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Seymour Duncan SH-15 Alternative 8™

Seymour Duncan

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High output humbucker with Alnico 8 magnet for extra output. Perfect for all rock styles and great for use with high gain amps.


The first Seymour Duncan first production pickup to use an Alnico 8 magnet, the Alternative 8 starts with hot coils wound for maximum output. With the addition of the Alnico 8 magnet, output is enhanced with a huge, punchy sound, full of fat mids and present upper-mids. This is a dynamic pickup that doesn’t get “sizzly” or dark like some high-output ceramic magnet pickups.

Complete Setup

Recommended for bridge position. Matches great with a moderate output neck pickup like the Seymour Duncan SH-1n (neck) '59 Model Humbucker or the Seymour Duncan SH-2n (neck) Jazz Model Humbucker. Pairs well with a distortion pedal like the Seymour Duncan SFX-05 Lava Box Distortion Pedal or the SFX-08 Power Grid distortion.


Works great in most guitars set up for humbuckers, especially in balanced and warm instruments and those with rosewood fingerboards. 



Name (click for details)
Cable DC Resistance Resonant Peak    Magnet EQ
SH-15 Alternative 8 Four Con. Bridge: 17.68 k Bridge: 4.46 KHz Alnico VIII Bar 7 / 8 / 9 Compare Tone


                    SH-15 Dimensions