Tuesday, July 18, 2006
This Seymour Duncan pickup is a faithful replica of the great old 1959 'Patent Applied For' humbucker. The tone is smooth and warm. Sustain is plentiful. The same kind of Alnico magnets, plain enameled wire, braided single-conductor hookup cable, nickel plated studs, wooden spacer, black paper tape, and balanced coil windings that were used on the originals are used here on the '59. Even the square pin hole with the distinctive 'Patent Applied For' recessed molding ring on the top of the bobbin is included. The neck and bridge models are individually calibrated for an even volume balance. The bridge packs a little extra punch and the neck is warm with just the right amount of bass.