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Seymour Duncan 59 Model Humbucker Pickup

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Product Description

The most important thing about the vintage Patent Applied For pickup was its warm, smooth tone and sustain that was unlike anything heard before. The SH-1 is built with the same kind of enameled wire, nickel-plated studs, and balanced coil windings that humbucker inventor Seth Lover used in his first pickups. It looks and sounds just like a '59. Single conductor cable is standard. With traditional spacing.

Seymour Duncan 59 Model Bridge Pickup
The 59 Model bridge pickup is a full sounding, versatile P.A.F. style humbucker with an articulate treble attack, full bottom end, and scooped midrange.

The 59 bridge model is great for all types of rock and blues. We designed these vintage style coils to give it an airy quality that keep this pickup planted firmly in the P.A.F. family. The alnico 5 bar magnet, and vacuum wax potting have been added to compensate for lighter guitar strings and louder amplifiers than were ever used in the 50s. The result is a pickup with tons of old-school tonal character, but with a brighter top end, and a more compressed sound. Pair with the 59 neck model for an evenly balanced output and tone.In addition to the alnico 5 magnet and wax potting, we hand build the 59 Model with a variety of traditional vintage treatments, such as 42AWG plain enamel mag wire, long legged nickel silver bottom plate, vintage single conductor braided push back lead wire, and no logo. As with all of our P.A.F. style pickups, the 59 Model is wound on Seymours old Leesona winder from the early Gibson factory in Kalamazoo, MI.

Seymour Duncan 59 Model Neck Pickup
A vintage-voiced, extremely versatile neck pickup that pairs well with most bridge humbuckers.

The ’59 Model neck pickup is one of our most popular pickups because it’s so versatile. It’s designed in the spirit of the original P.A.F. humbuckers of the 1950s, with sweet sustain, full-sounding chords, clear and bright attack, but we’ve made a few refinements to slightly modernize the design and make it more adaptable to different styles.

The ’59 has a full low end which is great for adding character to your clean sounds and sustain to your leads. The high end is slightly boosted for improved pick-attack clarity and the mids are a little scooped for an open, smooth sound that’s great for preserving the clarity of the individual notes in a chord. Play softly and the mids and highs seem to fade back, but pick hard and the note will be confident and clear. There isn’t a genre that the ’59 can’t work within. It pairs nicely with a high output bridge humbucker like the JB or Custom but is equally at home with more moderate pickups like the ’59 bridge. And it’s a popular choice for those with humbucker-routed Telecasters as well. And if you order a four-conductor version for coil splitting, its single coil mode is crystal clear.

The ’59 Model neck pickup is wound on Seymour’s Leesona 102 pickup winding machine, the very one that was used in the Gibson factory in Kalamazoo, MI in the 1950s. It comes standard with a long-legged nickel silver bottom plate, vintage single conductor braided push back lead wire and no logo.

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Phone:  805-964-9610 Warranty:  1 Year (if not altered)
Stratcat Submitted: 8/6/2018
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Sounds just awesome!
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What is your opinion of this product?
"Well worth the money" Really like the sound of this pickup...............
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Harley Dills Submitted: 7/11/2018
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The perfect "tone in your head" pickup!
What is your opinion of this product?
I'm a bit of a tone geek! I've got many different pickups in many different guitars. All different brands! However all of my guitars with Seymour Duncan's, are the ones that get the most use! This Seymour Duncan 59 is a great neck pickup! It matches well with almost any bridge pickup I pair it with! Actually this is my third 59 for a neck position! The tone/feel/dynamics of this pickup are spot on for anything from clean all the way to heavy dirt! It's a true "tone in your head" pickup!
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Gary, gddunlap54@gmail.com Submitted: 1/2/2018
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It's worth the money spent
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I like it..i like it a lot. I have it in the neck position on my Dean ML. It's just a Korean made no whammy ML, I replaced the DMT design cause it was muddy. It really cleaned up with the 59 and a Dimebucker in the bridge, it's a full on tone machine now.
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Todd Alan of Buffalo Head from Indiana Submitted: 9/25/2010

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SD Rocks
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I love this P/U. I just left the studio and used this neck P/U for all my lead work. It gives a nice thick bluesy sound.
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Jeff from United States Submitted: 1/17/2009

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One of the Best Sounding Pickups ever Created!
Your general opinion of this product.
This is the 4th Duncan Pickup I have Purchased.Depending on what type of Sound or Tone your looking for,go to the Seymour Web-site,and use their Tone Chart.The Tone Chart Sound Bites come close to the type your looking for.Bare in mind,...what you set your Amp settings at,EQ,Effects Pedals,etc.,all play a part in your overall Sound.
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AMS Customer from USA Submitted: 2/5/2008

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The tasty pickup that replicates one of the most s
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QUALITY:
Well it's by one of the best pickup manufacturers in existence isn't it? Anything by Duncan is going to last and last. Also, the quality of research and manufacturing is evident in how closely this resembles the sound of an original PAF in an old Les Paul. In fact it's hard to tell the difference...

FEATURES:
Great features, works well, nice adjustable pole pieces, however I dropped one point here as I'd like it to come with 4 wires by default, not only be special request. But they're staying true to the original. If you want to coil split or phase invert this thing you'll have to custom order it though with 4 wires.

EASE OF USE:
It's a pickup isn't it? If you can install pickups, you can install this. If not, get it done right by a pro. After it's in, it's very easy to use.

VALUE:
Great value - get the sound of the best guitar ever made - the 59 les paul with the first humbucking pickups in existence
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