Seymour Duncan has announced Dave Mustaine signature Thrash Factor pickups, based on the humbuckers that fuelled Megadeth’s pivotal 1990 album, Rust In Peace.
For that record, Mustaine employed a Jackson King V kitted out with the classic Seymour Duncan JB/’59 pairing, but according to Dave, the bridge ’bucker’s tone differed from your common-or-garden JB.
Seymour Duncan has now recreated that one-off pickup, altering the winding process to replicate the original, with a tighter low-end, slightly scooped mids and more aggressive highs than the stock JB.
The Dave Mustaine Thrash Factor bridge pickup is available now for $105, or as a set with a SH-1n 59 neck humbucker in matching matt finish. See Seymour Duncan (opens in new tab) for more info.