Seymour Duncan APH-2 Alnico II Pro Slash Set
Seymour Duncan APH-2 Alnico II Pro Slash Set

APH-2 Alnico II Pro Slash Set, Guitar pickups kit from Seymour Duncan in the Vintage Output Humbuckers series.

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ozzyozburne's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very good microphones, vintage and RnR."

Seymour Duncan APH-2 Alnico II Pro Slash Set
Well, in the preamble, and have tried many mics on many guitars, I went through several phases. Routine testing of changes microphones, electronic etc ... I had over the years, try 90% of Duncan HB (bought and sold secondhand), and full of Dimarzio, Bare Knuckle, EMG , Rio Grande, Carvin, Gibson etc ... I had my shop phase, I returned from elsewhere. My conclusions: just find the right microphone that goes with good guitar. If the violin is good, when his slap high volume (nothing to do with the output level of the microphone), it's full spectrum, you must not touch anything. Sometimes it is with a shop, sometimes with no name ... There are no rules. Clean Electronics, although cable, good cables (for me DYI with Mogami + Neutrik budget € 10 for a 3m to break everything), a good amp ... and know how to play.

That said, I installed these on a Duncan LP Classic PP 92 with 496R and 500t of origin were super good for the EVH very rocks or metal (????), But still lacked flexibility and softness. All pickups this guitar was confused treble a bit hard. Tests full of microphones on the shovel without convincing results. I found a APH1-n secondhand recently. I already know these mics to have owned a pair (as Papa) N + B for years before selling.
In the neck, this microphone turns out to be really good, very soft, very clean (the side-crados I adore Gibson pickups in favor of a kind of velvety, very round, very Slash also is lost. The APH1 is flattering because dug in the mids, treble sweet, low round, output level low enough momentum. At home I always found good in repeated lack of mids (my game and my gear) me was still up the volume to hear me ..
The APH2 is the same (N and B) that the one with more solid mids. It is for me it lacked one.
A medium neck pickup very thick but acute roundabouts more acute than elsewhere in BKP Mule by former, present beautiful bass, sharper than the same Mule as (I said: comparison made on the same guitar); Tone 0 is almost too much at once (but can do more can do less). It is ultra dynamic, low level output allows push very hard and in this case, as the bridge, its twists and becomes really bad, although rock, but always clean and precise.
Acute has less bass but not lacking, but its more acute reinforced mids allow ratings solos to keep the presence and seat. Its output level is average, and its dynamics on the attack makes it very versatile. In him falling in, we make it bad. I appreciate the fact that it does not sound thin or skinny as some LP, micro acute lack of presence on the handle.
The bridge and the neck are very different from each other, in final highly complementary.
Clean and precise side is flattering clean.
The surplus of the mids sounded much stronger than APH1, it seems to have a bit increased the volume of the amp and turning the tone to 6-7 on the guitar, keeping acute and bass. I love it!
I am super happy. Very good microphones that go well with this guitar.
These microphones will agree, I think those who have a slightly tough game and attacking the strings as raw (this is my case). If you have a shy game, they can be a bit flat.
The only thing I do not like is the bridge with the handle reverse zebra zebra (or vice versa could know ...); I prefer any zebra or reverse zebra, or black (my rigid psycho probably next ..). If someone wants to exchange with black, why not, mp ...

dadav's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" booof! certainly not the Slash!"

Seymour Duncan APH-2 Alnico II Pro Slash Set
I have tried many different brands of microphones.
These guys I did not like at all. I had a pair zebra.
I found their sound on my Gibby LP stndr mediocre. its clear I do not remember but it had not affected me.

Crunch it was not terrible and no distortion. Its rather poor. I do not like these Alnico II.

I was immediately sold.

I am convinced that Slash does not play on these commercial merdouilles, but the tailor.

We still care about us in the shops .....

boisman's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Grain and sustain"

Seymour Duncan APH-2 Alnico II Pro Slash Set
How long have you use it?
So three months since March

Have you tried many other models before buying it?
Not. Actually I had the G-400 in my SG (Alnico Pro) and having played on the Gibson SG Standard with a friend (up to P57) I decided.

What is the particular feature you like best and least?
Like everyone else, I read a lot of forums. We draw what we want but what made this tilt are the words "appearance of vinyl" and "plastic" cited by ril31. This is how I define the attack Slash and is defined and melodious.
So I broke the piggy bank and installed these pickups. And there ... it's good!
Other members of the group have also been instantly charmed. Also by the fact that when you love the sound, it opens doors on the way to music.
The downside? I have not identified because they are imperfect microphones, a strong personality and that's what I wanted.

How would you rate the quality / price? With experience, you do again this choice? ...
Course. Even if it costs a bit at the time, this is my case, very satisfying and also very easy to assemble.

The touch that is more "history" me these pickups (it must be of course many others) were not intended to Slash and via mods made it a key its sound.

