i have this combo ^ Devin Low Voltage. I don't work for Seymour Duncan. Compared to PG's, the bridge sounds fuller, and the neck has more life to it. Messages 3,044. The frets are huge and it plays very fast. The Seth Lovers have given the guitar a great increase in output volume and a … Neck position. Plenty of detail without being very harsh. Joined Feb 20, 2009 Messages 285 Reaction score 44. Dismalhead Poster Extraordinaire. link above. Smooth sustain. Seth Lover pickups are GREAT! IMO, Seth's are a great PU, PG's are a good PU. Period Correct. BTW, the Benedetto are manufactured by SD 07-10-2012, 11:10 AM #6 To start viewing messages, Feb 9, 2013 #4 ARandall said: The A2pro is looser in the lows, has a nice mids rasp and sweeter on the top-end. Thats a good advantage for '59. Experience old-school tonal character by the truckloads, but with a slightly more scooped midrange than the originals and vacuum wax potting for squeal-free performance. The ’59 bridge model (SH-1b) is a vintage output humbucker that’s great for rock, blues, and more. Seymour Duncan SH-1n '59 humbucker for 7 string guitars. Think what you want but there is a difference between a potted and a non potted pickup...and if you don't believe me then do some experimenting on your own, if you can hear you'll hear it but you can also ask any good pickup winder and they'll tell you. HTH, Click to expand... i had a Seth Lover Neck pickup in my ex Standard Faded and it really really play nice!!! Lovely. True to 1959 specs with the same alnico magnets, plain enamel winding, nickel plated studs, wooden spacer, black paper tape, and balanced coil windings. Late-'50s, vintage-correct, humbucker sound. The Seymour Duncan Seth Lover is Duncan’s tribute to the original Seth Lover PAF humbucker featured in the original Gibson Les Pauls. family, and the alnico 5 bar magnet and vacuum wax potting make it compatible with lighter guitar strings and louder amplifiers than were ever used in the 1950s. First, let me say that I really like it. And the Seth Lover and the Antiquity Humbucker are much more accurate representations of PAFs. View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message User Info Menu. seymour duncan 59 vs seth lover.

Talk with your fellow tone freaks on the web's liveliest (and friendliest!) Yea I noticed more mids with the a4 vs the a5 but even more mids with a2. Nov 24, 2010 #11 the seth lovers are sweeter-sounding imho of course..... tnt365 Member. Posts: 1,740. The Duncan company’s 59 Model humbucker… and the Little ’59 Strat. Seymour Duncan SH-55 Seth Lover (Editor’s Choice) Seth Lover was the father of the humbucking pickup, and he defined years of pickup manufacturing, securing his legacy as a massive contributor to musical engineering. It’s got a smooth, soft high end and a strong mid range that doesn’t get crunchy or aggressive. Thus all typical specs are reminiscent of pickups on 59 model Gibson Les Paul. I've got several Duncans ranging from a Seth Lovers and a set of 59s, to Invaders and The Slug. I'm really happy with the tone now. I have a LP Classic Plus modded back to '50s specs w/ Seths. Seymour Duncan - Seth Lover vs '59 neck humbuckers Discussion in 'Just Pickups' started by Lefty Addams, Apr 19, 2017. View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message User Info Menu. I have several sets of Seth's and haven't wanted to change magnets in them. Reactions: 3 people. Warm and crystalline clean tones. Thanks, I've shorlisted the Seymour Seth lover SH 55 as an alternative to the Gibson PU, the problem is, they are rather pricey (nearly 200 bucks). Grant Austin and Lefty Addams like this. just like the PAFs back then. Messages 233. Seymour Duncan, who worked with Seth Lover, standardized the PAF, for better or worse. PLEASE SUBSCRIBE! Tech experts from Seymour Duncan are regularly on this forum, and are clearly labeled as employees of Seymour Duncan. Posts: 5,171. Aren't both of them supposed to represent a vintage type of sound? Mar 15, 