I didn’t know that Jason Becker had been working on a signature Seymour Duncan pickup when he was recording David Lee Roth’s “A Little ‘Aint Enough”, which by the way is one of my favourite albums of that era and definitely my favourite of Jason Becker’s work as it showed an amazing rhythmic and melodic side to him that people hadn’t heard before before. The story of this new humbucker is explained in the video below but to sum it up Michael Lee Firkins was over at Jason’s house testing an amp with a load of Jason’s guitars and one stood out. That particular guitar had the prototype Jason Becker signature Seymour Duncan humbucker that was never released due to his illness.
We finally plugged in the guitar with one of my test Duncans in it, and we were all floored! It was like magic. We decided to finalize the pickup and I would say the final tone sounds like me, only way better! It has the thick beef and balls that we metal players and old Van Halen fans like, plus a sweet, clear and crisp, yet warm lead tone.”
With an Alnico 5 bar magnet and a 12.11k DC resistance, this pickup has the clarity and punch for Jason’s brand of high-octane shred but is a great choice for rock, blues, and fusion as well. It’s a drop-in replacement for any humbucker-equipped guitar and requires no modification to the instrument. Each Perpetual Burn pickup is hand built in Santa Barbara, California and is available in standard spacing or trembucker and in black, white or zebra and can be ordered in an assortment of colors as a shop floor custom.
For more information, visit: www.SeymourDuncan.com