Seymour Duncan SH-6B Duncan Distortion Bridge - Black
Seymour Duncan SH-6B Duncan Distortion Bridge - Black

SH-6B Duncan Distortion Bridge - Black, Pastilla de Guitarra from Seymour Duncan belonging to the SH-6 / TB-6 Duncan Distortion model.

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jkessel 02/05/2012

Seymour Duncan SH-6B Duncan Distortion Bridge - Black : la opinión de jkessel (content in English)

"Very tight, great metal pickup!!!"

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I bought this in black, G spaced, and installed it in an ibanez xiphos XPT750. These have a ceramic magnet and have 6 slugs on one side and 6 flat head screws on the other. Slugs give off more low end and thickness while flat heads give more aggressiveness, along with some brightness. Ceramic magnets make them brighter and more modern sounding. They are a higher output pickup designed for hard rock and metal (hence the name, duncan distortion). They have very tight low end, which is crucial for faster metal styles. Some complain they are a bit too bright but I thought they were great. I had them in a mahogany guitar so that smoothed out the high end a bit. These are very tight and have great grind to them. They're aggressive but still smooth enough to sound great for bluesy leads and cleans. They also work great for low tunings. I had the xiphos at times tuned to B standard and these remained tight and articulate. Didn't flub out or get muddy. I play mostly modern metal similar to Machine Head and this works great for that. It handles the low tuning great, very clear with good definition. It’s thick sounding, although not as thick as a Duncan Invader, but still thick. It’s rumored that Kirk Hammett had one in the bridge of his black Gibson Flying V in the early to mid 80s with MetallicA. I can’t verify that so I’m not stating it as a fact. But regardless this pickup is great for all styles of music but really shines for metal. Also Dimebag Darrell of Pantera had one of these in his 1979 Dean ML standard, nicknamed “rock n roll over”, but more commonly known now as the FBD (far beyond driven) ML. He had a L500XL in there for a while but currently it sits with a Duncan Distortion.
I'd recommend these to anyone, even outside metal, looking for a very tight pickup that excels at high gain and low tunings.