Seymour Duncan

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Seymour Duncan

Seymour Duncan

With 30 years in the business Seymour Duncan has been manufacturing some of the finest pickups under the "Bassline" and Antiquity 1 and 2 series. Seymour Duncan's mission is to create top-quality musical products to satisfy your needs.

Seymour Duncan musical products started with Seymour W. Duncan, the founding father, guitarist and repairman behind the brand. Born in New Jersey Seymour grew up in the golden age of modern music, the 1950's and 60's. His inspiration was built around musical legends of the likes of Charlie Christina, Chet Atkins, and Les Paul.

After having a pickup fail on him mid-gig and being forced to carry on with only a single pickup he decided to undertake rewinding the pickup himself utilizing only a crude record player revolving at 33 1/3 rpm to handle the rewind.

Not content with just playing an instrument Duncan began delving deeper into the engineering of guitars and how each piece changed the characteristics of tone. Seeing one of the roots of the tonal characteristics in the dynamics and differences of pickups Duncan set about building pickups of his own design.

His repair skills and pickup winds have been utilized by some of the greatest names in music including Jimmy Page, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Pete Townshend, Jimi Hendrix, Peter Frampton, Jeff Beck and many others.

During this same era he established contact with some of the musical industry luminaries including Leo Fender, Les Paul, and Seth Lover and from this continued experimenting with pickup design. Word spread and by the late 70's Duncan had become practically a household name. In 1976 he established a full fledge company with Cathy Carter Duncan that has since grown to over 100 employees whose skills and dedication result in a continual refinement of guitar electronics. You can clearly fell the skill and experience in music in each of their pickups and onboard electronics. Get inspired by your own unique sound with Duncan pickups and onboard preamps.

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Question: Where Can I Buy Seymour Duncan?

Answer: You can buy these from Best Bass Gear by Calling 877-839-3531 or Emailing us at sales@bestbassgear.com or chatting with our Bass Techs

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  1. Seymour Duncan STC-3M3 3-Band Preamp with 3 Knobs

    $139.00
    3-Band: 2-Pickup, 4-Knob VPP - Treb/Bass - Mid
    Control Configuration Volume/Slap Switch Push/Pull Treble/Bass Stack Midrange Tone Circuit designed for Music Man Stingray bass comes with a prewired 3-knob control harness. The STC-3M3...
  2. Seymour Duncan STC-3A 3-Band Preamp for Active Pickups

    $135.00
    3-Band: 2-Pickup, 4-Knob VPP - Bl - Treb/Bass Stack - Mid
    Control Configuration Volume Push/Pull(Slap-Switch) Blend Treble/Bass Stack Mid High headroom, low-noise, 3-Band active onboard EQ preamp designed for use with active pickups. Comes...
  3. Seymour Duncan STC-3P 3-Band Preamp for Passive Pickups

    $135.00
    3-Band: 2-Pickup, 4-Knob VPP - Bl - Treb/Bass Stack - Mid
    Control Configuration Volume Push/Pull(Slap-Switch) Blend Treble/Bass Stack Mid High headroom, low-noise, 3-Band active onboard EQ preamp designed for use with passive pickups. Comes...
  4. Seymour Duncan STC-3M4 3-Band Preamp with 4 Knobs

    $139.00
    3-Band: 1-Pickup, 4-Knob VPP - Treb - Mid - Bass
    Control Configuration Volume/Slap Switch Push/Pull Treble Mid Bass Tone Circuit designed for Music Man Stingray bass comes with a prewired 4-knob control harness. The STC-3M4...
  5. Seymour Duncan STC-2ASB 2-Band Preamp for Active Pickups

    $139.00
    2-Band: 2-Pickup, 3-Knob VPP - Blend- Treb/Bass
    Control Configuration Volume/Slap Switch Push/Pull Blend Treble/Bass Stack High headroom, low-noise, 2-Band active onboard EQ preamp voiced specifically for fretless basses with active pickups....
  6. Seymour Duncan STC-2PSB 2-Band Preamp for Passive Pickups

    $139.00
    2-Band: 2-Pickup, 3-Knob VPP - Blend- Treb/Bass
    Control Configuration Volume/Slap Switch Push/Pull Blend Treble/Bass Stack High headroom, low-noise, 2-Band active onboard EQ preamp voiced specifically for fretless basses with PASSIVE pickups Designed...
  7. Seymour Duncan STC-3ASB 3-Band Preamp for Active Pickups

