Active and Passive in the Same Guitar – Can It Be Done?

It’s a question we get asked a heck of a lot here at SD, and a question that appears all over the internet – how should I wire up a mixture of active and passive pickups in the  same guitar? The answer, either from us or elsewhere on the internet, is always either “It’s very…

Cage Match: Buying New vs. Buying Used

You know the deal. You can afford to buy that awesome piece of gear brand new, but you scour the interwebs looking for The Deal. The Deal might as well be unobtainium, especially after checking out Ebay, Craigslist,, and the big chains’ used inventory. We have all heard of that 60’s Fender under Grandfather’s bed that has been there for 50 years, but few have ever seen it. Rarer still is the little ol’ lady that ‘just wants it gone’ and will sell it to you for what the receipt in the case says (from 1964). This article will explain some pros and cons of buying new and buying used, and when you might consider one over the other.


Seymour Duncan Artist and Their Pickups Silverstein   Neil Boshart of Silverstein knows that great electric guitar tone starts with the pickups. Of course he went straight to Seymour Duncan for his pickups. “My guitars would never sound as good without my Duncans,” exclaims Neil. “If my guitars were living beings, my Duncans would be…

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