Axlslash's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Slash? No ... Better!"

Seymour Duncan APH-2 Alnico II Pro Slash Set
I have two months on a Tokai LS95.

They were mounted directly above.

Well, we're going straight to the point: how does it sound?

Already handle: Very good in clean, is blues / jazz wonder, I'm really surprised it's great. It is warm, round, crunch it starts to send her a little big, serious enough that bump not bad. Finally in distortion, it's nice, it's the alternative to let bridge, back softer and smoother. In the latter case, I play a lot with the tone of about 7, this is where it is the best, we get a good stamp theme still got the blues.

The bridge: It sends the steak! Even clean, hop on the tone down a bit and go to the country! This distortion is still in his interest ... It's crying guitar, it's really good ... The tone plays okay, calm down a little bit on the beast if necessary, but thoroughly c'te potato ugh!

Finally, I will talk when mêm mix of both. I use plain, it offers a side slam that has not otherwise, this is interesting. In distortion, it is a way I use less, but in very good light.

In conclusion, therefore, I will not talk about price because I know nothing about that. And it is based on your means ... But it sounds awfully good, and even if you're not a big fan of the man, it's worth it!

ril31's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Microphones charmers ..."

Seymour Duncan APH-2 Alnico II Pro Slash Set
What to say.
I go out with a set of humbuckers Bare Knuckle The Mule on my Les Paul, and these models pro microphones Slash me life-changing. (See my comparative slash pickups in the notice on the "mule" on this site).
While these pickups are far from being perfect, but it hurts the bottom that: they have the quality of their default.
Let me explain, if it was not said with a.
These microphones provide a feeling, appearance, vinyl, unlike other microphones with ct "iron / steel" spring more. This aspect of vinyl, it must be understood as giving a more "plastic" that "mtallique". The consquence of this aspect is that these pickups do not "break" no ears and they offer a sumptuous velvet. One gets the impression when you attack the strings there is this ripple sound like when you Listen to vinyl. The deuxime impression, especially for micro serious is that each note plays, and plays with a minimum of attack, it has the feel of a crystal which is the limit to break. In all these cases, the feeling is that would be the limit of microphones, their peak ... which can be Dranga in heavy saturation, but not crunch.
These sensations have their counterpart. For example, the microphone is serious trs "bassy" and can fail sometimes acute, in another sense when the microphone is quite dry with acute low, low, I think there a noise level less than its confrre the handle. The ct of micro serious bassy to taste can be s'avrer Gnant. It is not for me. This sound can be very useful ct Jazzy Blues. And it achieves this sustain "bullous" The Gary Moore and Slash still the sr.
For the micro acute dry enough (but not shrill at all), one could find him a lack of attack and lack of mtallique ct and low bass. But for me it's the opposite. I come get double notes that sound trs prcisment without having the feeling of a razor blade. The riffs are harmonically united trs unlike, for example "Bare Knuckles Mules home to silent so they lost Defines the heat to a certain coldness and lack of ct vintage.

Ultimately these pickups are charmers, vinyl, imperfect but warm and alive, but not organic and specially ncessairement prcis, bullous without being vague, not strong without being weak.
In short you have to try and make an opinion. I found them 160 euros on ebay direct from ze states. It is the cops. And they are worth the dtour.
However people looking microphones can be versatile should not turn to the pros Slash models. Indeed, I find they are not versatile and as such the mules in the Bare Knuckles taient much more. For example, to play the AC / DC, Slash's not really appropriate (enough rights) and the Mules were doing much better. Like to play tricks of style trust, metallica, zztop, etc ... then the sound is not quite "right".
By playing against the style of Tesla Psycotic Supper (for the fans who know) is nickel, especially for ballads with arpges only slightly saturated, it is hot, hot .. trs . it sounds.
With the exprience, I remake that choice. In fact they are still mountains on my Gibson ...
The evidence. I did some covers with these microphones that you can see by:
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planetslide's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Stunning!"

Seymour Duncan APH-2 Alnico II Pro Slash Set
I replaced the pickups of my Tokai LC85 these mics about six months ago and it has to be literally transformed my guitar!

The MKII's original Tokai are not bad, they sound very vintage but are a bit just to manage large distos (lots of feedback and sound a little runny). They are dedicated to me sounds rather jazz / blues.

The Seymour, they are far more efficient for the hi-gain: a lot less feedback, notes, always well defined, heat, and we find the per ... Grain's Slash!

I just regret the lack of splittage to broaden the range (-1), but other than that, it's really happy. I have a couple SH1/SH4 on another guitar, it's also very good but the Slash sound really "different".

It is certainly expensive (it is due to low production, craft practices, see the great videos on the net) but it gave a sacred character to my instrument (a lot of scratch me questioning my mine's ... nothing, my guitar sounds now widely as well as shovels worth more than double).