More Seymour Duncan EMTY 7-string info

The other day I posted about Seymour Duncan’s new 7-string version of Slipknot guitarist Mick Thomson’s EMTY Blackouts signature active humbuckers. Here’s a little more cool news: the 7-string version is available in both Phase I and Phase II versions. Both have the same sound, but the Phase I model is a direct retrofit for most passive 7-string humbuckers including those by Seymour Duncan and DiMarzio, while Phase II Blackouts are a direct retrofit for the EMG 707 humbucker. I know a lot of I Heart Guitar readers are seven-stringers like myself, so dig in!

More info on these pickups here.

Seymour Duncan 7-string EMTY Blackouts

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.”

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