Fine-Tuning the Adjustment of Passive Humbuckers

It’s been said that the best things in life are free, and I find that saying is never more true than when applied to getting a better tone from our guitars. With so many products on the market that claim to improve guitar tone in one way or another – from fancy new picks made…

Guitar Anatomy (Parts of an Electric Guitar)

There are so many little parts on an electric guitar that when you’re a beginner it can be a daunting task to figure out what each part is for! It never hurts to take a closer look at anything, so why not dive into the anatomy of an electric guitar?

Creative Solutions To Control Feedback

One of the worst noises known to the ears of a guitarist and fans is to hear the high-pitched scream of feedback emanating from the amplifier’s driver – unexpectedly and undesirable.

Wiring A Hollow Body Guitar the Easy Way

Have you ever looked at a hollow or semi-hollow guitar on the wall at your local music store and wondered how the heck they get the electronics in there? The short answer: it’s do-able, but not easy. In fact, it’s widely considered to be one of the most difficult jobs in the wide world of guitar maintenance. My tech charges extra for doing electronics work in a hollow-body, and he’s definitely not the only one.

Make Tracks: Recording Electric Guitar

When you get down to it, there are three things a guitarist can do: play alone, play for an audience, or record. Of those three, recording is perhaps the least intuitive. Practice and performance are both simple and natural aspects of music – you plug in, turn up, and make magic happen. Recording is not so simple.

Seymour W. Duncan will be featured on Cox 8 Santa Barbara BackBeat show in May

Our very own Seymour Duncan is keeping busy! Seymour and other members of the team will be featured in a segment incorporated in the Cox 8 Santa Barbara BackBeat show. It will be a 10 minute segment describing the process of making pickups  and the unique working atmosphere at Seymour Duncan. The show will be…

Schecter Guitar has announced the release of the $YNYSTER GATE$ SPECIAL!

This guitar made its highly anticipated debut at the recent Frankfurt Musik’ Messe Trade Show in Germany. While slightly subdued in its appearance compared to Syn’s infamous ‘pimp-striped’ Custom model, the new Special delivers the style and tone demanded by AVENGED SEVENFOLD on stage and in the studio! As with all of Syn’s guitars, Seymour…

Mod Squad: When Volume Controls Act Like Tone Controls

By Seymour Duncan Tech Guru Scott Miller On some electric guitars, when you turn down the volume control, the treble response decreases, leaving you with a bassy sound. Some people dig this, but some don’t. If you’re in the latter group, and want to keep your treble intact when turning down the volume control, then this mod…

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