The Birth of the Black Winter

Seymour Duncan offers many different pickups for many different kinds of players, and a lot of the time those pickups are built with a particular tonal mission in mind: a pickup for blues, for hard rock, for jazz. But perhaps the most specific ‘genre’ pickup in the Seymour Duncan catalog is the Black Winter. This…

Meet The Palladium Gain Stage Pedal

“It feels like a real amp” is a big claim made by a lot of pedals, but our engineering team has worked themselves to exhaustion to really nail the sound and response of a real amp when developing the Palladium Gain Stage.

Seymour Duncan at NAMM 2016

Last week we packed up and headed down to Anaheim, California for the 2016 Winter NAMM Show. We had a great time meeting with artists, dealers and media, and letting folks try out brand-new gear like the Catalina Dynamic Chorus and Palladium Gain Stage pedals at our pedal testing stations.

Mark Holcomb (Periphery) Q&A with Special Guest Keith Merrow – June 22

Periphery’s Mark Holcomb and special guest Keith Merrow will join us on our forum on Monday June 22 for a live Q&A about Mark’s new signature pickups.

Tosin Abasi Demos The Vise Grip Compressor

Here’s Animals As Leaders guitarist Tosin Abasi demoing our new Vise Grip compressor pedal in a video produced by Keith Merrow.

Flying High On The Majestic Pegasus

When it comes to low-tuned, high gain metal many people think a high-output humbucker is the best type pickup to go with. It’s certainly great for some styles, but what if your style involves a lot of complex chords? Sometimes a high-output pickup and high-output amp can turn your well-chosen combination of notes into complete mush. And…

Introducing The Seymour Duncan Interactive Video Pickup Selector

Are you thinking of upgrading your guitar with new pickups? We’ve just released a new tool which will help make the decision a little easier. It’s kind of like those old Choose Your Own Adventure books.

Introducing The Seymour Duncan Custom Shop SLUG

Its DC Resistance comes in at a whopping 48k. It’s the most powerful passive humbucker we’ve ever produced. It lives for stoner/doom metal. It’ll drink all your beer and go through your stuff, but it’ll also help you move house because it’s cool like that. It once hog-tied a Rancor. It patched things up between Mork and Mindy when things were looking a little rough. It likes long walks by the swamp. REAL long walks. It was the one who nicknamed John Wayne ‘The Duke.’ It’s SLUG.

Audio File Types And Bitrates

So you’ve spent countless late nights recording guitar parts and drowning in the strongest coffee to release some killer new tracks, and then after finally coming upon the finished format you’re faced with the decision as to what file format and bitrate to use when you present your music to the world.

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