Black Winter 7/8 String Now Available

black_winter_8string_bridgeThe Black Winter was originally created for the extreme metal players of Scandinavia who were looking for more aggression without sacrificing definition and clarity. They give you a tightness with plenty of mids and clear highs for articulation and underlying saturation – perfect for many forms of metal. The neck pickup is particularly prized for its versatility, great sustain and cleans with plenty of chime that can sometimes be unusual for a high-output pickup using Ceramic magnets. Seymour Duncan is happy to announce you’ll now be able to get all the heavy saturation, articulation and aggression of the Black Winter in your 6, 7 or 8 string axe.

Corpse paint optional.
Corpse paint optional

The cosmetics are exactly what you’d expect from a pickup named Black Winter: a black bottom plate, black pole pieces and screws, blood red wire, and the Seymour Duncan logo in Old English font. Black Winter 6, 7 and 8 string versions are available in either a bridge or neck version or in a complete calibrated set. Each pickup comes in 4-conductor and is built by hand in the Seymour Duncan Factory in Santa Barbara, CA.

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  1. they sound cool but i think that the Sentient in the neck & Nazgul in the bridge are a way better combo for a 7 string than the black winter ones, but that is just my own i think that the Sentient in the neck & Nazgul in the bridge are a way better combo for a 7 string than the black winter ones 🙂

  2. As usual, any metal 7 or 8 string player all sounds the very same, whatever the guitar, whatever the pick up

  3. The Black Winter set is totally different from the Sentient and Nazgul. At first it felt too gainy to me, so I brought the pickups down a bit, and then the true beauty of the pickup shined through! I describe them as having the effortlessness of an active on solos, the dynamics of a passive, and the EQ of a Duncan, It is truly the best of all worlds for a metal pickup set.
    And to the guy below..

  4. Gord’s track is awesome. I’d love to hear it with vocals. but i’ll probably still like it better as an instrumental. I love being able to hear the intricacies of black metal and other extreme types of metal without the singer and their growl.

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