Revel Scoop DeVille

(3 customer reviews)



Is it true there’s a winding technique that ‘scoops the mids’ from Strat pickups? Yes. And that technique makes the Scoop Devilles clean and glassy with creamy distortion. Exceptional and articulate quack in the 2 & 4 position, the lows and highs are accentuated, and the mids scooped.

The Revel Scoop Deville Strat pickups are replications of the Fender John Mayer Big Dipper Stratocaster pickups, but they are also great for Hendrix, SRV, Clapton, clean and low gain blues, country, and pop. From the neck to the bridge, the Scoop Deville pickups take you from very clean and glassy Strat tones, to quaky in-between positions, to a bridge that can get downright gnarly, all with a distinct Blackface character.

The Scoop Devilles wound with 42 AWG Plain Enamel Wire around Alnico V magnets. Flat/No stagger magnets upon request (and pending a conversation).

Neck 5.8k, Middle: 6.3k, Bridge: 7.3k


Corporate marketing hype has made it mostly necessary to include sound clips and resistance specifications. Both have very limited meaning and are, in many ways, lies. The best player can make the lousiest guitar loaded with the cheapest pickups played through the lamest amp sound downright amazing. For that reason I feel that clips are misleading. Clips let you hear almost everything except the pickup and primarily the amp in a controlled environment that’s not readily reproducible. Please take these thoughts into consideration.


Guitar: ’94 Peavey predator, Maple neck

Amp: Tweed Bassman 5F6A             

Mic: SM57                                                                   

Reverb: Fender Standalone Unit

3 reviews for Revel Scoop DeVille

  1. Cody Jones

    I contacted Revel about the possibility of a loaded pickguard; loaded with his Scoop DeVilles. Not only did Jesse oblige, the lengths to which he went i,e. : making sure the pickguard would fit the Warmoth body I was using, assuring I got what I asked for, answering all my questions about various things (like cap resistance) with patience. Not to mention the speed at which he worked and delivered. And best of all, the sound you get out of these Scoop DeVilles? I mean every position just blows me away. I never enjoyed playing a Strat in the second position before now. I mean I keep switching around just to hear all the sounds and I can’t pick a favorite position anymore. The quack in the fourth position is just to die for. If you’re trying to steal that SRV/Mayer clean tone out of the fourth, this is the set for you. If you’re on the fence, don’t be. Contact and buy now, you’ll be glad you did. Can’t thank Jesse enough for everything he did for me.

  2. Paul Edgar

    I asked Jesse what makes a “scooped” Strat pickup. He gave me a complex, yet straightforward answer. He told me “it’s all in the wind”. He explained how the process in which a pickup is wound can affect how the coil ultimately sounds. After a proper lesson, I asked if he would make me a set. What he delivered was a complex, yet straightforward pickup set. They are the most balanced Strat pickups I’ve played- every position bleeds with resonance. It truly feels like you’re hearing your guitar with these pickups. For my application, the Scoop Devilles dig deepest on the edge of breakup. Plenty of depth with no harshness. Highly recommended for anyone who doesn’t believe that a strat pickup is just a strat pickup is just a…

  3. Jamie Johnson

    I bought a set of Scoop Devilles years ago when Revel offered them as a custom wind. I told them I wanted John Mayer pickups/dippers but didn’t want to spend four bills on a loaded pickguard. I was worried I wouldn’t be getting the same thing without the F****r name on it but the Scoops I have from Revel are as good as they get. My band-mate has a set of Big Dippers in his signature strat and he likes the Revel pickups better. They’re super clear and dynamic but never harsh. Really beautiful.

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