Iron Maiden And Seymour

If you were to walk into Seymour’s home, one of the first things you’d see would be a platinum disc, proudly displayed on the wall in the foyer. It’s a disc that commemorates Somewhere In Time – Iron Maiden’s first platinum album–and it was given to Seymour as a gift by Michael Kenney, Maiden’s bass tech and live keyboardist.

To Scallop Or Not To Scallop?

There are plenty of myths out there about scalloped fretboards. They help you play fast. They can make you play out of tune. They weaken the neck. What’s the truth? And what on earth are they for?

Voices of Metal – Ryan Knight of The Black Dahlia Murder

In this weeks edition of Voices of Metal we turn to Ryan Knight, lead guitarist for the metal band The Black Dahlia Murder. Ryan talks with us about his history with Arsis, joining The Black Dahlia Murder, his thoughts on touring, gear and advice for guitarists. Click here to hear our interview with Ryan Knight…

Seymour Duncan Underground – Immune

At Seymour Duncan, we are all about the players and their quest for the right sound. For every band that has achieved critical mass, there are thousands more who are putting in their dues at local bars and coffee shops. Seymour Duncan Underground is a new continuing series to showcase unique musicians and bands that…

Classically Trained Country Guitarist Dan Weller Knows how to Tailor his Tone!

Dan Weller is a multi-faceted guitarist-vocalist based in Nashville.  Over the years, he’s toured with several independent and major label artists in front of audiences as large as 500,000. Dan Weller began playing guitar at age 8. He kept disappearing with his dad’s classical trying to figure out how to play, so his folks decided…

The Dropkick Murphy’s Duncanize

Photo above: Guitarist Tim Brennan The Dropkick Murphy’s dropkick Duncan’s into their guitars with help from tech extraordinaire …..drum roll please….. Grizz Middleton! It’s Saint Patrick day every day when you’re with the Dropkick Murphy’s. A rare blend of Irish-American Celtic Punk, these guys keep the heavy guitar tones, accordions, and banjos true to their…

A Trip To Daniel Lanois’ House

Not even doctors make house calls anymore. Fortunately for producer legend Daniel Lanois, Seymour, custom shop manager Maricela “MJ” Juarez and tech guru Scott Miller paid a visit to the guitar guru’s Silverlake, CA home to deliver a set of Stereo Gretsch Filtertron pickups that MJ specifically re-created for him. Lanois has produced albums by…

How To Get Two Strats In One

With a little creative rewiring of a standard 5-way switch, one push/pull can be used to split three humbuckers at once. This means you can have a guitar that is all humbuckers, or all single coils. It’s like having two guitars in one.

Greg Camp of Smash Mouth

Greg Camp of Smash Mouth by Lisa Sharken Smash mouth made its mark in ’97 with “Walking On The Sun,” the retro-flavored chartbuster off the San Jose, California group’s debut disc, Fush You Mang. The hot streak continues with the success of its follow-up, Astro Lounge, and singles like “All Star,” “Can’t Get Enough Of…

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