2014 #1 I have an Epiphone Les Paul Ultra which is supposed to have Alnico Classic & Alnico Classic Plus pickups. Top critical review. That's the big difference between it and the trebly Duncan '59, which is what the 36th PAF replaced. The Seymour Duncan Seth Lover is Duncan’s tribute to the original Seth Lover PAF humbucker featured in the original Gibson Les Pauls. Seth is A2. a pickup demo.Note: I meant to say that the pickups are NOT wax-potted. loziodavid Member. The SH-55 was designed jointly by Seymour and humbucker inventor Seth Lover. Gibson Burstbucker Pro VS Seymour duncan Seth Lover SH-55; Page 1 of 4 1 2 3... Last. Jon has done work on getting the formulation of magnets has made for him for his pickups (and that he sells with those tonal descriptors) vintage accurate with regard to composition. Joined: May 6, 2012 Location: England. Every Time. Thread Tools. Only 1 left in stock - order soon. They'd be a great jazz PU. Seymour W. Duncan and Seth Lover. Page 2 of 2 < Prev 1 2. By the early 60s Gibson was through with the PAF and literally considered it junk. I use these in a brighter LP and it kind of balances it out somewhat. October 7, 2020. The Seth Lover is a true and true vintage humbucker. Just a very quick clip of the Seymour Duncan SH-55 Seth Lover pickup set. I have a Seth and a '59 in my Dot. I tried to eliminate all variables other than the pickups themselves. I have been happy with the playability of my Dot, but thought the overall sound was lacking. 06-07-2017, 02:08 AM #20. omphalopsychos . a very good standard production (not"boutique") pickup. I suppose the unpotted part is an unsubstantiated rumor too. David compares the Lollar Imperial Humbuckers with the Seymour Duncan Seth Lover Pickups through a Collings City Limits. Not as microscobicly same as the Seth Lover set or the Antiquity series but just as close as possible in this price and production range. Unlike the other two it is unpotted. SD APH-2 Slash vs Seth Lover. This page was generated at 10:09 AM. Pete Moreno, who was fairly new at Gibson, was ordered by Ted McCarty to take a truckload of PAFs to the dump, which Pete regrettably did. Seymour Duncan Seth Lover Set Nickel Electric Guitar Electronics 4.9 out of 5 stars 30. These pickups were installed on my Epiphone Dot. The SH-55 Seth Lover model is Seymour Duncan’s tribute to the father of the humbucking pickup. Compared to PG's, the bridge sounds fuller, and the neck has more life to it. Neck position. Jan 21, 2016 #16. steam-powered Tele-Meister. Thread starter loziodavid; Start date Jul 29, 2019; 1; 2; 3; Next. Thread Tools. Re: 59 (A4) vs Seth Lover (A4) vs Harmonic Design. I find the 36th PAF (b) to be similar (fat, juicy mids) to a good vintage P-90. Next Last. All times are GMT-8. Show Printable Version; Email this Page… 14-01-09, 06:38 PM #1. teleplayer. Re: 59 vs Seth Lover To me the Seth Lover NECK has a clearer tone at high volume levels than the 59N because it has less bass. View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message View Articles Member User Info Menu. the seth lovers are a better and cheaper alternative. I don't work for Seymour Duncan. This video is comparing Seth Lover vs Duncan 59s guitar pick ups. Two of the most popular Duncan PAF sets back to back with a few similar licks.Everything on the amp, recording equipment and software stays exactly the same. Seymour Duncan describes the Seth Lover as a PAF pickup that has NOT gone through the aging process like the Antiquity. Seymour Duncan SH-1n '59 humbucker for 7 string guitars. It's definitely different. amc Member. PLEASE SUBSCRIBE!I have been wanting to do a video like this one for a long time. Pretty much my ideal LP. Seymour Duncan Jazz vs 59? Lefty Addams Tele-Afflicted. I kept the height and pole pieces of the pickups even to the best of my ability. Jump to page: Results 1 to 10 of 34 Thread: Gibson Burstbucker Pro VS Seymour duncan Seth Lover SH-55. 