Category: pickups

Dean Zelinsky Sidekick Pickup: Cool Idea, Not New

For the last few days I’ve been reading about Dean Zelinsky’s new Sidekick pickup. It sounds like a killer idea, and I’m looking forward to hearing some clips of it in action. My only issue is that this isn’t a new idea, so the claim that it’s the world’s first true humbucker that switches to an authentic single coil sound isn’t quite accurate.

REVIEW: Seymour Duncan Jason Becker Perpetual Burn Humbucker

The story of the Perpetual Burn is a very interesting one. Back in the day, a young Jason Becker became taken with the tone of a Gibson Les Paul loaded with a Seymour Duncan JB humbucker. The guitar belonged to Steve Hunter, who Becker played with on David Lee Roth’s A Little Ain’t Enough album, and Jason used it on the title track. He was so intrigued by the tone of the JB that he started talking with Seymour Duncan about this pickup needs. Some prototypes were developing and the project was well on its way when Jason had to call a halt due to his progressively worse ALS. But recently, while listening to friends play his guitars through prototypes of a possible signature amp, Jason was blown away by the tone of the prototype pickup. So he reached out to Seymour Duncan to finish was started. The Jason Becker Perpetual Burn bridge humbucker is the result.

DiMarzio Releases The Satch Track

Staten Island, N.Y., June 2, 2014 – DiMarzio, Inc. announces the release of the Satch Track™ Neck hum-canceling pickup for electric guitars. Created for renowned guitarist Joe Satriani, the Satch Track™ Neck pickup is available for retail sale from DiMarzio.