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.
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|