Tonal Properties of Guitar Pickup Magnets

At the heart of every pickup, whether it’s a humbucker or a single-coil, is one or more magnets that define the fundamental character of the pickup’s tone. Learn how a pickup’s magnet type impacts its tone to help you choose the best pickups for you and your guitar! Read on for info on a few…

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…

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…

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 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...

SEYMOUR DUNCAN RELEASE SILVER LAKE

SEYMOUR DUNCAN RELEASE SILVER LAKE  SANTA BARBARA, January 5, 2018 – Seymour Duncan, a leading manufacturer of pickups and pedals, announces the release of Silver Lake Reverb Pedal.  Silver Lake is a fully programmable reverb workstation, combining high quality reverb algorithms with unique dynamic control and powerful tone shaping options for a deep sonic experience – whether you…

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…

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 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…

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,…

Seymour Duncan Announces Cutting-edge Pickup Architecture with New Duality Line

Seymour Duncan Announces Cutting-edge Pickup Architecture with New Duality Line SANTA BARBARA, CA – February 17, 2017 – Seymour Duncan, a leading manufacturer of pickups and pedals, announces Duality™, a new concept in pickup design merging the best active and passive technologies to create a versatile and dynamically rich tone palette. “Duality is a new…

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