The Ins & Outs Of Effects Loops

If you’ve been a guitarist for more than five minutes, you’re pretty familiar with effects. Effects can morph our plain guitar sound into something from outer space or just make it seem a little bigger than it actually is. There are many different kinds of effects out there, and many theories stating the ‘correct’ order of effects in your Chain of Sonic Domination.

Taking Acoustic Guitar To The Rock Stage

By Dave Eichenberger Playing an acoustic guitar isn’t that much of a problem if you’re performing in a solo or duo context: just plug in the guitars to an amp or a mixer and rock out, right? Actually, that works just fine, but when playing with a much bigger group (or miked acoustic drums and…

Using the Seymour Duncan Vapor Trail Insert Jack

By Dave Eichenberger Since the original tape delays were invented, people have been figuring out ways of altering the sound of echoes spewing forth from the output jack. People like Brian Eno have made a production career out of it, but lately, unless you connected your delay pedal to the aux send of a mixer,…

Building an Acoustic Pedalboard

By Dave Eichenberger Using pedals with an acoustic guitar is a pretty counter-intuitive thing. After all, it is an acoustic guitar, and it gets its name from the sound of the guitar in a room, with the reflections blaring out from the soundboard in all directions of the room. A pickup or even a microphone…

The Top 3 Guitarists in Deep Purple That Are Not Ritchie Blackmore (Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Edition)

In what may be the longest title in the Seymour Duncan blog section, this time my verbose title is justified See, Deep Purple is one of the reasons I play guitar, and is still one of the reasons I continue today. Getting inducted in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is way overdue, but…

Seymour Duncan’s 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it’s that time of the year again. The annual Black Friday stampedes, er, “sales” have officially kicked off the holiday shopping season. Last year it seemed as though some people in my household may have read my 2014 Holiday Gift Guide, because Santa was very kind. And I did not receive…

Appetite For Destruction: Seymour Duncan Pickups & Guns N’ Roses

How does Slash get that sweet warm sound? How does Duff McKagan get that booming clarity? Gilby Clarke’s tone? And for the newer fans, how does DJ Ashba get his Les Paul to sound like that?

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