Seymour Duncan http://www.guitarworld.com/taxonomy/term/446/all en Review: Seymour Duncan 805 Overdrive Pedal — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/review-seymour-duncan-805-overdrive-pedal-video <!--paging_filter--><p><em>These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the April 2015 issue of </em>Guitar World<em>. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at the <a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-april-15-abasi-satriani-govan?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=April2015VideosPage">Guitar World Online Store</a>.</em></p> <p><strong><em>GOLD AWARD WINNER</em></strong></p> <p>The variety of overdrive and distortion pedals on the market these days is truly staggering. </p> <p>The vast majority is basically good at one or two applications, such as clean boost, blues overdrive, hard rock rhythm crunch, or metal distortion, but pedals that can do all of this (and do it very well) are very rare indeed.</p> <p>The Seymour Duncan 805 Overdrive may be based upon the classic 808 Tube Screamer overdrive, but that’s really just a starting point as it does so much more. </p> <p>Instead of building an imitation with perhaps a few circuit changes thrown in for good measure, the 805 Overdrive features an entirely different chip (an MC33178) and provides an expertly voiced three-band EQ section that delivers higher levels of saturated gain, lower noise and increased tonal versatility. </p> <p><strong><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-april-15-abasi-satriani-govan?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=April2015VideosPage">For the rest of this review, including FEATURES, PERFORMANCE, the BOTTOM LINE and more, check out the April 2015 issue of Guitar World.</a></strong></p> <!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><div style="display:none"> </div> <!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script><object id="myExperience4079824462001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /> <param name="width" value="620" /> <param name="height" value="348" /> <param name="playerID" value="798983031001" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAj36EdAk~,0qwz1H1Ey92wZ6vLZcchClKTXdFbuP3P" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="4079824462001" /> </object><!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. 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Higher settings give you a late attack that lets your picking dynamics come through before the compression kicks in. And the Volume control does more than just let you match the output with your bypassed sound: you can also use it as a boost while taking advantage of the Blend and Mid/Full/High controls. </p> <p>The Vise Grip can give you a simple dynamics adjustment—like a subtle or extreme increase in sustain for country "chicken pick'n” or a little extra clarity, body and volume for a clean solo—or you can use it for more intense effects like a classic 'squished funk' rhythm scratch or to introduce a lo-fi, treble-heavy edge which is perfect for a garage-band vibe. </p> <p>Then you can blend in just the right amount of the uncompressed signal and let the Mid/Full/High switch restore sparkle to the high end, fatten up the uncompressed signal for increased harmonic overtones, or simply make sure your effected sound remains consistent with your bypassed guitar tone. It's also useful for keyboard, mandolin or any instrument where excessive dynamic range is an issue. </p> <p>The Vise Grip Compressor is assembled at the Seymour Duncan Factory in Santa Barbara, California, and like all Seymour Duncan Effects Pedals is 100 percent true-bypass.</p> <p><strong>For more information, visit <a href="http://www.seymourduncan.com/">SeymourDuncan.com.</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/tqo2x0fzFXs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/seymour-duncan-vise-grip-compressor-exclusive-demo-video#comments Seymour Duncan Steve Booke Videos Effects News Gear Tue, 24 Feb 2015 18:18:47 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23587 Seymour Duncan Introduces Studio Bass Compressor Pedal http://www.guitarworld.com/seymour-duncan-introduces-studio-bass-compressor-pedal <!--paging_filter--><p>Seymour Duncan has introduced the Studio Bass Compressor pedal.</p> <p>From the company:</p> <p>The Studio Bass Compressor is a studio-grade soft-knee compressor designed for bassists who want to take control of the dynamics of their sound, from a subtle smoothing-out of peaks and valleys to the most squished and pinched extremes and everywhere in between. </p> <p>It's extremely low noise and has an easy-to-use control format: The Blend knob allows you to adjust the amount of wet signal so you can bring natural snap back into your individual notes. The Volume knob lets you control the output (or you can push it up and lower the Compression for a great clean boost). </p> <p>The Attack knob regulates how quickly the compressor reacts to your initial pick attack—cranking it up will give a late attack that allows your pick or finger dynamics to come through before the compression kicks in. The Compressor knob is the heart of the pedal and allows you to easily control the dynamic range. </p> <p>The Studio Bass Compressor combines features not normally seen, like the Low/Full/Mid switch that can restore some of the dynamic range lost in compression and it allows you to choose to be frequency selective or dial it in full range. It also fattens up the compressed signal for thick and heavy reggae sounds. Or you can use it to simply make sure your effected sound remains consistent with your bypassed bass tone. </p> <p>Other features not commonly seen are the Automatic Gain Compensation, which compensates for input gain loss as the compression and attack controls are adjusted. The pedal will also automatically increase the compression ratio as the signal approaches the threshold. This allows it to function more like a limiter if needed. </p> <p>Unlike most compressors with hard-knee thresholds, the SD Studio Bass compressor gradually enters into compression at a lower ratio prior to the signal reaching the threshold. This slower onset of compression provides a more natural, transparent sound, especially at low compression levels.