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 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,...
  2. 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...
  3. 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....
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  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-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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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....
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...

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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