Seymour Duncan SH-11 Custom Custom Humbucker Pickup - Black

Alnico II Humbucking Pickup - Black
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Seymour Duncan Pickups - It's all about tone!

Seymour Duncan's SH-11 Custom Custom humbucking pickup really shines when used in brighter-sounding guitars in need of an output boost. Perfect for practically any genre, the SH-11 Custom Custom responds extremely well to maple and ebony fingerboards, bringing vintage tone with plenty of attack to the table. The SH-11 Custom Custom's Alnico II magnet provides smooth highs, more midrange, and a spongy bottom end. Performs best in the bridge position, the SH-11 Custom Custom is often paired with a Pearly Gates in the neck.

Seymour Duncan SH-11 Custom Custom at a Glance:
  • Sound
  • Complete Setup

The SH-11 Custom Custom high-output humbucker is perfect for use in bright guitars. Great for pop, country, blues, classic rock and heavy rock, this pickup can do it all. The Custom Custom is essentially the SH-5 Duncan Custom humbucker equipped with an Alnico II magnet for warm, smooth highs, more midrange, and a spongier bottom end than the SH-5. It's a good choice for players who need a traditional vintage tone with increased output, and comes with four-conductor hookup cable.

Complete Setup
The SH-11 Custom Custom is recommended for bridge position, and is often paired with a Pearly Gates for bluesy P.A.F. tones in the neck. For brighter toned instruments, the SH-11 works well with maple and ebony fingerboards.

Seymour Duncan SH-11 Custom Custom Features:
  • Humbucker
  • Standard spacing, Learn more...
  • Alnico II magnets
  • Smooth high, strong midrange, and spongy bass
  • Color: Black
  • Bridge position
  • 4-conductor cable
  • Vintage tone with increased output
Your tone begins with Seymour Duncan pickups!

Why Choose Seymour Duncan?
Quite simply, it boils down to tone. Seymour Duncan has spent the majority of his life refining the art of creating pickups. Seymour Duncan is dedicated to getting the best tone possible from his pickups, from modern metal monsters to faithful reproductions of gems from the '50s and '60s. We know tone is important to you which is why we choose to carry Seymour Duncan pickups. With the massive amount of pickups available from Seymour Duncan, you're certain to find the sound you've been looking for.

Tech Specs

Type Humbucker
Active/Passive Passive
Magnet Material Alnico
Position Bridge
Number of Conductors 4
Covering Uncovered
Number of Strings 6
Manufacturer Part Number 11102-70-B

Customer Reviews

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My Favorite Pickup for Sure!

I've used a variety of Seymour Duncan pickups throughout the last few years (i.e. JB, Distortion, Invader), and while they were all pretty good in their own right, none of them have ever provided the sweet warm crunch or versatility that the SH-11 Custom Custom has. It's combination of an Alnico II magnet and medium hot output of 14.1 K enables it to do everything from smooth blues licks and lush clean passages (both in humbucking and split mode) while still having more than enough punch and cut for overdriven/distorted sounds on the hard rock side of the spectrum. I'm currently using it in my Becker Retro Custom, which has a light mahogany body and neck with a maple fingerboard, and it balances beautifully with the natural tone of the guitar. If you have a bright-sounding instrument that needs some extra warmth and want a humbucker that can provide a myriad of tones, Seymour Duncan's SH-11 Custom Custom will be a perfect fit for you!
Music background: Been playing guitar for around 10 years, in a hard rock/metal band called Zero The Clock

I love this pickup!

This pickup completely changed my Schecter Hellraiser for the better. I read about it in an interview with Neal Schon of Journey. I wired it to a push-pull for series/parallel operation so I can cut the power down and it cleans up and sounds more single coil, but without the hum.
Music background: Hobbyist

This is it!!

First - I've used EMG, All kinds of Duncans, Dimarzios etc. If you are a lead player wait till you hear this pup. The mids are very "bloomy" not rude yet not to subtle. Gain is just right for folks who know how to play. High end is not fizzy at all. Very natural. Bottom has zero boom and is warm and present. This pup is installed in bridge position of an alder body. Superb combination. Paired with a Pearly Gates (also a great pickup). Installed with a 250k pot you can easily roll off distortion and find nice "brown" tones. An absolute winner right here
Music background: guitarist for Ratchet - search ratchetsf on FB and RN

Seymour Duncan SH-11 Custom Custom

I had a JB in the bridge position of my alder body Jackson Soloist. I could not dial out the ice pick high notes with my amp. I purchased the Custom Custom SH-11 and viola! Tone heaven. It smoothed out the high notes, and beefed up the mids. I noticed it immediately when I plugged into my amp. It did everything Seymour Duncan said it would. This pickup is designed for bright guitars and it works great! It gives more sag in the bass which can be dialed out. The SH-11 is a high output pickup which has a vintage sound. If your guitar is to bright I highly recommend it.
Music background: Pro Musician
See also: Guitar Pickups, Seymour Duncan, Seymour Duncan Electric Guitar Pickups