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Creating a Compact, Reliable High Gain Rig with the Palladium Gain Stage + PowerStage 700

This demo showcases the functional and tonal capabilities of the Palladium Gain Stage Pedal paired with the PowerStage 700 when running direct. Palladium Gain Stage Pedal: Palladium is a high gain pre-amp pedal that captures the authentic tone and feel of history’s favorite high gain tube amps. Palladium features three gain stages: a gain stage to control the overall saturation, a resonance control for low frequency […] Continue Reading

The Sound of Alnico IV Humbuckers Saturday Night Special

The Saturday Night Special humbucker set uses Alnico 4 magnets to deliver that authentic 70s sound. https://www.seymourduncan.com/pickup/saturday-night-special-set Unlike traditional humbuckers, the Saturday Night Special humbuckers are voiced to be a little hotter and fatter in the bridge position, and a little clearer and less “wooly” in the neck. They’re more aggressive than 50s-style models, but without the compression of most high gain pickups. These bridge the […] Continue Reading

Digging into Dynamic Expression™ with the Catalina Chorus Pedal

This demo showcases the functional capabilities and tonal clarity of the Catalina Chorus pedal – focusing particularly on the unique Dynamic Expression feature. Dynamic Expression™ is a foot-switchable function on the Catalina Chorus that allows the pedal to react to your playing style in real time. The unique Dynamic switch allows you to interact with the Depth control as you play: the Hard mode signals the […] Continue Reading

Jimi Hendrix™ Signature Loaded Pickguards and Strat sets

On a chilly evening in March of 1968, Jimi Hendrix asked a young Seymour W. Duncan to walk his guitar up onstage. That Strat was loaded with pickups Seymour had wound just for Jimi, and that unforgettable night would set in motion Seymour’s future – and his legacy almost five decades later. Now you can be a bit closer to Jimi’s world with our Jimi Hendrix™ […] Continue Reading

Telegib And The Birth Of The JB

Telecaster or Les Paul? What do you do when you can’t decide?… Well, when you’re Seymour W. Duncan you infuse the best of both into one guitar, the “TeleGib”. While doing so, you also create a legendary set of pickups, the SH-2Nn Jazz neck and SH-4 JB bridge pickup… also known as the “Hot Rodded Humbucker Set”. This set has been popular with many players from […] Continue Reading

How It All Began With Cathy Duncan

Today we’re taking you back to the mid 70’s… to the very beginning when Seymour Duncan the Company started. Cathy and Seymour talk about how it all started in their $300 trailer with no electricity, how they made up the rules as they went and some of the timeless lessons they learned. Subscribe to our channel for new episodes! Continue Reading

The NEW Active Mag Acoustic Pickup

A warm and natural sounding active magnetic sound-hole pickup that captures and accentuates the best qualities of your acoustic guitar. Voiced to accentuate the best qualities of your acoustic guitar, Active Mag is a high-quality hum-canceling magnetic pickup. Active Mag captures the detail and dynamics of your playing and provides warm, clear acoustic tone that complements your guitar whether you play fingerstyle or with a pick, […] Continue Reading

Please Welcome Brad Paisley

Two friends get together to talk guitars, favorite guitar players… and the Paisley Telecaster. Check out the new episode of Seymour’s Studio, with his special guest Brad Paisley. Subscribe to our channel for new episodes! Continue Reading

My Friend Nokie Edwards

Long time fan of The Ventures, and long time friend of legendary guitarist Nokie Edwards, Seymour pays tribute to his friend and musical inspiration and talks about his favorite Ventures record. Subscribe to our channel for new episodes! Continue Reading

How Seymour Started Winding Pickups

33 and a 1/3, 45, or 78 rpm? What is the perfect speed on your record player to rewind a broken Telecaster pick up? In episode 1 of Seymour’s studio find out. Also, how a crafty high School student in the early 60’s began an amazing legacy helping to shape the tone of electric guitar for decades to come. Subscribe to our Our Chanel for new […] Continue Reading