The Seymour Duncan Custom Shop will make pretty much anything, from the most accurate vintage-recreation pickups to some pretty out-there stuff. Case in point: SLUG. On the surface it looks like the Hawkbucker (a 10.1k humbucker with plenty of low end and a moderate output), but inside it’s a very different beast indeed. SLUG uses Ceramic magnets (the Hawkbucker uses Alnico V) and 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 drives you home when you’ve had too much to drink and then it hides your phone so you can’t drunk-text your ex. It’s SLUG.
So how does it sound? Well, despite the whopping output, it’s got plenty of punch. It’ll hit your preamp hard and give you plenty of sustain. And it’s great for downtuned sludge, where it’ll cut through huge amounts of distortion. Check out Ola Englund rocking the SLUG in metal and sludge modes.
And here’s Keith Merrow playing a prototype SLUG (in a prototype KM-6 6-string version of his Schecter signature model).
SLUG is available right now in the Seymour Duncan Custom Shop store for an introductory price of $130 for the six-string version, and a matching neck model is also available. And we can also make SLUG in 7 and 8-string versions ($170).