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Seymour Duncan SHPG1B Pearly Gates Bridge

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Truly incredible PAF tone designed after the pickups from Billy Gibbon’s 1959 ‘Pearly Gates’ Les Paul! The alnico 2 bar magnet used in both bridge and neck positions yield dynamic, airy tones that the best PAF pickups have. Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates humbuckers are an easy upgrade to virtually any humbucker-equipped guitar!

Neck Pickup
P.A.F. style humbucker with a ton of rude Texas attitude for a neck tone that stays warm and focused. The Pearly Gates neck captures all the mojo of the original neck pickup from Billy Gibbons 1959 Les Paul. It is a P.A.F. with a unique tonal character, and more midrange than typical humbuckers from that time. The result is a neck pickup that cuts through with its stronger tailored mids, but still has the open and airy treble attack of the alnico 2 bar magnet.

Combined with a warm, spongy low end, this pickup is great for both rhythm and lead playing. Pair with the Pearly Gates bridge model for a classic setup, or match it with a higher output bridge pickup like the Custom Custom for a more aggressive rock setup.Hand built in our Santa Barbara, CA factory, the Pearly Gates model humbucker uses an alnico 2 bar magnet, nickel silver bottom plate, 4-conductor lead wire for multiple wiring options, and is vacuum wax potted for squeal-free performance. As with all of our P.A.F. style humbuckers, every Pearly Gates is wound on Seymour’s original Leesona winding machine from the early Gibson factory in Kalamazoo, Michigan, for that unmistakable vintage mojo.

Bridge Pickup
Imagine a P.A.F. with extra midrange sizzle that’s been dipped in Texas hot sauce. That’s the Pearly Gates. The Pearly Gates bridge captures all the mojo of the original bridge pickup from Billy Gibbons’ 1959 Les Paul. Seymour discovered the pickup had slightly more output than most P.A.F.s, which helped to give it the extra drive that makes this pickup so special. The Alnico 2 bar magnet keeps the high end sounding airy but focused, and the midrange emphasis gives it a unique Texas sizzle. Pinch harmonics really sing with this pickup too. It really has a growl all its own and will help to bring any humbucker-style instrument to life, but it’s also great for adding some growl to a Stratocaster. Match with the Pearly Gates neck model for the full Texas experience.

Hand built in our Santa Barbara, CA factory, the Pearly Gates model humbucker uses an alnico 2 bar magnet, nickel silver bottom plate, 4-conductor lead wire for multiple wiring options, and is vacuum wax potted for squeal-free performance. As with all of our P.A.F. style humbuckers, every Pearly Gates is wound on Seymours original Leesona winding machine from the early Gibson factory in Kalamazoo, Michigan for that unmistakable vintage mojo.

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Phone:  805-964-9610 Warranty:  1 Year (if not altered)

Product Specifications

Product Specifications
Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates Humbucker Pickup Specifications
  • Neck Position:
    • DCR: 7.3
    • MAGNET: ALNICO 2
    • CABLE: 4C SHIELDED
  • Bridge Position:
    • DCR: 8.1
    • MAGNET: ALNICO 2
    • CABLE: 4C SHIELDED

Customer Reviews

Niloy from Portland, ME, niloy63@gmail.com Submitted: 5/13/2013
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My Favorite Neck Pickup in a Les Paul
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Your general opinion of this product.
As the title says, this is without a doubt my favorite neck pickup in a Gibson Les Paul. I own other guitars that have very impressive neck pickups as well ('59, Jazz, Cool Rails, Vintage Rails, EMG 85, EMG 89), but they simply don't add up to the PGn on a Les Paul. I have it matched with a Duncan Custom (SH-5) in the bridge, which is in my humble opinion, a match made in Heaven for thick mahogany bodied guitars. I installed it in a Coil Split setup, and it handles the split VERY well. These are my favorite settings that I personally like to use the PGn with: (1) Split w/ Clean Channels: produces what I consider to be the best buttery cleans on a Les Paul. (2) Unsplit w/ High Gain: produces an incredible lead tone that makes the guitar sing! (3) Unsplit w/ Medium to Low Gain: priceless dirty blues crunch (along the lines of ZZ Top, obviously). I highly recommend this pickup, as it is EXTREMELY versatile, especially when split.
Very well made. It is a Seymour Duncan p'up, afterall!
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VERY versatile. Further explanation available in the "Overall" section.
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Been using it for only a month now, but I have no worries. Seymour Duncan p'ups typically don't have any problems, and their customer service is top notch!
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Guitarguy74 from Crossville, Tn, U.S. Submitted: 1/17/2010
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Awesome Tone!!!
It's a Seymour Duncan. Need I say more?
Have had it in my guitar for ten years
Your general opinion of this product.
This pickup came stock in my Big Apple Strat. All I can say is that for me, there is no other pickup.
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Bright but not harsh, great for heavy blues, rock, and metal. Output is medium, but with all the gain built in to amps these days, you really don't need terribly hot pickups.
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Michael from Kearney, Nebraska, USA Submitted: 5/15/2009
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THIS IS A TONE MONSTER!!
A highly reliable product that sounds great! Hasn't let me down yet--I had one of these installed in my Epi LP Honeyburst plustop, and it just makes my guitar SCREAM!!! Pick squeals sound reminiscent of BFG with this baby.
Had it for 2 years, and hasn't quit on me yet, and I don't expect it too.
Your general opinion of this product.
Ballsy biting tone, and blends well with the SD PAF in the neck position as well.
I've played with both pickups on, adjusting vol/tone controls, and come up with some great sounds-- very versatile.
Broad spectrum of tone -- ballsy, biting, warm
Black coils look fantastic with the flame on my 'burst
Professionally installed by my buddy Alex at Marina Music. Those guys know their stuff, and don't charge an arm and a leg to install or adjust guitars.
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