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Seymour Duncan PowerStage 700 Guitar Amp Head Review

Don Carr presents the Seymour Duncan PowerStage 700 guitar amplifier. This miniature power amplifier is engineered to attain the best tone and performance from your pedal-based electric guitar rig. Small enough to... Read more »

Seymour Duncan Effects Pedals at Winter NAMM 2017

Mitch Gallagher stops by the Seymour Duncan booth at Winter NAMM 2017 to check out the Andromeda Delay pedal, as well as the PowerStage power amp. After the video, see Sweetwater's complete coverage of the Winter... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2017: Seymour Duncan Andromeda

With the Andromeda Dynamic Delay pedal, Seymour Duncan is unleashing a truckload of control, tones, and connectivity in a deceptively easy-to-use and pedalboard-friendly package. The pedal boasts eight delay... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2017: Seymour Duncan Duality Humbuckers

The Seymour Duncan Duality humbucking pickup set is designed with the intent to marry the very best of active and passive electric guitar pickup design. Guitarists will immediately take to the Duality's wide dynamic... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2017: Seymour Duncan Mark Holcomb Pickups

Mark Holcomb signature Alpha and Omega Seymour Duncan passive humbucking pickups are generating a lot of buzz. Each pickup was designed to achieve a very specific result. The Omega bridge pickup is focused and... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2017: Seymour Duncan PowerStage

Seymour Duncan unveiled a pair mini floor-based guitar power amps. The PowerStage 700 is a miniature power amplifier that is engineered to attain the best tone and performance from your pedal-based electric guitar... Read more »

Seymour Duncan Forza Overdrive Pedal Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7mzvEBNEqE Pro musician Dave Nassie presents the Seymour Duncan Forza Overdrive pedal. The Seymour Duncan Forza Overdrive effects pedal boasts a wide range of gain and EQ-shaping... Read more »

Seymour Duncan Killing Floor High Gain Boost Pedal Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZ5LKk7lSf0 Musician Dave Nassie presents the Seymour Duncan Killing Floor High Gain boost pedal. The gain knob adds in up to 34dB of overdriven boost that works for gain matching... Read more »

Seymour Duncan Palladium Gain Stage Pedal Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvC0Y75iE_E Sweetwater's Don Carr presents the Seymour Duncan Palladium gain stage pedal. It easily transforms your clean guitar tone into that of a high-gain tube amplifier. Every... Read more »

Summer NAMM 2016: Seymour Duncan Killing Floor Overdrive/Boost Pedal Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2nilMghZuk Don Carr presents the Seymour Duncan Killing Floor pedal at Summer NAMM 2016. It delivers a bluesy feel while still functioning as more of a boost than an overdrive. It... Read more »

Summer NAMM 2016: Seymour Duncan Killing Floor

Seymour Duncan promises that their new Killing Floor booster pedal will deliver "a 'bluesy' feel while still functioning as more of a boost than an overdrive." It maintains your core tone while adding in more growl... Read more »

Summer NAMM 2016: Seymour Duncan Saturday Night Special

Saturday Night Special humbucking pickups from Seymour Duncan feature Alnico 4 magnets, and are voiced to be punchy and fat at the neck position and clear at the bridge position. While Seymour Duncan has used Alnico... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2016: Seymour Duncan Catalina Chorus

The array of tones that the Seymour Duncan Catalina Chorus generates is dizzying. This chorus pedal yields sounds from clean shimmer to extreme swirling, and everything in between. Use the Catalina Chorus to create... Read more »

6 Transparent Overdrive Pedals

Transparent overdrives are their own unique category of pedals. Very touch-responsive, focusing on less-colored, high-headroom overdrive, they allow the sound of your guitar and amp to be at the forefront. Not as... Read more »

Seymour Duncan Vapor Trail Analog Delay Pedal Review by Don Carr

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwscsgL4vFM In this video we're checking out the Seymour Duncan Vapor Trail, an all-analog delay pedal featuring bucket-brigade chips. One cool feature is the LED light in the Delay... Read more »

Seymour Duncan Shape Shifter Stereo Tremolo Pedal Review by Sweetwater Sound

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLl5sYCBbFY Get the Seymour Duncan Shape Shifter tremolo pedal here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/ShapeShifter Check out the Seymour Duncan Shape Shifter Tremolo! It sounds... Read more »

Seymour Duncan Vise Grip Compressor Pedal Review by Sweetwater Sound

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbeTXUGcFf8 Get the Vise Grip Compressor here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/ViseGripComp Check out the Seymour Duncan Vise Grip! Capable of everything from... Read more »

Pedal Power

In my job here at Sweetwater creating demonstration videos of guitar gear, I get to hear, play, and see tons of amazing pedals. Here's a list of eight overdrive, distortion, and fuzz pedals that I've recently put to... Read more »

How To Get the Most From Your Compressor Pedal: Part 2

Miss the first installment of this series of articles? Check out Part I. Part I focused on the basics of guitar compressors and how they work. In Parts II and III, I'll show some sample settings and suggested uses... Read more »

How To Get the Most From Your Compressor Pedal: Part 1

Most guitarists associate compressor pedals with snappy country licks, spanky funk rhythm, and clean, sustained, single-line leads. While these are iconic sounds, compressor pedals can be set up in a variety of... Read more »

Seymour Duncan Pickup Booster Pedal Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeZgr_bf4nU Get the Seymour Duncan Pickup Booster here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/PickupBooster Hands On Review: Seymour Duncan Pickup Booster In this video I'm focusing... Read more »

Seymour Duncan 805 Overdrive Pedal Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04Aal0fmNps Get the 805 overdrive here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/805Overdrive Don Carr demonstrates the Seymour Duncan 805 overdrive pedal. Check out the video, then... Read more »

MIPA 2012

At a ceremony held on March 22, the 13th annual MIPAs (Musikmesse International Press Award) were presented to the industry. For the MIPAs, journalists from more than 100 magazines vote for the best music and pro... Read more »

Guitar of the Day

You've got to check this one out: Back in the 1970s, Seymour Duncan built a very unusual guitar for Jeff Beck, that has since become known as the "TeleGib" because it has a Telecaster body and neck, but two... Read more »