Seymour Duncan SH-2N Jazz Neck Model Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup

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96 out of 100. Incorporating 425+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$89
Seymour Duncan SH-2N Jazz Neck Model

Meta Analysis Overview

Our rating of 96/100 is based on analysis of 425+ sources comprised of online reviews and discussions. Under the Pros and Cons headings below you'll find a condensed analysis of what those owners and users have been saying. Feel free to ask questions or add your thoughts in the comments section.

The Seymour Duncan Jazz was designed to provide a clearer neck pickup tone by rolling off some low mids of a PAF-style pickup.

While the name implies it's used as a jazz pickup, rock and metal players have found that the fluid nature of the pickup lends itself greatly to high gain solo work. Sweep picking and legato runs sound smooth.

The clarity of the neck also works well with cleanly picked arpeggios and ambient delay and reverb soundscapes.

Specifications:

  • Position: Neck
  • Magnet Material: Alnico 5
  • Dimensions: Not Stated
  • String Spacing: Not Applicable
  • Available Colors/Covers: Black, Zebra, Nickel, Optional custom colors (special order)

Pros
Clear, Rich, and Lush are just some of the adjectives used to describe its sound. But what was most notable was that many users said the pickup had a very distinct feel. Some describe it as slightly compressed and it made some cheaper guitars feel more expensive.

Cons
It can be a bit bright and shrill on bolt-on 25.5" scale guitars.

Overall
If you need to brighten up a dark sounding guitar or want a sweet upper midrange push for clarity, the Seymour Duncan Jazz Neck Model is a great way to lift the blanket off your tone.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Budget Guitar Pickups.

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An audio engineer of 20 years who specializes in rock and metal recordings, he also plays guitar and produces original music for his band and other content creators.