NAMM 2014: Schecter Keith Merrow KM-7

Keith MerrowThe highly anticipated Schecter Keith Merrow KM-7 Signature 7-String has finally arrived! As one of the most respected and gear-knowledgy metal players out there right now, Keith places some pretty high demands upon his guitars. And Schecter seems to have really gone above and beyond the call with this bad boy. The KM-7 combines all of the upscale features needed by Keith’s technically brutal playing (including Seymour Duncan Nazgul and Sentient pickups). By the way, Keith’s collaboration with fellow Schecter player Jeff Loomis in their new band Conquering Dystopia is set for a late January release and will showcase both of their amazing talents at this year’s winter NAMM show.  Read More …

Check Out Keith Merrow’s Schecter Prototype

1380745_697353960293306_1936020724_nKeith Merrow – metal master extraordinnaire, he who has launched a thousand riffs and currently collaborator with Jeff Loomis in Conquering Dystopia – is working with Schecter on a new signature guitar. And if you’re following Keith on his Facebook Page you will have seen over the weekend that his first prototype KM-7 7-string has arrived, and it’s awesome. You can see a full gallery of this monster here. This isn’t the finished version of the guitar though: Keith will ask for the bridge pickup and the controls to be shifted back a little bit. And he’s already popped a covered Seymour Duncan Nazgul and Sentient pickup set in there to compare them to the open-coil look. Here’s more info from the Facebook page: Read More …

Keith Merrow, Wes Hauch Tear Heads Off With New Duncans

WESCheck out this new video of Keith Merrow and Wes Hauch tearing off the heads of all and sundry in this as they demo Seymour Duncan’s various 8-string humbucking pickups. Keith’s using his Schecter and Wes is using the new Jackson SLATFXQMG 3-8, the model we looked at a few days ago here and which you can read more about here, and which looks extra-cool with those Duncan passive-in-active-housing pickups, don’t ya think? In the video below you’ll hear Duncan’s Pegasus bridge, Sentient neck, Nazgul bridge, Distortion neck and bridge, Invader neck and bridge, and Blackouts neck and bridge models all put to devastating use by Keith and Wes. Enjoy! Read More …

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. Read More …