Seymour Duncan is set to offer its Whole Lotta Humbucker to players worldwide. The pickup is based on Duncan’s personal experience in the ’70s, when he worked at the Fender Soundhouse with artists like Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and many others.
“I liked to rewind pickups with 42-gauge plain-enamel wire,” he said. “I’d also insert sand-cast Alnico magnets with a better-balanced magnetic field, which made the B and high E sound as powerful as the other strings. This modified pickup had more output and a higher frequency response.”
The Whole Lotta Humbucker set is a replica of those pickups, with 8.78k DC resistance for the bridge, 8.20k for the neck, custom winding pitch, and a calibrated sand-cast Alnico magnet. For more, visit www.seymourduncan.com.