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Fatten up your sound with Seymour Duncan's new limited edition Pickup Booster

(Image credit: courtesy of Seymour Duncan)

Seymour Duncan has issued its Pickup Booster effect pedal in a limited-edition matte black chassis.

The hi-def boost and line driver, first released in 2002 and used by artists ranging from George Lynch to Peter Frampton to Alex Skolnick, boasts a class A, low-noise circuit design with true bypass switching.

Like the original, the new version is designed to boost a guitar signal without altering its character. Additionally, a discrete push-pull output stage offers increased drive capability, meaning that with the gain knob down to 0dB from a maximum 25dB, signal chains will sound cleaner.

There’s also a pickup resonance switch, which will make a single coil pickup sound like a vintage humbucker (in the “1” position) or high output humbucker (in the “2” position).

The Pickup Booster is being offered for $119. For more information or to purchase, head to Seymour Duncan (opens in new tab).

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Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.