The Seymour Duncan Hot Rodded Humbucker Guitar Pickup Set matches an SH-2n Jazz Model for the neck position with and an SH-4 JB Model for the bridge position. This is Seymour’s favorite humbucker set and is widely used for everything from aggressive blues-rock to metal. Duncan believes that their new Matched Sets will take the guesswork out of matching complete retrofit sets of guitar pickups. All of the pickups in the matched sets are hand built in Duncan’s Santa Barbara, California workshop and include all necessary mounting hardware and wiring instructions.
Ever wonder what holds you back from buying new electric guitar pickups? Seymour Duncan did. So they undertook detailed market research to determine the biggest factor as to why guitar players don’t make the purchase decision. It turns out that Duncan’s huge array of pickups (108 different series, at last count) was working for them and against them at the same time. The biggest reason for reluctant guitarists: too many pickups from which to choose.
Recently, Seymour Duncan released their most popular pickup models in pre-matched sets, to take the guesswork out of determining which pickups work well together. The initial release of matched sets includes pickups targeted to a specific type of player and their musical taste.
Seymour Duncan SH-2 Jazz Model Features and Specifications
Classic moderate output humbucker. Especially popular in neck position. Don’t let the name fool you; it’s not only great for jazz, but also country, blues, funk, classic rock and heavy rock.
Provides an articulate and clear tone. Great for fast runs. The brighter tone has slightly less output and is a good match with most bridge pickups. When distorted, the tone is full and bright. Smooth sustain. Compared to the SH-1 ‘59 Model, the Jazz has slightly less output and a more detailed treble response. Comes with four-conductor hookup cable.
Often a Jazz neck is paired with an SH-4 JB (Seymour’s favorite combination) or SH-5 Duncan Custom in the bridge position for diverse tones.
For balanced and warm instruments. Works especially well with mahogany bodies and rosewood fingerboards. Also works great with hollow and semi-hollow body guitars.
Jerry Horton - Papa Roach (neck)
Dave Mustaine - Megadeth (neck)
Doug Pettibone - Lucinda Williams (neck)
Seymour Duncan SH-4 JB Model™ Features and Specifications
The archetype hot-rodded humbucker for over 30 years. Great for everything from heavy blues to heavy metal.
The world’s most popular humbucker. Provides slammin’ output while retaining singing highs, aggressive harmonics, and just the right blend of sustain and distortion. Goes from sweet warm tones to raw rock ‘n’ roll. Compared to the SH-14 Custom 5, the JB has a stronger treble detail. Some players use it with 250K pots to smooth out the highs. Comes with four-conductor hookup cable.
Recommended for bridge position. Often a JB is paired with a neck pickup like the SH-2n Jazz (Seymour’s favorite) for versatility or a SH-1 ‘59 for P.A.F. tones.
guitars For balanced and warm instruments. Works especially well with rosewood fingerboards.
Paul Stanley - KISS
Gary Rossington - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Ty Tabor - King’s X
Steve Marker - Garbage
Nick Hexum & Tim Mahoney - 311
John Connolly - Sevendust
Dave Mustaine - Megadeth