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Seymour Duncan SH55 Seth Lover Humbucker Pickup
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Seymour Duncan SH-55 Seth Lover Humbucker Pickup

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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Submitted August 13, 2007 by a customer from hotmail.com
"Albert King ALERT!"
I would buy this product again, even if it failed. It is amazing for blues tones.
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.
Features
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!
Musical Background:
Hobbyist
Musical Style:
Blues; jazz; rock, hard rock
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Submitted November 5, 2013 by Jeff R in Smithtown, NY
"Seymour Duncan SH-55 Seth Lover bridge"
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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.
Musical Background:
I've been playing for 40+ years. I play primarily guitar, but also mandolin
Musical Style:
Blues and Classic Rock
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Submitted November 28, 2012 by Joe L in Burr ridge, IL
"Seymour Duncan Seth Lover Umbuckers"
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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!
Sound
Smoother sound from these Seth Lover Duncan's, no edgy distortion just smooth and sweet. Breaks up nicely when driven!
Features
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.
Musical Background:
Home jammer occasionally gigging
Musical Style:
Rock jazz blues country
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Submitted October 13, 2005 by a customer from yahoo.com
"If you want the "holy Grail" of pickups,here it is!"
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If it was stolen, I'd find the thief, pull his you know what's thru his nose and take it back!!!
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!!
Features
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
Musical Background:
retired musician, sound engineer and record producer
Musical Style:
Blues/Jazz/Country/ Rock
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Submitted June 14, 2020 by Scott S in Accident, MD
"WOW"
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OK, I bought these a few months back and dropped them in a Gibson Les Paul 50's Standard. Wow, these are one of the best sounding pickups I have ever used. They just have a very vintage growl. They sound almost identical to the stock pickups in my 79 LP custom.
Musical Background:
41 years playing guitar, bass.
Musical Style:
Classic Rock, Blues, Alternative
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Submitted September 2, 2012 by Richard Halpert in Pembroke, MA
"Great sounding, warm pickup"
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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.
Musical Background:
25 years of playing both keyboard and guitar. But not in bands, just casually.
Musical Style:
Altnerative, Rock, Pyschadelic.....
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Submitted February 13, 2011 by a customer from gmail.com
"Very nice PAF's"
I'll be using these pups for a long time.
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.
Features
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.
Musical Background:
Active Musician
Musical Style:
Brit-rock
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