Seymour Duncan has just announced the release of a 7-string version of Slipknot guitarist Mick Thompson’s EMTY Blackouts active humbuckers. There’s something magical about the depth and harmonic structure of Blackouts in general, and Mick’s signature set are aggressive without sounding thin. These are going to appeal to a lot more than just Slipknot fans.
Here’s the press release.
Mick Thomson EMTY Blackouts Now Available for 7-String
The pulverizing tone that defines Slipknot and Mick Thomson is now available in a 7-string pickup, just like our regular Blackouts.
Mick was already a Blackouts fan before we collaborated on his signature pickup. “Blackouts have a lot more tone than your typical active pickup,” he says. “They sound more real. It’s a bigger sound, with richer harmonics and a wider frequency range.”
EMTY Blackouts maintain those qualities, but they’re custom voiced to suit Mick’s signature low tunings. We’ve tightened the bass response for better low-end articulation, avoiding the “woofy” sound that can plague dropped tunings. Mick also requested more high-end “cut,” but without added harshness.
The result: EMTY Blackouts, an active pickup that has become a weapon of choice for metal guitarists worldwide.