Seymour Duncan SH14 Custom 5 Alnico Humbucker Pickup; A bold mix of warmth and power!
The SH14 Custom 5 pickup was developed by an eager group of contributors from Seymour Duncan's web user group who replaced the ceramic or Alnico 2 magnet in an SH5 Custom or SH11 Custom with an Alnico 5. Tonally, the Custom 5 is a compromise between these two pickups. It offers the optimum balance of warmth, punch, power and clarity. Compared to the SH5 and SH11, the tone is more vintage, with less distortion, but it’s still very strong and powerful. It’s fuller than an SH5 with softer highs, more bass, and slightly less output. It’s got a great rhythm sound and a beautiful, deep singing lead tone. Clean sounds are rich and full with enhanced presence. Think of the Custom 5 as a higher output SH1 ’59 with a deeper bottom end and expanded output.