</p> <p>The Studio Bass Compressor is incredibly versatile: you can easily go from a subtle compression that gently smoothes things out all the way to a high compression that balances the dynamics in slap-style playing to keep each note from being too harsh or overbearing. Rock players can effortlessly summon powerful midrange punch while maintaining a fat bottom end. Bassists who prefer a more vintage sound can dial in a nice even mixture of top, mid and bottom frequencies. </p> <p>The Studio Bass Compressor is assembled at the Seymour Duncan factory in Santa Barbara, California, and like all Seymour Duncan effect pedals is 100 percent true-bypass. </p> <p>For more information, visit <a href="http://www.seymourduncan.com">seymourduncan.com.</a></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/seymour-duncan-introduces-studio-bass-compressor-pedal#comments Seymour Duncan Videos Bass Guitars Effects News Gear Tue, 10 Feb 2015 18:36:46 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23475 New Pickup Guide: Seeking Unforgettable Tone? Try One of These 11 New Guitar Pickups http://www.guitarworld.com/new-pickup-guide-seeking-unforgettable-tone-try-one-these-11-new-guitar-pickups <!--paging_filter--><p>Whether you play classic rock or modern metal or something in between, one of these new pickups is sure to make your tone unforgettable.</p> <p><span style="font-size:18px;font-weight:bold;">DiMarzio</span><br /> <em>PAF Master Neck and Bridge pickups</em><br /> <br /><br /> DiMarzio’s PAF Master Neck (DP260) and Bridge (DP261) pickups are quiet, bright and very dynamic hum-canceling pickups. </p> <p>The PAF Master Neck has a great balance of full richness with a throaty tone, with smooth and creamy highs, while the PAF Master Bridge Model is snarly and thick, with real rock and roll character. </p> <p>The PAF Master Bridge Model uses an Alnico 4 magnet, whose high iron content and energy coefficient lends more body and attack to the sound from a pickup with relatively low output voltage and DC resistance specs. </p> <p><strong>$104.99 | <a href="http://dimarzio.com/">dimarzio.com</a></strong></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Screen%20Shot%202015-02-04%20at%203.43.14%20PM.png" width="620" height="318" alt="Screen Shot 2015-02-04 at 3.43.14 PM.png" /><br /> <br /></p> <hr /> <span style="font-size:18px;font-weight:bold;">Fishman</span><br /> <em>Fluence Humbucker Classic and Modern Humbucker pickups</em><br /> <br /><br /> Fishman’s Fluence Classic and Modern Humbucker pickups are fully analog active pickups. Unlike passive pickups, which use traditional wire-wound coils, Fluence pickups feature Fluence Core printed “coils,” which are not susceptible to spurious noise, hum, cable capacitance problems and loss in tonal response and clarity due to inductive issues. <p>The pickups’ unique Multi-Voice feature allows players to transform individual pickups from classic vintage to hot, or from hot to “line-in” clean, with the right level, balance and gain for each voice. </p> <p><strong>Modern Humbuckers, $168.77–$194.74; Classic Humbuckers: $168.77–$181.75; Humbucker sets, starting at $311.62 | <a href="http://fluence.fishman.com/">fluence.fishman.com</a></strong></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Modern%20Humbucking%20Beauty.jpg" width="620" height="827" alt="Modern Humbucking Beauty.jpg" /><br /> <br /></p> <hr /> <span style="font-size:18px;font-weight:bold;">Seymour Duncan</span><br /> <em>Black Winter</em><br /> <br /><br /> Extreme metal guitarists like Ola Englund of Feared and Keith Merrow from Six Feet Under favor Seymour Duncan’s Black Winter pickup for its excessively aggressive tone. <p>The Black Winter has the right balance of mids, treble and bass to provide crushing distortion, punishing mids and lots of saturation, allowing players to execute annihilating riffs and articulately cutting solos. The pickup is available for six-, seven- and eight-string guitars. </p> <p><strong>$89.95 | <a href="http://www.seymourduncan.com/">seymourduncan.com</a></strong></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Screen%20Shot%202015-02-04%20at%203.47.06%20PM.png" width="620" height="307" alt="Screen Shot 2015-02-04 at 3.47.06 PM.png" /><br /> <br /></p> <hr /> <span style="font-size:18px;font-weight:bold;">Bare Knuckle</span><br /> <em>Cobra Coils</em><br /> <br /><br /> Bare Knuckle’s Cobra Coils deliver high-gain single-coil tone without compromising dynamics or frequency response. <p>The pickups reflect the look and construction of the Bare Knuckle Black Hawk humbucker but are very much true single-coil pickups. Cobra Coilsare offered in six- and seven-string versions, both individually and in sets.</p> <p><strong>Six-string set, £185; seven-string set, £210 | <a href="https://bareknucklepickups.co.uk/main/">bareknucklepickups.co.uk</a></strong></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Cobra%20coil.JPG" width="620" height="413" alt="Cobra coil.JPG" /><br /> <br /></p> <hr /> <span style="font-size:18px;font-weight:bold;">Doyle Coils</span><br /> <em>Tru-Clones PAF Humbucker Pickups</em><br /> <br /><br /> Doyle Coils’ Tru-Clones PAF Humbucker pickups were produced through years of work between Tom Doyle and the late great Les Paul in a quest to deliver the renowned guitarist’s ideal guitar sound. <p>Paul’s personal guitar tech, engineer and confidant for more than 45 years, Doyle has made an extraordinary pickup that delivers clarity and warmth, sweetness and definition, and great fidelity. Each Tru-Clones pickup is hand crafted with vintage-spec 42-gauge wire, butyrate bobbins, nickel-silver baseplates, long-cast magnets, nickel-silver pickup covers and other high-end refinements used in the original PAF style pickups. </p> <p>Tru-Clones are available in a variety of finishes and in vintage unpotted or lightly wax-potted versions.