Introducing The Nazgûl

Seymour Duncan Nazgul
It’s not just a pickup, it’s a weapon of  tonal Armageddon. The Nazgûl was designed with a single purpose; for intense high-output-chug heavy punch-you-in-the-chest ruthless distortion. The tone is heavy and aggressive but it also retains articulation and provides the precise pick attack that is necessary for high-output metal. The Nazgûl gives chords heavy saturation and produces a lightning fast response to your amp. Perfect for all high output metal needs in which sonic obliteration needs to be accomplished.


Seymour Duncan Nazgul
Soapbar size active mount.

The Nazgûl is available for 6, 7 and 8 string players and also comes in an active mount (soapbar) sizing for those who own a guitar that originally came with active pickups but prefer the tone of passive pickups. To help achieve its aggressive tone it uses a strong Ceramic Bar magnet and has a DC resistance of 16.5k (7-string) and 18.7k (8-string). You can hear it in action in the video below.

The Nazgûl pairs nicely with the new Sentient neck pickup. Or if you’re looking for something with more string clarity, check out the Pegasus.

Dealers who have this product in stock (we will update this for the next two weeks)


MacDaddy Music

The STRATosphere

Mike’s Music

Motor City Guitar (Physical Store)

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  1. I have this pickup in my new guitar and I find it to be very dry sounding without a lot of bite. Also it’s hard to make out the notes being played. It is also very boomy and bassy when I palm mute and almost sounds like a neck pickup. I’m not sure what is causing this, but I can’t seem to dial it out. I almost have to dial back all the bass and mids to get it to sound somewhat clear, and then it sounds very flat. Unfortunately it came stock in my guitar, so I can’t swap it for a better one.

    1. You can try raising the treble side a little bit to help. The Nazgul is one of those pickups that does one thing, and it does it really well. There doesn’t seem to be middle ground, some people absolutely swear by it, and other people, well, not so much. Ultimately, you may decide the sound isn’t for you.

      1. Yeah no matter what I do I can’t seem to dial in the tone I want. However, I did try the JB and I really love that one! Can they I get the JB in all black like the Nazgul so it matches the Sentient in the neck? I think I’m going to order that one. Also I never installed a pickup before. Is it difficult for the first time? I also would like to keep the coil tap in it.

        1. Yes, you can order a JB with this color scheme. We have many tutorials on our website, and helpful people on our User Group Forum that can walk you through pickup replacement. Also, we have many videos on our official YouTube channel. It isn’t hard, and it is really fun.

          1. I just callit the ‘Nazgul Color Scheme’. I don’t know if there is an otherwise ‘official’ name.

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