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 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...
  2. 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)...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. Seymour Duncan ASB0 Blackouts Dual Coil Pickups

    $109.00 - $219.00
    Dual Coil Humcancelling Active Bass Pickups
    Active pickups and electronics voiced for the aggressive bass tones of metal, classic metal, punk and heavy Blackouts for Bass represents the active bass soapbar pickup specifically voiced for aggressive music. Instead of the radical EQ boosting...
  8. Seymour Duncan Antiquity II Pickups

    $89.00 - $198.00
    '60s Style Jazz, Tele®, and Split-P Bass Pickups
    Jazz Bass Configuration The Jazz Bass pickup is made to the specifications of the mid-'60s production instruments and is very similar to the pickups re-wound for Jaco back in the early '80s. The pickup is wound for the right amount of output...
  9. Seymour Duncan Antiquity I Pickups

    $89.00 - $198.00
    '50s Style Jazz, Tele®, and Split-P Bass Pickups
    Jazz Bass Configuration The neck position is wound "top going" and North polarity. The bridge position is wound "top coming" and South polarity. When used in combination with each other the pickups will be hum-canceling. Both pickups have the...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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....
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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....
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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,...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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....
  23. 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...

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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