To achieve the ideal high-gain tone, you're going to need a set of high-output pickups, like Seymour Duncan's Nazgul/Sentient 6-string Set. Here in Sweetwater's guitar shop, we've done countless pickup upgrades, and we've seldom seen a passive humbucker that can compete with the Seymour Duncan Nazgul. With its large ceramic magnet, this humbucker delivers brutal low end so you can drop tune without bottoming out, yet the midrange stays super punchy so you won't risk flabbing out or losing attack when you stack on distortion and drive. The Sentient neck pickup complements the Nazgul perfectly, adding harmonic complexity on top of traditional PAF voicing, putting it somewhere between Duncan's '59 and Jazz model. Together, this Nazgul/Sentient set is the perfect way to kick your favorite axe into high gear.
Seymour Duncan Duncan's Nazgul/Sentient 6-string Set Features:
- A set of high-output passive humbuckers that's perfect for aggressive playing styles
- Set includes a Sentient neck pickup and a Nazgul bridge pickup for an extended range of tone
- Sentient neck pickup splits the difference between a '59 Model and Jazz humbucker PAF sound
- Nazgul bridge pickup delivers insane amounts of gain with extended lows and extremely punchy mids
- Both pickups are ideally suited for bright or semi-warm woods such as maple and korina