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Seymour Duncan

Seymour Duncan and Chicago Music Exchange Launch the Forza Overdrive

May 3, 2016
Developed in partnership with Chicago Music Exchange, the Forza has clear highs, deep lows, and a slightly scooped midrange.
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Seymour Duncan Unveils the Palladium Gain Stage Pedal

March 16, 2016
The pedal features three gain stages that can go from classic rock at lower settings to modern metal at higher-gain settings.
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Seymour Duncan Introduces the Jeff Loomis Blackout Pickups

March 10, 2016
High–output active humbuckers developed to deliver the dynamic performance unique to active pickups, with the look, tone, and feel of a great set of passive pickups.
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NAMM '16 - Seymour Duncan Palladium Gain Stage and Catalina Chorus Demos

February 21, 2016
The pickup giant releases two boxes—one that aims to recreate an overdriven tube amp, and one that serves up chorus.
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Will Ray's Bottom Feeder: 1999 Yamaha AEX-502

February 7, 2016
A different set of pickups can bring a potentially great guitar to life.
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Tools for the Task: Soundhole Pickups

January 29, 2016
Looking for a simple way to amplify your acoustic? Fill that hole with an easy-to-install soundhole pickup.
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Seymour Duncan Releases Catalina Chorus Pedal

January 22, 2016
This pedal includes a uniquely innovative Dynamic Expression mode that allows you to control the depth of the effect through the intensity of your playing.
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Ava Mendoza: From Trad to Rad

January 7, 2016
A pedal stomping avant-rocker talks about discovering new modes and sounds, the genre-jumping joys of improvisation, and her journey from classical and roots music to the outlands.
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Seymour Duncan Releases Quarter Pound For 5-String P Bass

December 7, 2015
Classic upper-midrange power and punchy attack of the original Quarter Pound P-Bass Pickup.
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The Year in Gear 2015

November 24, 2015
Our favorite guitars, basses, amps, effects, and accessories from the last 12 months.
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Seymour Duncan Announces the Apollo Jazz Bass Linear Humbucker

November 24, 2015
The full-sounding warmth of the neck pickup and the balanced smoothness of the bridge pickup.
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Tools for the Task: PAF-Style Pickups

October 16, 2015
Ten PAF-style options to freshen your tone.
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The Women’s International Music Network Announces the 2016 She Rocks Award Recipients

October 1, 2015
The awards will pay tribute to women in the music industry and take place during the 2016 NAMM show.
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Seymour Duncan Studio Bass Compressor

September 15, 2015
An easy-to-use bass compressor that won’t put the squeeze on your wallet.
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Seymour Duncan Shape Shifter Stereo Tap Tremolo Review

August 21, 2015
Reimagined stereo tremolo readily moves from deep to demented.
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Seymour Duncan Releases the Dave Murray Loaded Pickguard

July 27, 2015
Each pickguard comes with the Hot Rails bridge and neck pickups plus a JB Jr. in the middle position.
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SNAMM '15 - Ibanez Talman Prestige Series Demos

July 11, 2015
The Japanese brand updates a popular make with a new neck joint and Seymour Duncan pickups.
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Quick Hit: Seymour Duncan 805

June 2, 2015
A versatile 808-style stomp that covers a lot of ground.
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Rig Rundown: Slipknot

May 20, 2015
We get the scoop on the gear behind Mick Thomson’s and Jim Root’s brutal sound thanks to their signature guitars and 100-watt rock-boxes.
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Seymour Duncan Releases the Shapeshifter Tremolo

April 30, 2015
The latest version is significantly smaller and features stereo inputs and outputs.
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