Get Wired: Four Cable Method

Before we get into the guts of Four Cable Method – what it is and what it can do for you and your tone – we need to have a little history lesson. Once upon a time, using effects was relatively simple. Your only real connection concern was “What happens if I accidentally plug my…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Seymour Duncan At The Dallas International Guitar Festival

We’ll be at the annual Dallas International Guitar Festival this weekend, Friday May 5 to Sunday May 7 at Dallas Market Hall, Dallas, TX. The Dallas show began in a small meeting room of a hotel in 1978. Now it’s in 140,000 square feet of display space bringing together guitar dealers, manufacturers, collectors, celebrities and…

Voices Of Metal: Nightrage

By Martina Fasano Founded by Marios Illipoulos and Gus G, Nightrage is certainly band with plenty of shred-worthy guitar work. As the founder of the band, Illipolous has enlisted the help of some fantastic musicians in past lineups of the band. In July of 2016, Magnus Söderman (guitars) and Lawrence Dinamarca (drums) were added to…

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