Man, this week has been a big one for guitarist Wes Hauch. On the heels of releasing his playthrough for the Alluvial song “Colony” earlier this week, the shredmaster (we’re calling him that now) has just released his first signature bridge pickup with the good people of Seymour Duncan: the Jupiter! The pickup was designed by both parties to facilitate Wes’ signature clear-yet-cutting playing style. As the folks at Seymour Duncan put it, “It won’t make you play like Wes, but it will help you cop his tone”. Check out the full statement below from them, and then head to their website to reserve yours today!
From Seymour Duncan:
“To facilitate the articulate and aggressive tones he’s known for, Wes requested a rails humbucker for 7-string with searing output and maximum clarity and balance. Built with dual stainless-steel rail poles, a ceramic magnet and a finely tuned high output wind developed closely with Wes, the result is the Jupiter for 7-string – a pickup that delivers aggressive mid-range focused attack, evenly balanced string response, and clarity. It won’t make you play like Wes, but it will help you cop his tone. All Jupiter humbuckers come with a 500k Seymour Duncan potentiometer – Wes’ preferred pot – and the first 150 pickups will be signed by Wes and the team who worked on the project.”