Seymour Duncan Artists

New Slash Album On The Way!

Slash has announced the release of new album, World On Fire, which will land in your speakers on September 15. It’ll be the second Slash album to feature Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, and as Slash told Kerrang recently, "All I can tell you is that it's a really ****ing great record. I'm very proud of it, but I don't want to get into, 'Oh, dude, it's epic,' or 'It's the heaviest thing ever.' It's very rock and roll, and, as always, it's very diverse in feel, and I'm just super, super proud of everything that we collectively put into making the thing. It's just going to be a bitchin' record." Continue Reading

Listen To The New Avenged Sevenfold Album Now!

The new Avenged Sevenfold album, Hail To The King, is available for streaming in its entirety right now on iTunes. Wanna hear it? Go right here! The Mike Elizondo-produced album will be released on August 27. Synyster Gates has his own signature Seymour Duncan pickup model, the SH-8SG and TB-8SG, while Zacky Vengeance uses the SH-4 JB Model. “We have been waiting to show you all our brand […] Continue Reading

In Search of the Secrets of Slash's Sound

“A Les Paul into a Marshall”. It’s an accurate description of Slash’s signature sound, and it seems so simple. So why is it so hard to get that famous tone? In search of the answers to this and other questions about Slash’s rig, I interviewed Ace Bergman, Slash’s guitar tech on the Apocalyptic Love tour. Continue Reading

Queensryche Previews New Album Material

Queensryche - that's Michael Wilton, Scott Rockenfield, Eddie Jackson, Parker Lundgren and new vocalist Todd La Torre - have just posted a teaser for their 2013 album, letting fans in on the creative process by sharing some demo versions of some of the tracks they'll begin recording shortly. Continue Reading

Review: Black Country Communion – Afterglow

The best secret weapon in Black Country Communion's armoury is their ability to make music that sounds like it could just as easily have been made 35 years ago, in terms of musical directness and honesty. That was true of their first two albums and it's true of Afterglow too. Continue Reading

Reinventing The Steel: Dimebag Darrell’s SH-13 Dimebucker

Pantera and Damageplan's Dimebag Darrell was one of a kind. At a time when many players were using rack systems or tube heads to achieve warm, smooth tones, he blasted out of Texas with a jagged, aggressive sound based on a solid state amplifier, an EQ and a hell of a lot of attitude. As he refined his equipment needs, Dimebag put the results of his discoveries and preferences into various pieces of signature gear. And the SH-13 Dimebucker was a key part of his search for the ultimate metal tone. Continue Reading

iGuitar Issue 11 Featuring Slash – Out Now

Issue 11 of interactive online magazine iGuitar is out now and it features a whole lot of info on Seymour Duncan artist (and birthday boy) Slash: an interview, a style analysis, a tone breakdown, and reviews of several signature Slash gear items including the Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro Slash APH-2 humbuckers. Continue Reading

Motörhead – Seymour Duncan, Cider and Rock n´ Roll

When it comes to Rock n´ Roll, Motörhead are gods. No question about it. Don´t even try to argue with me about it. Having worked for a lot of years in the music industry, I am lucky that I can call guitarist Phil Campbell a friend of mine. Phil joined Motörhead in 1984, which means that he has been on Lemmys side for more than 30 […] Continue Reading