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Seymour Duncan AHB-1 Blackouts Active Humbucker Pickups

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Product Description

Seymour Duncan AHB1 Blackouts are the result of serious research.
These 9-volt active humbuckers deliver a less compressed tone, with a more extended frequency response. In Duncan's efforts to solve the issues involved in achieving that goal, they discovered that some of the most popular active pickups have what they consider a design flaw in their circuit architecture.

Seymour Duncan AHB1 Blackout Set Features

  • Incredible extended frequency response with less compressed tone
  • More effective hum cancellation
  • Impressive lows with increased highs and more output
  • More tone than other active pickups
  • Includes mounting hardware, pots, jack and a battery clip
They use unbalanced inputs in a differential preamp. The problem is, an unbalanced differential preamp is not very effective at cancelling hum. Seymour Duncan engineers figured out how to capture the tone that players want in an active design, but using balanced inputs.

The result is that not only do these Seymour Duncan Blackouts active humbuckers have less hum than the competition, but they also have more lows, more highs, and more output. Simply put, the Blackouts have more tone than other active pickups. Players will notice the benefits of the reduced hum when they record, especially if they’re around computer monitors or fluorescent lighting. As for the benefits of having more tone, well those will be apparent everywhere.

Product Specifications

AHB-1 Blackout Neck Model Specifications

  • Resonant Frequency: 750 Hz
  • Average Output Voltage: 0.65 Volts RMS (1)
  • Maximum Output Voltage: 2.60 Volts RMS (2)
  • Noise: -97dBV
  • Output Impedance: 1K Ohm
  • Current Consumption: 350 micro-amperes
  • Battery Life: 1420 hours (3)
  • Preamp Topology: Discrete hybrid differential, FET input
  • Preamp Gain: 16 dB
  • Preamp THD @ 1V: .003%

AHB-1 Blackout Bridge Model Specifications

  • Resonant Frequency: 530 Hz
  • Average Output Voltage: 2.00 Volts RMS
  • Maximum Output Voltage: 2.60 Volts RMS
  • Noise: -96dBV
  • Output Impedance: 1K Ohm
  • Current Consumption: 350 micro-amperes
  • Battery Life: 1420 hours
  • Preamp Topology: Discrete hybrid differential, FET input
  • Preamp Gain: 18 dB
  • Preamp THD @ 1V: .003%
Note: Output voltage measured under the following conditions:
  1. Pickups installed in a guitar and set up for typical playing conditions.
  2. Neck pickup adjusted approx. 3/16 inch from strings.
  3. Bridge pickup adjusted approx. 1/8 inch from strings.
  4. String gauge used - .010 to .046
  5. Open E-chord strummed at moderate intensity.
  6. 5 sample average reading taken using storage oscilloscope.
Also: Maximum output voltage is taken at the onset of clipping in the preamp when powered from a 9 Volt source. Battery life is computed for one pickup. Divide by two for life of set.


Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  805-964-9610 Warranty:  1 Year (if not altered)
Austin Stevens from Varney, kentucky, anonmyous38704
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