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Meet The Saturday Night Special

We’re always listening to the requests of our players: more active options, more extended-range pickups, more custom shop offerings, unique pickups like the ’59/Custom Hybrid (which was born out of experiments by members of our User Group Forum). Continue Reading

Introducing The Killing Floor High Gain Boost

“Bluesy.” That’s the word that kept coming up time and time again when we asked our group of beta testers to try the Killing Floor High Gain Boost pedal. If that describes the sound you’re chasing, you have to step on this little monster.  Continue Reading

Win A Signed Forza Overdrive!

By now you’ve most likely heard our new Forza Overdrive, developed in partnership with Chicago Music Exchange. It has clear highs, deep lows and a slightly scooped midrange which lets you dial in broader, more dynamic overdrive tones, from ‘edge-of- breakup’ to classic late 70s hard rock and beyond. And now you can win a Forza of your very own, signed by Seymour W. Duncan himself! Continue Reading

Introducing The Seymour Duncan SW Set

Originally presented as a concept piece on Halloween, the Seymour Duncan Chewbucker is now making it to full production and it’s being joined by two new pickups, the IM-Solo and the SSL-Ren, in the Seymour Duncan SW Set. The Chewbucker is designed to give you a hairy, growly tone, and while it is certainly capable of warm, fuzzy moments, it can also get pretty aggressive. And […] Continue Reading

Meet The Palladium Gain Stage Pedal

“It feels like a real amp” is a big claim made by a lot of pedals, but our engineering team has worked themselves to exhaustion to really nail the sound and response of a real amp when developing the Palladium Gain Stage.  Continue Reading

Introducing Seymour Duncan Jeff Loomis Blackouts

  Jeff Loomis knows what he wants to hear from his guitar, whether playing solo or as a member of Arch Enemy and Conquering Dystopia: he needs a matched pickup set that stays clear under heavy distortion, with a strong pick attack to maintain detail when he plays fast, and with enough sustain and dynamics to keep up with his advanced legato and picking techniques. That’s […] Continue Reading

Win A Seymour Duncan Pedal & Creation Pedalboard

Do you want to win the Seymour Duncan pedal of your choice and a custom pedal board by Creation Music Company? We’ve teamed up with Creation to run a giveaway together. which you can enter here.  You can see our range of pedals on this page, including gain pedals (the Pickup Booster, 805 Overdrive, Dirty Deed Distortion and Palladium Gain Stage), compressors (the Vise Grip for guitar and the Studio Bass Compressor), […] Continue Reading

The Development Of The Catalina Dynamic Chorus

The most exciting thing about working for a company that makes pickups and pedals is the opportunity to participate in new product development. There are many different elements to this process: the brainstorming, the prototyping, the look, the written materials, the media clips to let folks know what it sounds like. The Catalina Dynamic Chorus (see it here) was unveiled on January 17 (coinciding with the […] Continue Reading

Cathy Duncan to be Honored at 2016 She Rocks Awards

Cathy Duncan to be Honored at 2016 She Rocks Awards CEO of Seymour Duncan to be celebrated for her 40 years in the industry SANTA BARBARA, January 22, 2016 – Seymour Duncan, a leading manufacturer of pickups and pedals, announces that CEO, Cathy Duncan, will be honored at the 2016 She Rocks Awards. The annual awards event is the creation of the Women’s International Music Network, […] Continue Reading

Up In The Sky And Down There On The Pedalboard…

We started designing our Catalina Dynamic Chorus more than a year ago, and the process of development and refinement has resulted in a nice little piece of synchronicity that we didn’t even think of when we came up with the name: the Catalina pedal has arrived on the exact same day that Comet Catalina makes its closest approach to earth.  Continue Reading