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Seymour Duncan

How to Make a Pickup, Part 2

July 18, 2008
42 gauge is the most common wire used in pickup manufacturing. This and other common building techiniques are covered in this clip. Also, Evan expalins why Seymour Duncan goes through great lengths to use the same bobbin material used in many classic pickups. Perhaps the coolest part of this video - check out the original winder once owned by Gibson and used for early PAF humbuckers. SD has the winder now and still uses it today.
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How to Make a Pickup, Part 4

July 18, 2008
Wooden acoustic pickups are looked at in this segment, as well as the yarn-wrapping process for Tele pickups and SD's quality control process. Also, Evan breaks down the whole active vs. passive thing as we see some Dave Mustaine pickups being made.
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Seymour Duncan Interview, Part 3

July 18, 2008
Seymour pulls out more early PAF humbuckers made by Seth Lover and Seth's own winder. Also, Seymour talks about making pickups for the best guitarists in the world.
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Seymour Duncan Interview, Part 2

July 18, 2008
In this segment, Seymour talks about meeting Les Paul and developing a long-lasting friendship with Seth Lover, the inventor of the original PAF humbucking pickup. In fact, Seth gave Seymour his notes, his winder and many protoypes before he died. You'll see Seymour bring out the holy grail in this clip, the original PAF humbucker.
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How to Make a Pickup, Part 1

July 18, 2008
?We went to Santa Barbara, CA to see how pickups are made at the Seymour Duncan factory. In this clip, SD's Evan Skopp explains bobbin material, bobbin insulation and?magnet charging. Also, did you know that temperature changes can wreck your pickup's magnetic pull? Evan breaks down some common demagnetizing dangers.
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The Pickup King: A Video Interview with Seymour Duncan

July 14, 2008
Want to see the holy grail of pickups -- the original PAF humbucker that inventor Seth Lover used to apply for the patent? Want to see how pickups are made, including
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Seymour On Seymour

July 9, 2008
You’ve probably never run into Howard Johnson staying at one of his hotels, or talked stocks with Charles Schwab, but the beauty of the guitar industry is the visibility
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Stories from Seymour Duncan - First Pickup Repair

June 4, 2008
Seymour Duncan tells the story of the turn of events that led to his first pickup repair... the rest is history!

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Stories From Seymour Duncan - Creating Humbuckers

June 4, 2008
Seymour Duncan shares his story of working with Jeff Beck and developing the JB pickups.

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Stories From Seymour Duncan - Clapton's "Blackie"

June 4, 2008
Seymour Duncan shares his experience of working on "Blackie" and how different tolerance potentiometers change a guitar's tone.

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