Seymour Duncan Guide to Pickups

I found an interesting series of pages on Seymour Duncan’s website that give an introduction to pickups.  It’s called Pickups 101 and it covers the basics of pickup construction, different types of pickups and their sounds.  It’s a good guide to a subject that is of fundamental importance to electric guitar players, and it’s a good read for anyone who doesn’t yet know all of the ins and outs (or Norths and Souths) of pickups.

I have two guitars with SD pickups.  My Epiphone Rosso Corsa has the Slash Alnico pickups, and my Chapman Ghost Fret (pictured below) has a Duncan Distortion (bridge) and a Seymour Duncan ’59 (neck).

One of the first batch of Chapman Ghost Frets, with the Seymour Duncan pickups
One of the first batch of Chapman Ghost Frets, with the Seymour Duncan pickups

Author: gloopyjon

I grew up in England, attending school in Gloucester and then reading Classics at Peterhouse, Cambridge University. After working in London for three years, I moved to Belgium in 1993 where I have lived ever since. I played the piano as a child and also started playing the guitar, but never took it seriously until 2012, thanks to Rocksmith. I've also done a lot of singing, including over 30 amateur shows. Since 2012 I have been avidly accumulating guitar-related information as well as guitars and related gear, and I decided to create this site to share some of my knowledge, experiences and opinions with anybody who might be interested.

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