Seymour Duncan AHB-1 Blackouts Neck Pickup, Gold

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Can be delivered to you on: 27th October 2016

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Product Ref: 30709

  • Seymour Duncan AHB-1 Neck Blackouts, Gold
  • Great for Old School Metal, Garage, Thrash Punk etc.
  • Also Great for Drop Tunings
  • Balanced Inputs
  • Includes Mounting Hardware

Seymour Duncan AHB-1 Blackouts Neck Pickup, Gold


Get aggressive tone with less noise. The AHB-1 Neck pickup is a 9-volt active humbucker from legendary manufacturer, Seymour Duncan. This pickup is the Gold version.

Product Ref: 30709

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If you love aggressive playing styles and genres like old school metal, garage, thrash punk, drop tunings, and other heavy rock styles, the Blackouts AHB-1 may just be your thing.

An Active Humbucker with Balanced Inputs

The Seymour Duncan Blackouts AHB-1 Neck pickup, Gold, is a 9-volt active humbucker which boasts balanced inputs as opposed to some others who use unbalanced inputs in a differential preamp. The latter method doesn't seem to cancel hum effectively, but the Blackouts AHB-1 creates a tone of an active design, with balanced inputs, thanks to engineer findings. Expect 12dB to 14dB less noise and more tone, with more lows, more highs, and more output.

Bridge Position Also Available

The Blackouts AHB-1 is also available in a bridge model here on or as a two-pickup set. As with all versions of the AHB-1, this neck pickup comes with the necessary mounting hardware, including pots, jack, and a battery clip.

Recommended for Humbucker Guitars

The AHB-1 works great with all humbucker guitars and the blade magnets make this pickup suitable for both humbucker and Trembucker string spacings.