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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

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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

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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 …

Railhammer Pickups H90

Written on October 29, 2013 at 12:59 pm, by Jon

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P90 tone in a standard humbucker size but with the twist of the Railhammer half pole pieces half blade design. The Railhammer H90 is available as either the Gnarly 90 Bridge & Gnarly 90 Neck with fat lower mids or …

Bare Knuckle Pickups Misha Mansoor Signature Humbucker – Juggernaut

Written on September 23, 2013 at 4:03 pm, by Jon

UK based Bare Knuckle Pickups have just announced a collaboration with Periphery’s Misha Mansoor on a new signature humbucker called the Juggernaut available as both a 6 or 7 string version either covered with etched Bare Knuckle or Misha’s Bulb …

Seymour Duncan 59/Custom Hybrid 7 String Demo

Written on September 9, 2013 at 1:11 pm, by Jon


In April 2012 I received a Seymour Duncan 59/Custom Hybrid (SH-16) production floor custom humbucker with a chrome cover for my Suhr S4, you can see and hear this pickup in action in my demo here. I was so …

Keith Merrow & Wes Hauch demonstrate Seymour Duncan 8 String Pickups

Written on August 2, 2013 at 2:23 pm, by Jon


Keith Merrow and Wes Hauch put the Seymour Duncan Pegasus, Sentient, Nazgul, Distortion, Invader and Blackout 8 String pickups to the test with this very comprehensive metal demo.

Keith was kind enough to even label what pickups are used where …

Seymour Duncan launch online Custom Shop Store

Written on July 11, 2013 at 10:53 am, by Jon

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Seymour Duncan have offered Custom Shop pickups for a long time but they have just launched an online store to make this process even easier. You can choose from the various options including Artist Signature Pickups, Humbucker, P90

EMG Limited Edition ZW (Zack Wylde) Set

Written on July 4, 2013 at 10:51 pm, by Jon

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To celebrate their 25th anniversary with Zakk Wylde, EMG presents the Zakk Wylde Limited Set. Available in three iconic ZW versions: Buzzsaw, Bullseye, and Vertigo. You can also choose either the brushed Black Chrome finish as above or Brushed Gold …