Scary Tone From The Custom Shop

MJ and the Seymour Duncan Custom Shop can create any pickup imaginable. These pickups were custom-made with a Halloween theme for one of our artists, and you can get nearly any Seymour Duncan pickup in a variety or cosmetics to satisy your inner beast. A customer dreamed up these zombie-inspired humbuckers just in time for Halloween, with Alnico 8 magnets that are sure to wake up […] Continue Reading

Musicians Institute Fall 2017 Seymour Duncan Scholarship Winners

Musicians Institute and Seymour Duncan are proud to announce the Fall Scholarship Winners, Chanjin Oh and Calvin Rasmussen! Chanjin Oh, winner of the Fall 2017 Seymour Duncan Bass Scholarship, comes to Musicians Institute from South Korea armed with a serious dedication for the bass and a passion for playing rock. He describes his future goals and aspirations as “seeing people listening to my music and being […] Continue Reading

How To Tame A Muddy-Sounding Tele Neck Pickup

If you’ve ever felt that your Telecaster’s neck pickup sounded too muddy, there’s a simple fix that Seymour has been doing for years. All you need to do is connect a .047 capacitor in series (directly in-line) with the hot output wire from the neck pickup. This will filter out the excess low-end and clean up the muddy tone. Here’s how to do it: Of course, if […] Continue Reading

A Custom Shop Creation

Here’s a little something MJ made in the Seymour Duncan Custom Shop this week. This matched set features an Alnico 5 Telecaster bridge pickup with a DC resistance of 7.2k, and an Alnico 5 DeArmond-style Dynasonic with a resistance of 11.1k. Both are finished in tortoiseshell tops, which you can get as an option on a wide variety of pickups from the Custom Shop.  Visit the […] Continue Reading

Alex Webster On His New Hammer Smashed Bass Pickups

Alex Webster has been a part of the Seymour Duncan family for quite a while now and, as a founding member of Cannibal Corpse and one hell of an influential bass player we thought it was well and truly time he was honored with his own signature pickup. Meet the Hammer Smashed Bass, named in tribute to CC’s crushing classic Hammer Smashed Face. Here are some […] Continue Reading

Eliminating ‘Wolf Tones’

Throughout the evolution of the electric guitar, players have continually searched for more. More volume, more sustain, more gain, more tone. Some methods are better at achieving it than others, and some can actually hurt your sound if you’re not careful. Take for instance the pickup: early players knew that if they needed to balance out the volume from string to string, they could use the […] Continue Reading

Best Pickups For Ibanez Guitars

Although I consider it my duty as a guitarist to own a Strat, Tele and Les Paul (and some day an ES-335 please, Santa), I have plenty of experience with all sorts of Ibanez guitars and all sorts of Seymour Duncan pickups. So I thought it might be fun to share some of what I’ve found. Continue Reading

Expand Your Seymour Duncan Pedal Collection!

Do you have Seymour Duncan pedals in your collection? Want more? Of course you do, we all know more is better. Post your Seymour Duncan pedals on social media and you could add to your SD pedal cache. Here’s how it works: post a pic or video to your social media account featuring your Seymour Duncan pedal, and tag it #MySDpedals. Be sure to tag us […] Continue Reading

Seymour Duncan Releases the Andromeda Dynamic Delay Pedal

  Seymour Duncan Releases the Andromeda Dynamic Delay Pedal SANTA BARBARA, CA April 9, 2017 – Seymour Duncan, a leading manufacturer of pickups, pedals and power amps, announces the Andromeda Dynamic Delay, a digital delay that employs the same Dynamic Expression™ technology found in the Catalina Dynamic Chorus to let you control certain effect parameters with your picking strength. The Andromeda lets you choose between digital […] Continue Reading

Introducing The Andromeda Dynamic Delay Pedal

Delay is one of those effects that you can use either as an ambient one to help give your guitar a sense of place within a song, or as a more obvious effect, used for its rhythmic or textural traits. The Andromeda Dynamic Delay does all of these with studio quality but it also adds a whole new definition for what delay can be. The Andromeda […] Continue Reading