Artists and Their Pickups of Choice

What pickups does Dave Mustaine use?
Dave Mustaine uses the LW-Must Livewire pickups that feature a 9-volt powered preamp. You can read more about them here or read an interview... More

Did Seymour W. Duncan really wind pickups for Jimi Hendrix?
Seymour worked on Jimi's guitars in 1968, hand-rewinding old Fender pickups that had broken. He was invited to a show Xavier University in C... More

What pickups does George Lynch use?
George Lynch uses our "George Lynch Screamin' Demon" Model. In addition, George plays an ESP Ultra Tone that has 3 of our mini-humbuckers in... More

What pickups does Eric Johnson use?
Seymour is a long-time friend of Eric's and has wound many custom pickups for him over the years. It's tough to say what pickup he may be us... More

What pickups does Brent Mason use?
Brent Mason talks about a pickup with two types of magnets in a HotLicks video. This pickup is our "Five-Two" pickup (formerly the "Nashvill... More

What bridge pickup did Dimebag Darrell use?
Dime was on a tone quest for a long time before he came to us. He had tried numerous custom wound pickups, but none were giving him the tone... More

Do you still make the Allan Holdsworth Model pickup?
Yes, we do but on a custom order basis now. The Holdsworth Model or SH-AH1 was developed to produce the subtleties of Allan's fluid style of... More

What pickups does George Lynch use?
George Lynch uses our "George Lynch Screamin' Demon" Model. In addition, George plays an ESP Ultra Tone that has 3 of our mini-humbuckers in... More

What pickups does Slash use?
Slash uses our Alnico II Pro Humbuckers in his Les Pauls®.

Do you make Brian May pickups?
We can build vintage-correct reproductions of the Burns Tri-Sonic pickups, as well as the pickups we made for Guild which were used on their... More