</p> <p><strong>$500–$535 | <a href="http://doylecoils.com/">doylecoils.com</a></strong></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/1-%20Doyle%20Coils%20TRU-CLONES%20Box%20Set.jpg" width="620" height="413" alt="1- Doyle Coils TRU-CLONES Box Set.jpg" /><br /> <br /></p> <hr /> <span style="font-size:18px;font-weight:bold;">Lace Music</span><br /> <em>Alumitone Humbuckers</em><br /> <br /><br /> Lace Music’s Alumitone humbuckers feature a passive design that requires no battery, USB port or circuitry. The pickup is “current” driven, rather than voltage based like standard pickups, and requires 95 percent less copper wire compared to a normal pickup. <p> Alumitone humbuckers can be split for a single-coil option without any drop in output or increase in 60-cycle noise. The pickups do not interfere with effects, tone and volume pots, and they are an excellent conduit when recording direct. </p> <p>Alumitone humbuckers can be installed in any standard humbucker route and include an all-new trim ring as a standard feature, with a choice of black, chrome and gold trim. </p> <p><strong>$112 | <a href="http://lacemusic.com/">lacemusic.com</a></strong></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Screen%20Shot%202015-02-04%20at%204.05.24%20PM.png" width="620" height="644" alt="Screen Shot 2015-02-04 at 4.05.24 PM.png" /><br /> <br /></p> <hr /> <span style="font-size:18px;font-weight:bold;">Kent Armstrong</span><br /> <em>Icon Series Replacement Pickups</em><br /> <br /><br /> Kent Armstrong Icon Series pickups were created from authentic Fifties and Sixties pickups that are highly responsive and exhibit warm vintage tone and character. <p>The pickups feature components such as Alnico 2 and 3 magnets, and Formvar and plain enamel wire, and they use a stainless-steel baseplate to direct the magnetic field toward the strings. </p> <p>The series includes two humbuckers based on a 1957 set (bridge and neck), a bridge and neck pickup from an early Fifties Fender Broadcaster set, and three different Stratocaster single-coil sets from 1954, 1957 and 1962, with all middle pickups reverse wound for noise cancellation. </p> <p>All the pickups are sold individually and can be mixed and matched. </p> <p><strong>$75–$105 | <a href="http://www.wdmusic.com/guitarworld/">wdmusic.com</a></strong></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/WD%20pickup.jpg" width="620" height="462" alt="WD pickup.jpg" /><br /> <br /></p> <hr /> <span style="font-size:18px;font-weight:bold;">ThroBak Electronics </span><br /> <em>PRO-90</em><br /> <br /><br /> The ThroBak PRO-90 is a humbucker-sized P-90 that delivers authentic Fifties-era P-90 growl. <p>The ThroBak PRO-90 preserves the construction, materials and growl of a vintage P-90 pickup by using ThroBak’s proprietary Vintage Core specifications and MXV components, which include tinned brass baseplate construction, vintage ground lug configuration, long sand-cast Alnico 3 and Alnico 4 magnets, and coils wound with a core of 42 AWG plain enamel wire. </p> <p>The output for each pickup is 7.6K (neck) and 8.2K (bridge). The pickup is available in classic pole screw and Alnico 5 rod magnet P-90 configurations, and with nickel-silver covers in a variety of finishes.</p> <p><strong>$194.50; set, $389 | <a href="http://www.throbak.com/">throbak.com</a></strong></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Screen%20Shot%202015-02-04%20at%203.53.50%20PM.jpg" width="620" height="389" alt="Screen Shot 2015-02-04 at 3.53.50 PM.jpg" /><br /> <br /></p> <hr /> <span style="font-size:18px;font-weight:bold;">Mojotone </span><br /> <em>Two-Face Strat pickup</em><br /> <br /><br /> Mojotone Two-Face Strat pickup is unlike any other Strat pickup ever made. Most typical Strat pickups lack girth and attack when it comes to heavier distortion, especially on the low strings. <p>Mojotone designed the Two-Face to combat that issue without losing focus on the clean and chimey Strat tones as well. The pickup uses adjustable pole pieces with bar magnets for the wound bass strings and Alnico rod magnets for the unwound treble strings (hence the name “Two-Face”). </p> <p>The result is a versatile and balanced pickup—from clean to mean, and everything in between.</p> <p><strong>$63.65 each | <a href="http://www.mojotone.com/">mojotone.com</a></strong></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/two-face-pic.jpg" width="620" height="503" alt="two-face-pic.jpg" /><br /> <br /></p> <hr /> <span style="font-size:18px;font-weight:bold;">Lundgren Pickups</span><br /> <em>M6, M6 C, M7 and M8 pickups</em><br /> <br /><br /> Lundgren’s M6 pickup is optimized for power and clarity, making it perect for hard rock and metal and especially for detuning. <p>The pickup is also available as the M6C, which features a thin plastic cover. The seven-string M7 pickup is the first pickup Lundgren designed for Meshuggah’s Fredrik Thordendal and features a combination of winding and a ceramic magnet placed under the pickup to deliver more of everything, including harmonics and low end. </p> <p>Featured on some Ibanez production models, the eight-string M8 pickup provides well-defined tone even through a distorted amp. All pickups are also available in neck versions. </p> <p><strong>M6, $169; M7, $179; M8, $195 | <a href="http://lundgrenpickups.com/">lundgrenpickups.com</a></strong></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Screen%20Shot%202015-02-04%20at%204.03.08%20PM.png" width="620" height="359" alt="Screen Shot 2015-02-04 at 4.03.08 PM.png" /><br /> <br /></p> <hr /> <span style="font-size:18px;font-weight:bold;">L.R. Baggs</span><br /> <em>Lyric Acoustic Microphone</em><br /> <br /><br /> Engineered for the stage, the Lyric Acoustic Microphone combines the fidelity and dynamics of a studio mic’d guitar with the freedom of a pickup. <p>Unlike other attempts to use an internal microphone, the Lyric employs noise-canceling technology that rejects “boxy” reflections inside of the acoustic chamber, delivering an open and clear performance while providing unprecedented feedback resistance and isolation.