Seymour Duncan - SPH90-1N PHAT CAT NICKEL COVER | MusicStreet

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If you are a guitar player looking for a killer combination of output and high-end response, look no further than the Seymour Duncan SPH90-1N Phat Cat Nickel Cover. The tone is big, fat, and punchy with enhanced upper-mids for extra "cut." Like traditional P-90s, Phat Cats embody a true single-coil design with 2 x Sand Cast Alnico magnets and a single conductor, plus braided shield connecting cable. The short, flat bobbins account for the fatter, midrange-intensive tone; and the nickel-silver cover reduces 60-cycle hum and tames the raggedness sometimes associated with P-90s. The result is a pickup with a unique sonic signature.

Here's what Seymour Duncan say about the Seymour Duncan SPH90-1N Phat Cat Nickel Cover


Authentic P-90 sound in a humbucker retrofit size pickup. Recommended for country, jazz, blues, rockabilly, classic rock and heavy rock.


Originally developed in the Custom Shop for Hamer® Guitars, a Phat Cat is an actual single-coil P-90 Soapbar that fits under a humbucker cover and drops into humbucker-equipped guitars. The tone is big and fat, er, phat. It uses two Alnico 2 magnets for more sustain and softer attack. Also, the metal covers provide more shielding and noise reduction than standard soapbar covers. Comes with single-conductor hookup cable.

Complete setup

Available for both neck and bridge positions in a balanced set. The neck pickup is RW/RP relative to the bridge for hum-free performance when both pickups are used together.


For use in any humbucker-equipped guitar. Works especially well in balanced instruments with rosewood, ebony or maple fingerboards.

Available mods

Choose nickel plated or gold plated cover (included).


Tom Dumont / No Doubt, Bill Frisell, Steve Pedulla / Thursday