Backstage Pass


Hedras Ramos Jr., super shredder and Seymour Duncan artist competes in the Ziua Chitarelor 3 guitar competition

Check out Hedras Ramos Jr. who took second place in the Ziua Chitarelor 3 guitar competition. For those of you who don’t know, the Ziua Chitarelor competition in Romania is one of the greatest guitar competitions in Europe. This 18 year old guitar prodigy hails from Guatemala and has caught the attention of guitar greats including Michael Lee Firkins and Jennifer Batten. It’s easy to see […] Continue Reading

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 humbucker, all while being a direct replacement for a full sized […] Continue Reading

AGAINST ME! Announce U.S. Tour Dates

Florida punks Against Me! announced a slew of headlining U.S. dates this January and February, (see tour dates below) with Cheap Girls and Fences supporting. The band will be touring in support of their fifth studio album, White Crosses, released by Sire/Warner on June 8th, 2010. White Crosses was produced by veteran producer Butch Vig (Green Day, Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins) who also produced Against Me!’s 2007 […] Continue Reading

Seymour, Sarah, and Stroud: Backstage with Sarah McLachlan

Seymour and friends met “Sarah And Friends” backstage in nearby Santa Ynez, California, during Sarah McLachlan’s “Sarah And Friends” tour with Butterfly Boucher and Melissa McClelland. Here’s Seymour with Sarah and long-time Seymour Duncan user Peter Stroud, known for his exceptionally tasty tone not only with Sarah but with Sheryl Crow. Stroud played a Telecaster with new Zephyr Silver Premium silver-wire pickups. A few weeks earlier, […] Continue Reading

'Blunt Force Trauma' from Cavalera Conspiracy

On March 29, Cavalera Conspiracy is set to release Blunt Force Trauma, the follow-up to their critically acclaimed debut, Inflikted, one of the most spun platters on Sirus’ Liquid Metal/Hard Attack channel of 2008. The debut album was a momentous occasion in the heavy metal universe, as it reunited brothers Max and Iggor Cavalera, co-founders of defining Brazilian metal band Sepultura, after Max left the band 1996. The duo are […] Continue Reading

Ed Skero: More Moore

When most guitar players are asked to describe their sound, it can be a terrifying question. Not for veteran guitarist Ed Skero. His Seymour Duncan pickup selection has made him more sure of himself than ever. “I have Seymour Duncan Antiquity pickups in my main Gibson Les Paul. When I bought a second Les Paul, I wanted to try something slightly different so I could cover a wider […] Continue Reading

Bobby Schneck & His Arsenal of Seymour Duncans

Upon moving to LA in the late 80’s Bobby Schneck found himself in The Buddaheads, a full bore blues-rock band that released one album in the US on RCA and five records in Japan. A sold out Roxy show in 1992 is where he met Slash for the first time which led to an ongoing friendship that led to two years with Slash’s Blues Ball from […] Continue Reading

Pushing that low end with Silverstein

Blending disparate hardcore and metal, Billy Hamilton, bassist and backing vocalist for Silverstein works hard laying a hard pounding yet melodic groove that helped propel Silverstein into one of the top bands in its genre. Billy uses Seymour Duncan Basslines in all is basses, Billy says, “I run the Duncan SPB-2 Hot for P-Bass pickups in all of my basses. I feel like it gives a […] Continue Reading