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Seymour Duncan is an American producer of active and passive guitar pickups. Well known models include the JB, 59, Blackout and Full Shred series. They are the chief competitors of pickup producers EMG and DiMarzio.

Seymour Duncan pickups

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See Five-Two.


59

59 / 59 Model (neck)
Brand:Seymour Duncan
Model no.:SH-1n
Construction:Humbucking
Position:Neck
Magnet:Alnico 5
DC resistance:7.6 KΩ
Used in:RC1320 (neck)
Description:The 59 Model neck pickup is a warm, versatile humbucker with a big PAF sound that is great for playing both big, rich chords and fat sounding leads. While these vintage style coils give the 59 neck pickup an airy quality that keeps it planted firmly in the PAF family, the alnico 5 bar magnet, and vacuum wax potting have been added to accommodate lighter guitar strings and louder amplifiers than were ever used in the 50s. The result is a pickup with tons of old-school tonal character, but with a brighter top end, scooped mids, and a more compressed sound.[1]


Alnico II Pro Flat Strat

Alnico II Pro Flat Strat
Brand:Seymour Duncan
Model no.:APS-2
Construction:Humbucking
Position:Bridge / Neck
Magnet:Alnico 2
DC resistance:6.1 KΩ
Used in:TM1803M
Description:Delivers a sweet, smooth tone for flatter fingerboards and lighter string gauges. Compared to the similar staggered pole model, it provides a more even string balance for modern guitars with a larger neck radius, and players using lighter gauge strings.[2]

Antiquity

Antiquity (bridge)
Brand:Seymour Duncan
Construction:Humbucking
Position:Bridge
Magnet:Alnico 2
DC resistance:8.6 KΩ
Used in:CBM100 (bridge)
Description:Authentically aged humbucker set delivers the aesthetics and tone of the most elusive vintage PAF humbuckers.

The Antiquity bridge humbucker delivers that open, airy tone of the great “PAF” humbuckers that Seth Lover designed in 1955. High notes cut through without being overly bright, and low notes growl with spongy vintage warmth. We wind the bridge model a little hotter for better balance and added warmth, and, as with the neck model, we use the same custom hand-aging process to create an authentic vintage look and sound.[3]


Antiquity (neck)
Brand:Seymour Duncan
Construction:Humbucking
Position:Neck
Magnet:Alnico 2
DC resistance:8.6 KΩ
Used in:CBM100 (neck)
Description:Authentically aged humbucker set delivers the aesthetics and tone of the most elusive vintage PAF humbuckers.

The Antiquity neck humbucker delivers an articulate, yet mellow tone that results from a perfectly balanced frequency response that combines a soft, sweet treble attack with a warm, full sounding low-end. The custom aged alnico 2 bar magnet creates an airy openness to the top-end that gives chords clarity and articulation, while the vintage output coils really bring out the rich harmonic content. Single notes have a beautiful singing quality with just the right amount of treble emphasis.[3]


Blackouts

Seymour Duncan Blackouts are a line of active pickups. They are known for their harmonically rich, deep sound and high output. In addition to the standard AHB-1 model, there are the more aggressive, higher output AHB-2 Blackout "Metals" which feature increased treble and mid range, and the AHB-3 "Mick Thomson EMTY" pickups, which have increased bass and treble, as well as higher output -although not as high as the Metals. The AHB-3's are used in Mick Thomson signature Ibanez model, the MTM1.


Blackouts neck
Brand:Seymour Duncan
Model no.:AHB-1n
Construction:Humbucker
Position:Neck
Magnet:Alnico 5
Description:9-volt active pickup, featured in the MTM1 Mick Thomson signature guitar model between 2008 and 2009, replaced by the Blackouts EMTY in 2010.


Blackouts bridge
Brand:Seymour Duncan
Model no.:AHB-1b
Construction:Humbucker
Position:Bridge
Magnet:Ceramic
Description:9-volt active humbucker, bridge position, featured in the MTM1 Mick Thomson signature guitar model and RG08LTD limited edition model.


Blackouts EMTY
Brand:Seymour Duncan
Model no.:AHB-3
Construction:Humbucker
Position:Neck/ Bridge
Magnet:Ceramic
Description:9-volt active humbucker, featured in the MTM1 Mick Thomson signature model since 2010, and the MTM100 as well.


Classic Stack Plus

Classic Stack Plus
Brand:Seymour Duncan
Model no.:STK-S4
Construction:Single coil
Position:All positions
Magnet:Alnico 5
DC resistance:8.5 KΩ
Description:Single coil pickups used in the neck and mid position of the RG8540ZD (featuring a Seymour Duncan Custom 5 in the bridge position).


