Seymour Duncan SH-2N 7 String Jazz Model Neck : tjon901 のユーザーレビュー (content in English)
"Good passive 7 string neck pickup"
Seymour Duncan is a popular pickup maker. They are more known for their old school or classic pickups. So when they started making 7 string versions of these pickups I was quite surprised. I thought that these pickups would not sound too great because with their vintage voicing they are pretty much the opposite of what you want in a 7 string pickup. This is one of those pickups but it isnt as bad as some of the others. Since this is primarily a neck pickup the areas that let down the seven string JB for example arent normally used with this pickup. This pickup naturally has a bit of brightness to it so it is nice and clear in the neck position. The Jazz is based on the 59 but with a bit more high end. With the 7 string neck pickup you are going to mostly use it for leads and this is what this pickup excells at. Having slightly less low end than the 59 means the Jazz is less boomy and will have more clarity when it comes to playing. This also means the clean tones are very good. With less low end the high strings in the clean tones will really ring out and do not get overpowered by the bass end strings. This pickup is ideal for people with darker sounding guitars that want a smooth neck pickup but not so smooth it gets a muddy sound. For a 7 string I would strongly recommend active pickups because they can handle the low frequences better than passives since they have active preamps. If you are looking for a good neck pickup for your 7 string guitar and dont want to go with a set of active pickups this is probably the best passive 7 string neck pickup you can get.