Seymour Duncan Introduces The Black Winter

blackwinterA few months ago, Seymour Duncan introduced the Black Winter set, a pair of humbuckers designed specifically for for the metal players of Scandanavia. A little thank-you, if you will, to players in that scene and in that part of the world. And these pickups pretty much exploded. When the rest of the world found out about them, everyone wanted them. Everyone. So now they’re making their way out there into the world at large, so everyone may bask in their infinite blackness. Check out the evil video by Keith Merrow below, followed by the press release.

Santa Barbara, California — The winters in Scandinavia are dark, just like the metal that comes out of that part of the world. And sometimes, in capturing a tone suitable for such blackness, guitarists need something with even more grime and aggression; the right balance of mids, treble and bass to instantly go from annihilating riffs to articulately cutting solos. Three ceramic magnets and a special wind produce a distortion that is crushing with aggressive saturation in the mids and high-end.

Black Winter was initially developed for the extreme metal players of Scandinavia and made available in January of this year. Due to an upswell of calls for its full release, you’ll now be able to get Black Winter at your local music store or favorite online dealer. Black Winter’s look matches its dark intentions: a black bottom plate, black pole pieces and screws, red wire, and the Seymour Duncan logo in Old English font.

Available for 6-string guitars, you’ll be able to get Black Winter in either a bridge or neck version or as a complete calibrated set. For those whose guitar has a tremolo, you’ll also be able to get Black Winter in a Trembucker version for maximum balance.

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