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Creating a Compact, Reliable High Gain Rig with the Palladium Gain Stage + PowerStage 700

This demo showcases the functional and tonal capabilities of the Palladium Gain Stage Pedal paired with the PowerStage 700 when running direct. Palladium Gain Stage Pedal: Palladium is a high gain pre-amp pedal that captures the authentic tone and feel of history’s favorite high gain tube amps. Palladium features three gain stages: a gain stage to control the overall saturation, a resonance control for low frequency […] Continue Reading

The Sound of Alnico IV Humbuckers Saturday Night Special

The Saturday Night Special humbucker set uses Alnico 4 magnets to deliver that authentic 70s sound. https://www.seymourduncan.com/pickup/saturday-night-special-set Unlike traditional humbuckers, the Saturday Night Special humbuckers are voiced to be a little hotter and fatter in the bridge position, and a little clearer and less “wooly” in the neck. They’re more aggressive than 50s-style models, but without the compression of most high gain pickups. These bridge the […] Continue Reading

Digging into Dynamic Expression™ with the Catalina Chorus Pedal

This demo showcases the functional capabilities and tonal clarity of the Catalina Chorus pedal – focusing particularly on the unique Dynamic Expression feature. Dynamic Expression™ is a foot-switchable function on the Catalina Chorus that allows the pedal to react to your playing style in real time. The unique Dynamic switch allows you to interact with the Depth control as you play: the Hard mode signals the […] Continue Reading

Jimi Hendrix™ Signature Loaded Pickguards and Strat sets

On a chilly evening in March of 1968, Jimi Hendrix asked a young Seymour W. Duncan to walk his guitar up onstage. That Strat was loaded with pickups Seymour had wound just for Jimi, and that unforgettable night would set in motion Seymour’s future – and his legacy almost five decades later. Now you can be a bit closer to Jimi’s world with our Jimi Hendrix™ […] Continue Reading

The NEW Active Mag Acoustic Pickup

A warm and natural sounding active magnetic sound-hole pickup that captures and accentuates the best qualities of your acoustic guitar. Voiced to accentuate the best qualities of your acoustic guitar, Active Mag is a high-quality hum-canceling magnetic pickup. Active Mag captures the detail and dynamics of your playing and provides warm, clear acoustic tone that complements your guitar whether you play fingerstyle or with a pick, […] Continue Reading

Silver Lake Dynamic Reverb

The Silver Lake Dynamic Reverb is a powerhouse reverb workstation. The foundation is a collection of eight beautifully crafted reverb algorithms, a powerful set of tone shaping options, and our proprietary Dynamic Expression™ control. If you’re looking for classic Room, vintage Spring sounds, or massive Plates and Halls, Silver Lake has you covered. In addition, Silver Lake offers special effect modes like Shimmer, Swell, Gated and […] Continue Reading

La Super Rica Fuzz Pedal

La Super Rica means “super rich”, and this silicon fuzz is just that. Inspired by iconic fuzz sounds, we built on the classic with a parametric midrange for maximum versatility. We started with our favorite silicon fuzz circuit – you know, the one used by all your favorite guitar players from the sixties and seventies – and set out to see if we could improve on […] Continue Reading

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

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