Happy Holidays from Seymour Duncan!

It was the night before Xmas, two days from the gig. My new band had told me “Your tone we don’t dig!” My old Strat hummed like a tree full of bees. My once sparkling Tele now sounded like cheese! The gutted Les Paul was borderline junk. My SG wasn’t worthy, even for punk… “Maybe it’s time to give them a smash, Run them all over […] Continue Reading

Dustin Kensrue

Seymour Duncan Artist and Their Pickups Dustin Kensrue – Thrice Since the release of the P-Rails back in 2008, people have found many different ways to change a guitar into a multi tone machine.  If you are not familiar with the P-Rails, it’s time for an introduction.  The P-Rail is a pickup that has the ability to sound like a P-90, a Strat, and a humbucker, […] Continue Reading

Dustin from Thrice Finds a Unique Way to use P-Rails

Since the release of the P-Rails back in 2008, people have found many different ways to change a guitar into a multi tone machine. If you are not familiar with the P-Rails, it’s time for an introduction. The P-Rail is a pickup that has the ability to sound like a P-90, a Strat, and a humbucker, all while being a direct replacement for a full sized […] Continue Reading

Seymour Duncan Honors Two Long-Time Employees

Product expertise and commitment to quality go deep at Seymour Duncan, in part because we have so many employees with extensive experience, skill, and dedication. This month we’re paying tribute to the long tenure of two very skilled staffers: Leticia Bautista, who celebrates 25 years of service, and Jose Cuevas, who celebrates 30 years. (Seymour Duncan co-founders Seymour W. Duncan and Cathy Carter Duncan and their […] Continue Reading

Seymour Duncan receives two nominations for the prestigious Music & Sound Awards

We were thrilled to hear the news that Seymour Duncan received two nominations for the prestigious  Music & Sound Awards, presented each year at  NAMM by Music & Sound Retailer magazine. The company was singled out in the Accessories category for the APH-2 Alnico II Slash pickup, but Seymour  W. Duncan himself was nominated for the Music & Sound Hall of Fame/Lifetime Achievement Award. Here’s what […] Continue Reading

Think Outside The Black Box: Make Any Pickup Active With Seymour Duncan Blackouts Modular Preamp

If you love the sound of active pickups but want to try it with a different look, Seymour Duncan has an ingenious solution. Blackouts Modular Preamp takes the preamp out of the pickups and integrates it with the volume pot. Now you can make any passive pickup with four-conductor cable an active pickup. That means you can get that high-gain, low-noise Blackouts sound with a vintage […] Continue Reading

The Anatomy of a Solder Joint

By Seymour Duncan Tech Guru Scott Miller Have you ever tried to solder to the back of a volume pot, only to watch the joint pop off like a champagne cork? Though we may not want to admit it, we’ve all had them:  bad solder joints.  A good solder joint should look nice and shiny.  A bad solder joint will look … well, bad.  It will […] Continue Reading

Introducing Liberator—the Solderless Pickup Change System from Seymour Duncan

Bye, bye, soldering iron. Today, Seymour Duncan announces Liberator, a new Solderless Pickup Change System.  With Liberator installed, anyone who can use a screwdriver can change pickups! Liberator is a bare-wire Lockdown system integrated with a volume pot. In other words, it’s like a patch-bay for your pickups. Like a studio patch bay or telephone switchboard, Liberator combines quick-change connections up front with hard-wired connections behind […] Continue Reading

39 Stripes new album Beyond Broken

Tampa, Florida-based Christian rockers 39 Stripes announced the release of their first full-length project, Beyond Broken, October 26, 2010. The album’s debut singles “My Desire” and “Mustard Seed” are currently vying for adds at Christian AC and Rock radio. Produced by 39 Stripes lead guitarist Steve Henderlong, Beyond Broken has been two years in the making due to a slew of significant hardships for the band, […] Continue Reading