</p> <p><Strong>$199 | <a href="http://www.lrbaggs.com/">lrbaggs.com</a></strong></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Screen%20Shot%202015-02-04%20at%204.14.58%20PM.png" width="620" height="327" alt="Screen Shot 2015-02-04 at 4.14.58 PM.png" /></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/new-pickup-guide-seeking-unforgettable-tone-try-one-these-11-new-guitar-pickups#comments Bare Knuckle DiMarzio Fishman January 2015 Lace Music LR Baggs Mojotone Seymour Duncan Accessories News Features Gear Magazine Thu, 05 Feb 2015 16:09:53 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23439 Periphery's Mark Holcomb Demos His Signature Seymour Duncan Alpha/Omega Pickups — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/peripherys-mark-holcomb-demos-his-signature-seymour-duncan-alphaomega-pickups-video <!--paging_filter--><p>In this newly posted video below, Periphery guitarist Mark Holcomb demos his new signature Alpha/Omega pickups, which will be produced by the <a href="http://customshop.seymourduncan.com">Seymour Duncan Custom Shop.</a></p> <p>The video was actually posted by guitarist <a href="http://keithmerrow.com/">Keith Merrow</a> of Conquering Dystopia.</p> <p>"These incredible pickups Mark and I made will be available soon through the Seymour Duncan Custom Shop," Merrow wrote via YouTube. </p> <p>At the moment, this is all the information we have on the pickups, but be sure to stay tuned! For more information about Holcomb's signature PRS guitar, visit <a href="http://www.prsguitars.com/markholcomb/">prsguitars.com/markholcomb.</a> </p> <p>To follow Merrow on Facebook, <a href="http://www.facebook.com/keith.merrow1">step right this way.</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/UNzReBRLM3E" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/peripherys-mark-holcomb-demos-his-signature-seymour-duncan-alphaomega-pickups-video#comments Keith Merrow Mark Holcomb Periphery Seymour Duncan Accessories Videos News Gear Mon, 02 Feb 2015 22:01:23 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23426 NAMM 2015: Seymour Duncan Releases Vise Grip Compressor Pedal — Demo Video http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2015-seymour-duncan-releases-vise-grip-compressor-pedal-demo-video <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Follow <em>Guitar World's</em> coverage of the 2015 Winter NAMM Show with gear news and videos on <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/namm-2015">GuitarWorld.com,</a> updates on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/GuitarWorld">Facebook</a> and photos and more on <a href="https://twitter.com/GuitarWorld">Twitter</a> and <a href="http://instagram.com/guitarworldmagazine">Instagram.</a></strong></p> <p>The Seymour Duncan Vise Grip Compressor is a studio-grade soft-knee compressor designed for guitarists who want to take control of the dynamics of their sound, from a subtle smoothing-out of peaks and valleys to the most squished and pinched extremes and everywhere in between. </p> <p>The Blend knob lets you add as much or as little of the original signal as you like to the compressed sound, while the Mid/Full/High lets you choose the character of the blended signal by deciding what frequency range of the dry signal is blended in with the wet. </p> <p>The Sustain knob determines how long your notes will ring out and the Attack control regulates how quickly the compressor reacts to your initial pick attack. Higher settings give you a late attack that lets your picking dynamics come through before the compression kicks in. And the Volume control does more than just let you match the output with your bypassed sound: you can also use it as a boost while taking advantage of the Blend and Mid/Full/High controls. </p> <p>The Vise Grip can give you a simple dynamics adjustment—like a subtle or extreme increase in sustain for country "chicken pick'n” or a little extra clarity, body and volume for a clean solo—or you can use it for more intense effects like a classic 'squished funk' rhythm scratch or to introduce a lo-fi, treble-heavy edge which is perfect for a garage-band vibe. </p> <p>Then you can blend in just the right amount of the uncompressed signal and let the Mid/Full/High switch restore sparkle to the high end, fatten up the uncompressed signal for increased harmonic overtones, or simply make sure your effected sound remains consistent with your bypassed guitar tone. It's also useful for keyboard, mandolin or any instrument where excessive dynamic range is an issue. </p> <p>The Vise Grip Compressor is assembled at the Seymour Duncan Factory in Santa Barbara, California, and like all Seymour Duncan Effects Pedals is 100% true-bypass.</p> <p>For more information, visit <a href="http://www.seymourduncan.com/">SeymourDuncan.com.</a></p> <p><strong>For more NAMM Show coverage, visit <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/namm-2015">GuitarWorld.com's official NAMM 2015 section,</a> get updates on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/GuitarWorld">Facebook</a> and photos and more on <a href="https://twitter.com/GuitarWorld">Twitter</a> and <a href="http://instagram.com/guitarworldmagazine">Instagram.</a> It's like you're at the show!</strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/RqjbzNWFEyg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2015-seymour-duncan-releases-vise-grip-compressor-pedal-demo-video#comments NAMM 2015 Seymour Duncan Accessories Videos News Gear Tue, 20 Jan 2015 15:16:10 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23324 Annie Shred Demos Seymour Duncan Full Shred Pickups — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/annie-shred-demos-seymour-duncan-full-shred-pickups-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Below, check out a new demo video posted by guitarist Annie Shred.</p> <p>This time around, Annie—and her <a href="http://www.ibanez.co.jp/usa/news/f_products/2014/7_8String/index.html">Ibanez RG7 guitar</a>—demos Seymour Duncan's Full Shred pickups.</p> <p>For more about Full Shred pickups, visit <a href="http://www.seymourduncan.com/products/electric/humbucker/medium-output/sh10_full_shred/">seymourduncan.com</a>. To keep up with Annie Shred, follow her on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/AnnieShred">Facebook.