Category Archives: The Players Room

Baby Got Backline: You’ll Get What You Get (and like it)!

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Backline can refer to a number of things, but essentially is the personal gear (amps and drums) provided by the club or festival organizer. Continue reading

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Playing What You DON’T Know

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Advancing as a guitar player is never seen as a slow and steady climb. It is more like a series of steps with pretty long spaces in between. While it might seem like you don’t get better for weeks or months at a time, one breakthrough can lead to months of inspiration. Continue reading

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When ‘The One That Got Away’ Meets ‘New Guitar Day’

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We just wanted to share something really cool that happened on our Facebook page the other day. It all started when we posted this image for Valentine’s Day, featuring an already-hard-to-find Epiphone Limited Edition Slash Rosso Corsa Les Paul Standard with Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro Slash signature humbuckers. Continue reading

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Some Hero Worship: Brian May

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I doubt there’s a guitarist in this world who doesn’t owe Brian May a debt of gratitude in one form of another. Continue reading

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What To Expect At An Open Jam

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Here is what to expect (and how to act) when you show up in an unfamiliar place, playing unfamiliar songs with musicians you have (likely) never met. Continue reading

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Theory Basics: What is I-IV-V anyway?

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Do you have a favorite song that uses the I-IV-V progression? What chord progressions have you been working on? Continue reading

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2014: A Year in Review

2014 was a year filled with ups and downs, triumph and tragedy. It seemed busier than normal as far as years go. It was a whirlwind in every sense of the word: socially, musically and in the entertainment world. Continue reading

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Reader’s Choice Top 10 Guitar Solos

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We surveyed the Seymour Duncan Facebook audience to find out what ranked as their top guitar solos of all time. Here’s how the Top 10 broke down. Continue reading

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So You Want to Be a Career Musician?

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This article explains some of the challenges I have had in becoming a professional musician, and what sacrifices artists make to bring you the music you love. Continue reading

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide

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If you’ve overheard your special someone talking about a specific pickup set they’d like, or your spouse has left a print-out of one of the Seymour Duncan web pages with the words “I want this!” written all over it, please do yourself – and that special someone – a favor and get them a set of the best pickups around. For everyone else, here is the official Seymour Duncan Holiday Gift Guide. Continue reading

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