Seymour Duncan Announces The High Voltage Humbucker Set

Published 4 years ago on October 31, 2016

By Jonathan Graham

Seymour Duncan announces the High Voltage humbucker set from the Seymour Duncan Custom Shop.

The High Voltage humbucker set was developed for one of rock’s most iconic and devilish guitarists. It’s a very bluesy, clean-sounding pickup set with tight low end and just a hair more output than traditional 50s humbuckers.

One of the keys to the High Voltage sound is the selection of specifically calibrated Alnico II magnets to provide an even response between the bridge and neck pickups. The neck pickup is wound to a DC resistance of 7.7k, with the bridge wound a little hotter at 8.6k for a little more sonic T.N.T.

The High Voltage humbucker set features lightly aged chrome covers prepared with a unique process that differs from the aged nickel of our Antiquity humbuckers. 

We made something close to a Pearly Gates but with specially calibrated Alnico II magnets to give it the tone he was needing,” says Maricela “MJ” Juarez of the Seymour Duncan Custom Shop of the mysterious artist this design was originally made for.

He liked them so much that then he brought in his black guitar so he could have the tone of those pickups in that guitar too. The DC resistance is around 8.6, 8.7k in the bridge and 7.7k in the neck.”

Drop a set in an SG, plug it into a Marshall, flick the switch and prepare to rock.

For more information on Seymour Duncan's High Voltage Humbucker Set.


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