Alnico V Humbucker Tone Profiles

Learn the tonal differences between our Alnico V Humbucker guitar pickups   JB Model Bridge DCR: 16.6k Our most popular pickup of all time, the JB features a full and powerful low end, crisp and detailed highs, and an upper-midrange bump that adds crunch and chunk to heavy chords but translates to a singing, vocal-like…

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.

The Ambient Guitarist’s Toolkit

This article will provide a brief history of ambient guitar music and a rundown of the most common tools to get your space on.

Vintage Humbucker Stories

Every pickup we make tells a story, and our line of vintage pickups is particularly stocked with interesting tales. We asked our sales manager, Alex Semple, to share the stories behind some of our most popular vintage-style models. 

Talking Tone With Jon Skibic of The Afghan Whigs

For 15 years the Afghan Whigs contributed their brand of darkly-themed alt rock to the music scene. After a 13 year hiatus they have returned with a bang, a new album and Jon Skibic on guitar. Jon has a long history on the music circuit playing with the likes of Rock of Ages and Twilight Singers with Greg Dulli.

Cage Match: Playing It Just Like the CD or…Not

Simply, do you like bands that play everything exactly like the CD or do you like when bands (and their guitarists) take chances and deviate from the recorded version? With songs you might right and record, is there a conscious effort to replicate everything note-for-note live? Or is the recorded (or written) version simply a…

The Smashing Pumpkins’ Jeff Schroeder

Jeff Schroeder has been a member of the Smashing Pumpkins since replacing longtime guitarist James Iha in 2007. Prior to that he one of the founding members of the Lassie Foundation, who’ve released four albums and six EPs. He’s also been involved in a side project called The Beat Concerto. Jeff is using three main…

Livin’ Lovin’ TONE: The Whole Lotta Humbucker

Seymour Duncan worked in the Fender Soundhouse in London. He worked on the actual guitars of many British blues-rock heroes. During that time he got to re-wind many pickups on these iconic guitars.
He pays tribute to that time and his work by offering us the Whole Lotta Humbucker.

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