Category Archives: Seymour Duncan Company

MJ – Pickup Perfectionist

    Who orders a Custom Shop pickup and why? It could be someone who is seeking a particular tone or somebody who would like to have their own ‘signature’ pickup done. Sometimes people want to spend extra for the … Continue reading

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Designing The Slug

The Seymour Duncan Custom Shop is home to all sorts of vintage-inspired, traditionally-voiced, historically respectful pickups. The Greenie and Joe Bonamassa humbucker sets. The Psychedelic Strat set. The BG1400 Telecaster set. The Charlie Christian Swingster. The P90 Staple Soapbar. Much … Continue reading

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Chasing Tone with Joe Bonamassa

    Joe Bonamassa is very particular about what he wants in his gear. He has an incredible collection of vintage and new instruments and he knows a lot about everything he owns. He can talk tone for days, and … Continue reading

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Tone Seekers

  Seymour met with Jimi Hendrix on March 28, 1968, at Xavier University. The two spent hours together trading tips on getting tone and Seymour supplied several pickups for Jimi to use on his Strat.         This … Continue reading

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The Way of Wire

By Kevin Beller Seymour Duncan’s VP of Engineering & New Product Development explains how this crucial component shapes your sound.   There aren’t many parts in a traditional guitar pickup: magnets, wire, and a bobbin or coil former to hold … Continue reading

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