Seymour Duncan SH-12 George Lynch Screamin' Demon
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Seymour Duncan SH-12 George Lynch Screamin' Demon

SH-12 George Lynch Screamin' Demon, Humbucker guitar pickup from Seymour Duncan in the Medium Output Humbuckers series.

Adri02 07/18/2008

Seymour Duncan SH-12 George Lynch Screamin' Demon : Adri02's user review

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- How long have you use it?

There are now two months that my luthier I installed it and split.

- What is so special that you like most and least?

Most? Sound distortion is to cry means everything! We are far sounds mega compressed Bouillabaise musical personally I can not stand. It's very rock, punchy without losing the dynamics and the attack (attack very specific ). My les paul studio saw through this micro (with the Jazz in the neck Seymour Duncan who has not in fact jazz sound).

The clean is pretty great, but needs to be enhanced by a good amp (I recommend engl, personally). Very warm and hovering, a pleasure to play small arpeggios above. Sound distortion is much more versatile than the clean. But hey, everyone knows that a good clean and distortion is rare ...

Watch out for novices: This microphone is ultra powerful. This means that if you have been advised and that the first hearing, you are disappointed, do not hesitate to go down or up position, it can freely change everything (I have not really appreciated at the beginning ... a millimeter lower and that's it).

The only downside is its high harmonics that break the ears from the moment you play the strings and so mi ... I do not know yet if it's due to my les paul studio, which is still the lowest end of the series. In any case they are measured with the micro, so I have to play with his position and the EQ of the amp to stifle.

- Have you tried many other models before buying it?

No, I heard that gave Di Marzio and EMG, but I'm not convinced. The sound is too metal type and not enough for my taste hovering.

- How would you rate the quality / price?

Very very good! This mic is really worth the trouble, it is full of sound qualities and frankly 100 euros is not rocket science to have a sound so authentic.

- With experience, you do again this choice? ...

I think I have boosted up the sound of my Les Paul with this mic, but it is not enough ... Maybe I should look to other horizons guitarist, but I do not believe that another micro is the solution. So yes I would do this choice.
UPDATE 18/07/08:

I was relatively inexperienced when I got this microphone and I did not really say what was different or not. Moreover, I had used on the wrong amp. Here is a little reformatting my opinion:

- The microphone is not "ultra powerful" under "Output volume" nothing to do with such a sh ... 6 But he brings a saturated colorful and really friendly, but the death of friends will not find their account, that's a fact.

- Look at the tone chart on the website of seymour duncan: he still 9 in acute ... It's not for nothing. It is really filtered into the hi mids, and a lack of fairly low but it's personal I do not mind, it gives more bite to the lead, more attack and a more incisive. Not bad for the solos, even if it is not my specialty.

- However, it is clear that the distortion is really clear, nothing to do with other pickups that give a more draft. Moreover it is precisely what the les paul was missing.

- In crunch is frankly terrible as well, it does not lose its aggressiveness and the clean is not his strong point (as many bridge) while it is relatively flatter than the others ... There is still a bit "gretsch" in the soul, and that this heavy me

I have never had any other microphones with my les paul but it is much better than the 498. So I could not really make a comparison because I only acted on the basis of advice from my luthier. He advised me fairly well but if I had the choice again, I inquired better before. Other microphones tempt me in SD, as "full shred" or "distortion" ...