Seymour Duncan SH-13 Dimebucker
Seymour Duncan SH-13 Dimebucker

SH-13 Dimebucker, Humbucker guitar pickup from Seymour Duncan in the High Output Humbuckers series.

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Average Score:4.4( 4.4/5 based on 20 reviews )
 15 reviews75 %
 3 reviews15 %
 1 user review5 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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jkessel's review"Razor sharp, very modern pickup"

Seymour Duncan SH-13 Dimebucker
I got this in a Dean Dime O Flame. Based off of Dime's L500XL, whether it was the B&B or the BLUSA isn't known and doesn't really matter, they're incredibly close. There's rumors it was based off a custom L500XXL made just for him but that's not a proven fact. This is a very bright pickup, which happens to be it's #1 complain. A simple 250k pot swap will smooth out those highs and make this pickup sing. Designed to be used in a full mahogany guitar which is pretty dark, so if you put it in an already bright strat style guitar what else would you expect? This pickup isn't bad in any sense but it wasn't as tight or clean as the B&B L500XL. It has higher gain and IMO a bit too much. It is a little fuzzy for that reason, they needed to take off a few winding's to calm it down a bit. Like the L500 this pickup is very clear. Listen to some Pantera to get an idea of how articulate these are. He used the L500 during Pantera but they’re so similar you’ll get the idea. Along with the articulation these have a very smooth razor like sound. It’s not thick but it’s not thin either, it just makes staccato playing effortless, cause it wants to be tight anyways.

Again this is definitely not a bad pickup but for what it is (a L500XL copy) I don't see the point is spending another $30 for the words "seymour duncan" and Dime's signature on it. I'd rather just buy the REAL thing for $50 and have very slightly better tone. There’s a huge debate over B&B vs BLUSA, I don’t buy into it at all. They both make great pickups and are close enough in tone that no one should ever care. I guarantee no one would be able to tell which is which in a blind test, without getting lucky. There’s a youtube video floating around that compared the B&B, BLUSA, and the Dimebucker, all in the same guitar. I suggest you check it out.

MGR/Anonymous's review"Seymour Duncan DimeBucker"

Seymour Duncan SH-13 Dimebucker
i got this pickup at Sam Ash for $84.

this is an awesome pickup. Great high end, nice and bright, and loud. When i got this put in, i had to turn my amp down!

not much, it does tend to be a bit to noisy, sometimes when i take my finger of a note to make it stop, it just keeps on sounding. But i do have a crappy amp.

it's a pretty sweet looking pickup, it's seymour duncan, so it's good quality. I totally got what i paid for

great lead pickup, one of the best out there

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madchap's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" good microphone (but not versatile!)"

Seymour Duncan SH-13 Dimebucker
it makes a Ten members of this year that i mounted on an old SH13 Lag hardmaster and it is just great for metal. It is a microphone that has a response curve made for serious ... its too important not ask him to do the blues is not his thing ... so if you play metal (extreme or not) or very large heavy, it is a perfect otherwise it may disappoint.

in clean, it is quite suitable for funk, because it has sharp enough net and slamming.
large output level too so if your clean channel crunch quickly ca can be embarrassing.

considering that it is dedicated to a micro metal ... it is perfect ... for metal!
I would recommend it to people who have dedicated or several guitars guitars, if it going ben restrict the styles you can play with your guitar ... a ... the metal! ah ah! \ M /

gavr's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Simply top"

Seymour Duncan SH-13 Dimebucker
For how long have you been using it?

Soon one month

Did you try many other models before getting this one?

I tested the Seymour Duncan SH-8 (invaders) besides the original pickups on my Ibanez.

Did you try many other models before getting this one?

Of acute severe beating up that take the road well! Many people told me that for my guitar (Ibanez GRG170DXL) I would put a stone in water with high quality wood ect ect .... And finally it has literally changed my guitar! While the microphones do not perhaps their max with my guitar low end but still:).

Perhaps the least ..... amp mandatory change my poor MG15 not support the beast .. sniff.

Choice to repeat as necessary!


