REVIEWS

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Jon
Reviewer
5/5

I’m a huge P90 fan and I previously believed that I’d have to reroute my jazz in order to install P90 pickups. It wasn’t until I stumbled across Revel that I learned that P90 jazz pickups were an actual thing. No one else makes these! Given that this was my first buy with Revel, I was apprehensive about the wait time. Totally worth it! If you’re looking to add more bite and body to your Jbass, you can’t go wrong with these pickups!

9 hours ago
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Michael J Adams
Reviewer
5/5

We built this guitar with a Wee Range humbucker and a Black Watch in the bridge. It’s wired to a four-way, and sounds nothing short of incredible, extremely rich creamy tones out of the humbucker and a serious bottom. You can literally dial in so many tones (plenty of Tele twang) that it makes it incredibly versatile tool. Jesse’s attention to detail and the quality of his pickups is evident when you unpack them - they are simply something that was made with a lot of attention to detail and love. We’re extremely happy with the results. Thanks, Jesse, for your help. Always prompt in your email replies, and a pleasure to deal with. Thanks again!

3 weeks ago
J. Fraizer
Reviewer
5/5

Sent in a non working 30 year old Guild HB1 pickup for Jesse to check out. Very happy that he was able to restore it to its original tonal bliss! Thank you!

1 month ago
tony
Reviewer
5/5

Awesome sounding and looking pickup, just what I wanted to make my Epi into a junior. Very impressed.

1 month ago
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Mike D
Reviewer
5/5

I contacted Jesse @ Revel about rebuilding a very unique pickup from a rare vintage guitar, essentially a clone of an Alembic guitar made by Fernandes in the early 80s. This was a very tricky job, because the original was an epoxy-potted pickup - there was no way to simply repair it. Jesse was extremely helpful in communicating what options were available, things to look out for, and what he would need for the rebuild. In the end, Jesse was able to build a replacement into a new pickup cover that I provided, plus the original magnet. He wound it specifically to match the special low-impedance design of the original, and even custom-designed and 3D-printed a new bobbin to fit perfectly in the new cover. I A/B'd it with an actual ALEMBIC guitar pickup from a vintage Series 1 (!), and I could not tell a difference. No joke. And Jesse did it all at an amazingly reasonable price.
Extremely impressive work - Jesse really went above and beyond. I very highly recommend Jesse's repair/rebuild services!

1 month ago
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Ray
Reviewer
5/5

One word!! Incredible service and technical skill!!! Can't go wrong with Jesse. He rewound and repaired a 1959 DeArmond Pickup that went to a 1959 Martin 00-18e owned by Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes!

1 month ago
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Jeremy
Reviewer
5/5

I put this into my Fender Tele deluxe to get rid of the muddy stock pickup that came from the factory. I was blown away by the clarity and articulation of this thing. I ordered this as purely for the neck pickup which I typically never use ( mostly punk/indie music). I now alternate between the neck Big Six and the V90 in the bridge ( separate review for how awesome that pick up is as well). The output is full unlike typical single coils. It makes for beautiful cleans and sounds really great with my Orange amp and a little dirt on it. My biggest problem after buying this is now deciding what new Revel pickups I am going to put into my ES-335. Also, I cannot say enough about how easy it was to work with Jesse. He is super communicative and you can tell he really cares that you are happy with your purchase.

2 months ago
Ike Messmore
Reviewer
5/5

Transformed my late-model P-Bass into a '60s-era monster. Amazing tone and attention to detail. Jesse is great to work with!

2 months ago
Paul Cordova
Reviewer
5/5

This is a review after having played these pickups for about 3 years. I bought these for my 2018 Tele Deluxe. Jesse asked what I played and what amp I used. He answered my questions. Then Jesse mentioned that he could under wind the neck pickup, and explained what that would do for me. I am so glad I took his suggestion. I love these pickups, and that neck pickup is perfect….. just perfect!! I just finished playing today on a Saturday Sept 16 2023 about 3 years after buying these and thought it was time to write a review about these pickups. I am so glad I chose Revel pickups over the other options out there. If you know WRHB’s and what they are supposed to sound like, you’ll love these. they are exactly what I was hoping for. You won’t regret buying these. And again that under wound neck pickup is amazing. Thank you Jesse !

