Santa Barbara, CA (July 18, 2012) – The pulverizing tone that defines Slipknot and Mick Thomson is now available in a 7-string pickup, just like Seymour Duncan's regular Blackouts.
“Blackouts have a lot more tone than your typical active pickup,” Thomson says. “They sound more real. It’s a bigger sound, with richer harmonics and a wider frequency range.”
EMTY Blackouts maintain those qualities, but they’re custom voiced to suit Mick’s signature low tunings. We’ve tightened the bass response for better low-end articulation, avoiding the “woofy” sound that can plague dropped tunings. Mick also requested more high-end “cut,” but without added harshness.
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