Seymour Duncan SH-4 JB Model Humbucker Pickup - For Gibson Nighthawk

High-output Bridge Humbucker for Gibson Nighthawk Guitar - Black
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Seymour Duncan SH-4 JB Model Humbucker Pickup - For Gibson Nighthawk
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A Duncan JB Model Pickup for Your Nighthawk!

The JB Model SH-4 is one of Duncan's - and the world's - most popular pickups and provides the classic sound of a hot-rodded humbucker that we've all loved for the last 30 years. Boasting plenty of output without sacrificing tone and adding the right amount of harmonics, sustain, and distortion, the JB Model SH-4 is great for anything from heavy blues to heavy metal - with an emphasis on heavy! But excelling at aggressive music isn't all the SH-4 can do, as it cleans up nicely providing warm, sweet tones. The JB Model SH-4 is built for great tone!

Seymour Duncan JB Model SH-4 Nighthawk at a Glance:
  • Classic hot-rodded humbucker sound
  • Part of a complete Seymour Duncan pickup set
  • Seymour Duncan: one of the most trusted names in pickup design
Classic hot-rodded humbucker sound

The archetype hot-rodded humbucker for over 30 years, the JB Model SH-4 is great for everything from heavy blues to heavy metal. As the world's most popular humbucker, the SH-4 provides slammin' output while retaining singing highs, aggressive harmonics, and just the right blend of sustain and distortion. It easily goes from sweet warm tones to raw rock 'n' roll. Compared to the SH-14 Custom 5, the JB has a stronger treble detail. Some players use it with 250K pots to smooth out the highs. The JB Model SH-4 comes with four-conductor hookup cable to facilitate complex pickup switching setups.

Part of a complete Seymour Duncan pickup set

The JB Model SH-4 is recommended for bridge position, and is often paired with a neck pickup like the SH-2n Jazz (Seymour's favorite) for versatility or a SH-1 '59 for P.A.F. tones.The SH-4 is for balanced and warm instruments, and works especially well with rosewood fingerboards.

Seymour Duncan: one of the most trusted names in pickup design

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.

Seymour Duncan JB Model SH-4 Nighthawk Features:
  • A specially designed JB Model SH-4 humbucker formatted for the Gibson Nighthawk guitar
  • Humbucking pickup design delivers high-volume, low-noise guitar tone
  • Standard spacing, Learn more...
  • High output drives even the most stubborn tube amps to overdrive bliss
  • Bridge position alignment for amazing rhythm tone
  • Strong treble detail with aggressive harmonics
Your tone begins with Seymour Duncan pickups!

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 11102-13-NH

Customer Reviews

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Essential Nighthawk replacement pickup

The slanted Nighthawk pickup replacement options are very limited, but no matter what avenue you go, the Seymour Duncan rules. I was thoroughly blown away by the tonal variation and excitement in dynamics this pickup provides. PLUS, it goes well with the stock single and mini-humbucker pickups. Nighthawks have a unique sound, and with the SH-4 JB added to the mix it becomes a tube amp king. Get all bluesy Billy Gibbons or metal Avenged Sevenfold style-HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Music background: Recording engineer,live musician and sound engineer

Pretty hot and versatile

I have tried this pick-up in a LP Classic and wasnt as pleased as putting it in my NH Standard Nancy Wilson guitar. Very very versitile and useful to have. The very bright highs work better because this NH is quite thin, and by rolling up the highs you can get the good funky bouncy twang to a rolled off mid/high combination for solos and harmonics. As being one of the only 2 options available (the other being the 59'), this is great. Good job Seymour Duncan!

Sweet and Chunky

Good overall pickup.Great for splitting, series/parallel, etc. and trying new ways to wire.Great harmonics.Good powerful, thick, chunky output.Great upgrade for a Nighthawk.
Music background: Pro Musician

Seymour Dunan Nighthawk Slant Pick-up

I have purchased Seymour Duncan humbuckers pick-ups previously for a strat and a tele. I was amazed at the difference the pick up made. However, I was really disappointed with this SH-4 JB model. I have a Epiphone Nighthawk which I don't play much because the pick ups seem weak compared with my Gibsons. I was expecting a big improvement with this pick-up so I was really disappointed because I can't notice any difference between this pick-up and the stock Epiphone bridge slant humbucker pick-up. So back in the closet the Nighthawk goes. I don't recommend you waste your money and time on this one.
Music background: Play with several blues bands, and open jams
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