1 of 3 Go to page. Seymour Duncan SH55 Seth Lover Humbucker Pickup - (Neck Position) (Nickel Cover) 4.9 out of 5 stars 21. Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > Apr 19, 2017 #1. Thread starter JDaniels; Start date Jan 12, 2016; JDaniels Member. Jul 29, 2019 #1 I own a Greg Bennett UM4, clone of the much more quoted PRS, but with a set of Duncan Design picklups, so I'd like to give it shine with a nice pair of humbuckers to do rock and hard-rock. To start viewing messages, I've never tried a seth. All are welcome, from seasoned pros to absolute beginners. I've only got one guitar with DiMarzio: Super Distortion / Red Velvet / FS-1 (HSS). 08-15-2011 , 03:45 PM #1. To my ears, PGN's are very smooth and rounded on top and in need of more treble. PGB's are surprisingly bright and thin (the neck could use some of that treble). I like that. check out the FAQ by clicking the Thread starter blarue09; Start date Mar 15, 2014; B. blarue09 Junior Member. I STILL prefer them over Duncan's Seth Lover set though, which to me is too icepicky. before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. He passed away in 1997, and since, Seymour Duncan lovingly crafted the Seth Lover pickup to honor his life and work. Seth's have unbalanced coils and are unpotted; that gives more open, complex tones. Pure Tone Full-contact Output Jack for Guitar/Bass, with Mounting Hardware 4.8 out of 5 stars 663 # 1 Best Seller in Electric Guitar Electronics. To me, Seth's have more of an edge, a rawer sound, partially from the unbalanced coils. Seymour Duncan 59 Set - I consider this a modern approach to getting a more vintage rock sound. It’s fairly well documented that the 59 Model humbucker is Seymour’s late-70’s answer for a beefy vintage tone. C. Cap Senior Member. Age: 57 Posts: 7,518. $6.49. Thread Tools. Ok, one more post for posterity. Nov 24, 2010 #12 I just replaced 59's with seth … Close × Hand Built in California. Re: Pearly Gates vs Seth Lover IMO, Seth's are a great PU, PG's are a good PU. Classicplayer Senior Member. check out the FAQ by clicking the To start viewing messages, They are … Thus all typical specs are reminiscent of pickups on 59 model Gibson Les Paul. Things I would like to improve on a 59 A4 would be to get better responsiveness and more presence and harmonics while still remaining fat like a good PAF. I tried to eliminate all variables other than the pickups themselves. tone forum. Seth's have unbalanced coils and are unpotted; that gives more open, complex tones. a pickup demo.Note: I meant to say that the pickups are NOT wax-potted. Messages 894. do expect microphonic feedback because this pickup is not waxed potted. SH-55n Seth Lover The Seth Lover pickup set was a project of Seymour W. Duncan and Seth Lover in the early ’90s to come up with an improved ‘PAF’. Joined: Mar 17, 2003 Location: Arlington, VA. To my ears, PGN's are very smooth and rounded on top and in need of more treble. select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. They'd be a great jazz PU. The SH-55 Seth Lover model is Seymour Duncan’s tribute to the father of the humbucking pickup. Seymour W. Duncan and Seth Lover. David compares the Lollar Imperial Humbuckers with the Seymour Duncan Seth Lover Pickups through a Collings City Limits. 08-15-2011, 03:45 PM #1. Hi - speccing up a G&S Classic Bluesboy Tele at present with a humbucker in the neck and undecided about which of the SD buckers, these two are … The Seth Lover uses AlNiCo 2 where as the 59 has AlNiCo 5, and I think that's what sets them apart more than anything. 