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 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...

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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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