A Whole Lotta Vintage PAF Tone
Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton -- these are just a few of the many names that come to mind when Seymour Duncan's vintage rock tone is referenced, and the Seymour Duncan SH-18 Whole Lotta humbucker is ready to bring this tone to your axe. This legendary pickup winds a rough cast alnico V magnet with 42-gauge plain-enamel wire and harnesses a higher frequency response and a big output, bringing you a warm vintage PAF British tone. This baby's four-conductor wire provides the avenue for coil-tapping and phase reversal options.
An Exact Replica of a Legendary Tone Machine
Seymour Duncan's early '70s stint in London led to his experience of doing rewinds and repairs for legendary players like Jimi Hendrix, Peter Frampton, Eric Clapton, David Gilmour, Pete Townshend, Jimmy Page, George Harrison, and Jeff Beck. In fact, Seymour Duncan's early signature pickup tones can be heard on Jeff Beck's early solo albums. The SH-18 Whole Lotta humbucker perfectly replicates this vintage '70s PAF tone -- perfect for any guitarist that's into the era's sonic character and unyielding influence in rock.
Models Available for Neck and Bridge Positions
Seymour Duncan has available models of the SH-18 for both neck and bridge positions. The bridge humbucker has a slightly hotter signal that's punchy and cuts through beautifully for leads and solos. The neck humbucker still cuts through, but does so with a slightly rounder sound that's full and rich. Both pickups feature that warm, full-bodied vintage sound known to be associated with PAF tone.
Four-conductor Wire and Rough Cast Alnico V Magnet
This pickup's rough cast alnico V magnet gives your signal a warm and well-defined, ultra clear projection with every strum. Alnico V magnets are the strongest of the alnico magnet division and provide higher output, aggressive signal character, and a more powerful tone with more response. Four-conductor wire provides versatile opportunities for coil-tapping and phase reversal options.
- Warm and balanced tonal clarity for a bigger sound
- Big output with higher frequency response
- Rough cast alnico V magnets
- Wrapped in plain enamel wire in Seymour's unique wind pattern
- Four-conductor wire provides opportunities for coil-tapping and phase reversal options
- Adds a natural slight compression to your signal
Which pickup is right for you? Find out through this Pickup Selector video:
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