I think everyone knows that, but it's just a fun fact just in case you would think these pickups are only made for metal. The Seymour Duncan logo is written in Old English font and features a black bottom plate, black poles, and black screws. They have the ability to annihilate any other pickups on the stage with them. This humbucker is perfect for destructive solos and amazing riffs due to its awesome clarity. In 1986 we moved to a full product offering and 64-page catalog, which over the years has grown to 162 pages. The Black Winters definitely live up to the Seymour Duncan name. I know most chugga-chugga-woo-woo players just keep all of the knobs at 10; but with a little experimenting you can still get a nice chunky sound if you roll the tone knob to about 3-6 without losing sound.
That said, I never cared for the Duncan distortion, too thin. Recently Viewed Kala Journeyman U-Bass Matte Black Acoustic-Electric U-bass Venetian cutaway, Mahogany top, Mahogany sides and back, Cream binding, Mahogany neck, Black walnut fretboard, 16 Nickel silver frets, Scale: 518 mm, Black walnut bridge, Plastic nut, Custom Black Diecast machine heads, With Aquila Thundergut strings, Piezo. In the bridge, the Black Winter is a little sharp. Bring crushing sound to your performances with a powerful high output. The combo of these two pickups is absolutely amazing. The Black Winter fills the needs of extreme metal guitarists with a tone that provides crushing distortion, punishing mids and lots of aggressive saturation and string sensitivity. If your credit card has already been charged for the purchase and your order is canceled, American Musical Supply will issue a credit to your credit card account in the amount of the charge.
Fans of the brand quickly jumped at something new and the Black Winter humbuckers seemed to gain a degree of notoriety as being more than the name suggested i. Things held together well when going down low. Playing with 10s in standard tuning, I was at no loss for an amped up level of definition and plenty of sustain. This includes heavy and oversized items. They have a massive thickness of sound, while still retaining clarity and definition. .
Black metal is largely known even comically so in guitar circles for extremely bright tones and production that is sometimes borderline, or often pole-vaulting over the border, icepicky. This article was written by Zac Buras, our editor located in Louisiana. I find it hard to believe passive pickups could come anywhere close to that level of gain. I use active pickups for the most part. Seymour Duncan Darth Phineas is a long time music industry insider who provides his readers with unbiased reviews on musical instrument and guitar gear.
Whether that's good or bad depends on what the guitar player will use it for. Playing leads produced blistering harmonics so clearly and loudly that I expect neighborhood dogs out front with NeverPinch signs. Don't let the fact that these pickups are marketed toward metal guitarists turn you off, though. Black Winter is 4-conductor and only available in black. Yeah the live wire metal is a beast that has to be tamed for sure. For this testing and review, they were installed in a 2-hum super strat with a double locking trem. These days with the amps I have that are high gain its not necessary, but still useable, so no reason to get rid of it.
All that means is you have to keep it turned down lower than other pickups. I was worried about these pickups because they are made for metal. Seymour Duncan Black Winter Bridge Originally marketed as an exclusive to the Scandinavian region Norway, Denmark, Sweden, etc. The Black Winter lent itself well to everything from VanHalen like brown tones to classic crunch tones. These pickups greatly exceeded my expectations. The Black Winter Pickup by Seymour Duncan The Black Winter guitar pickup by Seymour Duncan is not for the faint of heart. It doesn't clean up at all, it will distort a fender clean at the lowest possible level.
This accident of birth is one of my favorite things to come out of the Seymour Duncan lineup lately, and almost anyone could get a tone they enjoy with them! With a resonant peak of 6. Making the Black Winter even more versatile is the four conductor wiring lends itself to multiple install scenarios. If you liked this article, feel free to. All that means is you have to keep it turned down lower than other pickups. For this testing and review, they were installed in a 2-hum super strat with a double locking trem. We automatically charge the payments to your credit card. Here long before it sucked.
Black Winter pickups are offered as an individual neck humbucker, standard-spaced bridge humbucker, a Trembucker bridge, and as a set. I've poked the magnets my dog started to lick the pickups when I wasn't paying attention to the guitar and everything and I am pretty sure these pickups will last years, maybe even forever. There is much more going on beneath the surface of this pickup, however. Choose from Neck, Bridge, or get a Set in the drop down menu. Naturally they are only available in black. The versatility of these pickups are amazing. If your favorite metal axe has a Floyd Rose or tremolo bridge, add this pickup in the bridge position for excessive grime and aggression, and crushing distortion.
Is this pickup for you? This pickup is not a one trick pony. But, I can't stand that live wire metal, or blackouts for the most part. Find out through this Pickup Selector video: Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers Black, Bridge Shipping Weight: 0. The bridge is well suited for clarity under high gain, and the neck is well rounded for neoclassical leads and sweeping. All that means is you have to keep it turned down lower than other pickups. I bought mine here at zzsounds and I highly recommend the pickups and zzsounds. Due to popular demand, the became available internationally and can be seen being used by many popular guitarists, such as Wes Hauch.