Seymour Duncan Slash Alnico Pro Set - Zebra

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He is, by many accounts, history's all-time greatest guitar hero. With the ubiquitous top hat and shades, mop of black curls obscuring his face, and a blazing electric guitar tone blasting through a wall of amps, Slash epitomizes the very reasons we first air-strummed a low-slung tennis racquet in the privacy of our bedroom. He is the seminal rock guitar god. And for over three decades he has relied on Seymour Duncan pickups for his guitar tone. Now Seymour Duncan honors their guitar hero with his first signature pickup, the Alnico II Pro Slash.

The tone of this pickup will be familiar to all who have heard Slash's recorded tone. Though he has dozens of amazing guitars, since 1986 Slash has used pretty much one very special Les Paul for all recording. The Alnico II Pro Slash was designed to give Slash's other Les Paul guitars-what he calls his "live guitars"-the exact tone of this legendary instrument.

Like the standard APH-1 Alnico II Pro, which he has used for years, the Slash model uses an Alnico 2 magnet. However, the Alnico II Pro Slash is wound with just enough boosted output to push a stock Les Paul toward the sweet sustain and rude crunch that characterizes Slash's sound as heard on hundreds of recordings. In addition, it comes with some of the same appointments found on the Duncan pickups in Slash's '86 recording axe, including single-conductor cable, long-legged bottom plate, and wooden spacer. For the true fan, or the player who wants to capture Slash's recorded tone, this pickup is a critical part of the tone chain.

While designed for use in a Les Paul, this pickup works well in any well-balanced humbucker-equipped guitar including hollow and semi-hollow body guitars. The Slash aficionado will use a pair of these pickups to capture that unmistakable tone. This pickup matches well with Seymour Duncan's SFX-04 Twin Tube Blue all-tube overdrive-distortion pedal for singing leads and authoritative chording.

The Alnico II Pro Slash is hand built in Seymour Duncan's Santa Barbara, California workshop and including all mounting hardware.


Application
Warm, moderate output humbucker. Recommended for jazz, blues, and classic rock.

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Put these in to replace Gibson 57 Classics (which went into another guitar) on a Gibson Les Paul Traditional. The Classics being alnico magnets sounded similar to the Slash set. The midrange is slightly different and you hear pick attack a little more with the SDs. Although the set came as "zebra" colors I decided to order the nickel/chrome covers as pickups look ugly without covers. The sweet spot is raising the bridge pretty high, lowering the neck just low enough to even out the volume then screwing in the pole pieces a little more than normal. Be aware that Gibson covers DO NOT fit Duncan pickups. Awesome pickups and probably not different from a regular set of black or covered Alnico Pro 2s which have been around 40 years or so.
Posted by Music Mike on Jul 13, 2020
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Just got a set installed on my Epiphone Les Paul, and the difference is night and day. Clearer and more defined than than the old stock pickups, I noticed that right away. I did have to get the pots changed out, because the Epi had split coil switching. Very happy with my purchase. The tech liked them too...he wants a set as well. Lol!
Posted by Roy on May 19, 2015
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