Category Archives: Backstage Pass

Talking Guitar With Between The Buried And Me’s Dustie Waring

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Dustie Waring has recently joined the Seymour Duncan family, and we caught up with him for a quick chat while the band is out on the road on the Coma Ecliptic tour with Animals As Leaders. Continue reading

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Interview With Periphery’s Mark Holcomb

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Prog metal juggernauts Periphery have been on a roll lately with the release of Juggernaut: Alpha and Omega and now a European tour. Continue reading

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Chase Fraser of Decrepit Birth and Continuum

Chase Fraser is a busy man. You would be too if you were holding down guitar spots in not one, but two full-time Technical Death Metal bands. Since 2010, Chase has been holding down the rhythms in Decrepit Birth, and … Continue reading

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Mark Holcomb (Periphery) Q&A with Special Guest Keith Merrow – June 22

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Periphery’s Mark Holcomb and special guest Keith Merrow will join us on our forum on Monday June 22 for a live Q&A about Mark’s new signature pickups. Continue reading

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Steve Hunter: Gretsch Guitars & The Blues

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If you don’t know the name Steve Hunter (you probably do) you certainly have heard his music. Known by many as “The Deacon” he’s played on several Alice Cooper albums and also for Lou Reed, Peter Gabriel (he’s on “Solsbury Hill”), David Lee Roth and Aerosmith, among many, many others. Continue reading

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Chatting With Carrie Underwood Guitarist Jimmy Herman

Those are just a few of the words that help define the man. You may know him best as Carrie Underwood’s guitarist, but he has also shared the stage with Keith Urban, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, and Brad Paisley, just to name a few. I had the opportunity and honor of asking Jimmy about guitars and guitar playing, and one thing is certain: his passion for what he does is infectious. Continue reading

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My Favorite Archive Releases of 2014

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People here at Seymour Duncan are not just obsessive about tone, but also about music itself. After all, you have to love music to be able to make tools to make it. But the good thing is that everyone’s tastes are different. Continue reading

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Talking Tone With Jon Skibic of The Afghan Whigs

For 15 years the Afghan Whigs contributed their brand of darkly-themed alt rock to the music scene. After a 13 year hiatus they have returned with a bang, a new album and Jon Skibic on guitar. Jon has a long history on the music circuit playing with the likes of Rock of Ages and Twilight Singers with Greg Dulli. Continue reading

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Great Expectations: An Interview With Hunter Hayes’ Guitarist Devin Malone

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Devin Malone’s phrasing, solos, and melodic emotion have weaved their way into the fabric of songs by Keith Urban and most recently, country star Hunter Hayes. Continue reading

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Interview with Simple Plan’s Sebastien Lefebvre

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The platinum-selling, “new-punk” stylings of Simple Plan first made their appearance on the music scene in 1999. The band played the Warped Tour and never looked back. Continue reading

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