Seymour Duncan SH-5 Duncan Custom Bridge Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup


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Seymour Duncan SH-5

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The Seymour Duncan SH-5 appeared on our recommended list for Budget Guitar Pickups in 1 edition from November 2021 until October 2022 when it was removed due to being out-ranked by the DiMarzio DP100 (Standard Spaced).


The Seymour Duncan SH-5 or "Duncan Custom" as it's called is a medium-high output overwound humbucker pickup.

It produces a well defined and tight sound, akin to a PAF pickup with a little more beef and aggression.

Its main use-cases are hard rock and metal but is versatile enough to handle other genres.


  • Position: Bridge
  • Magnet Material: Ceramic
  • Dimensions (Uncovered) :2.695" x 1.438" x 0.776"
  • String Spacing:49mm
  • Available Colors/Covers: Black, White, Zebra, Reverse Zebra, Gold Cover, Nickel Cover