Seymour Duncan AHB-1B Blackouts Active Humbucker Bridge Pickup
|Original Price (RRP)||$199.95|
|Shipping Cost||Free shipping!|
These 9-volt active humbuckers deliver a less
compressed tone, with a more extended frequency
response. In Duncan's efforts to solve the
issues involved in achieving that goal, they
discovered that some of the most popular active
pickups have what they consider a design flaw
in their circuit architecture.
They use unbalanced inputs in a differential preamp. The problem is, an unbalanced differential preamp is not very effective at canceling hum. Seymour Duncan engineers figured out how to capture the tone that players want in an active design, but using balanced inputs.
The result is that not only do these Seymour Duncan Blackouts active humbuckers have less hum than the competition, but they also have more lows, more highs, and more output. Simply put, the Blackouts have more tone than other active pickups. Players will notice the benefits of the reduced hum when they record, especially if they're around computer monitors or fluorescent lighting. As for the benefits of having more tone, well those will be apparent everywhere.
Blackouts are available in individual neck and bridge models, or as a 2-pickup set. All versions come with all necessary mounting hardware, including pots, jack, and a battery clip.