It’s argued that the P-90 is the best pickup ever invented. It is certainly one of the best. The strongest argument to the contrary is that is can be loud. But how do you take a single coil pickup that sounds so good and transform it into a humbucker without stripping it of all the single coil sweetness that makes it amazing? It was a puzzle I could not solve for several years. The Revel Humdinger Noiseless P-90 is the result of several years of trying different combinations of coils of different wire types and sizes wound around countless custom bobbins utilizing a dozen different magnet sizes and grades. Being just in the ball park would never be good enough. The pickup had to be closer than anything that came before it or we just would not sell it.
The Revel Humdinger is noiseless P-90 that preserves the finest qualities of its single coil ancestor. Enjoy the openness, airiness, articulation, honk and bottom end without the hum and without the sterility that often comes with noiseless versions of a popular pickup. Both the neck and the bridge handle gain staging extremely well and maintain note clarity even under heavy dirt. The middle position is a wonderful and airy combination of both pickups.
Can you hear a difference between the Humdinger and a single coil? Yes! Nothing about the honesty-at-all-cost mission of Revel Pickups has been abandoned and the laws of physics have not been broken. We do not want any players purchasing these pickups thinking there’s no difference and we do not offer them as a challenge.