2 months ago
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S. Fay
Reviewer
5/5

More than I hoped for! Jesse took a P13 Speed Bump that worked intermittently, and that I screwed up further and returned to me a warm, and lovely toned rewound pickup that made my Speed Demon my go to guitar! Money well spent and I'm glad I found Revel Pickups. Jesse makes it so easy!

2 months ago
Justin Herrmann
Reviewer
5/5

Oh man I love this pickup. I'm someone that's always been torn and love so many bass tones. I do love that old school thump, felt-but-not-heard sound, that the Gibson EB neck pickup so masterfully can capture, but adding this Revel pickup to the bridge has made my bass so much more versatile. It is clear, it is bright, it sustains, it cuts through the mix and shines. It feels like I have a whole new bass with the option to use this thing. I love it so much, and I've been gravitating toward using it alone frequently. And, by the way, that gold foil look is pretty dang cool looking.

4 months ago
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Alexa
Reviewer
5/5

Put a couple of these into my boring old guitar with boring old pickups and damn, I’m thrilled. They sound great. I think I’ve turned the mix knob on all of my pedals down since I put these in (except my old analog delay, which I’ve always thought sounded a little too dark with longer decays, has never sounded more alive) because they really do just have a special, full-bodied, something all their own.

Jesse was super helpful; I don’t remember what pickups I was looking at when I first reached out, but these are the ones I ended up with after a few emails back and forth.

5 months ago
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Alexa
Reviewer
5/5

Put a couple of these into my boring old guitar with boring old pickups and damn, I'm thrilled. They sound great. I think I've turned the mix knob on all of my pedals down since I put these in (except my old analog delay, which I've always thought sounded a little too dark with longer decays, has never sounded more alive) because they really do just have a special, full-bodied, something all their own.

Jesse was super helpful; I don't remember what pickups I was looking at when I first reached out, but these are the ones I ended up with after a few emails back and forth.

5 months ago
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Stephen F.
Reviewer
5/5

My Whalehazard came loaded with two of Jesse's Midnight Rider humbuckers. I love them, but I decided to try swapping out the neck pickup for a P90 to get a little more clarity & definition while keeping a pretty fat tone. I took a chance on the humdinger noiseless version, but I was concerned the noiseless treatment would lose something of what I love about a P90.

It didn't. I couldn't be happier. This is a great P90 in a humbucker shape and it's miraculously noiseless but still brash, ballsy - with a bit tighter note definition and more brilliance on the low strings than the humbucker I had there before. I don't know what secret sauce Jesse is using, but it works.

This is a stunningly great pickup.

5 months ago
Trey
Reviewer
5/5

I have a Squier Starcaster with the reissued "wide range humbuckers" that we all know are just crappy humbuckers in a big case. I love the look of the guitar, but hate the muddy sound coming out. After seeing a few YouTube videos about the true nature of the reissued pickups, I found Revel via Google search and took the plunge. Jesse is a treat to work with. He answered all of my dumb questions and turned the pickups around in no time. Once the pickups were installed, the Starcaster came ripping back to life. There is clarity, fullness, and warmth. I just can't find the words to describe how much I love the sound of this guitar. The neck pickup is sooo much better. The guitar just sounds enormous when distorted. I can't believe what a little wire, magnets, and expert hands can do. Thank you, Jesse. A throwaway has now become my go to.

6 months ago
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Brett
Reviewer
5/5

I took a chance on a set of Midnight Riders to replace the uninspiring stock pickups in a Player Jazzmaster. I wasn’t looking for a JM sound but love the vibrato system. The Midnight Riders made a phenomenal difference in clarity and chime that you just can’t find in mid-grade pickups. I’m a straight-into-a-tube-amp-player and these sound fantastic on every single amp I have. I’d really love to hear them in a Les Paul!!!!

