Tone Fiend Introduces 'The Secret Room'

Tone Fiend has just announced a new website designed to be a place where you can share and learn closely guarded tone secrets. In preperation of its launch, Joe Gore went out to many well known artists and asked them to share some of their closely held tone secrets. Once players submit a secret, they get access to all the other exclusive secrets. They can also […] Continue Reading

Johnny Winter and Paul Nelson rock The Late Show with David Letterman

After nearly 30 years since his last national TV appearance, blues legend Johnny Winter has returned to television with his guitarist Paul Nelson for a performance on the Late Show with David Letterman. Check out the video below to watch the performance. Johnny Winter uses SM-1n and SM-1b Vintage Mini Humbuckers in the Firebird®, SSL-1 Vintage Staggered for Strat® in neck and SH-1B ’59 Model Humbucker in the bridge […] Continue Reading

Introducing the Custom Shop Joe Bonamassa Signature Pickup Set

The Seymour Duncan Custom Shop has teamed up with blues-rock virtuoso Joe Bonamassa to produce the Joe Bonamassa Signature Pickup Set. This immaculately crafted and calibrated dual-humbucker set accurately replicates the P.A.F. pickups in Joe’s beloved 1959 sunburst Les Paul®. Their rich, dynamic, and nuanced voice will appeal to all tone connoisseurs who cherish the passion and power of the original humbucker. Wound on the historic […] Continue Reading

Introducing the '59/Custom Hybrid

A special thanks to the members of the Seymour Duncan User Group Forum, especially ‘BachtoRock’ whose experimentation, testing and our forum members intense interest, has helped to make this possible. Continue Reading

Seymour Duncan Restores John Oates Original Fender Stratocaster

Seymour Duncan recently took on a project to restore John Oates (Hall & Oates) original Fender Stratocaster to all its ’80s glory. After taking detailed measurements, pictures, and studying old photos of the guitar, Seymour took to bringing the tone, look and feel back to where it was when John Oates was jamming out “Maneater”, “Private Eyes” or “You Make My Dreams Come True.” Check out […] Continue Reading

Seymour Duncan Inducted into Vintage Guitar Hall of Fame

Prestigious music publication Vintage Guitar has announced that our co-founder, Seymour W. Duncan, will be the 2011 Hall of Fame inductee in the “Innovator” category. The results will be announced in the magazine’s March, 2012 issue. Seymour is joining the ranks of such industry pioneers as Leo Fender of Fender Musical Instruments, Orville Gibson of Gibson Guitars, and Marshall Amplification founder Jim Marshall. The award is […] Continue Reading