Seymour Duncan releases Palladium Gain Stage guitar pedal

We saw it in the flesh at NAMM, and now Seymour Duncan has announced the Palladium Gain Stage will be hitting stores very soon.

The pickup mogul reckons it's "the first stompbox that actually captures the feel and responsiveness of a high-gain tube amp", with three gain stages and a fully featured EQ with sweepable mid frequency.

This triple gain threat means the Palladium can cover tones from light overdrive through to classic-rock grit and full-on metal distortion.

Elsewhere, resonance and presence controls shape the extreme low- and high-end, while a boost knob adds overdrive to the beginning of the signal path.

In fact, the whole package is so versatile, SD claims you can use it with a power amp, clean guitar amp or already distorted amp.

The Seymour Duncan Palladium is available from April for £349 street.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.