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How Seymour Started Winding Pickups

33 and a 1/3, 45, or 78 rpm? What is the perfect speed on your record player to rewind a broken Telecaster pick up? In episode 1 of Seymour’s studio find out. Also, how a crafty high School student in the early 60’s began an amazing legacy helping to shape the tone of electric guitar for decades to come. Subscribe to our Our Chanel for new […] Continue Reading

A Visit From Saint Seymour

                A Visit from Saint Seymour It was the night before Xmas, two days from the gig. My new band had told me “Your tone we don’t dig!” My old Strat hummed like a tree full of bees. My once sparkling Tele now sounded like cheese! The gutted Les Paul was borderline junk. My SG wasn’t worthy, even for […] Continue Reading

The World’s Biggest Guitar Pickup

Years ago the TV show BIG came to us with a challenge, to create the world’s biggest guitar pickup. It wasn’t the first time such a challenge came, in 1984 Seymour helped build the world’s largest Stratocaster, at the time making four large pickups. This new challenge was much greater, requiring a pickup that weighed in at 158 pounds with oversize everything and the guitar had […] Continue Reading

Fall 2015 Seymour Duncan Bass Scholarship Winner

This year’s winner of the 2015 Musician’s Institute/Seymour Duncan Bass Scholarship is Santa Clarita CA’s own Jeremy Bauer. As a student of MI’s Bass Program, Jeremy says his goal will be “to soak in every bit of knowledge I possibly can from all my instructors and fellow musicians. I would like to leave MI as a confident and versatile bassist so I can take my skills […] Continue Reading

Seymour Duncan NAMM 2015

It’s that time of year again where musical instrument manufacturers get together from all around the world to showcase their gear and you can bet Seymour Duncan will not disappoint with 9 new products to introduce at the show. We will also be having performances from Nick Johnston and Danny Young daily as well as a host of special performances from the likes of Alex Skolnick, Seymour […] Continue Reading

Win A Diamond/DBZ Zoltan Bathory Guitar!

Diamond/DBZ has teamed up with Five Finger Death Punch’s Zoltan Bathory to create the company’s first ever signature model guitar, available in two different finish/wood combinations - and you can win one with the signup form below! Continue Reading

4th Annual Seymour Duncan Notes For Notes Benefit Concert

Can you imagine being a kid again and having a place you could go to get free lessons, to play any instrument for free and record your own music with the help of professionals? When we first heard about the charity Notes for Notes, we got pretty excited. They provide some seriously awesome opportunities for kids. A place where kids can come after school and find their […] Continue Reading

Getting To Know SD – #1: MJ

Here at Seymour Duncan we think of ourselves as family - not just within the company, but with everyone who loves music, whether it be bedroom players, the geezers at the local open mic, the hero on a stadium stage in front of hundreds of thousands of fans, or those same fans themselves. As readers of our blog, we want you to think of us as family too. The aim of this series is for you to get to know us a bit better, so this will be an occasional series where we profile the people who make Seymour Duncan the special company it is. Continue Reading