Seymour Duncan Nazgul
Forged to fathom the deepest of metal tunings, the Nazgûl high output humbucker pickup’s searing highs, grinding mids and tight bass define the sound of modern metal.
Take your guitar to the center of the earth! By combining a large ceramic magnet with custom winding specs, the Nazgûl offers the perfect blend of note articulation, saturation and one of the most brutal “chugs” you’ll ever hear from a humbucker. It has incredible harmonic content across all frequency ranges, and an insanely tight bass response. The Nazgûl has a seriously aggressive high gain sound that is lively, yet completely controllable. And, on clean amp settings, it still knows how to behave and give you those clear, bell-like tones when you need them.
The Nazgûl was originally designed specifically for 7 and 8-string guitars, with the goal of delivering the perfect modern metal pickup for low tunings for extended range instruments under high gain. The Nazgûl has since erupted from the depths, and become a favorite among 6, 7, and 8-String guitarists; serving players whose styles range from hard rock to progressive metal and everything in between. Offered in 6-string standard humbucker and Trembucker spacings, the Nazgûl is also available for 7 and 8-String in a standard open-coil look or with a black metal humbucker cover in a classic passive mount that easily fits in any guitar with traditional routing. We also offer the 7 and 8-String Nazgûl in a standard active mount size with a black soapbar cover and one row of exposed poles for a more modern look.
Hand built in our Santa Barbara, CA factory, the Nazgûl high output humbucker pickups use a large ceramic bar magnet, nickel silver bottom plate, 4-conductor lead wire for multiple wiring options, and are vacuum wax potted for squeal-free performance.