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…

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…

Top 3: The Best Telecaster Pickups for Country

The Fender Telecaster is country music guitar tone. And country music guitar tone is the Telecaster, plain and simple. Yes, you’ll find every style of guitar used to great effect throughout the genre. But no guitar has put its sonic stamp on it quite like Fender’s first. Whether it’s James Burton’s genre-defining bends or the…

The Best Pickups for Metal: Active Pickups

The debate among players as far as what kind of pickups, passive or active, are best for metal rages on. And it will continue to do so for a long time. But one thing’s for sure. When it comes to the best pickups for metal, active humbucking pickups are regularly at the top of the…

Dave Mustaine Thrash Factor Pickup set by Seymour Duncan

    The Dave Mustaine Signature Thrash Factor humbucker recreates the unique tone of Dave’s favorite JB, used to record some of his most iconic albums. In 1990 Megadeth released their landmark fourth album, “Rust In Peace”. Widely regarded as one of the most iconic and influential metal albums of all time, its breakneck rhythms,…

Joe Bonamassa Amos Pickup Set by Seymour Duncan

    For more info or to secure your set of limited edition Amos Custom Shop pick ups please visit our Custom Shop – JOE BONAMASSA AMOS PICKUP SET Joe Bonamassa’s 1958 Flying V was special even before being purchased by the famous bluesman – as one of just 98 Flying V’s produced by Gibson in…

Wes Hauch – Test Drives Seymour Duncan Palladium and PowerStage 700

    In this quick video, Wes Hauch stopped by our Santa Barbara office and we asked him to try out the Seymour Duncan Palladium gain stage into the PowerStage 700 powering a Friedman cab. Armed with his Ibanez loaded with a 7 String Sentient neck pick up and a custom shop 7 string Dime…

Seymour Duncan Vise Grip for Reggae guitar

    Guitar player Blaine Dillinger from the Hawaiian reggae band Hirie talks about how he uses Vise Grip… his “On all the time pedal” to even out the different dynamics when he plays live, from the Skank to Shadow picking.

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