Happy Holidays from Seymour Duncan!

It was the night before Xmas, two days from the gig. My new band had told me “Your tone we don’t dig!” My old Strat hummed like a tree full of bees. My once sparkling Tele now sounded like cheese! The gutted Les Paul was borderline junk. My SG wasn’t worthy, even for punk… “Maybe…

Dustin from Thrice Finds a Unique Way to use P-Rails

Since the release of the P-Rails back in 2008, people have found many different ways to change a guitar into a multi tone machine. If you are not familiar with the P-Rails, it’s time for an introduction. The P-Rail is a pickup that has the ability to sound like a P-90, a Strat, and a…

Seymour Duncan Honors Two Long-Time Employees

Product expertise and commitment to quality go deep at Seymour Duncan, in part because we have so many employees with extensive experience, skill, and dedication. This month we’re paying tribute to the long tenure of two very skilled staffers: Leticia Bautista, who celebrates 25 years of service, and Jose Cuevas, who celebrates 30 years. (Seymour…

Seymour Duncan receives two nominations for the prestigious Music & Sound Awards

We were thrilled to hear the news that Seymour Duncan received two nominations for the prestigious  Music & Sound Awards, presented each year at  NAMM by Music & Sound Retailer magazine. The company was singled out in the Accessories category for the APH-2 Alnico II Slash pickup, but Seymour  W. Duncan himself was nominated for…

Seymour Duncan Liberator Solderless System, Part 1: The Two-Minute Pickup Change VIDEO

Have you seen the new Seymour Duncan Liberator Solderless System? Watch Frank install a pickup in just under two minutes using the Liberator Solderless System. And you can’t miss, even if you try, his yellow guitar. Tell us what you think. Follow us on our Facebook page for more updates!

Think Outside The Black Box: Make Any Pickup Active With Seymour Duncan Blackouts Modular Preamp

If you love the sound of active pickups but want to try it with a different look, Seymour Duncan has an ingenious solution. Blackouts Modular Preamp takes the preamp out of the pickups and integrates it with the volume pot. Now you can make any passive pickup with four-conductor cable an active pickup. That means…

The Anatomy of a Solder Joint

By Seymour Duncan Tech Guru Scott Miller Have you ever tried to solder to the back of a volume pot, only to watch the joint pop off like a champagne cork? Though we may not want to admit it, we’ve all had them:  bad solder joints.  A good solder joint should look nice and shiny….

Introducing Liberator—the Solderless Pickup Change System from Seymour Duncan

Bye, bye, soldering iron. Today, Seymour Duncan announces Liberator, a new Solderless Pickup Change System.  With Liberator installed, anyone who can use a screwdriver can change pickups! Liberator is a bare-wire Lockdown system integrated with a volume pot. In other words, it’s like a patch-bay for your pickups. Like a studio patch bay or telephone…

39 Stripes new album Beyond Broken

Tampa, Florida-based Christian rockers 39 Stripes announced the release of their first full-length project, Beyond Broken, October 26, 2010. The album’s debut singles “My Desire” and “Mustard Seed” are currently vying for adds at Christian AC and Rock radio. Produced by 39 Stripes lead guitarist Steve Henderlong, Beyond Broken has been two years in the…

Soldering 101: Keep It Clean

By Seymour Duncan Tech Guru Scott Miller When it comes to soldering, messy is not the way to go. Keep it clean—the tip of the soldering iron, that is. This will help the tip transfer heat more easily, and enable you to make good connections more consistently. The easiest way to do this is to have…

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