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Ola Englund Demos The Seymour Duncan Slug

Written on June 19, 2014 at 8:13 am, by Jon


Ola Englund demonstrates the Seymour Duncan Custom Shop Slug, “Measuring at 48k DCR, it gives off an immense sound that is perfect for stoner and doom metal.” The Slug is available in a 6,7 or 8 string version and …

Dialtone Pickups – Tone Control Right From The Pickups

Written on June 12, 2014 at 8:00 am, by Jon


This is an interesting innovation, Dialtone Pickups have created a product that puts a resonant frequency & Q control on the actual pickups themselves. Now you might be thinking, what advantage does that have over a regular tone control? Well …

DiMarzio releases the Signature Joe Satriani Satch Track Neck Pickup

Written on June 4, 2014 at 9:00 am, by Jon

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I wondered when they would finally release this pickup, it seems like they have been developing it forever… in fact it is only 2 years.

Press Release
DiMarzio, Inc. announces the release of the Satch Track™ Neck hum-canceling pickup for …

Seymour Duncan Releases The Nazgûl, Sentient and Pegasus in 6 String Versions

Written on June 2, 2014 at 9:30 am, by Jon

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When Seymour Duncan released The Nazgûl and Sentient & Pegasus set for 7 string guitar I doubt even they realised how incredibly popular these pickups would become. The Sentient & Pegasus combination have almost become the defacto neck and bridge …

DiMarzio release Super Distortion 7 & 8 string humbuckers

Written on May 20, 2014 at 9:53 am, by Jon

DiMarzio, Inc. announces the release of Super Distortion® 7 and Super Distortion® 8 humbucking pickups for 7 and 8-string electric guitars.

The world’s most popular high-output pickup is now available for 7- and 8-string guitars, with all of the sound

DiMarzio releases Ionizer 7 humbucking Pickups

Written on May 7, 2014 at 11:00 am, by Jon

DiMarzio Ionizer 7
The DiMarzio Ionizer 7™ pickups are an outgrowth of the 8-string pickups designed and developed for Tosin Abasi of Animals As Leaders TAM100 signature guitar by Ibanez, and are available for retail sale from DiMarzio.

Press Release
8-string guitars are …

Seymour Duncan Release Black Winter 7 & 8 String Versions

Written on April 20, 2014 at 7:46 pm, by Jon

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The Black Winter was originally created for the extreme metal players of Scandinavia who were looking for more aggression without sacrificing definition and clarity. After consistently being asked to make this pickup available for extended range guitars, Seymour Duncan is

Seymour Duncan Releases The Jason Becker Perpetual Burn Humbucker

Written on March 28, 2014 at 9:57 am, by Jon

jason becker seymour duncan humbucker
I didn’t know that Jason Becker had been working on a signature Seymour Duncan pickup when he was recording David Lee Roth’s “A Little ‘Aint Enough”, which by the way is one of my favourite albums of that era and …

Nick Johnston demonstrates Seymour Duncan Texas Hot Antiquity pickups

Written on March 17, 2014 at 9:37 am, by Jon

Here’s a quick jam I put together using the Texas Hot Antiquity pickups. This is one of the best sounding sets of true single coil pickups I have ever played. These can go from the purest S.R.V clean tone

WINTER NAMM 2014: Fishman Revolutionize Pickup Design with Fluence

Written on January 16, 2014 at 9:25 am, by Jon

Fishman Fluence
A few companies have tried to think of new ways to create consistent pickup designs that we have been relying on for decades, the most used method being computer aided winders to try and create accurate windings not only by …