Seymour Duncan SH-3 BK

Pickups for Electric Guitar

  • Humbucker
  • Alnico 2 magnets
  • A versatile pickup that produces both the ringing, treble sound of a single coil and the warm richness of a humbucker
  • Staggered bar magnets are an important part of the Stag Mag sound
  • Used as a split single coil, it develops the distinctive sound characteristics associated with a vintage ST model
  • Colour: Black

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  • Blues Neck
  • Metal Bridge
  • RnR Middle
  • Rock Bridge

Further information

Active No
Wiring 4-Conductor
Output Medium
Kappe No
Colour Black
Position Bridge, Neck

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A great, unique pickup

09.10.2014
Even though it says this pickup is meant for the bridge position, I put it in the neck position and it sounds amazing! With the coils split (which I really advice you to do) you get the cleanest cleans you will ever get from a humbucker. It sounds just like a clean stratocaster! When you use both coils, you get a really unique sound that is best described as a 'mixture between a humbucker and a single coil, but still different'. In this mode it is very suitable for jazzy leads and crunchy rythms.

Pro's:
- the genuine stratocaster single coil sound
- offers a whole array of new sounds to experiment with
- it looks cool and confuses people!

Cons:
- none

Be aware though, this pickup is not meant to be played with heavier styles. It will not sound good with a boatload of gain. Otherwise it's an amazing product and I advice anyone with a humbucker guitar to get one, even if it's only for the lovely clean sounds.
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Unusual and flexible

FabianB, 08.04.2010
After I do not like the classic PAF or the high-output ceramic sound at the bridge, I've tried a lot of different alternatives, which sounded richer than a normal singlecoil (Duesenberg Domino, Häussel Big Mag, some serial with other pickups) also very good sound, but somehow then were not the truth.

I ordered this pickup for the bridge position of my Strat, where he has stayed since then. He works there with a Häußel Big Mag in the middle position and two Leosounds-Singlecoils (a Strat- and a Tele-Neckpickup) together. First, a small disappointment: the pickup is only available in Gibson-Spacing. But that has only optical disadvantages, with me the strings still sound homogeneous.

As expected, he has the crisp heights of a Gretsch pickup, a bit of tele twanging feeling comes up, especially when he is split over a resistance. If you want a rather center-depressing sound, you can connect a small capacitor (so about 1.2nF sound good for me) parallel, already pushes the pickup. However, he is pure even for metal; he sits right through without messing.

Spatially, he sounds very similar to a singlecoil, although I find the sound in the bridge position less attractive; the interludes with other single coils (or themselves) are wonderfully pearling and transparent. With the option of parallel switching and a good tone potentiometer, the pickup live even in the only input for the most common sounds without the smearing, as in the case of "normal" humbuckers in split or parallel mode.

An absolute recommendation for all who are looking for a richer telesound, but also for those who want an assertive hard rock sound with a strong high pitch.
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