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.

Inside The Alnico II Pro Slash Signature Set

It’s impossible to overstate the influence that Slash has had on the world of guitar. When Guns N’ Roses first hit the big time, hard rock players generally favored pointy guitars with Floyd Roses and bright, flashy paint jobs. In contrast, Slash adopted more of a ‘classic rock’ vibe with his choice of Les Pauls…

New Slash Album On The Way!

Slash has announced the release of new album, World On Fire, which will land in your speakers on September 15. It’ll be the second Slash album to feature Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, and as Slash told Kerrang recently, “All I can tell you is that it’s a really ****ing great record. I’m very proud of it, but I don’t want to get into, ‘Oh, dude, it’s epic,’ or ‘It’s the heaviest thing ever.’ It’s very rock and roll, and, as always, it’s very diverse in feel, and I’m just super, super proud of everything that we collectively put into making the thing. It’s just going to be a bitchin’ record.”

Choosing Pickups That Cut Through the Mix

For most of my career I’ve played in a band with another guitarist. I’ve even had the pleasure of sharing the stage with a second guitarist and a keyboardist. This always presents a bit of a problem though: how do I make my instrument stand out?

Using Signature Pickups to Create Your Own Unique Tone

Most signature pickups, like the new Slash Alnico Pro II, are bought because people hope to achieve the singing, soaring sound that Slash is known for. However, when I first read about the Duncan Alnico Pro II, I wasn’t a guitarist that followed Slash’s career closely.

Slash's Appetite for Destruction guitar visits Seymour Duncan

Recently the legendary Appetite for Destruction guitar visited Seymour Duncan as Slash was experiencing increasing problems with microphonic feedback. The video below chronicles the process of Seymour personally examining Slash’s guitar and working his magic on the pickups. This guitar was the Les Paul clone used to record Appetite for Destruction. After receiving the guitar back, Slash…

State Line Empire's Cat: He Never Looked Back After Going With Seymour Duncan

Hailing from Dallas Texas, Cat comes from a family strongly rooted in the arts. His mother, a singer, was a huge influence on his development as a guitarist-singer-songwriter. Following in her footsteps, Cat soon took up singing and playing guitar in many bands throughout California. In 2009, Cat joined Drist, the SF-based band that was…

Slash Returns to America

Seymour Duncan Artist and Their Pickups Slash Returns to America   After months of playing nightly sold out gigs all over Asia and Australia, on a cool night in late-August 2010, Slash & Company brought their hard hitting guitar show back to American terra firma and the historic Warfield Theater. Evan Skopp, our Head of…

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