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Seymour Duncan SL59-1 Little '59 Humbucker Strat Pickup - White Bridge Reviews

4.5 stars based on 6 customer reviews
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  • from Michigan December 22, 2015

    Pretty Awesome

    I really like it. Made me want to play the strat again! It'll never make your guitar sound like a Les Paul with P.A.F's, but it does make your strat sound cool. I was really surprised how it handled some of the higher gain stuff I play. Definitely cool, and definitely worth checking it out.

  • from Columbus, Ohio USA December 15, 2012Music Background:
    Musician, Recording Artist

    Seymour Duncan SL59-1 Little '59 Bridge Pickup

    this is absolutely the BEST single coil sized humbucker I've ever heard! It makes my amp sing and really brings out that tube tone I've been searching for. Very defined, can hear every note in a full chord with heavy overdrive distortion. Strong and powerful sounding, yet maintains loads of character and articulation. Totally in love with the sound of this awesome pickup!

  • from Rockford, IL January 28, 2016Music Background:
    50 years in cover bands & recording bands

    Little 59 Humbucker Pickup

    I couldn't use the bridge pickup on my Custom Shop Strat. Just too noisy. Too much hum. Miles Nielsen recommended this pickup so I bought it from Sweetwater and installed it myself. Immediately discovered there was no hum and the pickups were hot, bright and expressive. The pickups are so bitey that I hardly need to use my Wampler distortion pedal except for the super heavy stuff. I play with Bun E. Carlos so I have to have something that cuts through his cymbals and these SL-59s do the TRICK!

  • from San Francisco, CA December 22, 2014

    Sounds like an SG!

    Okay, maybe not, but it definitely has that humbucking tone I was looking for. With just a hair more top end I'd give it a 5, but I still give my Fender Jeff Beck's an edge when it comes to arpeggiated chord picking.

    Still, I like it a lot more than the Hot Rail it replaced. That was super hot, but just didn't have the top end I wanted with my current setup. Went into a Japanese 85' Johnson J-Station.

    In the grand scheme of things, I'm very happy with this pickup. It pretty much delivers on what the name promises..

  • from PIttsburgh area April 18, 2014Music Background:
    hobbyist/band musician

    Does the job

    Great pickup. Gets rid of that thin 'ice pick' bridge pickup tone and replaces it with a nice solid one. Absolutely no hum (as expected). Took a little tweaking of heights with the other single coils to get everything balanced, but it can be done. Pay attention to the wiring diagram on Seymour Duncan's sight. Wiring DOES depend on what other pickups you have installed.

  • from East Coast June 25, 2012Music Background:

    Sounds very good

    It works good to give more edge to your Strat sound. I wired it straight up without any coil split and position 4 still has quackiness, it is just beefier.(also looses the noise cancelling) It isn't really a true paf sound, but if you take it as its own pickup you will find it to be a nice sounding pickup. I am very happy with it and I can cover most styles with my strat now. As always Sweetwater is tip top, shipped fast, no problems.

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