Custom 5

Custom 5
Brand:Seymour Duncan
Model no.:TB-14
Construction:Humbucking
Position:Bridge
Magnet:Alnico 5
DC resistance:14.4 KΩ
Used in:RG8420ZD (bridge)
Description:Vintage but strong and powerful


Five-Two

Five-Two Strat (neck)
Brand:Seymour Duncan
Model no.:SSL52-1N
Construction:Single coil
Position:Neck
Magnet:Hybrid (Alnico 2 & Alnico 5)
DC resistance:6.5 KΩ
Used in:TM1730, TM1730M, TM1730AHM (neck)
Description:Vintage style staggered pole pickup which uses a combination of alnico 2 and 5 rod magnets custom positioned for sweet highs and tight lows. It uses alnico 2 rod magnets under the three high strings and alnico 5 rods under the low strings.[4]


Five-Two Strat (middle RWRP)
Brand:Seymour Duncan
Model no.:SSL52-1M
Construction:Single coil
Position:Middle
Magnet:Hybrid (Alnico 2 & Alnico 5)
DC resistance:6.6 KΩ
Used in:TM1730, TM1730M, TM1730AHM (middle)
Description:Vintage style staggered pole pickup which uses a combination of alnico 2 and 5 rod magnets custom positioned for sweet highs and tight lows. It uses alnico 2 rod magnets under the three high strings and alnico 5 rods under the low strings.

The middle version has reverse wound/ reverse polarity so that it is hum-canceling when used with the bridge and neck pickups (positions 2 & 4).[5]


Five-Two Strat (Bridge)
Brand:Seymour Duncan
Model no.:SSL52-1B
Construction:Single coil
Position:Bridge
Magnet:Hybrid (Alnico 2 & Alnico 5)
DC resistance:6.6 KΩ
Used in:TM1730, TM1730M, TM1730AHM (bridge)
Description:Vintage style staggered pole pickup which uses a combination of alnico 2 and 5 rod magnets custom positioned for sweet highs and tight lows. It uses alnico 2 rod magnets under the three high strings and alnico 5 rods under the low strings.

The bridge version is wound hotter for full bodied sustain and a stronger attack.[6]


Full Shred

Full Shred
Brand:Seymour Duncan
Model no.:TB-10
Construction:Humbucker
Position:Bridge
Magnet:Alnico 5
DC resistance:14.6 KΩ
Description:The Full Shred is a pickup designed by Seymour Duncan to combine high output with excellent articulation ideal for lead guitar and harmonic soloing. Used for the RG2610E and RG2610Z.


Jazz Model

Jazz Model
Brand:Seymour Duncan
Model no.:SH-2 (SH-2n)
Construction:Humbucking
Position:Neck
Magnet:Alnico 5
DC resistance:7.72 KΩ
Wiring:4-conductor
Used in:RG8420ZD, RG2820ZD
Description:Versatile, vintage-output humbucker which offers a bright and clear tone even when used with distortion effect. Pairs well with most moderate to high-output bridge humbuckers.

Built using an alnico 5 bar magnet with a nickel silver bottom plate and vacuum wax potted.[7]

JB Model

JB Model / JB
Brand:Seymour Duncan
Model no.:SH-4
Construction:Humbucking
Position:Bridge
Magnet:Alnico 5
DC resistance:16.6 KΩ
Used in:SA1060WZC, RC1320 (bridge)
Description:The ultimate hot-rodded humbucker. It adds juice and versatility to the bridge position of any humbucker equipped guitar. With its hot coils, and alnico 5 bar magnet, this pickup delivers an unmistakable upper midrange attack, a tight, articulate low end, and harmonically rich highs that can really sing.


P-Rails

P-Rails (bridge)
Brand:Seymour Duncan
Model no.:SHPR-1B
Construction:Humbucking
Position:Bridge
Magnet:Alnico 5
DC resistance:18.9 KΩ
Used in:RC2720 (bridge)
Description:Unique bridge humbucker that combines a Hot Rails coil with a Vintage P90 soapbar to offer unmatched tonal variety. Can be split to give you a super fat P90, or it can be split to the Rail coil for Strat-like tone. With both coils on, you get a big sounding humbucker that packs a nice full punch.[8]


P-Rails (neck)
Brand:Seymour Duncan
Model no.:SHPR-1N
Construction:Humbucking
Position:Neck
Magnet:Alnico 5
DC resistance:13 KΩ
Used in:RC2720 (neck)
Description:Unique neck humbucker that combines a Hot Rails coil with a Vintage P90 soapbar to offer unmatched tonal variety. Can be split to give you a super fat P90, or it can be split to the Rail coil for Strat-like tone. With both coils on, you get a big sounding humbucker that packs a nice full punch.