    $165.00
    3-Band: 2-Pickup, 4-Knob VPP - Blend - Treb/Bass - Mid
    Controls: Volume (w/Slap Switch push-pull) Blend Treble/Bass Stack Midrange High headroom, low-noise, 3-Band active onboard EQ preamp voiced specifically for fretless basses with ACTIVE...
  8. Seymour Duncan STC-3PSB 3-Band Preamp for Passive Pickups

    $165.00
    3-Band: 2-Pickup, 4-Knob VPP - Blend - Treb/Bass - Mid
    Controls: Volume (w/Slap Switch push-pull) Blend Treble/Bass Stack Midrange High headroom, low-noise, 3-Band active onboard EQ preamp voiced specifically for fretless basses with PASSIVE...
  9. Seymour Duncan STC-2C-BO 2 Band Preamp EQ with Concentric Knobs

    $59.00
    2-Band: Treb/Bass
    Controls: Treble/Bass Stack Add active EQ to your P or J without any drilling with this 2-band onboard active EQ with stacked basstreble pot, and switchable treble frequency. On board Tone Circuits add tremendous...
  10. Seymour Duncan SMB-5d 5 String MV(Ernie Ball MM) Size Ceramic Dual Coil Pickup

    $95.00
    5 String Dual Coil Humcancelling Musicman ® pickup
    Hotter pickup. Recommended for classic rock, heavy rock, funk, punk, R&B, and metal. This hum-canceling pickup offers a balanced, highly musical tone contour with a richly articulated bottom, lots of midrange, and biting treble. It's got...
  11. Seymour Duncan SMB-5a 5 String MV(Ernie Ball MM) Size Alnico V Dual Coil Pickup

    $95.00
    5 String Dual Coil MusicMan Ernie Ball Size Bass Pickup
    1976-voiced humbucker. Great for blues, funk, classic rock, southern rock, jam, and hard rock. The Alnico magnets, together with unique coil windings, have the effect of extending both ends of the frequency spectrum beyond that of the ceramic...
  12. Seymour Duncan APB-2 4 String Precision Size Lightnin' Rods Split Coil Pickup

    $119.00
    4 String Split Coil Humcancelling P-Bass Pickup
    Vintage-voiced, active replacement pickup for P-Bass®. Recommended for country, pop, blues, and classic rock. Gives that traditional "warm 'n woody" tone typical of a vintage P-Bass, but with faster response, courtesy of the built-in, fully...
  13. Seymour Duncan AJB-1b 4 String Jazz L Size Pro Active Split Coil Bridge Pickup

    $119.00
    4 String Jazz Bass Bridge Pickup
    Modern-voiced, active replacement pickup for Jazz Bass ®. Recommended for pop, blues, classic rock and heavy rock. Provides a modern, broad tonal response that's perfect for a Jazz Bass, but without the brittleness found in other active pickups....
  14. Seymour Duncan AJB-2b 4 String Jazz L Size Lightnin' Rods Split Coil Bridge Pickup

    $119.00
    4 String Jazz Bass Bridge Pickup
    Vintage-voiced, active replacement pickup for Jazz Bass ®. Perfect for country, pop, blues, and classic rock. The exposed Alnico 5 pole pieces provide smooth highs and a solid bottom for warmth and clarity. The focused midrange gives the...
  15. Seymour Duncan SMB-4a 4 String MusicMan Size Alnico V Dual Coil Pickup

    $95.00
    4 String Dual Coil MusicMan Bass Pickup
    The Alnico magnets, together with unique coil windings, have the effect of extending both ends of the frequency spectrum beyond that of the ceramic magnet version. In other words, the Alnico version is both warmer on the bottom and more detailed on...
  16. Seymour Duncan SMB-4d 4 String MusicMan Size Ceramic Dual Coil Pickup

    $95.00
    4 String Dual Coil MusicMan Bass Pickup
    Hotter pickup. Recommended for classic rock, heavy rock, funk, punk, R&B, and metal. This hum-canceling pickup offers a balanced, highly musical tone contour with a richly articulated bottom, lots of midrange, and biting treble. It's got a nice,...
  17. Seymour Duncan 100k linear taper EQ potentiometer with center detent

    $9.00
    100k Linear taper potentiometer with center detent. Used in the EQ section of Seymour Duncan preamps. These are a replacement for the Bass, Mid, or treble controls.Features a 6mm "D" shaft that will fit most metal knobs that have a set screw.
  18. Seymour Duncan Palladium Gain Stage Pedal

