Top 3: The Best Passive Humbuckers for Modern/Prog Metal

What are the best pickups for modern and prog metal guitar tone? That depends on how you define modern and prog metal guitar tone. Here’s how we define it. While classic humbucking pickups can get “high-gain,” modern metal players need something different. Their highly complex playing demands a precise, tight tone. One that remains aggressive…

The New Vapor Trail Deluxe Analog Delay Pedal

The Vapor Trail Deluxe builds on the proud legacy of our original Vapor Trail analog delay pedal, who’s warm, Bucket Brigade repeats and 3-dimensional modulation continues to inspire guitarists around the world. However, with the Vapor Trail Deluxe, we’ve taken the pedal’s capabilities quite a bit further. The marriage between Vapor Trail Deluxe’s all analog…

Mounting a Telecaster Neck Pickup to the Body: Secrets Unveiled

What’s with mounting a Telecaster neck pickup to the body? Can’t I just mount it to the pickguard? Ok, then how do you mount a telecaster neck pickup to the body? Inquisitive guitarists ask us these questions every day. And we don’t blame them. Not only do different T-style guitars use different pickup mounting methods…

Top 3: The Best Jazz Pickups by Seymour Duncan

Everything you need to know about the best jazz guitar pickups out there.   Picking the best jazz pickups requires a different set of guidelines than choosing the best pickups for a lot of other genres. Jazz guitar players are less interested in output and the unique voice pickups can bring to their instrument. Instead,…

Unlock New Tones With These HSS Pickups

There have been many classic pickup sets throughout the electric guitar’s history: A couple of PAFs, any trio of vintage-voiced Strat pickups, a pair of active humbuckers, even the Nashville Tele setup. But we often overlook the HSS pickup configuration. There are far fewer complete sets of HSS pickups on the market. So we’ve put…

Guitar Upgrades: Seymour Duncan’s Top 10

When it comes to guitar upgrades, there are countless options. Some are mechanical and make your guitar play better and more reliably. Others are electronic or focus on improving your tone. So which upgrades are right for you? Here are 10 of our favorites. They’re affordable, reversible, and easy to do. So, get out your…

Changing Guitar Pickups: Free Yourself From the Myths

Changing guitar pickups is one of the most powerful upgrades you can do to your guitar and improve tone. It can breathe new life into an old guitar, fix problems with a defective pickup, optimize the guitar for a specific rig, and much more. While the idea of changing guitar pickups is overwhelming to some,…

The Three Best Classic Rock Pickups

Seymour Duncan’s three best passive pickups for classic rock tone. Choosing the best classic rock pickups can be a bit daunting. Some people say Hendrix is classic rock, while others say, Journey. And some people even claim Nirvana has crossed into classic territory. We say classic rock is defined by the iconic ‘passive humbucker into…

Our Ultimate Guide to Guitar Pickup Installation: The Secret Agent

The Seymour Duncan Brad Paisley Secret Agent Tele neck pickup is a revolution in twang. It gives Esquires the Telecaster’s flexibility while retaining the unique tone and punch of Esquire pickups. It can also give your Telecaster the sleek and minimalist style of an Esquire while still delivering the Tele’s wide breadth of tone. Best…

The Seymour Duncan PowerStage: Everything You Need To Know

Seymour Duncan PowerStage pedal platform amplifiers are the ultimate solution for modern musicians dealing with today’s tonal realities. These realities include relying on pedal-driven tones, embracing digital amp modeling, as well as weight, cartage, and stage-volume restrictions. But never fear! The Seymour Duncan PowerStage amps address all of these issues and more. Expertly tuned amplification…

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