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 Studio Bass Compressor Pedal Black

    $169.00
    The Studio Bass Compressor is a studio-grade, classic compressor in a user friendly 4 knob format.
    Seymour Duncan Studio Bass Compressor Pedal BlackThis unique Blend knob and 3 way mini-toggle switch will allow you to select the frequency range of the original uncompressed signal as well as infinitely adjust the amount of “wet”...
  2. Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounder Pickups

    $65.00 - $139.00
    4- and 5-String Aggressive, High-Output Jazz, Tele®, and Split-P Bass Pickups
    SCPB-3 '51 Tele® Bass High output true single-coil. The quarter-inch diameter pole pieces add more string sensitivity than the Hot model. Aggressive tonal response with strong bottom end and lots of mids. Adds tremendous tonal...
  3. Seymour Duncan Hot Pickups

    $65.00 - $170.00
    4-String High-Output Jazz, Tele®, and Split-P Bass Pickups
    SCPB-2 '51 Tele® Bass Hot single-coil. A high-output take on the Vintage. In this case, we increase the coil windings for higher output, more punch, and a thicker bottom-end than the Vintage Dimensions: Length = 2.88"(73.1mm)...
  4. Seymour Duncan Vintage Pickups

    $65.00 - $170.00
    4- and 5-String Vintage-voiced Jazz, Tele®, and Split-P Bass Pickups
    SCPB-1 '51 Tele® Bass Vintage-correct true single-coil; a tribute to the old early-'50s "Tele Bass." Uses the same bobbins, magnets, wire, and black yarn for the same look and same bright tone as the original. Comes with waxed...
  5. Seymour Duncan STK Stacked Coil Pickups

    $85.00 - $170.00
    Stacked Coil Humcancelling Jazz Bass Pickup Set
    STK-J1 Classic Configuration Vintage-voiced humcancelling Stack ® pickup. Perfect for country, pop, blues, and classic rock. This is one of our most popular pickups. It captures the same great tone, presence and response of the SJB-1...
  6. Seymour Duncan SRB Rickenbacker Pickups

    $109.00 - $218.00
    Dual Coil Humcancelling Rickenbacker Pickup Set
    Humbucking upgrade for Rickenbacke® 4000 series basses for neck and bridge position. Adds output and humcancelling. Great for all styles of music. This Rickenbacker neck position replacement adds warmth, clarity, and increases the tonal range...
  7. Seymour Duncan ASB Phase I Split Coil Pickups

    $115.00 - $209.00
    Split Coil Humcancelling P2 Sized Pickup Set
    Moderate output, active "soapbar" pickups Unique split-blade design eliminates string-spacing issues. The tone is traditionally voiced and warm with a detailed and natural high end. Includes logo covers. Neck and bridge models available...
  8. Seymour Duncan Apollo Split-Coil Jazz Bass Pickups

    $95.00 - $189.00
    4- and 5-String Humcancelling Jazz Bass Pickups
    Jazz Bass 4-String Configuration Linear humbucking pickup set for Jazz bass adds punch and articulation missing from standard Jazz bass pickups while minimizing noise. The Apollo Jazz Bass pickup set has a traditional look, but the punchy...
  9. Seymour Duncan AJB Active Stacked Pickups

    $119.00 - $189.00
    Humcancelling Jazz Bass Pickup Set
    Increased output active pickup for blues, classic rock, heavy rock and metal. The bridge pickup has a solid bottom with a dip in the mids for warmth and clarity. A fully discrete, ultra quiet, 9-volt preamp delivers low impedance output...

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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