59' is A5, raw and punchy. Definitely a bit more dark and IMO chunky, but at the cost of some clarity. True to 1959 specs with the same alnico magnets, plain enamel winding, nickel plated studs, wooden spacer, black paper tape, and balanced coil windings. НАДЕЛ! If this is your first visit, be sure to Discussion in 'Just Pickups' started by lineboat, Jan 7, 2016. I'm a beginning player and I picked up a used Epiphone ES-175 the other week. Feb 9, 2011 #18 polifemo said: Wouldn´t call them "dark" but most definitely "thick". The ’59 is also a take on the PAF, but the Seth Lover has a completely different voice. I've tried Alnico II Pros, '59 Models, Seth Lovers, and Joe Bonamassa Skinner Bursts, all from Seymour Duncan and I prefer the Antiquities to all of them. Examples include the SH-55 Seth Lover and the SH-1 and TB59 ’59 model, each of which offer vintage-inspired tones. If you prefer a softer highs and lows, with a more emphasized mid range, you seem to get that with the weaker AlNiCo 2/3/4 bars in general, and you get it with the Seth Lover set. 4 people found this helpful. Many Seymour Duncan humbuckers (such as the APH-1 and TBAPH-1 Alnico II Pro) feature four-conductor cable as standard, but many others can be ordered with this feature even if their spec sheet calls for two-conductor cable. Just like the original 1955 P.A.F.s, the SH-55 utilizes a nickel silver bottom plate, butyrate plastic bobbins; plain enamel wire, an Alnico bar magnet, a wooden spacer, and black paper tape. It’s a purely vintage pickup that features an Alnico II magnet, single conductor braid shielded wiring, adjustable pole pieces on one coil and is not wax potted. BigDaddyLoveHandles. I kept the height and pole pieces of the pickups even to the best of my ability. Seymour Duncan 59/Custom Hybrid - Metal . I have no experience with the Seth Lovers, but my only negative experience with a pickup upgrade was with putting Seymour Duncan 59s (I think they're named SH-1 now) in an early 90ies Korean Epiphone Sheraton II guitar: the slightly scooped sound of the SDs emphasized the already scooped and slightly thin sound of that all maple guitar: didn't work at all. Black. Nov 24, 2010 #10 the seth lover is my all time favorite pickup. Jan 12, 2016 #1 Hey fellas, I'm having trouble deciding which of these pickup sets to put in an Epiphone Les Paul. The Seth Lover humbuckers are available with either vintage-correct single conductor push-back braided lead wires or modern 4-conductor lead wires for increased splitting and wiring capabilities. I hope you enjoy this video and it is useful for you.Cheers!EQUIPMENT:Ceriatone 69’ JMP 1986 Bass 50 Marshall 2061cxCelestion Heritage Greenback \u0026 70th Anniversary G12-H30(close mic)EQ CablesRS Guitarworks vintage upgrade kitand of course... TONETHRONE!RECORDED WITH:Audient ID14 interfaceSennheiser 609 (close)AKG Perception 420 (room)Logic w/ Reverb changing Alnico Classics for Seymour Duncan '59 and Seth Lover pickups. I'm a Seymour Duncan man. I changed mags in my only set of PG's to brighten the neck and warm the bridge. I'm … Apr 21, 2017 #21. Are the Antiquities higher output that the Seth Lover's? PLEASE SUBSCRIBE!I have been wanting to do a video like this one for a long time. Last edited by Herbie; 06-06-2017 at 09:28 PM. On a les paul (maple cap, mahogany body) which is better and why? Any guitar today that uses two coils in the same housing wired to get rid of the hum associated with single coil pickups owes a bit of thanks to the original pioneer of pickup design, Seth Lover. Hardbop.

I always wondered if the Seth is just a slightly underwound unpotted 59? Inspired by late-'50s Seth Lover-designed humbuckers, these pickups sport plain enamel wire, a long-legged bottom plate, and vintage-correct single-conductor cable. Messages 3,142. The closest would be Seymour Duncan's Seth Lover set. Hardbop. Hello everybody, i recently bought Gibson SG 60's tribute (2013 model), and as you may know they have burstbuckers 1 and 2 inside of them, do you guys think it would be a good idea to switch to seymour duncan 59's, and most importantly are they a good bridge pick up as well as a good neck pickup, (i listen and play, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, lots of Guns n' Roses as well as modern … I read that here on the forum. Full and bright distorted tones. Go. smooth and clanglorious. Joined Sep 6, 2007 Messages 2,753 Reaction score 1,831.

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