Did Seymour W. Duncan really wind pickups for Jimi Hendrix?

Seymour worked on Jimi’s guitars in 1968, hand-rewinding old Fender pickups that had broken. He was invited to a show Xavier University in Cincinnati and spent a good part of the day with Jimi and his band, The Jimi Hendrix Experience with Noel Redding on bass/backing vocals and Mitch Mitchell on drums. Seymour went early for the sound check and was hanging out with Jimi in […] Continue Reading

What pickups does George Lynch use?

George Lynch uses our “George Lynch Screamin’ Demon” Model. In addition, George plays an ESP Ultra Tone that has 3 of our mini-humbuckers installed: The Seymourized mini-humbuckers in the bridge & neck, with a Custom mini-humbucker in the middle. Continue Reading

What pickups does Eric Johnson use?

Seymour is a long-time friend of Eric’s and has wound many custom pickups for him over the years. It’s tough to say what pickup he may be using on any particular recording, your best bet is to look for recent interviews or articles about Eric in the guitar magazines where he may discuss the gear he used. Continue Reading

What pickups does Brent Mason use?

Brent Mason talks about a pickup with two types of magnets in a HotLicks video. This pickup is our “Five-Two” pickup (formerly the “Nashville Studio). It uses Alnico-V rods for the bottom three strings and Alnico-II rods for the top three strings. By the way, Brent also uses our Vintage Lead Stack for Tele®. Continue Reading

What bridge pickup did Dimebag Darrell use?

Dime was on a tone quest for a long time before he came to us. He had tried numerous custom wound pickups, but none were giving him the tone he was looking for. Dime was using a custom wound pickup that he called an XXL-500. It was not available to the public. And it was still not giving Dime his tone. That’s when Dime and Washburn […] Continue Reading

Do you still make the Allan Holdsworth Model pickup?

Yes, we do but on a custom order basis now. The Holdsworth Model or SH-AH1 was developed to produce the subtleties of Allan’s fluid style of playing. Built with mirror-image coils and adjustable screws for extra midrange strength and excellent sustain. It has our conductor cable and is available in white, zebra and black. This pickup costs $160 retail and Custom Shop orders have an 8 […] Continue Reading

What pickups does George Lynch use?

George Lynch uses our “George Lynch Screamin’ Demon” Model. In addition, George plays an ESP Ultra Tone that has 3 of our mini-humbuckers installed: The Seymourized mini-humbuckers in the bridge & neck, with a Custom mini-humbucker in the middle. Continue Reading

Do you make Brian May pickups?

We can build vintage-correct reproductions of the Burns Tri-Sonic pickups, as well as the pickups we made for Guild which were used on their Brian May Signature Model. The pickups are built, by hand, in the Custom Shop and can be ordered with either gold- or nickel-plated covers. The price is $120 each. For more information, please call 805-964-9610 between 8 am – 5 pm (Pacific) […] Continue Reading