All user reviews for the Seymour Duncan SH-11 Custom Custom
tjon901's review"Rock pickup with Alnico 2's"
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Hatsubai's review"Custom with an Alnico 2 magnet"
Seymour Duncan made a series that shows how important a magnet can be in terms of the overall tone of the pickup. The Custom Custom is the model that contains the Alnico II – a magnet that’s not used too often. The Alnico II really boosts the midrange on this pickup, lowers the overall output and gives it this kind of “chewy” quality. The lows on this pickup are subdued a bit, and it definitely has a more vintage feel. It has that PAF sound, but it’s like an older PAF. Split coil and parallel sounds on this are pretty nice.
This is definitely one of the lesser used pickups in the Custom line up. Some people find it to be a bit too loose for metal, but it definitely makes a great hard rock pickup. It works nicely for those EVH style riffs, and it can really sing in the right guitar. Keep in mind that I find Seymour Duncan pickups to be a lot more picky when it comes to choosing what woods work best. I’ve used them in a plethora of woods from mahogany to alder to basswood and even walnut. It has given me very different tones in each wood, and which is better really depends on the ear of the beholder.
Personally, I find this pickup to be a bit too loose and have a bit too much midrange. However, I’m primarily a metal guitarist. If you’re looking for that EVH kinda sound for a cheaper price than those custom wound EVH pickups, this’ll probably deliver the sound you’re going for.
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Category: Seymour Duncan humbuckers & Trembuckers
DC Resistance: Bridge: 14.4 k
Resonant Peak: Bridge: 5.2 KHz
EQ: 7/7/3 (Treb / Mid / Bass)
Magnet: Alnico II Bar
Cable: Four Con.
User: Pro Shop
jembond's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
I love the saturation in the large mid / high, the gain is huge, dynamic bass, very very clean and precise, although the power chord rock, notes that make drop a tear, gentleness when he must. .. really the sound I was looking for.
First model chosen depending on the bank of the Seymour duncan available on their website.
By listening again to the guitar with the PC behind it is exactly the same sound has little ready (equalization is not necessarily the same).
value for money 9 / 10. you tell me why? and because he is a little more expensive than his colleagues, because it is not widespread yet.
With experience, I do it again this choice. I will try out the sh 4 5 and 6 on the other hand ...
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