Seymour Duncan AHB-2B BLK Blackout Metal

Humbucker

  • Blackout Metal
  • Reissue of the LiveWire with new preamp, new sound and the option to switch the output volume
  • Position bridge
  • Colour: Black
  • Incl. 25K potentiometer, jack socket, battery clip
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Further Information

Active Yes
Output Adjustable
Kappe Yes
Colour Black
Position Bridge
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An agressive pickup
EnsiGeetard, 03.02.2014
This thing sounds mean and it looks pretty sleek.

Very tight sounding tone for metal, I wouldn't use this pickup for blues/rock.

But I have to say that it sounded pretty nasal in my alder bodied-RR guitar, so I switched it out. I have yet to try it in a guitar with darker wood, you might have better luck.

Good sounding pickup, but not for everyone.
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surely for metalheads
19.09.2016
its pretty simple.... if you play metal and dont have a high output amp.... this is surely for you.....i personally have a high output amp so this is a bit of an overkill is some cases for me... but still loving the output it generates.. killer pup...
if youre not a metal head... look away and try AHB1 or AHB3 instead.
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Voller, satter (= besserer) Sound, und Power, Power, Power...
H.Busch, 22.12.2010
Ich habe diesen Pickup als Ersatz für den EMG-81 meiner ESP/LTD gekauft, da mir der Klang des EMG immer zu dumpf und matschig war, vor allem bei hohem Gain. Glücklicherweise benutzt Seymour Duncan für ihre aktiven Pickups genau die gleichen Anschlüsse wie EMG, so dass der Umbau sich auf das Rein- und Rausschrauben des Rahmens und das Umstecken eines Kabels beschränkte. Wer bisher keine aktiven Pickups in seiner Klampfe hat, wird hingegen einiges umbauen müssen, denn für aktive Pickups braucht man eine neue Klinkenbuchse, neue Potis und einen Platz für einen 9-Volt-Block. Aber alle notwendigen Bauteile werden gleich mitgeliefert, ebenso eine Anleitung, wobei ich hier den Download aus dem Internet empfehle, in der Online-Version sind nämlich weit mehr Verkabelungssituationen enthalten.

Zum Sound: Der SAHB-2B hat meine Erwartungen sogar noch übertroffen. Auch bei High-Gain-Sounds klingt der Pickup noch brilliant und differenziert, wo der EMG-81 nur rumgematscht hat. Besonders deutlich wird der Unterschied im Clean-Kanal, denn dann hört man einen ausgewogenen Klang vom Seymour Duncan, während der 81er eher in den unteren Frequenzen zu Hause ist - nicht falsch verstehen: der EMG ist objektiv auch ein sehr guter Pickup, mir persönlich gefällt nur der SAHB-2 eben besser.

Update zu meiner vorherigen Bewertung: Entgegen meiner ursprünglichen Aussage steckt der SAHB-2B meinen alten EMG-81 leistungsmäßig doch in die Tasche. Der Output ist sehr hoch und macht richtig Dampf. Der Jumper auf der Rückseite hat absolut seine Berechtigung, denn wer zwischendurch auch mal ruhige Passagen im Clean-Kanal seines (Röhren-)Verstärkers spielen möchte, der muss den SAHB-2B wirklich durch den Jumper dämpfen, wenns nicht schon zerren soll. Ich habe mir den Jumper als kleinen Schiebeschalter nach hinten herausgeführt, so dass ich während des Spielens umschalten kann und nicht für sowas den Humbucker ausbauen muss.
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Dopé aux hormones !
Taurash, 08.02.2019
J'avais commandé en même temps le AHB-1 et le AHB-2, pour pouvoir les comparer.
C'est le jour et la nuit ! Le AHB-1 a une puissance comparable à des EMG 81, 85 ou 57, quelque chose de costaud mais sans excès.
Cet AHB-2 n'est pas de ce genre-là. Lui, c'est un gros troll des cavernes, à la voix rauque et surpuissante, qu'il est impossible de faire chuchoter. Le niveau de sortie est monstrueux. J'ai dû passer ma disto de 6 à 4 pour limiter le buzz généré par les palm-mutes. Et avant cela, j'avais bien baissé le micro (d'habitude en bridge, je mets 2,5 mm entre les cordes et le micro, là je suis descendu à 5mm).
Vous voulez un son clean ? Bon courage ! Il faut vraiment mettre le gain au minimum, en supposant que votre ampli permette un réglage de gain en clean. Si vous n'avez pas ça, oubliez l'idée même de tirer un son clean de ce micro.
A part ça, il a son bien épais, assez chaud, très sympa. Mais trop d'output à mon goût, malgré mes tentatives, pas moyen de lui donner la propreté que j'aime chez les micros actifs, en particulier les EMG.
Si vous n'avez pas peur des niveaux de sortie démentiels (et quand je dis démentiel, je veux dire un peu plus que les EMG het Set, nettement plus que des Seymour Duncan Invader), alors vous devriez adorer ce micro. Il est fait pour le très gros métal, death, grindcore... Si vous jouez plutôt dans le registre heavy, oubliez, c'est beaucoup trop gros.
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