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Whether you’re a touring professional or a bedroom rocker, chances are you know the name Seymour Duncan.  Since 1976, master pickup builder Seymour Duncan and his small family-based business have been shaping the sound of rock and roll, one pickup at a time.

Duncan himself first discovered his interest in pickup winding while trying to upgrade his own guitar; today Seymour Duncan pickups are standard equipment with nearly every major guitar brand, and their growing line of effects pedals are quickly making their mark.

Seymour Duncan is a mainstay in American instrument manufacturers, and Mr. Duncan himself continues to innovate and create new pickups from the Seymour Duncan factory in Santa Barbara, California to this day.

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Developed in partnership with Chicago Music Exchange, the Forza has clear highs, deep lows and a slightly scooped midrange which lets you dial in broader, more dynamic overdrive tones, from ‘edge-of- breakup’ to classic late 70s hard rock and beyond. Because the frequency range is wider and the mids aren’t as ‘boxy,’ the Forza maintains more of the original character of your guitar’s voice while still letting you shape the fine details of your sound with a three-band EQ (Bass, Mid and Treble). And it’s great for adding more saturation and growl to an already-overdriven amp without changing the fundamental tone of your distortion unless you want it to.

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