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Best Pickups For Ibanez Guitars

Although I consider it my duty as a guitarist to own a Strat, Tele and Les Paul (and some day an ES-335 please, Santa), I have plenty of experience with all sorts of Ibanez guitars and all sorts of Seymour Duncan pickups. So I thought it might be fun to share some of what I’ve found. Continue Reading

Talking Tone With Blues Saraceno

By Martina Fasano Most of you will know Blues Saraceno from his solo work, his time playing with Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker (Cream), or his stint with poison. A lot of fans will remember his Parallel Axis Blues Saraceno pickups, and his regular appearance in guitar magazines around the world. Don’t let Blues hear you say “How come Blues Saraceno isn’t releasing any new music?” […] Continue Reading

Introducing the Fugly Bucker – An SD Forum Creation

If you're a regular forum visitor you may already know that the Custom Shop will sometimes build a limited run of pickups just for forum members. Best of all, forum members get to participate in the design of them! Past pickups have included the medium output Brobucker, the Crazy Eight (SD's first ever Alnico 8 pickup), and the StraBro90 (a Strat pickup wound to sound like a P90). This time out, MJ at the Custom Shop has graced us with the Fugly Bucker. No, I'm not joking. That's it's real name. Continue Reading