Seymour Duncan has introduced its Black Winter pickups for seven- and eight-string guitarists. The Black Winter was originally created for the extreme metal players of Scandinavia who were looking for more aggression without sacrificing definition and clarity.
Dean Zelinsky, CEO of Dean Zelinsky Private Label Guitars, has announced the issuance of his patent for a new guitar neck design. Intellectual property rights include the strategic texturing of the backside of a guitar neck to reduce friction and increase the playability of a guitar.
String Dog has announced its new Sonic Hybrid 946 electric guitar strings. The new strings — the company's first hybrid gauge product — offer a quality nickel wrap over a hexagonal core for strength and durability.
Though he has dozens of amazing guitars, since 1986 Slash has used pretty much one very special Les Paul for all recording. The Alnico II Pro Slash was designed to give Slash's other Les Paul guitars—what he calls his "live guitars"—the exact tone of this legendary instrument.
In the video below, Guitar World's tech editor Paul Riario compares two sets of Ernie Ball guitar strings — the company's ever-popular Slinkys and its new M-Steel strings. You can see his side-by-side comparison in the top video. The bottom video, which was provided by Ernie Ball, tells you more about M-Steel strings.
Here's something we stumbled upon this morning on Kickstarter. It's a video about Acoustic Stream, a new wireless tuner/recorder that monitors humidity and temperature to hopefully help you protect your guitar.
The Alnico 2 magnet and moderate windings yield a warm, sweet tone with more natural string vibration for great sustain. Classic rock players who get their distortion from the amp rather than the pickup love the APH-1. It allows them to back off the crunch and get beautiful clean tones with softer attack. Compared to the '59, the Alnico II Pro has a rounder sound with a spongier bass response.