Seymour Duncan harnesses the power of AC/DC for High Voltage guitar pickups

Seymour Duncan has announced the High Voltage humbucker set, which it promises is "ready to rock all night long" - we'll take that to mean it's designed to emulate the tones of AC/DC's Angus Young.

Developed for "one of rock's most iconic and devilish guitarists", the High Voltage set offers a tight bottom-end with a slightly hotter-than-'50s output.

A pair of specifically calibrated Alnico II magnets provide an even response between the bridge and neck pickups, with DC resistance rated at 8.6k and 7.7k respectively.

Available from Seymour Duncan's Custom Shop, the High Voltage humbucker set features lightly aged chrome covers and starts at $300. Dirty deeds done not quite-so-cheap…

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.