    $299.00
    The Palladium Gain Stage effects pedal is the first stompbox that actually captures the feel and responsiveness of a high gain tube amp.
    Palladium Gain Stage Preamp Pedal Available in two color options: Black WhiteBy focusing beyond just the tonal characteristics of Palladium, Seymour Duncan designed an innovative architecture that...
  19. Seymour Duncan APJ-2 4 String P/J Size Lightnin' Rods Set

    $175.00
    4 String P/J Pickup Set
    Vintage-voiced, active replacement pickup for P/J ® configuration. Perfect for country, pop, blues, and classic rock. Gives that traditional "warm 'n woody" tone typical of a vintage P-Bass, and bridge is bright and assertive, but with faster...
  20. Seymour Duncan AJJ1 4 String Jazz L/S Size Pro Active Split Coil Set

    $175.00
    4 String Jazz Bass Pickup Set
    Modern-voiced, active replacement pickup for Jazz Bass ®. Recommended for pop, blues, classic rock and heavy rock. Provides a modern, broad tonal response that's perfect for a Jazz Bass, but without the brittleness found in other active pickups....
  21. Seymour Duncan AJJ2 4 String Jazz L/S Size Lightnin' Rods Split Coil Set

    $175.00
    4 String Jazz Bass Pickup Set
    Vintage-voiced, active replacement pickup for Jazz Bass ®. Perfect for country, pop, blues, and classic rock. The exposed Alnico 5 pole pieces provide smooth highs and a solid bottom for warmth and clarity. The focused midrange gives the...
  22. Seymour Duncan APJ-1 4 String P/J Size Pro Active Set

    $175.00
    4 String Split Coil Humcancelling P/J Set
    Modern voiced active replacement pickup for P/J ® configuration. Recommended for a wide variety of genres including pop, blues, classic rock, and heavy rock Provides a modern, and broad tonal response that is perfect on a P/J Bass, but without...
  23. Seymour Duncan ASB2 Phase II Split Coil Pickups

    $115.00 - $209.00
    Active Soapbar EMG 40 Size Pickup Set
    Active "soapbar" pickups for 5-string and 6-string basses. Similar to Phase I, but with slightly harder attack and a modern, hi-fi tone with a smooth and broad response. Unique split-blade design delivers the punch of a single coil, without hum....
  24. Seymour Duncan SSB Phase I Dual Coil Pickups

    $65.00 - $125.00
    Dual Coil Humcancelling EMG 35 Size Pickup Set
    Moderate output, passive "soapbar" pickup for four- or five-string bass. Passive alternative to battery-powered pickups for four string bass players. The tone is simple and organic, with added warmth and punch.. Direct replacement for EMG®35...
  25. Seymour Duncan SSB NYC Dual Coil Pickups

    $125.00 - $285.00
    Dual Coil EMG 35 Size Bass Pickup Set
    The NYC is a Passive Dual Coil pickup with a double row of exposed Alnico pole-pieces available in EMG 35 & EMG 40 sizes. The four conductor cabling allows for a wide variety of wiring modes for different tonal options. Wire the pickup...
  26. Seymour Duncan SPB Split Coil Pickups

    $75.00 - $89.00
    Split Coil Humcancelling Vintage P-Bass Pickup
    SPB-1 Vintage Split Coil Configuration In 1957, Leo Fender changed the Precision Bass™ guitar pickup to a two coil system wired together to eliminate interference hum. He also used two pole pieces for each string to capture the greater...
  27. Seymour Duncan SJB Single Coil Pickups

    $65.00 - $158.00
    Single Coil Vintage Jazz Bass Pickup Set
    SJB-1 Vintage Single Coil Configuration This pickup gives you the traditional sound of a vintage pickup for Jazz Bass™. The single coil construction brings out the warmth and fullness of the instrument while maintaining clarity and definition....
  28. Seymour Duncan SJ5 Single Coil Pickups

    $75.00 - $145.00
    SJ5S Five String Configuration This pickup captures the tone, feel and articulation of a great '62 Jazz Bass. We adjusted the coil geometry and winding configuration to compensate for the different nature of extended range instruments. It's...
  29. Seymour Duncan SCPB Single Coil Pickups

    $65.00
    Single Coil 51P Bass pickup
    SCPB-1 Vintage Single Coil Configuration Vintage-correct true single-coil. Perfect for country, pop, surf, blues, and classic rock. A tribute to the old early-'50s "Tele Bass." Uses the same bobbins, magnets, wire, and black yarn for...

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Where Can I Buy Seymour Duncan?

Answer: You can buy these from Best Bass Gear by Calling 877-839-3531 or Emailing us at sales@bestbassgear.com or chatting with our Bass Techs

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