Seymour Duncan Pickups: It's All About the Tone
The '59 Model SH-1 is Seymour Duncan's take on the classic Seth Lover PAF (Patent Applied For) humbucker that was found on the Gibson Les Paul in the late 1950s. The SH-1 sports plain enamel wire, a long-legged bottom plate, vintage-correct single-conductor cable, and the absence of a Seymour Duncan logo. This vintage re-creation sports a slightly more scooped midrange than the Seth Lover model and is vacuum wax potted for squeal-free performance. For flexible tones with vintage flair, the Duncan '59 Model SH-1 is a perfect fit.
Seymour Duncan '59 Model SH-1 at a Glance:
- Vintage look and sound
- Complete setup
Vintage look and sound
The '59 Model SH-1 provides a late-'50s, vintage-correct, humbucker sound with warm and crystalline clean tones. Full and bright distorted tones with smooth sustain are available from this classic-style pickup. Classic appointments include plain enamel wire, long legged bottom plate, and vintage single conductor cable. Compared to the SH-55 Seth Lover, the '59 has slightly more scooped mids and is vacuum wax potted for squeal-free performance.
Available in both neck and bridge models, a '59 neck is often used together with a hotter bridge pickup like the SH-4 JB or SH-13 Dimebucker for extra versatility. For balanced and warm instruments, the '59 Model SH-1 works especially well with mahogany bodies and rosewood fingerboards.
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- Vintage-style sound and design
- Color: Black
- Bridge position
- Flexible tonal options
- Single-conductor wire
- Plain enamel wire
- Long-legged bottom plate
- Vacuum-potted for squeal-free performance
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.