Weight: 0.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 4 x 3 x 2 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SEY SH1N 4CON
Nickel, SH1B, Bridge
Shipping Weight: 0.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 4 x 3 x 2 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SEY SH1B NC
Nickel, SH1N, Neck
Shipping Weight: 0.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 4 x 3 x 2 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SEY SH1N NC
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 805-964-9610
(18 ratings)
Submitted July 1, 2016 by David Makowski in Plymouth Meeting, PA
""Best Replacement or Upgrade Pickup Set""
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I purchased and installed the Seymour Duncan "Vintage Blues Set" which is a '59 humbucker in the bridge and a '59 humbucker in the neck. I know a lot of guitarists prefer a SD JB humbucker in the bridge for a hotter sound, but I must say Ronnie Montrose swore by this matched set. All of his guitars had SD '59's in them. Mine are in a 2011 Gibson USA SG Standard. I didn't care for the "Zebra" Burstbucker #2 & #3 with Alnico II magnets. The '59's use an Alnico V magnet which I think has a much fuller tone. Anyway, I would recommend to anyone who is looking for a matched set of replacement humbuckers to go with the SD "59's. They are really really good and sell at a fair price.
Musical Background:
Playing since 1979.
Musical Style:
1970's hard rock & heavy metal.
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