5 Boost Pedals Every Guitarist Needs to Know

Boost pedals are one of the most overlooked but powerful effects you can have on your pedalboard. Within a single—often compact—stompbox, they give you access to high-gain tones, solo boosts, line-driving buffers, and even out volume differences between guitars. They are the Swiss Army knives of the pedal world. And they’re usually straightforward to use….

Preamp Pedals: What’s up with the Diamondhead and Palladium?

What’s the Difference Between Diamondhead and Palladium?!    When we released our Diamondhead Distortion + Boost pedal at this year’s NAMM Show, it made quite a splash. Tuned for a wide range of distortion, rock players of all shades found it perfectly suited their preferences. But the question did arise, “Doesn’t Seymour Duncan already have the…

Passive P-Bass Tone Profiles

Learn the tonal differences between a few of our most popular Passive P-Bass Pickups   SPB-1 Vintage P-Bass Magnet Type: Alnico V DCR: 11.0k The P-Bass has defined recorded and live music since its inception, and the Vintage P-Bass pickup nails all the things we love about that distinctive tone. You will get just the…

Passive Jazz Bass Tone Profiles

Learn the tonal differences between a few of our most popular Passive Jazz Bass Pickups   SJB-1 Vintage Jazz Bass Magnet Type: Alnico V Neck DCR: 9.3k // Bridge DCR: 9.2k These pickups are a faithful recreation of the Jazz Bass single-coils of the early 60s. Our Vintage Jazz Bass pickups stay true to the originals…

Hum-Canceling Tele Pickup Tone Profiles

Learn the tonal differences between a few of our most popular Hum-Canceling Telecaster Pickups   Vintage Stack Tele Set Magnet Type: Alnico V Neck DCR: 15.8k // Bridge DCR: 18.0k Our Vintage Stack Tele pickups offer up unmistakable Telecaster sparkle and spank without the traditional hum. Eliminate that pesky hum while keeping all the chime…

Announcing the Eric Steckel Signature “Candy” Humbucker Set

We’re excited to announce the release of the new Eric Steckel Signature “Candy” Humbucker Set, available now from the Seymour Duncan Custom Shop. Eric Steckel is a blues prodigy with a sonic signature all his own. Whether playing with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers or garnering international accolades as a solo artist, he continues to shatter blues…

Tele Single-Coil Tone Profiles

Learn the tonal differences between a few of our most popular Single-Coil Telecaster Pickups   STL-1b Vintage Broadcaster Tele Bridge Magnet Type: Alnico V Bridge DCR: 8.0k A faithful tribute to the 1950 original, our Vintage Broadcaster is the perfect choice for discerning players who demand something more from their Tele lead pickup. Our Broadcaster…

Strat Single-Coil Tone Profiles

Learn the tonal differences between a few of our most popular Single-Coil Stratocaster pickups   Vintage Staggered™ Strat Magnet Type: Alnico V Feature hand-ground Alnico 5 rod magnets and heavy Formvar magnet wire with a special wind pattern to produce that bright, glassy, bell tone with all of the bounce and sparkle you expect from…

Active Humbuckers Tone Profiles

Learn the tonal differences between a few of our most popular active humbuckers   The Basics of Active Humbuckers Like their passive counterparts, active pickups still utilize magnets and wire-wrapped coils to capture string vibrations and read them as a current. Active pickups employ an active preamp (usually powered by a 9V battery) that, along…

Ceramic Humbucker Tone Profiles

Learn the tonal differences between a few of our most popular humbuckers that feature Ceramic magnets   Duncan Custom™ Bridge DCR: 14.1k A hot humbucker which uses a small ceramic magnet and custom-wound coils to dish out a ‘P.A.F.-on-steroids’ tone. It has tight lows, a bump in the upper midrange which gives you more character…

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