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EMG Unveils the Robert Trujillo “Rip Tide” Signature Pickup Set
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EMG Unveils the Robert Trujillo “Rip Tide” Signature Pickup Set

EMG has expanded its lineup of signature bass pickups with the Robert Trujillo Signature “Rip Tide” Set. The Metallica bassist’s new pickups are described as a first with “stainless steel, black chrome caps to the world of the jazz bass.”

EMG Now Shipping Tom Araya, Frank Bello, and David Ellefson Signature Pickup Sets
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EMG Now Shipping Tom Araya, Frank Bello, and David Ellefson Signature Pickup Sets

EMG has introduced three new signature sets of pickups with three of the biggest metal bass stars: Slayer’s Tom Araya, Anthrax’s Frank Bello, and Megadeth’s David Ellefson. Introduced at the 2019 Winter NAMM Show, each of the sets was dialed in with the artists.

Seymour Duncan Unveils Alex Webster Signature Pickups
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Seymour Duncan Unveils Alex Webster Signature Pickups

Cannibal Corpse bassist Alex Webster has teamed up with the Seymour Duncan Custom Shop to introduce a new signature set of bass pickups. The Alex Webster Hammer Smashed Bass pickups are based on the company’s active Blackout soapbars but have been voiced to match Webster’s “aggressive attack and expressive tone”. “As a founding member of Cannibal Corpse, Alex Webster’s monstrous...

Seymour Duncan Unveils Lemmy Custom Shop Signature Pickups
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Seymour Duncan Unveils Lemmy Custom Shop Signature Pickups

If anyone has a signature sound, it’s Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead, and now he’s got a signature line of Custom Shop pickups from Seymour Duncan. Designed for use with Rickenbacker basses, the pickups were modeled after the ones on the bassist’s signature instrument and tweaked for more attack and punch. The Seymour Duncan Lemmy Custom Shop pickup is available in...

Reed James Engineering Introduces Edmond Gilmore Signature Pickup Set
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Reed James Engineering Introduces Edmond Gilmore Signature Pickup Set

Reed James Engineering has teamed up with bassist Edmond Gilmore to produce the company’s first signature pickup set. Based on their RJ NEO Vintage Vibe Noiseless pickups, the set has a bridge pickup that is wound for more balance and punch while retaining a classic tone. The voicing is suited specifically to Gilmore’s fretless playing. The new pickup set also...

EMG Introduces Geezer Butler Signature P and PJ Pickup Sets
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EMG Introduces Geezer Butler Signature P and PJ Pickup Sets

EMG Pickups has unveiled the GZR-P and GZR-PJ signature bass pickup sets for Black Sabbath 4-stringer Geezer Butler. Designed with Butler, the pickups are made to reproduce the bassist’s tone during his earlier years in the band. The vintage style sets offer old school vibe with a few modern touches. The P set is all solderless and uses Alnico 5...

Seymour Duncan Introduces SPB-4 Steve Harris Signature Pickup
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Seymour Duncan Introduces SPB-4 Steve Harris Signature Pickup

Iron Maiden’s Steve Harris has a new signature P-Bass pickup from Seymour Duncan called the SPB-4 Steve Harris Model. The new split single coil is the production version of the custom shop pickups Harris has been using for the last 10 years. The SPB-4 utilizes Alnico 5 rod magnets and a vintage-hot coil wind to produce what the company describes...