John Butler Live at Red Rocks Features the Seymour Duncan Mag-Mic

The John Butler Trio (“JBT”) are one of the most respected and successful bands on the world music scene. Over the years, JBT have been fortunate enough to open shows for several international artists at the incredible Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado. In June, 2010, John and his band mates Nicky Bomba and Byron Luiters were elated to perform their biggest headlining concert to date […] Continue Reading

Seymour Duncan Launches Nighthawk "Slant" Replacement Pickup

At Seymour Duncan, our motto is “Own Your Tone.” That’s the reason we have such a vast range of pickup models that directly retrofit an incredibly wide variety of guitars. And that’s why we addressed a need amongst guitarists by offering a brand new pickup for 2011. The Gibson® Nighthawk™ was first introduced in 1993. It was a very forward-thinking guitar at the time, essentially a […] Continue Reading

Paul Rose: The Best Guitarist You’ve Never Heard Of

Not every great guitarist has the name recognition of Slash or Yngwie. All around the world, there are undiscovered or soon-to-be discovered guitarists blowing away audiences nightly on small, smoky stages in clubs and roadhouses. This is the story of one such international player who came to our attention at the recent Frankfurt Musikmesse. Paul Rose is without doubt one of the most unique and talented […] Continue Reading

Blame Sally "Blames" Their Awesome Sound on Seymour Duncan Stompboxes

When Blame Sally took the stage at San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall on April 29 and 30, the quartet showcased tunes from Speeding Ticket and a Valentine, the Bay Area band’s fifth album. As has often been noted about Blame Sally, this all-female outfit boasts not only strong compositional and vocal skills, but serious instrumental chops as well. “I don’t think there are that many […] Continue Reading

Santa Barbara Kids Go Nuts for P-Nut

Notes for Notes is Seymour Duncan’s favorite local non-profit. Founded here in Santa Barbara, it provides kids with a real working music studio to hang out in after school. There, the kids not only learn how to play instruments, but they learn the fundamentals of making records including using recording software, mixing, mastering, duplicating and even promotion. Having a safe place to make music and having […] Continue Reading

Maxmonte Guitars Uses D-TAR for Harp Guitar

In Padova, Italy, around 25 miles west of Venice, a guitar builder named Massimiliano (“Max”) Monterosso builds highly original guitars that are firmly grounded in tradition. His shop, called Maxmonte Guitars, just completed this latest creation: a left-handed Dyer-style harp guitar. Shown below, you can see a solid top built from local spruce grown in the Fiemme Valley in the Dolomites region of northern Italy. The […] Continue Reading

DL Lap Steel Guitars Use D-TAR and Seymour Duncan

Dan Larson’s company, DL Lap Steel Guitars, was created out of the need for a lap steel guitar that could be taken backpacking. Dan had hiked all across the Sierra Nevada’s with a small six-string guitar but wanted more. DL Lap Steel Guitars is dedicated to producing great sounding and great playing travel lap steel guitars. When you’re not sliding away in the back woods, you […] Continue Reading