Seymour Duncan Dave Mustaine Thrash Factor Pickup Set

Designed for Dave Mustaine, Seymour Duncan created this Thrash Factor pickup set to have a tight low-end, slightly scooped mids and aggressive highs.

The Seymour Duncan Dave Mustaine Thrash Factor pickup set includes Dave's preferred neck pickup, the SH-1n 59 model, in matching matte finish and a Dave Mustaine Signature Thrash Factor that is hand built in Santa Barbara, California.

In 1990 Megadeth released their landmark fourth album, "Rust In Peace". Widely regarded as one of the most iconic and influential metal albums of all time, its breakneck rhythms, intricate arrangements, shifting time signatures, and blazing dual lead guitar lines showcased the band's mastery of their craft.

During the recording of the album Dave relied heavily on one guitar in particular, loaded with a Seymour Duncan JB in the bridge and 59 model in the neck. According to Dave, that JB had a tone that that was different from an 'off-the-shelf' JB - and had become part of his signature sound.

We worked closely with Dave to recreate the tone and feel of his favorite JB, ultimately altering the winding process in order to achieve the tone he was looking for - compared to the standard JB model, the Thrash Factor's low end is tighter, the mids are slightly scooped, and the highs are more aggressive.
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- Magnet Type: Alnico 5
- DC Resistance: 8.19k
- Short Mounting Legs
- 4-Conductor Lead Wire
- Wax Potted
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 2.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 6 x 4 x 2 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 11108-18-B

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 805-964-9610

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (1 ratings)
Submitted January 11, 2024 by Michael Mueller in Darien, CT

"Awesome - think of it as a tighter JB with a little more punch"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I put these in my SG and love them. Out of all three my other electrics’ 59/JB, 59/Custom, and these, these are may favorite. They just sound nice and tight but it’s a tweaked JB so it’s very versatile too. Look at the YouTube JB vs TF comparisons.

Musical Background:

Hobby only

Musical Style:

Metal, hard rock, modern country.
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