</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/B8L_uYL1V3Q" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/annie-shred-demos-seymour-duncan-full-shred-pickups-video#comments Annie Shred Seymour Duncan Videos News Gear Mon, 12 Jan 2015 16:23:00 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23264 Seymour Duncan Introduces Lemmy Custom Shop Signature Pickup Set http://www.guitarworld.com/seymour-duncan-introduces-lemmy-custom-shop-signature-pickup-set <!--paging_filter--><p>The sound of Motörhead is defined by the high-output fat tone and midrange grind Lemmy Kilmister has delivered for decades with songs like "Ace of Spades” and "Iron Fist,” combined with a fast pick attack on his Rickenbacker bass. </p> <p>Seymour Duncan started with carefully analyzing the pickups in his bass and then made them even ruder—that's right, even more attack and punch—while also making sure they had plenty of clarity under heavy distortion. </p> <p>The results are three unique pickups, each hand-built in the Seymour Duncan Custom Shop and available in individual neck, middle or bridge models, or as a complete set. The pickups are available in either a direct mount for Lemmy Signature Basses or pickguard mount for traditional Rickenbacker basses. </p> <p>You can also get your choice of nickel or gold. (Jack Daniels sold separately.)</p> <p>The pickups are available directly from the <a href="http://customshop.seymourduncan.com/lemmy-kilmister-signature/">Seymour Duncan Custom Shop.</a></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/motorhead">Motorhead</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/seymour-duncan-introduces-lemmy-custom-shop-signature-pickup-set#comments Lemmy Kilmister Motorhead Seymour Duncan Bass Guitars News Gear Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:48:56 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23166 Guitarist Sarah Michelle Demos Seymour Duncan Yngwie Malmsteen YJM Fury Pickups — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/video-guitarist-sarah-michelle-demos-seymour-duncan-yngwie-malmsteen-yjm-fury-pickups <!--paging_filter--><p>Earlier today, the gang at Seymour Duncan posted this shot-in-2012 video to its Facebook page. </p> <p>In the clip, a guitarist named <a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/UseYourIllusions123?feature=watch">Sarah Michelle</a> tries out Seymour Duncan's Yngwie Malmsteen YJM Fury STK-S10 pickups, which live in her Fender Stevie Ray Vaughan Signature Strat.</p> <p>"I've always been a fan of Yngwie's gnarly strat tone," Sarah says in the information posted along with the video on YouTube. "[I'm] playing some Yngwie licks for most of the video but jamming some other riffs toward the end. These pickups are perfect for rock!"</p> <p>What do you think?</p> <p>For more about these pickups, visit <a href="http://www.seymourduncan.com/yngwie/yjm-fury-pickups.php">seymourduncan.com</a>.</p> <p>For the hell of it, we've also included a video (bottom) of Sarah Michelle covering Malmsteen's "Far Beyond the Sun." Enjoy!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/sQ9oPwlrYU4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/LskRHAEioVk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/yngwie-malmsteen">Yngwie Malmsteen</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/video-guitarist-sarah-michelle-demos-seymour-duncan-yngwie-malmsteen-yjm-fury-pickups#comments Seymour Duncan Yngwie Malmsteen Accessories News Gear Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:12:04 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/19971 Seymour Duncan Releases Dino Cazares Retribution Active Pickups — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/seymour-duncan-releases-dino-cazares-retribution-active-pickups <!--paging_filter--><p>Seymour Duncan has released its Dino Cazares Retribution active pickups.</p> <p>From the company:</p> <p>The Retribution pickups were designed with Dino Cazares of Fear Factory and Divine Heresy to provide the essential attack, clarity and increased headroom that 7- and 8-string players like Dino have been asking for. </p> <p>They feature a specially tuned preamp with just the right amount of gain, enhanced attack definition and maximum string clarity. Like the standard Blackouts series and Mick Thomson EMTY Blackouts, they maintain an organic open sound that isn't sterile but instead is huge and powerful with a lower noise level and an increased dynamic response compared to other active pickups. </p> <p>Dino Cazares says of the Retribution, "It has a richer tone that's more evenly voiced so the low string is not fighting with the high string. It's a very crunchy sound, great for low tunings. It has more articulation in the pick attack and the distortion has less unwanted noise and compression.” </p> <p>These pickups were designed with extended range players in mind by maintaining definition on the low B and F# strings. The Retribution is the same pickup that is featured on the new Dino Cazares signature Ibanez DCM100 7-string. </p> <p>Like the Blackouts active pickups series, Retribution comes with wiring schematics and all necessary mounting hardware including pots, stereo jack, and battery clip. They are available separately as neck and bridge models or as a complete calibrated set for 7 string guitars (passive and soapbar sized) and 8 string guitars (soapbar sized). Each Retribution is wound and assembled at the Seymour Duncan factory in Santa Barbara, California.</p> <p>For more information, visit <a href="http://www.seymourduncan.com/">seymourduncan.com.</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/BaogVG49ik0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/fear-factory">Fear Factory</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/seymour-duncan-releases-dino-cazares-retribution-active-pickups#comments Dino Cazares Divine Heresy Fear Factory Seymour Duncan News Gear Thu, 11 Dec 2014 21:02:24 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23081 Keith Merrow Demos Seymour Duncan 805 Overdrive Pedal — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/keith-merrow-demos-seymour-duncan-805-overdrive-pedal-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Below, check out a new demo video for Seymour Duncan's 805 Overdrive pedal. The video features—and was posted by—guitarist <a href="http://www.keithmerrow.com/">Keith Merrow</a> of Conquering Dystopia.