Talking Tone With Glen Drover

By Martina Fasano It’s easy to introduce Glen Drover as the former axe-slinger for influential bands such as King Diamond and Megadeth, but as a guitarist, Drover is more than just an encyclopedic entry listed under “past members.” When iconic metal band Testament needed a quick study to fill in for Alex Skolnick due to his commitment to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra in 2008, they called upon […] Continue Reading

Seymour Duncan Releases Mark Holcomb Alpha & Omega Signature Pickups

SANTA BARBARA, CA March 1, 2017 – Seymour Duncan, a leading manufacturer of pickups and pedals, announces the over-the-counter release of Periphery guitarist Mark Holcomb’s Alpha and Omega pickups in 6, 7 and 8-string versions. “The Alpha/Omega set has been the heartbeat of my sound for the past several years,” Mark Holcomb says. “Since we developed and released the first 6-string set in the custom shop, […] Continue Reading

Mark Holcomb Alpha/Omega For 6, 7 & 8-String

Back in 2015 we released Mark Holcomb’s signature Alpha & Omega pickups as a limited edition Seymour Duncan Custom Shop exclusive. It wasn’t long before all of the sets were gone, but as Mark (and our customer service and social media department) will attest, fans never stopped asking for their chance to own a set. And when Mark started using Custom Shop iterations in 7 and […] Continue Reading

Seymour Duncan Announces Cutting-edge Pickup Architecture with New Duality Lin

Seymour Duncan Announces Cutting-edge Pickup Architecture with New Duality Line SANTA BARBARA, CA – February 17, 2017 – Seymour Duncan, a leading manufacturer of pickups and pedals, announces Duality™, a new concept in pickup design merging the best active and passive technologies to create a versatile and dynamically rich tone palette. “Duality is a new active pickup architecture featuring the best attributes of passive and active technologies in one,” […] Continue Reading

What Is Fretboard Radius?

Ever wonder why some guitars just feel 'right' while others feel just plain weird? Often it's down to the radius of the fretboard. This refers to how flat or curved the fretboard the frets are. Different roundnesses provide different playing feels, and some are better suited to particular styles than others are. Continue Reading

Introducing Duality

Whenever we make a new product at Seymour Duncan, it has to benefit players. It has to make life easier and tone better for those who it’s made for. Duality is made unlike any other active pickup, and it opens up a whole new exciting chapter for what’s possible. We’ve made pickups that combine aspects of passive and active before: the Gus G Blackouts set, Blackouts […] Continue Reading

What’s New At NAMM?

  We’ve just unveiled a stack of new products at the Winter NAMM Show, including two power amps, two new pickups and a revolutionary digital delay pedal. You’ll be hearing and seeing a lot more about all of these in the near future but here’s the quick rundown. Continue Reading

Talking Tone With Larry Roberts Of Novembers Doom

Chicago death/doom pioneers Novembers Doom are preparing to unleash their new album, and guitarist Larry Roberts continues to wave the Seymour Duncan flag proudly. We thought it was time we checked in to see where his gear preferences are at and what we can expect from the new record. Continue Reading

Antiquity & Antiquity II: What’s The Difference?

Pickups are always evolving. That’s why you’ll find models like the Seth Lover and the Sentient, the SSL-1 and the Hot Stack for Strat, the P90 and the P-Rails. It’s always been this way, going right back to the dawn of the electric guitar. So how does this relate to the Antiquity series of vintage reproduction pickups? Continue Reading

A Visit From Saint Seymour

                A Visit from Saint Seymour 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 […] Continue Reading