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Seymour Duncan Custom Shop 78 Model Aged Humbucker Bridge

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This Custom Shop pickup was wound by The Queen Of The Custom Shop - MJ and features the correct 2 conductor braided wire. This one is straight from the Custom Shop and loaded with intimate knowledge of the original. The original late '70s "Brown Sound". The ’78 started life as a PAF rewind for a scrappy young player that all of us owe some thanks to.

The recipe for the pickup itself is traditional, but the special coil wind with 42 gauge plain enamel wire, hand-calibrated Alnico 2 magnet, and strict output tolerance makes sure that each one sounds like the original.

Perfect pickup for those "VH" style riffs that combine chords and lead lines together and it's extremely sensitive to dynamics. Ed use to make use of his volume quite frequently back in "the day" and the Frankenstein responds the same as his original.


  • The articulate highs, aggressive midrange, and punchy lows of the classic VH Sound.
  • Dynamic enough to clean up even with very high gain.
  • A pickup so dimensional and wide-range that it gets the seal of approval from one of the all-time greats, Mr. Edward Van Halen.
  • The Frankenstein Custom Humbucker is proudly made in Santa Barbara, California.


  • Magnet: Alnico II
  • Spacing: Standard
  • Conductor: 2 Conductor
  • Standard Short Legged
  • No SD Logo
  • Wax Potted
  • 9.0k
  • Made by MJ