Steve Lukather, the legendary and “first-call” session guitarist is coming out with a new album called, “Transition.” In coming up with the album, he worked with DiMarzio to have them create a new passive pickups for the album, appropriately called the “Transition” pickup set. If you’re familiar with Steve Lukather, he has been using active pickups for a long time. I’m not a big fan of active pickups, though I have to say that a friend of mine picked up a Music Man with the active pickups, and I was suitably impressed with the sound.
But these passive pickups are something else entirely. Here’s the demo video for the pickups. Steve also talks a bit about the album:
He’s such a great player.