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Seymour Duncan Antiquity I & II Bass Pickups

Seymour Duncan Antiquity

Antiquity™ : The 50s Series

"The 50s marked the birth of rock n roll and Antiquity pickups capture the tone of the era. Each Antiquity pickup is hand-crafted in Santa Barbara from the same materials and the same production techniques as the originals. I hand wind each single coil pickup using a “scatter wind” process that captures the original winding patterns in a way no machine can duplicate. The bobbins are carefully aged and impregnated with fine dust particles, the Alnico II magnets are ever-so-slightly demagnetized, and the wire and insulation are treated to duplicate the tempering of years of use. Of course, all of this is done in order to accurately replicate that unmistakable vintage tone of the early pickups in a way that could never be done with a mass production process."

- Seymour Duncan

Seymour Duncan Antiquity II

Antiquity II ™ : The 60s Series

"The 60s were ushered in with the sound of the surf and hot rods. They hit screaming adolescence with the British invasion. And they came of age with a three-day music festival, the likes of which will never be duplicated. When I think about the 60s, I think about the music of the era. I think of daring surf guitar. Of jangly rhythms. And of one guy in particular who used to light his guitar on fire. With my Antiquity II series, I set out to recreate the sounds of the guitars and basses that were around when I first started playing in the mid-60s. Like the Antiquity series, I hand-build Antiquity II pickups in my Santa Barbara custom shop from the same materials and using the same production techniques as the originals. However, there are certain appointments unique to the Antiquity II series that make them authentic 60s repros. For example, you will find custom calibrated, Dun-Aged ™ , sand cast, Alnico V rod magnets with vintage-correct surface features, as well as the characteristic bone gray flatwork. Also the cosmetic and sonic aging isn’t quite as intense with pickups in the II series."

- Seymour Duncan

  1. Seymour Duncan Antiquity I 4 String Jazz L/S Size Single Coil Set

    $198.00
    4 String Single Coil Antiquity 1 Jazz Bass Pickup Set
    The neck position is wound "top going" and North polarity. The bridge position is wound "top coming" and South polarity. When used in combination with each other the pickups will be hum-canceling. Both pickups have the traditional pole spacing. The...
  2. Seymour Duncan Antiquity II 4 String Jazz L/S Size 60's Style Single Coil Set

    $198.00
    4 String 60's Style Single Coil Jazz Bass Pickup Set
    The Jazz Bass pickup is made to the specifications of the mid 60s production instruments and is very similar to the pickups re-wound for Jaco back in the early 80s. The pickup is wound for the right amount of output and brightness without being too...
  3. Seymour Duncan Antiquity I 4 String 51 Precision Size Single Coil Pickup

    $89.00
    4 String Antiquity 1 Single Coil 51P-Bass Size Pickup
    This single coil pickup is a replica of the ones found in the early "Telecaster™" single coil P-Bass™. It has four alnico magnets for the traditional sound. Each coil is wound with plain enamel magnet wire and protected with wax coated...
  4. Seymour Duncan Antiquity I 4 String Jazz S Size Single Coil Neck Pickup

    $99.00
    4 String Single Coil Antiquity 1 Jazz Bass Neck Pickup Only
    The neck position is wound "top going" and North polarity. The bridge position is wound "top coming" and South polarity. When used in combination with each other the pickups will be hum-canceling. Both pickups have the traditional pole spacing. The...
  5. Seymour Duncan Antiquity II 4 String Jazz L Size 60's Style Single Coil Bridge Pickup

    $99.00
    4 String Single Coil Antiquity 2 60's Jive Bridge Pickup Only
    The Jazz Bass pickup is made to the specifications of the mid 60s production instruments and is very similar to the pickups re-wound for Jaco back in the early 80s. The pickup is wound for the right amount of output and brightness without being too...
  6. Seymour Duncan Antiquity II 4 String Jazz S Size 60's Style Single Coil Neck Pickup

    $99.00
    4 String Single Coil Antiquity 2 60's Jive Jazz Bass Neck Pickup Only
    The Jazz Bass pickup is made to the specifications of the mid 60s production instruments and is very similar to the pickups re-wound for Jaco back in the early 80s. The pickup is wound for the right amount of output and brightness without being too...
  7. Seymour Duncan Antiquity I 4 String Precision Size Split Coil Pickup

    $135.00
    4 String Vintage Split Coil Humcancelling P-Bass Pickup
    The two bobbins are reverse wound and reverse polarity to make the pickup humbucking. The pickups are hand fabricated and wound using traditional techniques and use classic "push back" cloth braid hookup wire. Each pickup comes with aged black covers,...
  8. Seymour Duncan Antiquity II 4 String Precision Size 60's Style Split Coil Pickup

    $135.00
    4 String Split Coil Humcancelling P-Bass Pickup
    This P-Bass™ replica pickup features the look and sound of the 60‘s tradition. It‘s perfect for restoring your old instrument and comes with a brass bottom plate to help insure ease of mounting. The coils are balanced for noise free...