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Dean Introduces The Dave Mustaine StradiVMNT

Earlier this year, Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine unveiled a very special Dean guitar for his “Symphony Interrupted” performance with the San Diego Symphony at Copley Symphony Hall in San Diego, California: the StradiVMNT. At the time it was a one-off special item for Dave to play at the show, but now you’ll be able to own a StradiVMNT of your very own (if you’re quick): Dean has announced that they’re building 50 limited edition StradiVMNTs which are available for preorder now. Continue Reading

Look Who's Using Seymour Duncan Pickups

Since there are so many guitar builders out there it could be a daunting task to find out who is using Seymour Duncan pickups. To ease the effort we compiled an extensive, albeit far from complete, list of builders who use our pickups. Gibson Guitars Gibson is one of the biggest guitar companies in the world that produce high quality guitars. The electric guitar that put […] Continue Reading

This One is Just Right: The D-TAR Mama Bear

D-TAR is a sister company of Seymour Duncan, and consist of partners Rick Turner, co-founder of and luthier to the stars, and Seymour Duncan, the electric pickup maker. D-TAR stands for Duncan-Turner Acoustic Research and focuses on acoustic guitar products like pickups and preamps. The Mama Bear is sort of a specialized digital preamp and direct box for acoustic guitar, but it really does much more than that. Continue Reading

Guitars, Guitars, Guitars @ Winter NAMM 2013

Namm, the National Association of Music Merchants, is almost a musicians Walhalla. Stocked to the brim with amazing new gear, innovation and ‘guitar heroes’. Companies, big and small, compete for the attention of the consumer. It’s only logical that sometimes the small companies can be a bit swamped by the ‘Big Ones’. In this article, we just want to show you the products that stuck by […] Continue Reading

An Interview with Mr. Controversy, Dave Mustaine

The man behind Megadeth is the one and only Dave Mustaine. After 30 years Dave is still able to rock and devote intense focus to putting on a memorable show for all of his fans. We figured it was time we had a chat with Dave about his tour, his guitars and his thoughts on the music industry. Continue Reading

How to Change Pickups

Changing your pickups isn’t rocket science and the right set of pickups can completely transform the tone and character of your guitar. Sometimes changing pickups can seem a bit daunting for those who have never picked up a soldering iron or opened up their guitar. Below you can find resources to select the perfect set of pickups for the guitar you own and the tone you […] Continue Reading

Reinventing The Steel: Dimebag Darrell’s SH-13 Dimebucker

Pantera and Damageplan's Dimebag Darrell was one of a kind. At a time when many players were using rack systems or tube heads to achieve warm, smooth tones, he blasted out of Texas with a jagged, aggressive sound based on a solid state amplifier, an EQ and a hell of a lot of attitude. As he refined his equipment needs, Dimebag put the results of his discoveries and preferences into various pieces of signature gear. And the SH-13 Dimebucker was a key part of his search for the ultimate metal tone. Continue Reading