Santa Barbara, CA Seymour Duncan announces the release of a new guitar pickup system that combines the best aspects of traditional passive pickups and cutting-edge active designs.

The Gus G. FIRE Blackouts System includes a pair of traditional-looking humbucking pickups and a low-noise, high-output dual active preamp. Seymour Duncan says the system is designed so hard rock and metal guitarists can get the explosive power they demand without sacrificing the expressive, hair-trigger response of a great passive pickup, adding, "It's the most organic-sounding active pickup system ever."

The Gus G. FIRE Blackouts System includes two pickups handmade in Santa Barbara, California, and a U.S.A.-made Blackouts preamp that replaces one of the guitar's volume pots. The preamp features the bare-wire lockdown system used in Seymour Duncan's Liberator Solderless Pickup Change System, so players who already have active pickups in their guitar can install the new system using only the included screwdriver. The package also includes three 25K potentiometers for guitarists who are migrating from passive pickups.

"This system combines the massive tone, kick, and distortion of Blackouts with the rich tone and expressive feel of my favorite passive pickups," says Gus G. "It responds perfectly to all my picking techniques, and more of my personality comes through than with any active pickup I've tried.”

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