My First Pickups, Part 2: The Jazz Model

My First Pickups, Part 2: The Jazz Model By Frank Falbo, Seymour Duncan VP of Product After installing the JB in the bridge of my newest guitar, my next pickup purchase was the Jazz for the neck position. Once again, Seymour’s description was spot on. With a name like “Jazz”, the first instinct is to assume that the name is some kind of recommendation of how […] Continue Reading

'Blunt Force Trauma' from Cavalera Conspiracy

On March 29, Cavalera Conspiracy is set to release Blunt Force Trauma, the follow-up to their critically acclaimed debut, Inflikted, one of the most spun platters on Sirus’ Liquid Metal/Hard Attack channel of 2008. The debut album was a momentous occasion in the heavy metal universe, as it reunited brothers Max and Iggor Cavalera, co-founders of defining Brazilian metal band Sepultura, after Max left the band 1996. The duo are […] Continue Reading

Ed Skero: More Moore

When most guitar players are asked to describe their sound, it can be a terrifying question. Not for veteran guitarist Ed Skero. His Seymour Duncan pickup selection has made him more sure of himself than ever. “I have Seymour Duncan Antiquity pickups in my main Gibson Les Paul. When I bought a second Les Paul, I wanted to try something slightly different so I could cover a wider […] Continue Reading

Bobby Schneck & His Arsenal of Seymour Duncans

Upon moving to LA in the late 80’s Bobby Schneck found himself in The Buddaheads, a full bore blues-rock band that released one album in the US on RCA and five records in Japan. A sold out Roxy show in 1992 is where he met Slash for the first time which led to an ongoing friendship that led to two years with Slash’s Blues Ball from […] Continue Reading

A&T Trade Convention in Budapest

Building on the success of the recent Winter NAMM show and Frankfurt Musikmesse, A&T Trade, Seymour Duncan’s Russian distributor, put on a trade convention in Budapest, Hungary in April. More than 120 music professional met for over five days during which the attendees discussed sales and marketing strategies. Seymour Duncan was a main topic of conversation. Na zdrovyeh dudes! Continue Reading

Pushing that low end with Silverstein

Blending disparate hardcore and metal, Billy Hamilton, bassist and backing vocalist for Silverstein works hard laying a hard pounding yet melodic groove that helped propel Silverstein into one of the top bands in its genre. Billy uses Seymour Duncan Basslines in all is basses, Billy says, “I run the Duncan SPB-2 Hot for P-Bass pickups in all of my basses. I feel like it gives a […] Continue Reading

Maxmonte Guitars Uses D-TAR for Harp Guitar

In Padova, Italy, around 25 miles west of Venice, a guitar builder named Massimiliano (“Max”) Monterosso builds highly original guitars that are firmly grounded in tradition. His shop, called Maxmonte Guitars, just completed this latest creation: a left-handed Dyer-style harp guitar. Shown below, you can see a solid top built from local spruce grown in the Fiemme Valley in the Dolomites region of northern Italy. The […] Continue Reading

DL Lap Steel Guitars Use D-TAR and Seymour Duncan

Dan Larson’s company, DL Lap Steel Guitars, was created out of the need for a lap steel guitar that could be taken backpacking. Dan had hiked all across the Sierra Nevada’s with a small six-string guitar but wanted more. DL Lap Steel Guitars is dedicated to producing great sounding and great playing travel lap steel guitars. When you’re not sliding away in the back woods, you […] Continue Reading

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 to life. Shaunna needed something that had the jangly chime of […] Continue Reading