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Hello, NYC Bass Pickups


The NYC Bass pickups are the same thing that we’ve been making for some of the world’s finest handcrafted basses. They each use a dual coil J-type pickup design with a double row of Alnico Pole pieces. The resulting pickups … Continue reading

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Introducing The 805 Overdrive

805 Overdrive Guitar Pedal

The 805 Overdrive pedal was designed by asking ourselves a simple question: What would our ideal overdrive pedal be like? Continue reading

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Introducing The Seymour Duncan Interactive Video Pickup Selector

seymour duncan video pickup selector

Are you thinking of upgrading your guitar with new pickups? We’ve just released a new tool which will help make the decision a little easier. It’s kind of like those old Choose Your Own Adventure books.
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Dean Introduces The Dave Mustaine StradiVMNT


Earlier this year, Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine unveiled a very special Dean guitar for his “Symphony Interrupted” performance with the San Diego Symphony at Copley Symphony Hall in San Diego, California: the StradiVMNT. At the time it was a one-off special item for Dave to play at the show, but now you’ll be able to own a StradiVMNT of your very own (if you’re quick): Dean has announced that they’re building 50 limited edition StradiVMNTs which are available for preorder now. Continue reading

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Introducing The Seymour Duncan Custom Shop SLUG

Seymour Duncan 48k SLUG

Its DC Resistance comes in at a whopping 48k. It’s the most powerful passive humbucker we’ve ever produced. It lives for stoner/doom metal. It’ll drink all your beer and go through your stuff, but it’ll also help you move house because it’s cool like that. It once hog-tied a Rancor. It patched things up between Mork and Mindy when things were looking a little rough. It likes long walks by the swamp. REAL long walks. It was the one who nicknamed John Wayne ‘The Duke.’ It’s SLUG. Continue reading

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Review: Alternative 8/Screaming Demon Set


For a while I’ve been looking for the perfect allround set to go in either a Les Paul or Super strat and I believe I stumbled on the set that ticks all the boxes for me. I wanted a bridge pickup that was hot but not overly so. Great harmonics, singing leads with enough edge to cut through the mix without sounding too thin or thick. I want my rhythm parts to be chunky and crunchy but when I roll back the volume I want clarity. Continue reading

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6-String Nazgûl, Sentient and Pegasus Now Available


You no longer need a 7 or 8 string guitar to get the punch you in the chest ruthlessness of the Nazgûl or the enhanced dynamics and string separation of the Pegasus. As of today these pickups are now shipping … Continue reading

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My Custom Shop Hybrid Pickup

It's here!!!!! Where's my soldering iron?

Recently when I visted the Seymour Duncan factory, I was lucky enough to get to hang out in the Custom Shop. Such history in those walls! Pictures of Seymour and MJ with Jeff Beck, Billy Gibbons, Edward Van Halen and many others throughout the years adorn the walls. I saw prototypes for the AH-1, the Frankenstein pickup, early handwound (by Seymour himself) ’59s, you name it. It was a treasure trove of pickup prototypes. No, they literally have a vault of prototypes, in addition to the ones displayed on the wall. Continue reading

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The Seymour Duncan Vapor Trail Analog Delay


Ok, I admit it. I am a delayophile. At age 13, I hooked up a reel-to-reel tape recorder’s output into it’s input, and heard delightfully warm repeats get endlessly louder and louder, while I squealed with delight in my 13 year-old voice. I wasn’t trying to create delay at the time, though. I was trying to just record something, and had no idea what I was doing. I didn’t realize that the distance between the record and playback heads set the delay time, and that magnetic tape made each successive repeat fuzzier and blurry. This article will describe me channeling my 13 year-old self, and squealing with delight as I plugged in the warm & fuzzy Seymour Duncan Vapor Trail Analog Delay. Continue reading

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Quarter Pound Jazz and P-J Sets Now Available

P-J Bass Pickups

The Quarter Pound bass pickups provide a sonically full voice with a hold on to your hats high-output punch. Each strike of the string provides a full low end bite with plenty of sustain. They’ve provided their unique punch for … Continue reading

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