Brutal_Gruik's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Seymour Duncan SH-13 Dimebucker
I've had it 3-4 months on my Washburn KC-70V in bridge position, splittable, coupled with two EMG HZ S4 (the latter MODEL 2010).
A good starting C'tait for me, and I do not regret my choice, with the possibility to split the dimebucker, I have a very wide range of interesting combinations.
I wanted some acqurir polyvalant with its very modern and clean and the sound of EMG's hottest in Duncan, and I am not of the result; harmonics out all alone, I very specific on a sound and good bass presence as acute.
In clean, the BLEND of SH-13 (x) hz s4 is very good, the sound is much less aggressive than if one dimebucker silent.
For the price, I have found a good compromise with the sh-13 Plutt expensive and two emg hz s4 accessible, made me in the 250 euro poses with microphones in store included. I do not regret at all because the quality is paid, and it is my opinion still very affordable.
I advise anyone wishing to have an aggressive sound and clear, just be careful with what other pickups are the couple ...

yungsoo's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Seymour Duncan SH-13 Dimebucker
I use less than 10 months ...
It is mounted on my Washburn St 2 We (Dimebag signature)
The particular feature I like most: his resentment of hell! The least: the background noise on my old MG. (But the amp, test on a Krank Rev Jr = nothing!) Nothing.
I must say that I have not much of microphones essay competition, but I have a pair of EMG 81. They are also well trs but it is a completely DIFFERENT grain. The EMG are cold, the Dimebucker is much hotter, a lot of bass and treble, when you plug, you say, "Send!" ! If I had to decide, I will take by far the SH-13!
I think it is around 130 euros in nine is relatively expensive, but if you dboursez, I do not think you will regret your purchase.
With exprience, I remake Obviously this choice is a passive microwave hyper-aggressive!

jefonyx's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Seymour Duncan SH-13 Dimebucker
Mount on a Ibanez RG350EX in the bridge position.

A microphone with a bad temper and a sharp but without Previous capable of great nuance in clean sounds. Everyone will not agree with forcment what I say, for sure ...
Many acute, a big attack but also low trs Submitted.
A cot Garon bad that I really like the grain of the microphone. For me, one of the metal meileurs passive pickups I had in my hands, at least I prfre by far the D-activator of the competitor ...

But good for words ... I made ​​a video review on Youtube:

to give you an ide of what gives the micro-air and saturated. DSOL for the crunch, it's not really my cup of tea!
kiki 11408/06/2008

kiki 114's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Seymour Duncan SH-13 Dimebucker
I Mount for 1 month, it replaces the original micro gibson flying v on my 500T (which is great too).
The SH13 is made for big sound accurate, the 500T or TB6 I also have another scratching its precision, the frequency is clearly to the high and medium high (the 500T is rather low medium The more serious TB6) harmonics out very easily, the solos sound better than the original microphone, singing is hashed and precise, the other is almost equivalent seymour was this that I falait for my gibson has a wood (severe), on wood Augustan I think a would be too garish.
I find the appropriate price-quality relationship is a condition of buying on the net (95 euros). if its socket.
of course I remake that choice.
I forgot to clean sounds good is not good months than the other two, as if the sound was coming out of an equalizer by cutting the bass and low mids, for a too bad, things have both good certainly was not feasible, coupled with a good neck pickup was a killer guitar ...

Derkaiz's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Seymour Duncan SH-13 Dimebucker
should be a good 5 or 6 months that I have on my mountain barbel BC.Rich Virgo and I'm really happy, I love this c'que micro is that it is hyper pr cis without the nasal mdiums usually Submitted on micro mtal, although more has to be killing a total distortion is a microphone that has a very nice clean sound has m ' as much surprised at the limit I reproach him for his sometimes too sharp snapping (but with the tone Grable) and having to turn down the volume for the cruncher to do but clean it from a nickel chrome high art
on the other hand, the thing on my BC.Rich plastic around the microphone (I remember most was how is called) not fit on the guitar of the sudden I screw the mic but that of the BC.Rich he swims in it is a shame
pay in stores is expensive 130 I regret it in any case, I would do with the exprience that choice rather than twice in fact when I have my schecter I plan to replace the bridge pickup by this one

Bruthaur's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Seymour Duncan SH-13 Dimebucker
- How long have you use it?
Schecter 006 Extreme climb there's no long be

- What is the particular feature you like best and least?
Very nice mids and highs, very specific, very powerful and increasingly look fabulous.

- Have you tried many other models before acqurir?
No, but I have the chance to own a Fender Deluxe with microphone United States ASH Samarium Cobalt (excellent micro that I would not change for any other) and Sh-13 Dimebucker has a more modern, but as accurate as fender.

- How do you report qualitprix?
or it depends on a buy, in my case for 95 euros in a Thomann eros can go 130 but in France it's stolen.

- With the exprience, you do again this choice? ...
OOOOhhhhh!! yes