Seymour Duncan SH-4 JB Model Humbucker Pickup - Nickel

High-output Bridge Humbucker - Nickel
Seymour Duncan SH-4 JB Model Humbucker Pickup - Nickel image 1
Seymour Duncan SH-4 JB Model Humbucker Pickup - Nickel image 1
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Seymour Duncan Pickups - It's all about tone!

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 at a Glance:
  • Sound
  • Complete setup

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.

Complete setup
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 JB Model SH-4 Features:
  • Humbucker
  • Standard spacing, Learn more...
  • High output
  • Color: Nickel
  • Bridge position
  • Strong treble detail with aggressive harmonics
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 Covered
Number of Strings 6
Manufacturer Part Number 11102-13-Nc

Customer Reviews

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Seymour Duncan SH-4 best bridge pickup ever!

Tone perfection!
Music background: Band-leader, songwriter, engineer

Great Pickup

Brought life to my 2013 Les Paul Standard. Best fit that I have found for the bridge on my LP. Now I have a guitar that I will play. I tried to love the stock 57 but in the LP but the JB is smoother. Coupled with a Pearly Gates in the neck its a great guitar for the sounds of our band, classic/90's/and new rock. As always Sweetwater is great to work with. No gamble with Seymour Duncan either. If you don't like the pickup call Seymour Duncan and they will exchange for another model.
Music background: 30 years. Working cover band

Duncan JB Review

Pulled a microphonic bridge pickup out of a Les Paul and replaced it with the JB with the chrome cover. I had used some JB's many moons ago and thought I'd give one a try this time. It's 'pretty good" but falls a little short of what I remember. My only complaint is that when the volume on the guitar is wide-open if feels like if the knob could turn a little more it would be just right (it goes to 11, right?). Anyway, the pickup gets really close to nailing it but falls just a hair short. Don't get me wrong, it's still quite good but a little more gas would have let me give a perfect score on my rating. That's just the way pickups are................ not all precisely the same.
Music background: Pro Musician
See also: Guitar Pickups, Seymour Duncan, Seymour Duncan Electric Guitar Pickups