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Seymour Duncan Releases Saturday Night Special Humbucker Pickups

Saturday Night Special set Nickel
Saturday Night Special set Nickel

The Saturday Night Special pickup set uses Alnico 4 magnets to deliver that authentic 70s sound. These pickups bridge the output level gap between vintage 50s and modern humbuckers.

Unlike traditional P.A.F.s, the Saturday Night Special humbuckers are voiced to be a little hotter and fatter in the bridge position, and a little clearer and less “wooly” in the neck. They’re more aggressive than 50s-style models, but without the compression of most high gain pickups. This pickup set is perfect for replicating those legendary late-70s arena rock tones.

Saturday Night Special set
Saturday Night Special set

The Saturday Night Special Set is made in Santa Barbara, California on the same Leesona pickup-winding machine that made the original P.A.F.s in Kalamazoo. Comes standard with four-conductor wiring, maple spacer and short mounting legs.

This pickup series comes in multiple options:

  • Bridge, neck or matched set
  • Black uncovered bobbins
  • Zebra uncovered bobbins
  • Gold cover
  • Nickel cover

About Seymour Duncan

Seymour Duncan celebrates a rich history as the world’s leading pickup and pedal manufacturer. Since 1976, Seymour Duncan has helped the world’s artists develop their own unique, signature sounds. This is accomplished through a dedicated team of craftsman at their Santa Barbara, California office. For more information, please visit