Seymour Duncan APH2 Alnico Pro II Slash Signature Set - Zebra
The Seymour Duncan APH-2S is a set of APH-2N Alnico II Pro Slash neck and APH-2B bridge moderate-output humbucker pickups designed to produce Slash's unique recorded guitar tone. This Seymour Duncan pickup set's tone will be familiar to anyone who has heard Slash's recorded tone.
Alhough Slash has literally dozens of amazing guitars, since 1986 Slash has used pretty much just the one very special guitar for all his recording work. The Seymour Duncan APH-2B Alnico II Pro Slash was designed to give Slash's other guitars,what he calls his "live guitars", the exact tone of this legendary recording instrument.
Slash is, by many accounts, history's all-time greatest guitar hero. With the ubiquitous top hat and shades, mop of black curls obscuring his face, and a blazing electric guitar tone blasting through a wall of amps, Slash epitomizes the very reasons most guitarists first air-strummed a low-slung tennis racquet in the privacy of their bedroom. He is the seminal rock guitar god. And for over three decades he has relied on Seymour Duncan pickups for his guitar tone. Now Seymour Duncan honours their guitar hero with his first signature pickup, the Alnico II Pro Slash.
Like the standard APH-1 Alnico II Pro, which he has used for years, the Slash model uses an Alnico 2 magnet. However, the Alnico II Pro Slash is wound with just enough boosted output to push a stock guitar towards the sweet sustain and rude crunch that characterizes Slash's sound as heard on hundreds of recordings. In addition, it comes with some of the same appointments found on the Duncan pickups in Slash's '86 recording axe, including single-conductor cable, long-legged bottom plate, and wooden spacer. For the true fan, or the player who wants to capture Slash's recorded tone, this pickup is a critical part of the tone chain.
While originally designed for use in a Single Cut, these pickups work just as well in any well-balanced humbucker-equipped guitar including hollow and semi-hollow body guitars. The Slash aficionado will use a pair of these pickups to capture that unmistakable tone. This pickup matches well with Seymour Duncan's SFX-04 Twin Tube Blue all-tube overdrive-distortion stompbox for singing leads and authoritative chording.
The Alnico II Pro Slash is hand built in Seymour Duncan's Santa Barbara, California workshop and comes including all mounting hardware.
- Set of APH-2N Alnico II Pro Slash neck and APH-2B bridge
- Moderate-output humbucker
- Designed to produce Slash's unique recorded guitar tone
- The Alnico II Pro Slash is hand built