- Original Seth Lover 1955 Vintage PAF Design
- SH-55n for Neck
- Gold Cover
- Alnico 2 Bar Magnet
- Made in USA
The Seymour Duncan SH-55 Seth Lover Model is an ultra-authentic, Alnico 2, P.A.F.-type humbucker. Great for country, jazz, blues and classic rock, this pickup was designed jointly by Seymour and humbucker inventor, the late Seth Lover. Just like the original 1955 P.A.F.s, the SH-55 utilizes a nickel silver cover and long-legged nickel silver bottom plate, butyrate plastic bobbins, plain enamel wire, Alnico 2 bar, wooden spacer, and black paper tape. To be completely true to the original design and tone, the pickup is not wax potted. The tone is vintage P.A.F. The unpotted cover gives a slightly "honky" microphonic quality. Vintage style single conductor cable standard.
Each SH-55 pickup is assigned a unique serial number shown on the bottom plate, along with both the Seth Lover and Seymour Duncan signatures. Also includes a black trim ring and mounting screws.
The SH-55 is mostly commonly used in a neck and bridge set. Can be used in the neck with an SH-11 Custom Custom for heavier rock sounds from the bridge position. Designed for brighter toned instruments. Works especially well with maple and ebony fingerboards. Not recommended for use with ultra high gain tube amplifiers over 50 watts.
Players include Joe Perry / Aerosmith (neck & bridge), Gary Rossington & Rickey Medlocke / Lynyrd Skynyrd (neck & bridge), Blues Saraceno, Dweezil Zappa, Sheryl Crow (neck & bridge), George Pajon Jr. / Black-Eyed Peas (neck & bridge), Steve Stevens (neck & bridge).