Faithful recreation of the 1946 Gibson® single-coil. Recommended for country, jazz, swing, blues, rockabilly, classic rock and heavy rock.
The short, wide bobbins account for higher output and more powerful mid-range than Strat® or Tele® single-coils. To be vintage correct, the SP90-1 is wound with plain enamel wire on the same Leesona winder that wound the 1950s versions. The tone is sweet and smooth. Comes with single-conductor hookup cable.
Available for both neck and bridge positions in a balanced set. Often, the SP90-1 Vintage is used in the neck with an SP90-2 Hot or SP90-3 Custom in the bridge for tonal versatility.
For balanced and warm instruments. Works especially well with mahogany bodies and rosewood fingerboards. Please note the slightly taller, vintage correct, .745" height profile, compared to the SP90-2 and -3. Consult our website for complete dimensions to see if it will fit your guitar.
Choose cream or black cover (included).
About the Guitars: We used a '56 Gold Top Les Paul with a fresh set of American Flyer 10-46 gauge strings.
About the Amps: We employed the "highest common denominator" philosophy in our amp selection. For clean tones, we used a silverface Fender Super Reverb with stock 4x10 "blue frame" speakers. We kept the Bright Switch "On" throughout. For crunch tones, we used a well-worn Marshall JCM 800 50 watt master volume head through a new Marshall 1960A Celestion®-loaded 4x12 cabinet. We plugged into the High output. With both amps we close miked straight-on with SM-57s through a Soundcraft Spirit Folio Mixer.
These are the amp settings:
Gary Allan (neck), Ed Roland / Collective Soul (neck & bridge), Jeff Trott & Todd Wolfe / Sheryl Crow Band (neck & bridge), Marko DeSantis / Sugarcult (neck), Jonny Wickersham / Social Distortion
- Cable: Single conductor
- DC Resistance: Neck: 8.22 k, Bridge: 9.35 k
- Resonant Peak: Neck: 4.3 KHz, Bridge: 3.8 KHz
- Magnet: Alnico V Bar
- EQ (B/M/T): 5 / 5 / 7
Download wiring diagram here
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.