I love the Seymour Duncan '59 Model SH-1 pickup. It's still open and articulate enough not to be muddy, but dark enough to sound mellow. Like so many others, I paired it with a JB in the bridge, and I enjoy that combination very much, they compliment each other quite nicely.
Seymour Duncan '59 Model neck pickup
Replaced the neck pickup on my '78 Gibson "The Paul" with a SD '59 Model. It looks perfect in the guitar and sounds great clean or high gain. Slightly brighter than the original Gibson. Would consider bridge model in the future.
Seymour Duncan a Great choice!
It performs well. I built my own les paul, and this was a very good choice for the neck.. Now I need a cup or so of TALENT! PRACTICE PRACTICE and more PRACTICE!