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Black Winter 7/8 String Now Available

The Black Winter was originally created for the extreme metal players of Scandinavia who were looking for more aggression without sacrificing definition and clarity. They give you a tightness with plenty of mids and clear highs for articulation and underlying saturation – perfect for many forms of metal. Continue reading

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#AprilFools2014: The Seymour Duncan Triple Cream Humbucker

For many years, players have been asking us to make double-cream humbuckers: pickups with two cream-colored bobbins. We make single coils in cream of course, but for certain reasons we’re not allowed to make double-cream Seymour Duncan humbuckers. So we’ve decided to go one better by introducing the Seymour Duncan Triple Cream Trademarkbucker. Featuring three whole coils of rich creamy goodness, this pickup is available exclusively from the Seymour Duncan Custom Shop. Continue reading

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The Jason Becker Perpetual Burn Humbucker

After more than 20 years since he first worked with the Seymour Duncan Custom Shop, Jason Becker reached out to Duncan to once again talk pickups, and the result is the Jason Becker Perpetual Burn  Humbucker. But to explain how … Continue reading

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The Dimebag Signature Set

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At the time Dime came to us in 2000 he had already been using the ’59 neck pickup for years. In the bridge he had been using the XXL-500 but still felt something was missing. We worked with him to … Continue reading

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Seymour Duncan Releases The Vapor Trail Analog Delay

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The recently-released Dirty Deed Distortion pedal now has a playmate: the Seymour Duncan Vapor Trail analog delay. The Vapor Trail is a true analog delay which uses Bucket Brigade Devices (BBDs) for that classic vintage analog delay sound: warm, full, lush and packed with vibe and musicality. And if it all began and ended there, the Vapor Trail would be a pretty fun pedal. But this little box has quite a few tricks up its sleeve. Continue reading

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Tasty Tone: Seymour Duncan Custom Shop Éclair

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Like pretty much everyone reading this, I’m a guitarist and a Seymour Duncan fan. A while back, Seymour and I interacted on Facebook on his birthday and he had told me that MJ had made him a very special Eclair. To my knowledge I stupidly thought he was talking about a special pickup set rather than the tasty desert. I called MJ and asked her how the Eclairs sounded, and she immediately started laughing. So right then and there we started coming up with a pickup idea tailored to creating a new pickup for Seymour that would meet his tonal needs, and which also met mine. Continue reading

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The Versatility Of The Black Winter Neck Model

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Originally released only in Scandinavia in January of 2013, the Black Winter pickups were designed for extreme metal players, providing a sound that was suited to the sorts of metal coming out of this region of Europe. The public interest … Continue reading

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The Seymour Duncan Dirty Deed Distortion Pedal

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There are all kinds of distortion pedals out there, and I’ve tried lots of them. The Seymour Duncan Dirty Deed isn’t like any of them. This article will let you know what makes this pedal different, with sound clips of … Continue reading

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The Tone of the Beast

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I’m a huge fan of the Quarter Pound P Bass pickup. Ever since I got one for Christmas from my folks (along with a Hot Jazz bridge pickup; can we say “Coolest Parents EVER?”), the larger-than-life tone was part of my sound and what I equated as the pinnacle of bass tone. That is, until the SPB-4 Steve Harris signature pickup was unveiled over the summer. Continue reading

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The Seymour Duncan Custom 5 Pickup

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While I went on and on in one of my previous articles about the Custom Custom bridge pickup, I’d love to introduce one of its fraternal twins, the Custom 5. I think of it like this: The Custom Custom is … Continue reading

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