The P-Rails: Three Times The Tone

Sometimes when you’re contemplating a pickup swap or putting together a custom guitar, the hardest choice to make is what kind of pickup to use. Humbucker? Single coil? P-90? Each have their charms, of course, and you can split a humbucker into a single coil to expand your tonal reach a little further. But we guitarists are well known for looking at our instruments and thinking “What if..?” And it was one of these ‘What If Moments’ which led to a pickup which could do all three: the P-Rails.

New Guitars with Seymour Duncan Pickups

Here is a sampling of some of the new guitars announced at NAMM that feature Seymour Duncan pickups. From Schecter, the Blackjack SLS series: From Godin Guitars, the CORE featuring a model with Seymour Duncan P90’s. From Jarrell Guitars, the Monte Pittman Signature line. CJ Pierce of Drowning Pool shows us his new Eagle Gold…

Voices of Metal – Candlemass

Voices of Metal is a new series dedicated to finding the best of Metal. We scour the earth looking for the most intense bands and then we get to the bottom of their story, how they get their sound and what inspires their playing styles. If you’re looking to discover how some of the worlds…

P-Rails and P-Funk Join Forces

The P in P-rails stands for Phunk! When the guitar player from the Parliament Funkadelic called and said she wasn’t happy with the tone from her stock pickups, Seymour Duncan didn’t hesitate. A tech from the Duncan factory met Shaunna Hall at the Gibson Amphitheater a few hours before the show to bring her guitar…

P-Rails for Paris

Jon Paris, an active Seymour Duncan user, has toured with many artists including Robert Gordon and Link Wray, Bo Diddley, Johnny Winter, Chris Spedding, Johnnie Johnson, and former Rolling Stone Mick Taylor, just to name a few. Here is a few words he would like to say about his Seymour Duncan Pickups: “It’s always been…

Yamaha Unveil Trembucker Spaced P-Rail Guitars at Musik Messe

Another partnership between two great companies is under-way. Yamaha has introduced 4 new Pacifica models at Musik Messe this year, which come stock with Seymour Duncan Trembucker Spaced P-Rails. For detailed specs on Yamaha’s new line of Pacifica guitars, click here.

Katatonia Gets Seymourized

Seymour Duncan Artist and Their Pickups KATATONIA Katatonia (http://www.myspace.com/katatonia) is a band that defines the new wave of Swedish metal.  Their heavy overtones combined with haunting melodic waves of sound are a perfect mix of doom metal and modern rock. Their earlier albums Dance of December Souls and Brave Murder Day have more of a…

Katatonia Gets Seymourized: Seymour Duncan Welcomes Anders Nystrom of Katatonia to the Family

“I have finally found the perfect configuration for my guitars to go from a loud, fierce bite to a mellow, warm sparkle in the blink of an eye.”—Katantonia’s Anders Nystrom

Dustin Kensrue

Seymour Duncan Artist and Their Pickups Dustin Kensrue – Thrice Since the release of the P-Rails back in 2008, people have found many different ways to change a guitar into a multi tone machine.  If you are not familiar with the P-Rails, it’s time for an introduction.  The P-Rail is a pickup that has the…

Dan Sindel

Seymour Duncan Artist and Their Pickups Dan Sindel Dan’s “symphonic guitars” sound has made him unique in his approach to recording classical music and has earned features in recent issues of Guitar Player and Electronic Musician magazines. Dan’s online EZGTR video instructional series is all over the Internet. In it, he walks student’s note-for-note through…

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