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Talking Tone With Larry Roberts Of Novembers Doom

Chicago death/doom pioneers Novembers Doom are preparing to unleash their new album, and guitarist Larry Roberts continues to wave the Seymour Duncan flag proudly. We thought it was time we checked in to see where his gear preferences are at and what we can expect from the new record. Continue Reading

Antiquity & Antiquity II: What’s The Difference?

Pickups are always evolving. That’s why you’ll find models like the Seth Lover and the Sentient, the SSL-1 and the Hot Stack for Strat, the P90 and the P-Rails. It’s always been this way, going right back to the dawn of the electric guitar. So how does this relate to the Antiquity series of vintage reproduction pickups? Continue Reading

The Antiquity Story

Our Antiquity line of pickups goes back to a particularly unique time in guitar history, the 1990s. A few different things were happening at the same time: the vintage guitar market was huge just as ‘shred’ guitars were on a bit of a decline, and guitarists were beginning to relic their own instruments when they couldn’t get their hands on the actual vintage guitars they were […] Continue Reading

Taking Acoustic Guitar To The Rock Stage

By Dave Eichenberger Playing an acoustic guitar isn’t that much of a problem if you’re performing in a solo or duo context: just plug in the guitars to an amp or a mixer and rock out, right? Actually, that works just fine, but when playing with a much bigger group (or miked acoustic drums and loud amps on stage), problems get, um, amplified quickly. Understanding how […] Continue Reading

Introducing The Jimi Hendrix™ Signature Strat Set

On March 28, 1968, a young Seymour W. Duncan presented Jimi with a gift: a bag of early 60’s Stratocaster pickups that he rewound with his already considerable knowledge on how to get the most out of a guitar. The Jimi Hendrix Experience were booked to play two shows at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio that night. Continue Reading

Five Fiendishly Frightful Halloween Shred Machines

By Martina Fasano Halloween. The candy-lover’s Christmas. The sinfully sinister holiday that gives us chills, tricks, and treats. What better way to pay tribute to one of the coolest, most fun days on the calendar, than to play some guitars that are spooky, hellish, or downright mean? Here are five guitars featuring Seymour Duncan pickups that will make your Halloween squeals complete – whether they be delightful […] Continue Reading

Comparing The 805 & Forza Overdrives

By Kevin Harvey You might be wondering: what exactly is it that differentiates the 805 Overdrive and the Forza Overdrive? While these two pedals may have a similar, user-friendly and versatile architecture, they’re drastically different effects and are designed to provide players with two vastly differing tonal palates. Continue Reading

Using the Seymour Duncan Vapor Trail Insert Jack

By Dave Eichenberger Since the original tape delays were invented, people have been figuring out ways of altering the sound of echoes spewing forth from the output jack. People like Brian Eno have made a production career out of it, but lately, unless you connected your delay pedal to the aux send of a mixer, there was no way to alter the sound of an analog […] Continue Reading

Top 5 Humbucker Combos for 70s & 80s Rock

By Martina Fasano The 1970s and 80s were a hotbed of lean, mean, gorgeously dirty guitar tones that would go on to inspire millions of musicians in the decades that followed. Many of those legendary tones we try so hard to emulate every time we plug our guitars into an old school stack are a direct descendant of a once “revolutionary” pickup that cancelled out the […] Continue Reading

Vintage Humbucker Stories

Every pickup we make tells a story, and our line of vintage pickups is particularly stocked with interesting tales. We asked our sales manager, Alex Semple, to share the stories behind some of our most popular vintage-style models.  Continue Reading