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Seymour Duncan Dave Murray Pickguard

Written on July 21, 2015 at 9:38 pm, by Jon


Dave Murray was one of my first guitar heroes along with his bandmate Adrian Smith, Iron Maiden were one of my biggest musical influences when I picked up guitar at the tender age of 12. What I really love about …

Kiesel Passive Lithium Series Pickups

Written on July 2, 2015 at 10:18 pm, by Jon

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Kiesel Guitars have recently announced their new line of passive Lithium Series to coincide with the rebrand of Carvin Custom Shop Guitars to Kiesel… at least I think that’s what they’ve done. The Kiesel Lithium pickups have been used in …

Joe Satriani demos the DiMarzio Satch Track Neck & Mo’ Joe Pickups

Written on June 19, 2015 at 11:18 pm, by Jon


Joe Satriani demonstrates his DiMarzio Satch Track™ Neck and Mo’ Joe™ Pickups, and talks briefly about his new album, Shockwave Supernova due out very soon.…

Bare Knuckle Pickups New Cobra T for Telecasters

Written on June 16, 2015 at 10:27 pm, by Jon

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Bare Knuckle Pickups have followed up the success of their high gain double bladed Cobra single coil pickup with the Cobra T for Telecasters.

“Utilising the same annealed nickel plated steel blades and custom size ceramic magnets that made the …

Seymour Duncan Mark Holcomb Signature Alpha/Omega Pickups

Written on May 31, 2015 at 11:28 pm, by Jon

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During NAMM 2015 I posted about an announcement of a new set of signature Seymour Duncan pickups that had been announced for Periphery guitarist Mark Holcomb called the Alpha/Omega set (named after their latest double album release). These pickups will …

Kiesel HP12B Passive Greg Howe Parallax Humbucker

Written on May 16, 2015 at 9:08 pm, by Jon

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The Greg Howe Signature Parallax Bridge humbucker was made specifically to meet Greg’s musical needs. Here is what Greg Howe said about his new signature Parallax pickup: “A pickup is essentially an amplifier, which is why my assessment of a …

Sheptone Pickups 6T8 Humbucker For Hollow or Semi-hollow Guitars

Written on May 10, 2015 at 10:16 pm, by Jon

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The Sheptone 6T8 Humbucker set uses a long rough cast Alnico 5 magnet which helps give it a “gritty growl and clear balanced tone”. Wound with #42 poly wire on butyrate bobbins, the neck pickup averages 7.4k DC resistance and …

DiMarzio Black Angel Acoustic Soundhole Pickup

Written on May 5, 2015 at 10:42 pm, by Jon

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Press release
Responding to requests, DiMarzio, Inc. announces the release of The Black Angel™, a new passive magnetic soundhole pickup for acoustic guitars.

In keeping with its name, The Black Angel™ is matte black in color. Like The Angel™, The …

Wes Hauch Demonstrates The Seymour Duncan Dimebucker Set

Written on April 24, 2015 at 1:24 pm, by Jon


Probably the best demo of the Seymour Duncan Dimebucker pickup set you will see. Great job from Wes Hauch who is an exceptional guitar player.…

Dean Zelinsky Announces the SideKick Pickup

Written on March 3, 2015 at 10:04 pm, by Jon

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I’m not sure what to think about this, on the one hand Dean Zelinsky has proven himself quite the innovator over the years but on the other hand I can’t help but think this sounds a bit gimmicky, surely he …