Seymour Duncan TB-16 59 Custom Hybrid Pickup

This hybrid pickup includes different gauged wires wound in different directions for fat tones with lots of harmonics.

The Seymour Duncan TB-16 59 is a hybrid humbucker (F-Spaced) consisting of coils wound with different wire gauge and DC resistance. This pickup features a medium output and warm tone with lots of harmonics.


Versatile blend of classic and modern tones. Recommended for blues, rock, pop, and classic rock.


Unique hybrid construction pairs a '59 screw coil with a Custom slug coil for crisp, clear highs, powerful lows, and a complex midrange growl.

Complete setup

Use in the bridge position with any vintage-output neck humbucker, such as the '59n or the Alnico II Pro.


For any well-balanced dual-humbucker guitar. Works equally well with maple and rosewood fingerboards.

See how the 59 Custom stacks up against some other pickups:
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Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 0.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 4 x 3 x 2 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 11103-86-B

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Phone: 805-964-9610

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (4 ratings)
Submitted November 3, 2015 by Slade Kennedy in Alpharetta, GA
"Best Seymour Duncan Pickup"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I have used JB/Jazz and 59 combos in all my guitars. I decided to upgrade my Gibson SG 70's Tribute pickups and chose 59 neck and 59/custom in the bridge. Don't get me wrong, I'm a huge fan of 59s but needed some beef for a SG pickup. Holy snikes! this pickup is a beast and my new #1. Watch the SD video - it's the tone of a 59 with some cajones. Excellent growl with outstanding note articulation. Power chords have power and the highs are angelic with out that biting treble in most pickups of this magnitude. If you chose this pickup you will be in tone nirvana. Only negative is that I didn't use a split coil config.
Musical Background:
Recording guitarist and producer of film and TV music.
Musical Style:
Rock, metal, jazz, blues, and post-rock
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