Hello! The Antiquity … do expect microphonic feedback because this pickup is not waxed potted. The PG blues are brighter still but I didn't gel with them. Seth Lover (R.I.P.) Antiquity: This is supposed to simulate The Seth Lover is a true and true vintage humbucker. Nothing but blue sky. Seymour Duncan Antiquity's: Seymour Duncan Antiquity Pickups are basically the exact same pickup as the Seth Lover. We created Antiquities in the mid 90s just as two things were happening: the vintage guitar market was booming, and guitarists were beginning to relic their own the seth … Try Prime. The BB's sounded like they were under a blanket compared to the Antiquities. They come in both neck and bridge models, so you can get a nicely calibrated set if you’d like. Hello! The bridge pickup has a lot of similarities to the original ’59 that Duncan offers That’s why you’ll find models like the Seth Lover and the Sentient, the SSL-1 and the Hot Stack for Strat, the P90 and the P-Rails. Antiquity set Votes: 5 33.3% Seth Lover set Votes: 10 66.7% Total voters 15 Poll closed Sep 16, 2014. antiquity are "open" sounding,very bright sounding,"sterile" for someone,but i found them clear,with good output level;because the AlnicoII they are a little "spongy" on the pick attack,tipical of those kind of magnets. I'd go with antiquities out of that list BUT also consider Bareknuckle stormy mondays or pg blues. Amazon.com: seymour duncan antiquity. Amongst all the paf clones available out there, i had found the duncan seth lovers to sound the best (my review is limited to semihollow es-335 style guitars)... until i tried the antiquity hb. Amps: 66 Fender BF Pro Reverb Combo,1973 50 Watt Marshall Head,Marshall 4x12 A/V Cab,Vox ToneLab LE,Vox VTH Valvetronix 120 Head,Vox AD 2x12 Cab,Roland Cube 20X Guitars: Several Stratocasters,2 Fender Telecasters,Gibson SG Standard,Tokai Love Rock Les Paul,Dean Acoustic. http://guitargas.com/ Tried doing a bit of a shoot out between the Seymour Duncan Seth Lovers and the Antiquities. vBulletin_init(); The Antiquity bridge humbucker delivers that open, airy tone of the great “P.A.F.” humbuckers that Seth Lover designed in 1955. My brain is going around in circles trying to decide which of these would be best to replace the Japanese pick-ups … solved that problem and that was how PAFs had born. LOL! BKP Mules and Stormy Mondays both sound good to me, the Mules have a little more output. Difference between Seth Lover and Antiquity Humbuckers? Les Paul's, Marshall's, Corvettes! - Renoir, "It's a Marshall bubby. I do have a nice Les Paul that ended up with a Seth Lover in the neck, taken from a previous guitar, and an Antiquity bridge pickup, that was eventually changed out for a full-strength alnico 2 magnet. (pronounced: equal-sequel)   "I suffered for my art.. now it's your turn". Amongst all the paf clones available out there, i had found the duncan seth lovers to sound the best (my review is limited to semihollow es-335 style guitars)... until i tried the antiquity hb. Seth Lovers are stock fitted with full strenght alnico II. It was suggested to me that I consider replacing the neck pickup with a Seth Lover or Antiquity. Les Paul Forum Homesite Common grounds of PAF pickups are;-) Can have different grades of Alnico magnets from Alnico II to Alnico V-) Have DC … How are the Seth Lover neck pups? Contact Us Speaking from Antiquities V BurstBuckers experience, I'd go with the Ants any day of the week. Howdy, The only HBer I own is the SD '59 and it's adequate, if trebly in my old ES-335. Pickups: SD SSL2,SSL5,Twangbanger,Antiquity Surfers,59N,Seth Lover N/B,Dimarzio Fred,Dimarzio VPAF N,Fender Fat 50s,Fralin SP43 Bridge,Brobucker,Antiquity Texas Hot. Gives both a touch a of sparkle. Thanks much for the replies! Pickups are always evolving. They come in both neck and bridge models, so you can get a nicely calibrated set if you’d like. If you know you love the Seth Lover's … Seth: This is supposed to simulate a brand new pickup from the 50's. i February 2014 in Guitar. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! The Antiquity humbuckers are the pickups to beat and to my ears are the cream of the crop in this group. It’s always been this way, going right back to the dawn of the electric guitar. I've had Antiquities and burstbucker 1 & 2 (custom shop Alnico 2 version not the alnico 5 pros). Antiquity vs Seth Lover vs Burstbucker 1 & 2 My brain is going around in circles trying to decide which of these would be best to replace the Japanese pick-ups in my Orville 335. Antiquity are AlnicoII,DiMarzio's AlnicoV. I have the Antiquities in an LP, they're nice pickups but I don't think they're what you're after. the main difference with the Antiquities is that they are gentler, they have a silky percussive attack of their own (bright but soft at … It’s always been this way, going right back to the dawn of the electric guitar. the sh-1 59's do a better job because its slightly hotter. I replaced my antiquities with stormy mondays since I wanted just a tad more brightness overall and little more push on the bridge. And the Seth Lover and the Antiquity Humbucker are much more accurate representations of PAFs. If you set out to paint an object you feel very passionate about, there is a good chance you may paint a masterpiece." Ace Frehley. Not to mention archery tuition. They have more of a subtle smooth sound (you have to be careful with eq to make sure they don't go mushy TBH), very much on the "old fashioned, low output" side of the fence. the seth lovers are a better and cheaper alternative. Account & Lists Account Returns & Orders. My brain is going around in circles trying to decide which of these would be best to replace the Japanese pick-ups in my Orville 335. The Seth Lovers are definitely a little brighter than the Antiquities and have definite "honk" (mid scoop) particularly in the bridge position. The Antiquity bridge humbucker delivers that open, airy tone of the great “P.A.F.” humbuckers that Seth Lover designed in 1955. They are like antiquites with tone on 11 and bridge volume on 11 - you can always dial it down if too much but cannot add in if not there. All Hello, Sign in. solved that problem and that was how PAFs had born. I've had both Antiquities and Seth Lovers in Gibson 335's and Les Pauls they behave similarly in both types of guitar, to my ears. PS both definitely benefit from having a 50's style wiring arrangement. I love Seth Lover HB's ...but I am also having quite the lovefest with Gibson '57 Classics. While the Antiquity was my personal favorite because of the even greater smoothness in distortion and softer mids largely due to the aging process, many may prefer the Seth Lover … seth lover vs antiquity humbucker Discussion in 'Just Pickups' started by klrkcr, Jul 27, 2009. http://www.blackrosecustom.emerchant...=33&B=Allparts, Miscellaneous Music Related Items For Sale / Trade, If this is your first visit, be sure to IMO that sound is fine if you want clean smokey jazzy sounds, but not really suited to higher gain Santana and rock tones.