The 5 Best Strat Pickups for Blues

Wading through all of your guitar pickup options can sometimes be a bit intimidating. So we put together this list of our top 5 best Strat pickups for blues, it’s the perfect place to start. But first, lets dive into a little history… History of the Blues Guitar When it comes to the ultimate blues…

Guitar Pickup Covers-3 New Ways to Upgrade Your Guitar

A pickup’s look is just as critical to the aesthetic of your guitar as its tone. For this reason, we offer a wide variety of guitar pickup covers. These covers include three unique new looks: Black Powdercoat, Raw Nickel Radiator Cover with Gold Foil, and Raw Nickel Border with Tortoise Shell. The pickups we choose…

Adjusting pickup height—an easy, fast, free way to improve your tone

Adjusting pickup height is one of the easiest ways to effortlessly improve your tone. We’ve all spent a fortune and countless hours chasing the ever-elusive tone in our heads. But what if we told you that there is an extremely fast, super simple, and absolutely free way to improve your guitar sound? We’re talking about…

What makes our vintage-style boutique guitar pickups so popular?

With 40 years of pickup design under our belt, we’re sharing a little history, what makes vintage so popular, and how our vintage-style, boutique guitar pickups have evolved over the years. It’s fascinating that most traditional boutique guitar pickups, after six-plus decades, are still the same design as the originals. Yes, today’s market features some…

5 Easy Strat Wiring Mods You Can Do On a 5 Way Strat Switch- Part 3

I am sure the anticipation has been killing you. We all know how exciting switches are right?! Well your wait is over, and today we are going to show you 5 easy Strat mods you can do with a standard 5-way Strat switch. If you just joined us on this adventure and need to get…

Standard Strat Wiring- Part 2

In part 2 we are going to look at a traditional, standard Strat wiring configuration with a 5-way switch and teach you step by step how to get it done. If you haven’t read Part 1 yet, start here. Connecting the 5-Way Strat Switch If you remember from Part 1, the anatomy of a 5…

5 Way Strat Switch Explained- Part 1

You’ve played em’ and you’ve heard em’ but have you ever wondered how exactly a 5-way Strat switch works? We’ve put together an in-depth 3-part series that pulls back the pickguard on one of the most common switches you’ll come across. In Part 1 we take a close look at how a 5-way Strat switch…

A Guide to Strat Stack Guitar Pickups

Ever hit the studio, dial up an epic tone on your Strat, lay down the perfect take, and have to scrap it because it’s riddled with 60-cycle hum from your traditional Strat guitar pickups? Or, ever play a show at your favorite local bar, and have to ask the bartender to turn off his prized neon Budweiser sign because it’s just…

A Guide to Single Coil-Sized Humbucker Guitar Pickups for Strat

Traditional Strat guitar pickups have their time and place. When you want that quintessential, glassy, bell-like chime—nothing does it like a classic Strat single coil. But sometimes we want more, more power, more output, more authority, more aggression out of our Strat. Often times, this is where traditional, vintage Strat guitar pickups don’t make the…

Welcome to the revamped Seymour Duncan website at seymourduncan.com!

We’re excited to announce the launch of our newly revamped company website at www.seymourduncan.com. Created with you guys, our amazing audience, in mind, the site includes improvements to help you quickly and easily navigate the wide variety of gear options—for beginner and professionals alike—such as: The NEW Seymour Duncan Knowledge Base where you can easily…

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