Seymour Duncan SH-PG1 Pearly Gates Pickup
The tone of the Seymour Duncan SH-PG Pearly Gates pickup is sweet but isn’t afraid to bite if you get too close which pretty much typifies the playing style and approach for the blues as a genre of music itself. Designed after the blues benchmark axe 1959 Les Paul Standard’s pickups, players have quite a few options when using the SH-PG in their own axes; it can be used in both the neck and bridge positions, or can be used in conjunction with a APH-1 Alnico II Pro or SH-11 Custom for smoother or more aggressive, hard-rock-friendly styles, respectively. The sustain and high-end sizzle that this pickup produces allows harmonics to easily pop off the guitar’s strings, and has been utilized in classic examples of Texas blues-rock and other genres of music that employ that twangy snarl. Unlike some humbucker configurations, the SH-PG is also well-suited for hollow and semi-hollowbody guitars, allowing the natural resonance of the instrument to really shine and be pushed through a thick-sounding pickup.