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Seymour Duncan Retrospec'd Antiquity Humbucker Pickup Set - Unaged Nickel Nickel Cover


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The original boutique vintage humbucker pickups to make your Les Paul look vintage and sound priceless, the Retrospec'd Antiquity neck humbucker delivers an articulate, yet mellow tone that results from a perfectly balanced frequency response that combines a soft, sweet treble attack with a warm, full sounding low end. The custom-aged Alnico II bar magnet creates an airy openness to the top end that gives chords clarity and articulation, while the vintage output coils really bring out the rich harmonic content. Single notes have a beautiful singing quality with just the right amount of treble emphasis.

The Retrospec'd Antiquity bridge humbucker delivers the open, airy tone of the great “P.A.F.” humbuckers that Seth Lover designed in 1955. High notes cut through without being overly bright, and low notes growl with spongy vintage warmth. Seymour Duncan wind the bridge model a little hotter for better balance and added warmth, and, as with the neck model, Seymour Duncan uses the same custom hand-aging process to create an authentic vintage look and sound.

Each Retrospec'd Antiquity humbucker is built in their Custom Shop and aged both cosmetically and magnetically to simulate the wear and tear that a pickup goes through after decades of playing. The mold used for the butyrate bobbins was created by the same factory that built the original P.A.F. mold for Gibson. Other key features include a specially manufactured 42AWG plain enamel mag-wire, nickel silver cover, 2.5" Alnico II bar magnet, custom-machined metal spacer & maple spacer, single-conductor push-back braided lead wire, and nickel silver bottom plate with long mounting legs. Staying true to the original Gibson P.A.F., these humbuckers are not wax potted, which takes you right to the edge of harmonic breakup. For that unmistakable vintage mojo, Seymour Duncan winds every Antiquity humbucker on Seymour’s original Leesona winding machine from the early Gibson factory in Kalamazoo, MI. Authentically aged vintage humbucker pickups that deliver the aesthetic and tone of the most elusive vintage P.A.F. humbuckers.