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Seymour Duncan ST59-1 Little '59 Humbucker Tele Pickup - Black Bridge Reviews

4.5 stars based on 7 customer reviews
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  • from Maryland September 14, 2016Music Background:
    Gigging Professional

    Best Tele bridge pickup out there!

    Drop it in and start ripping! If you are looking for a quiet, not so ear piercingly bright pickup for your Tele and want that humbucker crunch, then look no further! You can still get the Tele chicken pickin' spank for the most part, but if that is your style and you want it completely I would suggest adding a coil splitter. Then you'd be fine. Cant go wrong with this pickup! Period!

  • from DFW, TX June 15, 2016

    THE perfect pickup

    Hands down, best bucker for your Tele regardless what style music you play. Like everyone says, it's balanced extremely well so it covers a LOT of ground tone-wise. Highs are SWEEEEET, mids & lows have a nice full presence. Compared to a Les Paul Standard I had with 57s, my otherwise stock mim Standard Tele with 250K pots has that same heft and depth, but with more focus on mids and highs. The higher frequencies have such a singing, open, sweet character. The best way I can describe this pup is it delivers that timeless PAF tone, minus the blanket most bucker-equipped guitars are inherently plagued with. Oh & it'll definitely get twangy when you roll off the volume so you have nothing to lose except that god awful shrillness. Clean, dirty, or saturated, this pickup retains clarity. Combined with the stock neck pup, it's a beautiful thing. You still get that familiar "middle" Tele sound but again, minus those ice pick highs. By the way, make sure you swap the green/black leads on the Seymour if you're not replacing the stock neck pup, otherwise they'll be out of phase. I play primarily rock, hard rock, metal, jazz and blues and I couldn't ask for a more suitable pup. Absolutely wonderful, highly recommend!

  • from Modesto, CA USA March 22, 2014Music Background:
    Professional noodeler:)

    Seymour is a genius:)

    I've been playing guitar for over 30 years. I've done a lot of pickup upgrades, but usually went with the little cheaper brands because...well, I'm cheap. I bought this little beauty a few weeks ago, and wow, am I glad I spent that couple extra dollars. This tele pickups got all the chime, and note articulation, and open airiness without any of the shrill harshness, it's really eq'd well, Seymour is a tone artist, and I would highly recommend this pickup to anyone!

  • from March 5, 2014

    Soul Groove

    I'm very pleased with the little 59, it definitely comes with some attitude. I have an SD mini humbucker on neck and this balances very nicely with it.Great Lead Tones.

  • from New Mexico February 25, 2015Music Background:
    Adult Hobbyist

    Recommended over Hot Rails for Rock

    I don't know if any tele pickup is just going to give you that magic perfect sound in your head for rock-n-roll (if that exists, maybe a JB humbucker sound), but after using both Hot Rails and this one (installed both myself), I'm keeping the Lil'59 and selling Hot Rails. For me sounding like a twangy tele is not important, but playing 80/90s rock is. And yes the Tele is a great guitar for that purpose. Here are the reasons: much more balanced output (b/m/t) than Hot Rails, also more pure output 14k vs 17k with Lil'59, and all with no-hum. So you get better, louder, stronger, balanced, big, full, PAF sound, that really drives your amp overdrive; just the overall quality of the sound is better than Hot Rails, which feels narrow and limited. And even the clean is just more even and signing than Hot Rails. For me the Hot Rails was dark, compressed, not melodic sounding. Also I found the sustain on the one just goes forever. So go getcha one and keep your tele rockin.

  • from United States June 10, 2013Music Background:
    Semi-Pro Musician

    Sweet pup!

    Very good pickup! The only negative side of the pickup i would have to say is the high end isn't very bright but ive been thinking about switching out the volume pot to a 500k one anyway.. Pretty easy install and the SeymoreDuncan website helped me a ton with wiring diagrams! overall a very solid product!

  • from Chambersburg, PA July 9, 2013Music Background:
    Semi -pro geetar and sound engineer

    SD ST59 for vintage vibe Squire tele

    Purchased a Squire Vintage Vibe tele (blonde with black Pick guard)from SW...nice guitar but lead pick up too ice pick for me (front PU awesome for $'s)
    Ordered ST59 and installed ..I play blues and blues rock and this pick up has perfect output. The only nit is that it for some reason isn't quite as bright as I had hoped compared to and in conjunction with the front PU.. played the HB version of this for years..

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