Seymour Duncan Releases Mark Holcomb Alpha and Omega Signature Pickups

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Seymour Duncan has announced the over-the-counter release of Periphery guitarist Mark Holcomb’s Alpha and Omega pickups in six-, seven- and eight-string versions.

“The Alpha/Omega set has been the heartbeat of my sound for the past several years,” Holcomb says.

“Since we developed and released the first six-string set in the custom shop, I’ve had the same pickup set in every one of my six-, seven- and eight-string guitars, live and in the studio. It has remained one of the few components of my rig and setup that I haven’t even thought about tweaking.

“The Omega bridge pickup came out super cool,” he continues. “It’s very, very aggressive and snarling, with that percussive quality that I like in the low mids. My style is based on really big chords with a lot of voicings, and I didn’t want to sacrifice any of that in the bridge pickup. And the Alpha neck pickup has lots of pick attack—probably the most pick attack of any neck pickup I’ve ever played. But it’s still very fat and glassy.”

“The six-string Custom Shop release of this pickup was very popular, and we heard a lot from Mark and Mark’s fans who said they wanted extended-range versions of that same pickup and the ability to buy it over the counter,” saysMax Gutnik, Seymour Duncan SVP of Products & CRO. “We’re excited to make them available to more players, with more variety.”

  • Available as a set or as individual neck or bridge pickups.
  • Six-, seven- or eight-string options.
  • Trembucker option is available for six-string.

Seymour Duncan Mark Holcomb Alpha/Omega pickups are made in the U.S. and are available now.

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