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Feed Your Frankenstein: Ten Halloween Sounds You Can Make With Your Guitar

The BC Rich Lita Ford Signature Warlock featuring a Kahler Hybrid Tremolo Unit

Have you ever wondered how they make all of those cool sound effects in your favorite thrillers? On those backlot tours I learned that there are entire crews of people dedicated to that very purpose for every horror film that is made. The cool part? You can use your guitar to make some of the very same sounds you’re used to hearing during your favorite horror movies. Continue reading

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#AprilFools2013: Introducing The Little Little ’59

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The ’59 was originally created in the late ’70s as a versatile P.A.F. type humbucker and has gone on to become well loved for its warm and smooth tone. It’s this tone that has made it sought after as a … Continue reading

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Breaking Down the Barriers: Chords in Every Key

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Songwriters and improvisers usually pick chords and scales based in the 12 keys we use in music. This time we will focus on triads, or 3 note chords. These are the basis of Western harmony.The guitar is capable of playing … Continue reading

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It’s ALIVE: Building a Parts Strat

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Building your own Strat-style guitar is one of the most fun and rewarding experiences I’ve discovered. I started as a teen, inspired by Eddie Van Halen, and never stopped. I was mesmerized by all the inner workings and details that came together to make a killer sounding, classy-looking guitar that played great too. Continue reading

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Upgrading an Inexpensive Guitar With Seymour Duncan Pickups and Getting RESULTS!

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Now, we all are tempted by the expensive guitars we see in catalogs and guitar stores, gazing at them like the toy pages from a Sears Christmas Wishbook. We might not be able to get the hand-selected woods with the … Continue reading

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Dreams on a Cumulus Cloud

Tornado in South Dakota

As I pulled into the town of ‘Loveland’ my amusement of the lightning show quickly diverged into mass chaos. The sirens across town were blaring out and the winds suddenly picked up with the tree’s dancing in the flashes of lightning. Continue reading

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Lukas Previn

Seymour Duncan Artist and Their Pickups Lukas Previn – Thursday Lukas Previn is one hard working musician. As the touring bassist for Thursday to touring and recording with The United Nations and Acid Tiger, and soon embarking on La Dispute’s … Continue reading

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User Group Day Live

Opening announcements will begin shortly. Official event begins at 10 a.m. (PT). Ask your questions to us on Twitter @SeymourDuncan. Update 4:29 PM: The event is now over. Thanks to everyone who joined us for this fun event! We will … Continue reading

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Seymour Duncan Pickup Artists at Vans Warped Tour

Seymour Duncan Arists Invade Warped Tour

Complimenting the blistering Orlando heat were the sets by the Seymour Duncan Warped tour artists. With sweat dripping down the bodies of the crowd in this 106 degree heat as well as the bands on stage, Seymour Duncan pickup artists, … Continue reading

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Mick Box & His Lava Box!

Mick Box, the guitarist for Uriah Heep, shares his set up which includes a SFX-05 Lava Box. Here’s what Mick has to say, “The Lava Box gives me the grunt I need, Night after night….What more do you need? ‘Appy … Continue reading

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