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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

Doug Rappoport – How to get a Classic Rock Tone

  Doug Rappoport knows tone. In this video he shows you the pedals and pick ups he uses to get a Classic Rock tone. Seymour Duncan Saturday Night Special pick ups in his Les Paul. Seymour Duncan Forza overdrive pedal, Palladium Gain Stage pedal, and Vapor Trail delay all powered by the PowerStage 170 pedalboard power amp. For more info visit: //www.seymourduncan.com/pickup/saturday-night-special-set //www.seymourduncan.com/pedal/pa… //www.seymourduncan.com/pedal/va… //www.seymourduncan.com/pedal/forza //www.seymourduncan.com/power-am… Continue Reading

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 tribute to CC’s crushing classic Hammer Smashed Face. Here are some […] Continue Reading

Seymour Duncan Vlog – Max talks Dynamic Delay

In this installment, Seymour Duncan’s own Max Gutnik explains how to use Dynamic Expression on the new Seymour Duncan Andromeda Dynamic Delay pedal. Using the Threshold knob and the different parameters on Andromeda, Dynamic Expression allows you to regulate how much of the effect you hear by how hard or how soft you play. Guitar Signal Chain: – Seymour Duncan SH-5 Duncan Custom – Seymour Duncan […] Continue Reading

PowerStage 170 Now Shipping!

More players than ever are using pedals as the basis for their sound, but amplifying them presents a lot of issues with travel and portability. The new PowerStage™ 170 is a 170-watt power amp with a clean preamp section and 3-band global EQ designed as the perfect complement to pedalboards and digital modeling devices. Think of it as a clean amp head designed to work with […] Continue Reading

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 Duncan pedal, and tag it #MySDpedals. Be sure to tag us […] Continue Reading

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 a whole new definition for what delay can be. The Andromeda […] Continue Reading