NAMM 2024: “A high output humbucker with a sizzly bite”: Seymour Duncan and Brandon Ellis unleash the Dyad, a “high-detailed” bridge humbucker that’s flipped upside-down

Seymour Duncan Dyad Humbucker
(Image credit: Seymour Duncan)

Seymour Duncan has unveiled the Dyad, its latest signature pickup ahead of NAMM 2024. The company has worked closely with The Black Dahlia Murder lead guitarist, Brandon Ellis, for a “high-detailed, three-dimensional” version of its Parallel Axis humbucker.

The Jackson signature artist joined The Black Dahlia Murder in 2016, replacing the departing Ryan Knight, and has since dazzled with his smooth lead playing in amongst the band’s melodeath assault. Ellis got hands-on with his involvement in the pickup’s design, ultimately concocting a hybrid of two Parallel Axis models.

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Phil Weller

A freelance writer with a penchant for music that gets weird, Phil is a regular contributor to Prog, Guitar World, and Total Guitar magazines and is especially keen on shining a light on unknown artists. Outside of the journalism realm, you can find him writing angular riffs in progressive metal band, Prognosis, in which he slings an 8-string Strandberg Boden Original, churning that low string through a variety of tunings. He's also a published author and is currently penning his debut novel which chucks fantasy, mythology and humanity into a great big melting pot.