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Seymour Duncan

Seymour Duncan SH-16 '59/Custom Hybrid Humbucker Review

December 10, 2012
Able to handle both clean and overdriven sounds with ease, Seymour Duncan''s SH-16 ’59/Custom Hybrid is a vintage-tinged humbucker that has a unique edge and enough modern muscle to play harder styles of music.
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Seymour Duncan Mick Thomson EMTY Blackouts Now Available for 7-String

July 18, 2012
The pulverizing tone that defines Slipknot and Mick Thomson is now available in a 7-string pickup.
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Seymour Duncan Introduces the Synyster Gates Signature Pickups

May 1, 2012
Synyster Gates Invaders sport chrome-plated pole pieces in place of the original black ones.
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Seymour Duncan Releases New Pickguards, 59/Custom Hybrid Pickup, and Joe Bonamassa Signature Custom Shop Set

February 9, 2012
New offerings include an expanded line of loaded pickguards, new hybrid humbucker, and a signature Joe Bonamassa set from the Custom Shop.
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Seymour Duncan Unveils Gus G. FIRE Blackouts System

November 15, 2011
The guitar pickup system combines the best aspects of traditional passive pickups and cutting-edge active designs.
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Summer NAMM '11 - Seymour Duncan Zephyr Pickup Demo with Schneider Turquoise Guitar

July 26, 2011
PG's Shawn Hammond is on location in Nashville, TN, for the 2011 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the Schneider Guitars booth. In this segment, Shawn gets a demonstration of the Seymour Duncan Zephyr pickups that are on the Schneider Turquoise model.
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NAMM '11 - Seymour Duncan New Products 2011

February 25, 2011
PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he visits the Seymour Duncan booth. In this segment, we get to check out all their new products for 2011--Liberator Solderless Pickup Change, Blackouts Modular Preamp, Blackouts Coil Pack, 35th Anniversary JB/Jazz set, Antiquity JB/Jazz Pickup Set, Antiquity Gold Explorer Humbuckers, Custom Shop '53 Tapped Tele, Vintage Broadcaster Pickup Set, Epiphone Pickup Sets, Trembucker P-Rails, and Zephyr Custom Pickups.
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NAMM '11 - Seymour Duncan Talks TeleGib, JB

February 24, 2011
PG's Jason Shadrick is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where he swings by the Seymour Duncan booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear from Seymour Duncan about the legendary TeleGib (Jeff Beck owns the original), and developing the JB and Jazz humbucking pickups.
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Video Review - JET Guitars Caldera Solidbody

February 14, 2011
PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review--JET Guitars Caldera Solidbody.
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NAMM - Seymour Duncan Yngwie, Slash Pickups & More

January 14, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he swings by the Seymour Duncan booth. In this segment, Seymour Duncan's Frank Falbo walks us through a whole host of new products including signature pickups from Yngwie Malmsteen, Slash and Slipknot's Mick Thomson EMTY. Other new products include the Custom 5, Full Shred, Vintage Staggered and Custom Staggered all for 7-string guitars. And last but not least, SD unleashed a new P-Rails for the bridge position.?

The STK-S10 YJM Fury is a hum-canceling single-coil-sized pickup based SD's original Stack. Recommended for rock, neo-classical, shred, hard rock, power metal, and heavy metal. The YJM Fury will directly retrofit most single-coil equipped guitars. The YJM Fury will work well with any bolt-on guitar that utilizes traditional single-coil-size Strat pickups.?

The Alnico II Pro Slash is like the standard APH-1 Alnico II Pro, which uses an Alnico 2 magnet, however, the Slash model is wound with just enough boosted output to push a stock Les Paul toward the sweet sustain and rude crunch that characterizes Slash's sound as heard on hundreds of tracks. In addition, it comes with some of the same appointments found on the Seymour Duncan pickups in Slash's '86 recording axe, including single-conductor cable, long-legged bottom plate, and wooden spacer.

Like its predecessors (The AHB-1 and AHB-2), the Blackouts AHB-3 EMTY provides distinctive, screaming metal tones, packing a serious mid-range punch, thicker, darker chords than other humbuckers and hard-hitting driving leads. Mick asked for tighter bottom, and more searing top end cut, and Seymour Duncan delivered. The AHB series conveys a less compressed tone, with a more extended frequency response helping to cancel hum by using balanced inputs.?

The versatile Custom 5 7-string is a moderate to high output humbucker, perfect for pop, country, blues, classic rock and heavy rock with its deeper bottom end and expanded output. Recommended for the bridge position, add an SH-1n 7-string in the neck position for real deal P.A.F. tones. Two symmetrical coils and short Allen head pole pieces produce a more intense, focused magnetic field while the Alnico 5 magnet maintains an organic attack and feel.

The Full Shred is perfect for rock, heavy metal, speed metal, and any music featuring fast, aggressive, solo playing. It comes with a four-conductor hookup cable for various switching options.?

The Vintage Staggered 7-string delivers a deep punchy tone with bright sparkle for single-coil strat guitars, recommended for country, pop, surf, rockabilly, blues, ska, classic rock and any player that wants to marry a vintage sound with the new era of 7-stringed guitars. Its complete with hand-ground Alnico 5 magnets.

The Custom Staggered 7-string pickup provides a distinct vintage tone with greater sustain and full sounding harmonics that cuts through the mix, but cleans up nicely when you back off the volume. Its 6-string counterpart has been championed by countless artists over its long history for its strong, overwound Strat tone, most recently making an appearance on Fenders David Gilmour Signature Series Strat.?

The SHPR-2b P-Rails Hot, delivering the same tonal flexibility as its predecessor, but specifically designed to provide a punchier, more aggressive tone in the bridge position. The P-Rails Hot features a beefed up coil wind and 2 powerful Alnico 8 magnets, which rival ceramic magnets in power but maintain the sweet sustain Alnico is known for. The P-90 coil in the P-Rails Hot is wound with a special wire type, selected for output and clarity.
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