SH-2 Jazz Model Review

manufacturer: Seymour Duncan date: 06/14/2011 category: Pickups
Seymour Duncan: SH-2 Jazz Model
The Seymour Duncan Jazz SH-2 neck humbucker is more than just a jazz pickup, it can cover a wide variety of styles for being a moderate output level pickup.
 Sound: 10
 Overall Impression: 9
 Reliability & Durability: 10
 Overall rating:
 9.8 
 Reviewer rating:
 9.7 
 Users rating:
 9.9 
 Votes:
 8 
review (1) 6 comments vote for this gear:
overall: 9.7
SH-2 Jazz Model Reviewed by: RossZ88, on june 14, 2011
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Price paid: $ 89.95

Purchased from: Saratoga Guitar

Sound: The Seymour Duncan Jazz SH-2 neck humbucker is more than just a jazz pickup, it can cover a wide variety of styles for being a moderate output level pickup. I currently have an SH-2 in my Godin Freeway Classic which I run through a couple of pedals: Boss TU-2 Cry Baby Wah, Xotic BB Preamp, Boss CH-1 Dunlop Phase 90, and Boss DD-7. My amp is a Mesa Boogie Lonestar. The tone qualities of the pickup are very balanced. Clean wise the bass frequencies are very prominent and the mids and treble sit very well. Distorted the pickup is full and bright, very smooth. However, depending on your rig and how you voice everything, tone can change. // 10

Reliability & Durability: It's a Seymour Duncan pickup. Enough said... Pro quality and dependability. The pickup is built to last and built to be played. I always have a solid guitar tech install my pickups and when I told him I wanted this pickup installed he was in full agreement of my decision. // 10

Overall Impression: This pickup is really versatile. It can cover a wide variety of styles maintaining a smooth and pronounced sound. Fast runs are very articulated, especially distorted and clean rhythms sound heavenly. Only con is the output... Depending on what you installed for a bridge pickup... You could run into having two pickups with a significant difference in output. I recommend this pickup to anybody. It's really solid and built to last. A lot of pros use this pickup and it has a great reputation. It comes in nickel, gold-plated or no cover. // 9

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