The Alternative 8 is recommended for the bridge position and it’s available uncovered, with gold or nickel covers, and in Trembucker spacing. It matches great with a moderate output neck pickup like the SH-1n ’59 or the SH-2n Jazz Model.
Duncan recommends pairing the Alternative 8 with one their distortion pedals like the SFX-04 Twin Tube Mayhem, the SFX-05 Lava Box or the SFX-08 Power Grid distortion for genre-spanning guitar tones that range from straight-ahead rock to blazing metalcore.
The SH-15 is vacuum wax potted for squeal-free performance. Mounting hardware (screws and springs) is included as is a detailed wiring diagram. The Alternative 8 is hand built in Duncan’s Santa Barbara, California factory.
Alnico 8 Specifications
- Magnet: Alnico 8 Bar
- DC Resistance: 17.68k
- Resonant Peak: 4.46KHz
- Cable: Four Conductor