The 8-String Pegasus is a medium output, articulate, bridge pickup created for progressive metal with extended range guitars.
The Pegasus was originally built for 7 and 8 string guitars. Rather than modifying a 6-string pickup to work with extended range guitars, Seymour Duncan started from scratch and built the Pegasus on a whole new platform. It incorporates an alnico 5 bar magnet and custom winding specs.
The goal was to deliver a warm, balanced, responsive, and lush tone for progressive metal. Its a harmonically rich pickup with a prominent midrange, and a focused low end. The high resonant peak makes for a sparkly top end and an incredible bloom on chords in high gain situations. Its a great pickup for both live playing, and recording.
The responsive and accurate pick attack ensures that you will cut through any live mix, and will have tight-tracking transients in a studio environment. Because the Pegasus is a moderate output pickup, it works as well for clean tones as it does for distorted tones. This passive 8 string humbucker comes in choice of a standard open-coil look or black metal humbucker cover, both in a classic passive mount that easily fits in any guitar with traditional routing. We also make it in a standard active mount size with a black soapbar cover with one row of exposed poles for a modern look.
Pair with the Sentient neck pickup for the ultimate prog metal sound and versatility. Hand built in the Santa Barbara, CA factory, the Pegasus uses an alnico 5 bar magnet, nickel silver bottom plate, 4 conductor lead wire for multiple wiring options, and is vacuum wax potted for squeal free performance.