</p> <p>"A lot of people have been asking me about this new 805 OD pedal," Merrow says. "I put together a quick video so you can hear it. I think it really does a lot to tighten up a high gain tone. It's similar to your familiar 'green' OD pedal, but it has a much better EQ section and a more transparent gain curve."</p> <p><strong>Signal chain:</strong> Schecter KM6, 805 OD, Kemper (5150), UA Apollo Quad, Studio One Pro</p> <p>From the company:</p> <p>The Seymour Duncan 805 Overdrive is designed using the legendary 808 chip, but with an expanded gain range and an active 3-band EQ that isn't common on overdrives. It's so versatile that you can use it for a smooth, lyrical bluesy overdrive one minute and a modern metal crunch the next.</p> <p>We started with the classic overdrive tones we all know and love but we tightened up the bottom end and added more sparkle in the highs as well as more detailed note articulation. Whether you're after ringing cleans, a subtle boost, fat crunch, or even screaming sustaining solo tones, it's all in there. And unlike other overdrives that become thin when you refine the gain, the 805's 3-band active EQ lets you take back control over the low end while also fine-tuning the mids and highs.</p> <p>The 805 Overdrive can be used to give your sound a boost with full overtones or to provide harmonically rich heavy gain with warm tube character.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/e9dzIsU0YcY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/keith-merrow-demos-seymour-duncan-805-overdrive-pedal-video#comments Keith Merrow Seymour Duncan Videos Effects News Gear Thu, 06 Nov 2014 17:02:02 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22800 Seymour Duncan Pickup Booster Pedal — Exclusive Demo Video http://www.guitarworld.com/seymour-duncan-pickup-booster-pedal-exclusive-demo-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Today, GuitarWorld.com presents an exclusive demo video of Seymour Duncan's recently introduced Pickup Booster pedal.</p> <p>The video, which you can check out below, features the music and six-string mastery of Steve Booke, <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/steve-booke">who writes the What in the World lessons (with tab and video) for GuitarWorld.com and demos tons of gear for Seymour Duncan and other manufacturers.</a></p> <p>From the company:</p> <p>Many guitarists want to be able to boost their signal without adding noise or altering their tone. With its class A, low-noise circuit design, the Pickup Booster can do just that and is exceptional at emphasizing a guitar's natural sound while adding some muscle and fatness. </p> <p>It's extremely transparent, adds clarity and has several new improvements that build even further on the original's design. The Gain control can now be turned down to unity (0dB). We also added a discrete push-pull output stage that gives you increased drive capability. So even with the Gain knob down at 0dB and a long cable length, your signal chain will sound cleaner. </p> <p>One of the most exciting features is the Resonance Switch which makes the pedal interact directly with your pickups, allowing those with single-coils to flip a switch for a vintage humbucker sound that's perfect for classic rock or blues. With another flip of the switch you can get a high-output humbucker tone for rip roaring solos or for blasting gain out of a tube amp. </p> <p><strong>Specifications</strong></p> <p><strong>Gain range</strong>: 0 to 25 dB</p> <p><strong>Pickup Resonance Switch</strong>: Makes a single coil sound like a vintage humbucker ("1") or high output humbucker ("2").<br /> "1" - Resonance shifts down by 2-3kHz<br /> "0" - Resonance is not affected<br /> "2" - Resonance shifts down by 3-5kHz</p> <p><strong>Bypass</strong>: True bypass</p> <p><strong>Noise</strong>: -120 dBV (referred to input with gain set at 25dB)</p> <p><strong>Type of circuitry</strong>: Fully discrete, class A, push-pull output stage</p> <p><strong>Distortion</strong>: &lt; 0.1%</p> <p><strong>Power</strong>: DC 9 V battery, or regulated 9-18V DC adapter</p> <p><strong>Current consumption</strong>: 4.27mA @ 9V (when LED is "on"), 2.80mA @ 9V (when LED is "off")</p> <p><strong>Input impedance</strong>: 500K (when effect is "on"), Open (when effect is "off")</p> <p><strong>Output impedance</strong>: 150 Ohms</p> <p><strong>Dimensions</strong>: 2.61" x 4.90" x 1.40" (W x L x H) (6.63cm x 12.45cm x 3.56cm)</p> <p><strong>Weight</strong>: 0.8 lb. without battery, 0.9 lb. with battery</p> <p>For more information, visit <a href="http://www.seymourduncan.com/">SeymourDuncan.com</a>.</p> <!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><div style="display:none"> </div> <!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script><object id="myExperience3812178866001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /> <param name="width" value="620" /> <param name="height" value="348" /> <param name="playerID" value="798983031001" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAj36EdAk~,0qwz1H1Ey92wZ6vLZcchClKTXdFbuP3P" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="3812178866001" /> </object><!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. 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But the company put her moniker on the stuff and continues to reap the benefits that a big name (and a pretty face) can provide.</p> <p>Luckily, musicians in search of quality signature gear — from guitars to amps to effects to pickups — don't have to worry about that nonsense. Generally, gear manufacturers work closely with their signature artists, in some cases, right down to the tiniest of details (Some artists repeatedly send back their signature-model prototypes until they're absolutely perfect).