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DAVE MUSTAINE THRASH FACTOR - BRIDGE

Seymour Duncan Dave Mustaine signature Thrash Factor humbucker  ·  Source: Seymour Duncan

Seymour Duncan Thrash Factor. Rust In Peace tone?

Seymour Duncan Dave Mustaine signature Thrash Factor humbucker. Rust In Peace tone?  ·  Source: Seymour Duncan

Seymour Duncan has just announced its Dave Mustaine Thrash Factor pickup set, aiming to recast that classic Megadeth Thrash sound into a pair of humbuckers.

Rust In Passive

This new pair of matched humbuckers is based on the ones loaded into Mustaine’s Jackson V back when Megadeth recorded the now-classic 1990 Rust In Peace album. The original pickups were a pair of Seymour Duncan JB in the bridge and 59 model in the neck. That’s already a well-known pairing, but Dave’s were a little different from a regular set.

Seymour Duncan Thrash Factor. Rust In Peace tone?

Seymour Duncan Dave Mustaine signature Thrash Factor humbucker. Rust In Peace tone?

Oddly wound?

It turns out that Dave’s JB was wound oddly and so they tried altering the winding process in order to achieve a similar tone to the original from his old guitar. They believe that his old JB humbucker had a tighter low-end, with more scooped mids and aggressive highs when compared to a regular one and so this is what they have aimed for with this new signature pickup set.

Now, I figure this could all be marketing, another way to sell a signature pickup set. But you have to admit that Mustaine’s tone on that record was nowhere near what you would expect from a regular Seymour Duncan JB, so maybe he had an odd wind on his after all?

Matte Black

This new Thrash Factor version of the JB comes in a matte black finish. You can get it with a matching 59 neck pickup as well, although that one is a standard winding and so not different in tonal terms from a regular one. But you may just want a matching matte black set and so it makes sense to get a pair. Possibly.

The Thrash Factor also has a little Dave Mustaine signature on it, so you know it is the real deal. The pickup itself is an ALNICO 5 magnet with a four-cable shielded wire, so you can split or tap it.

RRP – USD 105 individually or as a set including a matching matte black SH-1n 59 neck 

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by Jef

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