Latest Guitar pickups Stories

2014-05-28 23:02:36

Dialtone pickups places complete tone control at the fingertips of musicians by integrating two adjustable knobs into the pickup itself. Together, these knobs control the frequency response of the pickup allowing the player to emphasize and color the rich tones already present within the guitar. Livermore, CA (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 Locally owned company Dialtone Pickups today announced more details on the upcoming demonstration and launch of its exciting new infinitely tone-adjustable...

2011-05-15 00:02:31

EMG Pickups has released a James Hetfield signature guitar pickup series with the design being driven exclusively by the guitarist for Metallica. Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) May 14, 2011 History was made April 23, 2011 at "The Big 4" event in Indio, California, with four of the biggest acts in metal playing together for the first time in the U.S. On this same day Metallica founder and front man James Hetfield unleashed his new EMG Pickups JH Signature Set to 60,000 metal-hungry fans. The JH Set...

2011-01-13 06:03:00

ANAHEIM, Calif., Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Seymour Duncan today opened its largest-ever presence at NAMM by announcing 16 new market-expanding products, led by the very limited-production Seymour Duncan 35 guitar. Beginning its 35th year helping stringed-instrument players find their personal voice, the company and its legendary co-founder, Seymour W. Duncan, are fielding an array of products intended to showcase engineering prowess in pickups and complete understanding of electric...

2011-01-12 05:20:00

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- It was more than 40 years ago that Seymour W. Duncan began crafting extraordinary guitar and bass sounds for many of the world's top players, but this year marks the 35th Anniversary of Seymour Duncan, the company he and Cathy Carter Duncan founded in 1976. That's when Seymour began offering guitar products and custom pickup services to the larger world of musicians, transforming the way all kinds of players think about the possibilities...

2010-12-09 04:00:00

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The genre-defining crunch and wail of heavy rock guitar often comes from active guitar pickups, which have a built-in, battery-powered preamp epoxy-sealed into a stark black casing. It's a distinctly modern sound married to a patently modern look. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101209/LA14863-a) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101209/LA14863-b) Now for the first time, guitarists can get the power of active...

2010-12-07 04:00:00

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Seymour Duncan announces the debut of Liberator(TM), the first universal Solderless Pickup Change System for guitar and bass. Liberator is a bare-wire Lockdown system integrated with a high-quality volume pot. With a Liberator-equipped volume pot installed, changing pickups no longer requires heating up a soldering gun--you only need a mini screwdriver. Since Liberator doesn't require proprietary connectors, it works with nearly any...

2009-07-07 07:05:00

New Electronics Radically Expand Sound Range and Control COLLEGE PARK, Md., July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- University of Maryland Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Bruce Jacob pried open his new electric guitar and wondered why he couldn't get more sounds out of it. The first guitar he purchased since he was a teenager, the instrument's available tones were more limited than the guitars Jacob grew up playing. The engineer in him sought an answer. "I decided to catalog every...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
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