The Seymour Duncan Dave Mustaine Thrash Factor Humbucker set - black. FREE shipping anywhere in the USA!
The Dave Mustaine Signature Thrash Factor humbucker recreates the unique tone of Dave’s favorite JB, used to record some of his most iconic albums.
In 1990 Megadeth released their landmark fourth album, “Rust In Peace”. Widely regarded as one of the most iconic and influential metal albums of all time, its breakneck rhythms, intricate arrangements, shifting time signatures, and blazing dual lead guitar lines showcased the band’s mastery of their craft.
During the recording of the album Dave relied heavily on one guitar in particular, loaded with a Seymour Duncan JB in the bridge and 59 model in the neck. According to Dave, that JB had a tone that was different from an ‘off-the-shelf’ JB – and had become part of his signature sound.
We worked closely with Dave to recreate the tone and feel of his favorite JB, ultimately altering the winding process in order to achieve the tone he was looking for – compared to the standard JB model, the Thrash Factor’s low end is tighter, the mids are slightly scooped, and the highs are more aggressive.
The set includes Dave’s preferred neck pickup, the SH-1n 59 model, in matching matte finish.
The Dave Mustaine Signature Thrash Factor is hand built in Santa Barbara, California.
- Cable: Four conductor
- DC Resistance: SH-1: 8.13 k, Thrash Factor bridge: 16.4 k
- Magnet: SH-1: Alnico V Bar, Thrash Factor: Alnico V
- Standard string spacing for neck & bridge
Most pickups can't be returned once installed because of the installation process that requires soldering, etc. Seymour Duncan however offers a fantastic 21 Day Return Policy! Here's the details:
Seymour Duncan / Basslines offers our 21 Day Real World Exchange Policy on all new pickups purchased in the U.S. and some other participating countries, which states the following: If for any reason you're not satisfied with the pickup's sound or construction, return it and your receipt to your dealer, or direct to the factory within 21 days for exchange with another pickups of equal or lesser value. To do this, please just send us an email and include your invoice number and the new pickup you'd like to exchange towards.