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Seymour Duncan

Fashioning the Dream

June 17, 2009
A look behind the scenes into Seymour Duncan''s marketing man''s head
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Video Review - Flaxwood Liekki

May 19, 2009
PG's Pat Smith walks us through his latest review of Flaxwood's Liekki ("flame" in Finnish). The Liekki features a body built from flaxwood materials and also includes a flaxwood resonating back plate. It also comes with Seymour Duncan SP90 Vintage Soapbar pickups, Schaller LP Tremolo, Celluloid inlays and Gotoh tuners.

Pat runs through the different pickup selections and shows that the Liekki has a palette of tones and it can cater to several playing styles. In addition, the Flaxwood Liekki won a "Premier Gear Award," so check out the full review in PG's June issue.

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Sneak Peek: New Stompboxes from Seymour Duncan

April 21, 2009
A look into Seymour Duncan''s new Twin Tube Blue, Deja Vu Delay, and Double Back Compressor
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Seymour Duncan SFX-07 Shape Shifter Pedal Review

October 15, 2008
This tap tremolo was made to reproduce the rich classic tremolo sound of vintage fifties tube amps
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Liza Jane - Vince Gill, Jedd Hughes

September 15, 2008
Duesenberg & 65 Amps Endless Summer Party presents the song "Liza Jane" played by Vince Gill, Seymour Duncan and Judd Hughes

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Seymour Duncan Custom Winding Pickups, Part 1

July 18, 2008
Seymour himself is at the winder in this video, showing how he makes pickups. He explains scatter winding and passes on some knowledge that was passed along to him from Leo Fender.
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Custom Wound Pickups at Seymour Duncan, Part 2

July 18, 2008
Seymour's right-hand woman, Marisela Juarez is featured in this clip. Marisela runs the custom shop and has wound pickups for the guitars played on many of the albums in your collection.
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How to Make a Pickup, Part 3

July 18, 2008
In this segment we look at lipstick pickups (made with no bobbin), Tele pickups, wax-potting and SD's proprietary "stud loader." Also, see how a humbucker is made, step-by step.
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Seymour Duncan Interview, Part 1

July 18, 2008
Every legend has an inspiring story about how it all began and Seymour Duncan is no different. An inquisitive young Seymour fixed a string-damaged Tele pickup back in the day and that launched it all.
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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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