Seymour Duncan SSB-4N

Bass Pickups

  • Suitable for 4 string bass
  • For neck position
  • Suitable for passive and for active application
  • Phase II Passive soapbars
  • Dimensions (L x W): 89.7 x 38.6 mm
  • Colour: Black
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Colour Black
Position Neck

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A quality product.
Panagiotis B., 20.05.2014
Seymour Duncan can be proud enough for putting their brand name on this product, this pup sounds as good as one would expect.
It is anything but weak, although a passive pickup, in fact it is almost loud. It is quite balanced all throughout the frequency spectrum, with bold low-mids and the extreme lows "tamed" just enough so it doesn't sound "boomy". Although it is well articulated, it's overall character is rather dark, offering more of a "body" rather than the high end attack that you may hear from it's EMG equivalent.
Given that, it sounds really fat with an overdriven sound.
All around, while it is not recommended for an ultra-modern, sparkly-clean tone (think Korn's bass tone), I wound definitely recommend this pickup as an upgrade to any stock pickup on your bass.
Summing-up, you get a full, bold body of tone, with a "classic", dark character, yet quite defined so it won't go anything near to muddy.
It's price-tag and tone qualities may not appeal to the beginner player, but anyone over that level, with some experience over the matter of bass guitar sound, would easily appreciate this product.
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Test SEYMOUR DUNCAN SSB-4N Test et SSB-4B
Thomas022, 31.05.2011
double Micros SSB-4N&B posés sur Epiphone Goth Thunderbird

Je les ai fait poser par un luthier. Il m'a dit que ça avait été assez galère mais c'est sans doute dû à la basse. Je ne pense dont pas qu'il y ait le moindre problème de fabrication avec ces micros.

Le son :
Je le trouve à mi-chemin entre Jazz et Precision, avec une plus grosse tendance sur la Precision. Le son est rond et les graves profonds mais avec une puissance de micros jazz. Peu d'aigus mais néanmoins une bonne chaleur. Le son ronfle bien. Je les utiliserai plutot pour un rock indus ou même electro que pour un son plus agressif. Même si le son ronfle, je les trouve un peu mous pour du jazz mais à chacun de voir ce qu'il veut.
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Klingt wie das Holz darunter
Alexander aus U., 25.06.2011
ich hatte einen Billigbass erworben, zugegebenermaßen nur der Optik wegen. Die Pickups waren erwartet dumpf und matt, aber das Holz klang nicht schlecht. Mit diesem Seymour Duncan kriege ich genau den Sound des Basses über die Anlage. Hell, klar und unverfärbt. Nicht zuviel Bass, aber gut zum Arbeiten. Danach habe ich noch den Stegpickup dazu bestellt. Der klingt leider etwas gepreßter, nicht so offen. Glück gehabt: Bei diesem Bass spiele ich fast nur mit dem Halspickup.

Klingt dagegen das Holz von sich aus stumpf, kann auch der Pickup nicht wirklich retten.
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JazzPunk, 27.03.2014
Denna mick installerades i en Thunderbird-bas i halsläge. Den var lätt att installera samt enkel löda. Seymour Duncan rekommenderar att använda 250kohm potar till denna mick, och det passar den utmärkt till då diskanten annars blir för framträdande i mixen.

Micken håller väldigt bra kvalité och soundet är som en mer fylligare J-mick. Ljudet är, till skillnad från andra fabrikat av soapbar mickar, väldigt organiskt och allround. Soapbar mickar har en tendens att låta sterila och kalla, men SSB-4N har mer värme och kärna i ljudet. Detta gör att den passar sig lämplig i en mångfald av kontexter.

Micken anpassar sig väl till olika typer av strängar och låter sig färgas enligt deras kvalité och sound, vilket genererar en mångsidig mick.
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Bass Pickups Suitable for 4 string bass, For neck position, Suitable for passive and for active application, Phase II Passive soapbars, Dimensions (L x W): 89.7 x 38.6 mm, Colour: Black

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Bass Pickups Suitable for 4-string basses, Passive phase II Soapbar, Suitable for passive and for active application, For the bridge position, Dimensions (L x W): 89.7 x 38.6 mm, Colour: Black

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