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Didn't like the Seth Lovers

K_L

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The Seth Lover is a great sound PAF with vintage look (cover) and AlNiCo II. Very accurate vintage sound. '59 is a bit brighter and has AlNiCo V and no cover.
Thank you very much--and that is, once I learned more about pickups including the Seth Lovers thru the years, what I concluded about the differences of those 2 Duncan models--thank you for confirming that to me.

I`ve read so many good things about the Seth Lovers thru the years. And yeah, once my friend finished installing the Duncan '59 Model' without the pickup cover, I asked him if he would put the T Top cover on it as I like 'that look' better.

And recently I had a friend re-install the T Top back into my SG so it`s 'historically correct'. These days I play a stock 2013 SG Std with the '57 Classic pickups--for me it`s a great guitar, very easy to play, & those pickups sound great I think & are really a popular pickup to match with a SG. Here`s a nice picture of it & also of my '70/`71 SG-



 

Wilko

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Cool guitar. I always like the covers on. I used chrom covers on my '76 custom that had the '59/JB combo, then two JBs.

BTW, T-Top is the post PAF humbucker pickup that has a "T" shape molded on the bobbin. They started in the late 60s and went mostly through the 70s. First they had a patent number decal, then that number was stamped onto the back plate.

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The Seth Lover is a great sound PAF with vintage look (cover) and AlNiCo II. Very accurate vintage sound. '59 is a bit brighter and has AlNiCo V and no cover.

I think the '59 has a very similar voice to a T-Top because of that added high end. I'm a huge T-Top fan. The PAFs that I had for a long time were 7.6-7.8 pair and they were very much like T-Tops. Seths do it nicely, as do Antiquities

What 59 has no cover? Yours? It reads like you're saying every 59 comes without a cover. And that is not factual, if it is what you're saying.
 

GlassSnuff

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What 59 has no cover? Yours? It reads like you're saying every 59 comes without a cover. And that is not factual, if it is what you're saying.
I never stocked '59s with covers when I was selling them over the counter. Ants and Seths, sure, but not the hot rods. Now it's a 20% upcharge for covers on Duncan's site. It's the Seths that come only with covers. I think Wilko's generalization will hold true for most people.
 

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renderit

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Cool guitar. I always like the covers on. I used chrom covers on my '76 custom that had the '59/JB combo, then two JBs.

BTW, T-Top is the post PAF humbucker pickup that has a "T" shape molded on the bobbin. They started in the late 60s and went mostly through the 70s. First they had a patent number decal, then that number was stamped onto the back plate.

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P'roly get better tonz if'n it were mounted under the wire thingys...
 

Dave P

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I have Seth Lovers in a Hamer. The bridge pickup was kind of meh, so I swapped in a Alnico V unoriented magnet which made a big difference to me.
 
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