</p> <p>So, while acknowledging the plethora of fine signature gear that's available today, here's the cream of the crop: five items that simply get it right. This list was compiled by a group of <em>Guitar World</em> staffers including Gear Editor Paul Riario. </p> <p><strong>Fender Eric Johnson Stratocaster</strong></p> <p>Maybe you've read it in forums or heard it from people in the know (maybe even from people whose job it is to try out Fender gear all day long), but Fender's Eric Johnson signature Strat has quietly earned a reputation as possibly one of the best instruments Fender produces on a regular basis.</p> <p>At first glance, the EJ model looks a lot like other U.S.-made Strats. But once you study the details, you start to notice its refinement. In fact, EJ-model connoisseurs tend to agree that it's not one single feature that makes this guitar special — it's the way all the smaller features work together. </p> <p>The guitar has a one-piece, vintage-tinted quartersawn plain maple neck (contours sanded very smooth) with a ’57-style V shape; a light, two-piece alder body with deep ’57-style body contours and cavities. It comes in 2-Color Sunburst, Black, Candy Apple Red and White Blonde. The frets are highly polished. The pickups are Eric Johnson single-coils (not over-wound at all) with countersunk screws and a five-way switch. Other features include a vintage tremolo with silver-painted block and ’57-style string recess. There's no paint between the base plate and the block.</p> <p>Basically, if you're a fan of the Stratocaster in its purest form, you'll truly appreciate this model, which also packs in several practical updates for modern players.</p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/EJ%20Strat.jpg" width="620" height="209" alt="EJ Strat.jpg" /></p> <p><em>MSRP: $2,599.99 | <a href="http://www.fender.com/products/search.php?partno=0117702806">Check out this guitar at fender.com.</a></em></p> <hr /> <strong>ESP LTD James Hetfield Snakebyte</strong> <p>When it comes to signature guitars made for the rigors of heavy metal, it's hard to beat the LTD James Hetfield Snakebyte from ESP.</p> <p>The Snakebyte is a light-weight guitar that packs the heavyweight punch necessary for one of metal's marquee players. The neck is thin and comfortable, perfect for quick chord changes, and you'll find all of the high-end features of its more expensive Japanese-made cousin without sacrificing quality.</p> <p>And, as an added bonus, the Snakebyte now comes stock with a set of EMG James Hetfield pickups, putting all of the Metallica guitarist's secret weapons — minus his fabled right hand — at your fingertips.</p> <p>For a full test drive and review from <em>Guitar World</em> Gear Editor Paul Riaro, head <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/review-esp-ltd-james-hetfield-snakebyte">here</a>.</p> <p><img src="http://dl.guitarworld.com/ltdsnakebyte.png" width="620" /></p> <p><em>MSRP: $1,570 | <a href="http://www.espguitars.com/guitars/signature/ltd-snakebyte.html">Check out this guitar at esp.com.</a></em></p> <hr /> <strong>Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro Slash APH-2 pickups</strong> <p>For the die-hard Slash enthusiast, there's a whole boatload of signature gear to choose from, from the "Appetite" Les Paul to a the custom octave fuzz from Jim Dunlop.</p> <p>While you could buy your way to a pretty good replica of Slash's actual rig with enough money, the best place to start might just be the Alnico II Pro Slash APH-2 pickups from Seymour Duncan.</p> <p>These moderate-output humbuckers will give you just the right amount of bite for those gritty riffs while still allowing for the searing sustain necessary to unleash ripping solos. Pop them in any humbucker-friendly guitar and you'll be well on your way to channeling your favorite top-hat-wearing guitar hero.</p> <p><img src="http://dl.guitarworld.com/slashpickups.jpg" width="620" /></p> <p><em>MSRP: $269 | <a href="http://www.seymourduncan.com/products/electric/humbucker/vintage-output/alnico_ii_pro_s_1/">Check out these pickups at seymourduncan.com.</a></em></p> <hr /> <strong>Jim Dunlop DB01 Cry Baby From Hell</strong> <p>Take a quick poll of metal guitarists to find out their favorite wah pedal and Jim Dunlop's Cry Baby From Hell will undoubtedly come out on top.</p> <p>Made to the specifications of the late, great Dimebag Darrell, the Cry Baby From Hell features an extended sweep range knob, 6-way range selector and kick-in volume boost to take your solos over the top.</p> <p>Dime, like a number of other guitarists, would often use his wah as a high-end boost for solos, leaving it fully cocked while he tore up the fretboard. Either fully engaged or used as a high-pass filter, the Cry Baby From Hell should meet all your needs and then some. </p> <p>Now start getting those squeals and pinch harmonics down!</p> <p><img src="http://dl.guitarworld.com/dimebagcrybaby.jpg" width="620" /></p> <p><em>MSRP: $286.44 | <a href="http://www.jimdunlop.com/product/db01-dimebag-signature-wah">Check out this pedal at jimdunlop.com</a></em></p> <hr /> <strong>EVH 5150 III 50-Watt Head</strong> <p>Perhaps no one's tone is as sought-after as that of Eddie Van Halen. And fortunately for all you finger-tapping maniacs out there, almost no other guitarist has more quality signature gear on the market.</p> <p>And while his Wolfgang Special guitar is top-of-the-line and the MXR Phase 90 will have you rocking the cradle with the best of them, it's his line of signature amps from EVH that have really made a mark on the world of hard rock and metal.</p> <p>Even if it is a scaled-down version of its 100-watt big brother, there's no denying the EVH III 5150 50-watt head packs a <em>lot</em> into a small package. This three-channel amp matches up nicely with any cabinet, but you definitely can't go wrong with any of the cabs in the EVH 5150 III line. Pair it up with either the 2x12 or 1x12 and you'll have 'em dancing in the streets in no time!</p> <p><img src="http://dl.guitarworld.com/evh5150.png" /></p> <p><em>MSRP: $1,333.32 | <a href="http://www.evhgear.com/gear/subpage?partno=2253000400">Check out this amp at evhgear.com.