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How To Tame A Muddy-Sounding Tele Neck Pickup

If you’ve ever felt that your Telecaster’s neck pickup sounded too muddy, there’s a simple fix that Seymour has been doing for years. All you need to do is connect a .047 capacitor in series (directly in-line) with the hot output wire from the neck pickup. This will filter out the excess low-end and clean up the muddy tone. Here’s how to do it: Of course, if […] 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: http://www.seymourduncan.com/pickup/saturday-night-special-set http://www.seymourduncan.com/pedal/pa… http://www.seymourduncan.com/pedal/va… http://www.seymourduncan.com/pedal/forza http://www.seymourduncan.com/power-am… Continue Reading

Eliminating ‘Wolf Tones’

Throughout the evolution of the electric guitar, players have continually searched for more. More volume, more sustain, more gain, more tone. Some methods are better at achieving it than others, and some can actually hurt your sound if you’re not careful. Take for instance the pickup: early players knew that if they needed to balance out the volume from string to string, they could use the […] 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

Best Pickups For Ibanez Guitars

Although I consider it my duty as a guitarist to own a Strat, Tele and Les Paul (and some day an ES-335 please, Santa), I have plenty of experience with all sorts of Ibanez guitars and all sorts of Seymour Duncan pickups. So I thought it might be fun to share some of what I’ve found. Continue Reading

Mark Holcomb Alpha/Omega For 6, 7 & 8-String

Back in 2015 we released Mark Holcomb’s signature Alpha & Omega pickups as a limited edition Seymour Duncan Custom Shop exclusive. It wasn’t long before all of the sets were gone, but as Mark (and our customer service and social media department) will attest, fans never stopped asking for their chance to own a set. And when Mark started using Custom Shop iterations in 7 and […] Continue Reading

What Is Fretboard Radius?

Ever wonder why some guitars just feel 'right' while others feel just plain weird? Often it's down to the radius of the fretboard. This refers to how flat or curved the fretboard the frets are. Different roundnesses provide different playing feels, and some are better suited to particular styles than others are. Continue Reading

How To Solder

In this article I'll take you through the various things you'll need to know about soldering to work on your guitar. You'll need to know how to protect your guitar, how to solder to lugs, how to de-solder wires, how to clean contacts,and how to solder to the back of a pot. But first, lets make sure we've got the right equipment. Continue Reading

Talking Tone With Larry Roberts Of Novembers Doom

Chicago death/doom pioneers Novembers Doom are preparing to unleash their new album, and guitarist Larry Roberts continues to wave the Seymour Duncan flag proudly. We thought it was time we checked in to see where his gear preferences are at and what we can expect from the new record. Continue Reading

Antiquity & Antiquity II: What’s The Difference?

Pickups are always evolving. That’s why you’ll find models like the Seth Lover and the Sentient, the SSL-1 and the Hot Stack for Strat, the P90 and the P-Rails. It’s always been this way, going right back to the dawn of the electric guitar. So how does this relate to the Antiquity series of vintage reproduction pickups? Continue Reading