Drop-Tuning Like a Pro Part II: Guitars Built for the Job

In Part 1 of our series on “What is drop tuning a guitar,” we investigated the how-tos. From truss rod maintenance to filing your guitar’s string nut, that article has all you need. But drop tunings also gave rise to a world of electric guitars that are custom-built for the job. And that’s what we’re…

How to Add Push-Pull Pot Wiring to a Les Paul Style Guitar

Push-pull pot wiring is the perfect way to add more tonal options to your Les Paul or LP-style guitar. Coil-tapping, split-coil, in and out of phase, or parallel-series options become available with the flick of your wrist. The mods are easy to do. It’s extremely affordable. And it doesn’t require any permanent changes to your…

5 of the Best Ways to Restring Your Guitar

We all remember when we got our first guitar. But the thrill quickly dissipated the minute we broke our first guitar string. In that split second, we recognized the importance of knowing how to restring a guitar. So we learned. And we’re probably still restringing our guitars the same way today. But did you know…

Mounting a Telecaster Neck Pickup to the Body: Secrets Unveiled

What’s with mounting a Telecaster neck pickup to the body? Can’t I just mount it to the pickguard? Ok, then how do you mount a telecaster neck pickup to the body? Inquisitive guitarists ask us these questions every day. And we don’t blame them. Not only do different T-style guitars use different pickup mounting methods…

Unlock New Tones With These HSS Pickups

There have been many classic pickup sets throughout the electric guitar’s history: A couple of PAFs, any trio of vintage-voiced Strat pickups, a pair of active humbuckers, even the Nashville Tele setup. But we often overlook the HSS pickup configuration. There are far fewer complete sets of HSS pickups on the market. So we’ve put…

Our Top Tips from 2020

January is a great month for new beginnings. You know, a new year, new me kind of thing. But, it’s also a great month for reflection and thinking about the best moments from the year prior. So, in this last week of January 2021, we’re going to do just that. Here are the Top 3…

Happy Holidays from Seymour Duncan!

  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…

P90 Tone Profiles

Learn the tonal differences between a few of our most popular P90 single-coil pickups   Vintage P90 Magnet: Alnico V Neck DCR: 8.0k Bridge DCR: 9.7k   Our vintage-correct recreation of the original 1946 Gibson single-coil with all of the midrange grittiness, sparkle, and growl that make vintage P90 pickups so special. The dual alnico…

Cory Wong – A Portrait

During the summer of 2019, Cory Wong traveled to the Seymour Duncan tiny house, located just outside of Santa Barbara, CA, to film our fifth Seymour Duncan “Portrait Series” video. Cory is an exceptional musician, guitarist, and multi-instrumentalist, who’s had an expansive genre-crossing career as a songwriter, composer, performer, frontman, bandleader, band member, and session…

Passive P-Bass Tone Profiles

Learn the tonal differences between a few of our most popular Passive P-Bass Pickups   SPB-1 Vintage P-Bass Magnet Type: Alnico V DCR: 11.0k The P-Bass has defined recorded and live music since its inception, and the Vintage P-Bass pickup nails all the things we love about that distinctive tone. You will get just the…

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