The neck version is wound RWRP, reverse wind reverse polarity, so that, if you use a pair of P-Rails in your guitar, you can use both P90s or both Rails together and get hum-canceling.[9]


Retribution

Dino Cazares Retribution
Brand:Seymour Duncan
Construction:Humbucking
Position:Neck
Magnet:Alnico 5
DC resistance:0 KΩ
Used in:DCM100
Description:Active pickup built for extended range guitars developed with input by Dino Cazares. Based on the Blackout, but with enhanced and string definition to complement Cazares' lightning fast attack.[10]


Stag Mag

Stag Mag
Brand:Seymour Duncan
Model no.:SH-3
Construction:Humbucker
Position:Neck/ bridge
Magnet:Alnico 2
DC resistance:16.6 KΩ
Used in:RGV3750D, RGV3750BD
Description:The Stag Mag is a unique humbucker that uses staggered alnico 2 rod magnets instead of the traditional bar magnet, for Strat tone when split. The Stag Mag is a high output bridge pickup designed specifically to give you a true Strat single coil tone when switched into split mode. Its 4-conductor leadwire gives you the ability to use a mini-toggle switch or pushpull to split the coils for access to both humbucker and single coil sounds. We use alnico 2 rod magnets with a traditional Fender pole stagger, and a specially designed high output coil wind so that, when split, the sound is bouncy and bright, just like a Strat. When wired as a full humbucker, the tone is fat and smooth.[11]


Vintage Flat

Vintage Flat / Vintage Flat Strat
Brand:Seymour Duncan
Model no.:SSL-2
Construction:Single coil
Position:Neck/ middle
Magnet:Alnico 5
DC resistance:6.5 KΩ
Description:The Vintage Flat Strat delivers a shimmering tone for guitars with flatter fingerboards and lighter string gauges. It has flat alnico 5 rod magnets that provide a more even string balance for modern guitars with a larger neck radius, and players using lighter gauge strings.

Used in the SA1060WZC.

Seymour Duncan/ Ibanez pickups

These pickups are designed and manufactured by Seymour Duncan in partnership with Ibanez.

Duncan/Ibanez

Duncan/Ibanez
Brand:Seymour Duncan
Construction:Humbucking
Position:Neck
Magnet:Alnico 5
DC resistance:8.13 KΩ
Description:Neck humbucker specially designed by Seymour Duncan and Ibanez for the SZ series models, produced in Korea. SZ Prestige models have the US-made Seymour Duncan IBZ, see below.


Duncan/Ibanez
Brand:Seymour Duncan
Construction:Humbucking
Position:Bridge
Magnet:Ceramic
DC resistance:17.08 KΩ
Description:Bridge humbucker specially designed by Seymour Duncan and Ibanez for the SZ series models, produced in Korea. SZ Prestige models have the US-made Seymour Duncan IBZ.


Seymour Duncan IBZ

Seymour Duncan IBZ
Brand:Seymour Duncan
Construction:Humbucking
Position:Neck
Magnet:Alnico 5
DC resistance:7.43 KΩ
Description:Neck humbucker specially made by Seymour Duncan for the Ibanez SZ series Prestige series models. Introduced in 2005 to replace the SZ1 used on the SZ520QM.


Seymour Duncan IBZ
Brand:Seymour Duncan
Construction:Humbucking
Position:Bridge
Magnet:Ceramic
DC resistance:16.6 KΩ
Description:Bridge humbucker specially made by Seymour Duncan for the Ibanez SZ Prestige series models. Introduced in 2005 to replace the SZ2 used on the SZ520QM.


Duncan Designed pickups

The Duncan Designed line of pickups was started by Seymour Duncan in 1995 at the request of several of their larger original equipment manufacturer (“OEM”) customers, including Ibanez who wanted to offer a pickup tied in to the Duncan identity on their mid-level instruments. While USA-made Seymour Duncan pickups are intended to fit on instruments with list prices over US$800, the Korean-built Duncan Designed pickups are intended for OEM use on guitars and basses with retail prices between US$300 and $800.[12]


HB-105MT

HB-105MT
Brand:Duncan Designed
Model no.:HB-105MT
Construction:Humbucking
Position:Neck/ bridge
Used in:MTM10
Description:The Duncan Designed version of the super-popular Seymour Duncan Blackouts active humbucker. The MT indicates that the design is tweaked for Mick Thomson.


Sources

  1. 59 neck (product web page); Seymour Duncan; archived from the original December 2015.
  2. Alnico II Pro Flat Strat (product description); Seymour Duncan; archived from the original November 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Antiquity Humbucker - set (product web page); Seymour Duncan; archived from the original December 2015.
  4. Five Two Strat - Neck (product description), Seymour Duncan, archived June 2016.
  5. Five Two Strat - Middle RWRP (product description), Seymour Duncan, archived November 2015.
  6. Five Two Strat - Bridge (product description), Seymour Duncan, archived September 2015.
  7. Jazz Neck (SH-2n) product page, Seymour Duncan, archived March 2016.
  8. P-Rails - bridge (product web page); Seymour Duncan; archived from the original June 2016.
  9. P-Rails - bridge (product web page); Seymour Duncan; archived from the original December 2015.
  10. Retribution (product page), Seymour Duncan, archived from the original April 2016
  11. Stag Mag (product page), Seymour Duncan, archived from the original June 2016
  12. Duncan Designed pickups (blog post); Seymour Duncan; July 9, 2015; archived from the original November 2015.

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