</a></em></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/slash">Slash</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/eric-johnson">Eric Johnson</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/metallica">Metallica</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/eddie-van-halen">Eddie Van Halen</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/van-halen">Van Halen</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/dimebag-darrell">Dimebag Darrell</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/pantera">Pantera</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/damageplan">Damageplan</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/your-signature-please-five-essential-pieces-signature-gear#comments Dimebag Darrell Dunlop Eddie Van Halen Eric Johnson ESP EVH Fender James Hetfield Seymour Duncan Slash Guitar World Lists Amps Electric Guitars News Features Gear Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:46:55 +0000 Damian Fanelli, Josh Hart http://www.guitarworld.com/article/16421 Seymour Duncan Releases Pickup Booster Pedal — Demo Video http://www.guitarworld.com/seymour-duncan-releases-pickup-booster-pedal-demo-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Seymour Duncan has released the Pickup Booster pedal.</p> <p>From the company:</p> <p>The highly sought-after Pickup Booster is back with even more features to give guitar players the perfect boost when they need it.</p> <p>Many guitarists want to be able to boost their signal without adding noise or altering their tone. With its class A, low-noise circuit design, the Pickup Booster can do just that and is exceptional at emphasizing a guitar's natural sound while adding some muscle and fatness. </p> <p>It's extremely transparent, adds clarity and has several new improvements that build even further on the original's design. The Gain control can now be turned down to unity (0dB). We also added a discrete push-pull output stage that gives you increased drive capability. So even with the Gain knob down at 0dB and a long cable length, your signal chain will sound cleaner. </p> <p>One of the most exciting features is the Resonance Switch which makes the pedal interact directly with your pickups, allowing those with single-coils to flip a switch for a vintage humbucker sound that's perfect for classic rock or blues. With another flip of the switch you can get a high-output humbucker tone for rip roaring solos or for blasting gain out of a tube amp. </p> <p>You can use the Pickup Booster for a clean, buffered boost with more headroom or you can fatten up a humbucker for maximum saturation and sustain. Like the Dirty Deed, Vapor Trailand 805 Overdrive, each Pickup Booster is assembled in Santa Barbara, California and is True-Bypass. </p> <p><strong>Specifications</strong></p> <p><strong>Gain range</strong>: 0 to 25 dB</p> <p><strong>Pickup Resonance Switch</strong>: Makes a single coil sound like a vintage humbucker ("1") or high output humbucker ("2").<br /> "1" - Resonance shifts down by 2-3kHz<br /> "0" - Resonance is not affected<br /> "2" - Resonance shifts down by 3-5kHz</p> <p><strong>Bypass</strong>: True bypass</p> <p><strong>Noise</strong>: -120 dBV (referred to input with gain set at 25dB)</p> <p><strong>Type of circuitry</strong>: Fully discrete, class A, push-pull output stage</p> <p><strong>Distortion</strong>: &lt; 0.1%</p> <p><strong>Power</strong>: DC 9 V battery, or regulated 9-18V DC adapter</p> <p><strong>Current consumption</strong>: 4.27mA @ 9V (when LED is "on"), 2.80mA @ 9V (when LED is "off")</p> <p><strong>Input impedance</strong>: 500K (when effect is "on"), Open (when effect is "off")</p> <p><strong>Output impedance</strong>: 150 Ohms</p> <p><strong>Dimensions</strong>: 2.61" x 4.90" x 1.40" (W x L x H) (6.63cm x 12.45cm x 3.56cm)</p> <p><strong>Weight</strong>: 0.8 lb. without battery, 0.9 lb. with battery</p> <p>For more information, visit <a href="http://www.seymourduncan.com/">SeymourDuncan.com</a>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/_TMBGXye_Cs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/seymour-duncan-releases-pickup-booster-pedal-demo-video#comments Seymour Duncan Videos Effects News Gear Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:12:29 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22151 Review: Seymour Duncan Vapor Trail Analog Delay Pedal http://www.guitarworld.com/review-seymour-duncan-vapor-trail-analog-delay-pedal <!--paging_filter--><p><em>These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the October 2014 issue of </em>Guitar World<em>. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at the <a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-october-14-stevie-ray-vaughan/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=OctoberVideosPage">Guitar World Online Store</a>.</em></p> <p>Digital delay has been around for quite a while, as has realistic digital modeling of vintage analog and tape delays. But as great as those effects are, it’s still hard to beat the inherent musicality of a genuine analog delay. </p> <p>With the new Vapor Trail Analog Delay, Seymour Duncan has created a true analog delay pedal that combines the best attributes of genuine BBD (bucket brigade device) integrated circuits with modern low-noise analog electronics. </p> <p>The result is a pedal that delivers the fat, warm tone of genuine analog echo, with crystal-clean signal quality and definition similar to state-of-the-art digital technology.</p> <!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><div style="display:none"> </div> <!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script><object id="myExperience3725974364001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /> <param name="width" value="620" /> <param name="height" value="348" /> <param name="playerID" value="798983031001" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAj36EdAk~,0qwz1H1Ey92wZ6vLZcchClKTXdFbuP3P" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="3725974364001" /> </object><!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. 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