DiMarzio Collaborates with Billy Sheehan for Relentless Pickups

DiMarzio Relentless Pickups

DiMarzio has unveiled a new P-style pickup that was designed with bass legend Billy Sheehan. The Relentless bass pickups feature sculpted metal covers for added form and function, the company says.

“Although Billy Sheehan has always loved the sound of DiMarzio bass pickups, his playing style inspired him to modify the exteriors. Billy used to build them up with epoxy to round off the sharp edges,” they write. “Designed with Billy, we removed all the right-angled edges from a standard P Bass pair, curved the tops to match the fingerboard/string radius, and changed the mounting to a robust 1/8” circuit board that eliminates protruding mounting screws.”

The resulting pickup produces 50 percent more output than traditional passive pickups with extremely low electromagnetic interference. DiMarzio also says their broad magnetic field allows for bending notes without volume drop out.

The DiMarzio Relentless pickup is available in three finishes: nickel, gold, and black metal. They’re out now with a starting price of $119.99.

DiMarzio Relentless Pickup Features:

Recommended For: Middle position
Quick Connect: No
Wiring: 4 Conductor
Magnet: Ceramic
Resistance: 11.84 Kohm

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  1. Andre Mathurin

    Hi their. Been trying to get two pairs of these Dimarzio Relentless Pick Ups .
    The Dimarzio Website don’t seems to do business in the UK.
    I’ve phone around a few shops that are Dimarzio Dealership in the UK and they can’t give me a date when they’ll have any in stock.
    Would you have any insiders information how I could get a pair delivered to me in the UK.
    Thanks Andre