Labels built before 2002

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Identifying Label Codes for pickups built before 2002

We often get this question. There are one or two distinguishing characteristics for our pickups, along with an identifying label underneath. Check out the list below and see if any of these match the description of your pickup.

Note that the last letter on your label is often the initial of the Seymour Duncan employee who made the pickup.

HUMBUCKERS

STICKER OTHER IDENTIFIERS MODEL   NAME 
59N no logo SH-1n ’59 Model, neck
59B no logo SH-1b ’59 Model, bridge
JN   SH-2n Jazz Model, neck
JMB   SH-2b Jazz Model, bridge
MG 2 rows rod magnets SH-3 Stag Mag
JB   SH-4 JB Model
DC   SH-5 Duncan Custom
DD   SH-6b Duncan Distortion, bridge
SEY   SH-6n Duncan Distortion, neck
N 2 rows black button screws SH-8n Invader, neck
B 2 rows black button screws SH-8b Invader, bridge
N 2 rows black allen head screws SH-10n Full Shred, neck
B 2 rows black allen head screws SH-10b Full Shred, bridge
CC   SH-11 Custom Custom
12B 1 row allen head, 1 row reg. SH-12 George Lynch Screamin’ Demon
PGN   SHPG-1n Pearly Gates, neck
PGB   SHPG-1b Pearly Gates, bridge
APH1N no logo APH-1n Alnico II Pro, neck
APH1B no logo APH-1b Alnico II Pro, bridge
N signatures & serial numbers SH-55n Seth Lover model, neck
B signatures & serial numbers SH-55b Seth Lover model, bridge
1B rectangular studs PATB-1b Original Parallel Axis, br
1N rectangular studs PATB-1n Original Parallel Axis, nk
2B rectangular studs PATB-2b Distortion Parallel Axis

 

3B rectangular studs PATB-3b Blues Saraceno Parallel Axis
TB59B E pole pieces 2.25″ apart TB-59b ’59 Model Trembucker
TB4 E pole pieces 2.25″ apart TB-4 JB Trembucker
TB5 E pole pieces 2.25″ apart TB-5 Custom Trembucker
TB6 E pole pieces 2.25″ apart TB-6 Distortion Trembucker
TB10B E pole pieces 2.25″ apart TB-10b Full Shred Trembucker
TBPG1b E pole pieces 2.25″ apart TBPG-1b Pearly Gates Trembucker
TB11 E pole pieces 2.25″ apart TB-11 Custom Custom Trembucker
TB12 E pole pieces 2.25″ apart TB-12 George Lynch Screamin’ Demon Trembucker

 

STRAT PICKUPS

STICKER OTHER IDENTIFIERS MODEL   NAME 
N triangular bottom SHR-1n Hot Rails, neck/middle
B triangular bottom SHR-1b Hot Rails, bridge
1N oval bottom SCR-1n Cool Rails, neck/middle
1B oval bottom SCR-1b Cool Rails, bridge
1N blue color code SVR-1n Vintage Rails, neck/middle
1B yellow color code SVR-1b Vintage Rails, bridge
1N double row screws SJBJ-1n JB Junior, neck/middle
1B double row screws SJBJ-1b JB Junior, bridge
59N double row screws SL59-1n Little ’59, neck/middle
59B double row screws SL59-1b Little ’59, bridge
1N 1 row allen screws SLSD-1n Lil’ Screamin’ Demon, nk
1B 1 row allen screws SLSD-1b Lil’ Screamin’ Demon, br
1N blue color code, offset screws SDBR-1n Duckbucker, neck/middle
1B yellow color code, offset screws SDBR-1b Duckbucker, bridge
1 triangular bottom, staggered poles SSL-1 Vintage Staggered
2 triangular bottom, flat poles SSL-2 Vintage Flat
3 oval bottom SSL-3 Hot
4 oval bottom, .25″ diameter poles SSL-4 Quarter Pound Flat
5 oval bottom, staggered poles SSL-5 Custom Staggered
6 oval bottom, flat poles SSL-6 Custom Flat
7 oval bottom, .25″ diameter poles SSL-7 Quarter Pound Staggered

 

TELE PICKUPS

STICKER OTHER IDENTIFIERS MODEL   NAME 
1 raised D and G STL-1 Vintage ’54 Lead
1b flat poles STL-1b Vintage for Broadcaster
1 chrome cover STR-1 Vintage Rhythm
2 flat poles STL-2 Hot Lead
2 chrome cover STR-2 Hot Rhythm
3 .25″ diameter poles STL-3 Quarter-Pound Lead
3 chrome cover STR-3 Quarter-Pound Rhythm
STHR1 blade magnets STHR-1b Tele Hot Rails
T59 double row screws ST59-1b Tele Little ’59

 

MINI- HUMBUCKERS

STICKER OTHER IDENTIFIERS MODEL   NAME 
1N solid metal cover w/”S” logo SM-1n Vintage, neck
1B solid metal cover w/”S” logo SM-1b Vintage, bridge
2N solid metal cover w/”S” logo SM-2n Custom, neck
2B solid metal cover w/”S” logo SM-2b Custom, bridge
3N solid metal cover w/”S” logo SM-3n Seymourized, neck
3B solid metal cover w/”S” logo SM-3b Seymourized, bridge

 


If there is an extra letter at the end it reflects who actually wound your pickup: •A Raul Araiza (Single Coils) •B Leticia Bautista (Single Coils) •C Catalina Padilla (Rails) •D Debbie Nyquist (Humbuckers) •E Edward Madrigal (Humbuckers) •G Gloria Ocompo (Humbuckers) •J Maricella Juarez-83′ (Humbuckers, Single Coils, Stacks, Rails) •J Janice Salazar-til 83′ (Stacks) •L Lidia Daniel (Humbuckers) •L Leticia Quintero-87′-90′ (Stacks, Rails) •M Martha Cameron (Humbuckers, Single Coils) •O Oti Mora (Stacks, Rails) •P Lupe Perez-86′ on (Rails) •P Patty Vasquez-till 86′ (Stacks, Rails) •R Connie Rocha (Single Coils) •V Joe Velez (Single Coils) •X Mai Xiong (Stacks)

Written on July 16, 2015, by Kat King

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