7 months ago
M. Cornish
Reviewer
5/5

Outstanding customer service! I needed custom repair on a 30 year old EMG piezo pickup,. I had no option for replacement. After consulting with Jesse we agreed to go for it. The repairs were perfect and the unit functions like new again. It's truly amazing what a skilled craftsman can accomplish. Thank you.

7 months ago
Jeff Knorr
Reviewer
5/5

I ordered these knowing I was going to get something special. You kind of know that when you read Jesse's website. So, after his personalized consulting over what I wanted for the music I play and what guitar they were going into, we decided on the Sweet 69's. When these arrived, I got to it, pulled out the soldering iron and installed them. Unfortunately I didn't have a chance to play until the next day and when I picked up my Strat the 69's were in...lo, the angels sang. Wow! I could not believe the sound. These are everything you think you want in a Strat sound...but so, so much more. Chime. Yes. Quack. Yes. Mids. Yes. But there is a beautiful richness to the sound that I can't describe in words. But the overall sound quality of these pickups is something I honestly couldn't have imagined--pure magic. And I don't want to put the guitar down. I love my Fender pickups in my other Strats--Vintage 65's, Texas Specials, Tex-Mex. But these Sweet 69's are just beyond those.

If you're hesitating because of the money--don't. If you're wondering if they'll be really good--they will be. Buy 'em. They kick ass.

7 months ago
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Jonathan Porter
Reviewer
5/5

It’s like two guitars in one! I am very excited by these pickups. The single coil truly holds up when split and at full power the humbuckers are articulate and seasoned in tonal capability.

Jesse is wonderful to work with and has great resources to direct the fellow diy-er.

All in all, 10/10 would recommend.

7 months ago
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Ben
Reviewer
5/5

I don’t need to say much about these pickups, they’re amazing. All the tone, none of the hum. If you’re on the fence about getting a noiseless P90, these are magnificent. Jesse is also very friendly and accommodating. THESE are the pickups you want

7 months ago
Scott Stillman
Reviewer
5/5

I contacted Jesse about a pickup rebuild because the stock Wide Range Humbuckers on my guitar sounded like they had been made on Friday afternoon. He took a lot of time to narrow down exactly what I wanted, a vintage output bridge with a Strat-like neck pickup.

The custom rebuild turned a guitar with limited dull or harsh tones into a fun and versatile guitar. The pickups have made a huge difference.

The bridge pickup is articulate with a classic tone. You can make it bright without sounding brittle or harsh. The neck pickup has the qualities I was looking for: a deep, Strat-like sound that also blends extremely well with the bridge. I’m totally satisfied with the set, the pickups are exactly what I was looking for.

7 months ago
Peter Hoffmann - Daytona Beach, FL
Reviewer
5/5

Jesse repaired a vintage German bass pickup for me (late 1960s). Excellent communication, repair done on time and for a good price. The old bass sounds like new again! Highly recommended!

8 months ago
James MacLeod
Reviewer
5/5

Full disclaimer: Jesse gave me a Humdinger to try (I'm a local player in Minneapolis) which he agreed to trade for a "regular" P-90 if I didn't like it. I LOVE it. And I paid full price for it. It's every bit as P-90 as any I have heard, it's totally noiseless, and the cover looks fantastic. It's actually got a little something going on that a normal P-90 doesn't which was an odd experience since P-90s are my favorite pickup.

8 months ago
Bill Kenville
Reviewer
5/5

Jesse,
Thanks for the work you did on my original Fender 1973 WRHB. It sounds great and it was nice to hear its voice after all these years!

9 months ago
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Jacob Dickinson
Reviewer
5/5

After playing the mojo 42s for about a month, I can see that it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Brought some good girth, bite, and warmth but still kept that telecaster character and brightness when I need it. Turned my squire into sounding like a custom shop. Will definitely be upgrading all my pick ups to Revel!

9 months ago
Greg Ingraham
Reviewer
5/5

I have a '67 Guild Starfire. I couldn’t find any replacement pickups that would fit without modifications. Jesse rebuilt them and they sound fantastic!! It was a great experience dealing with the problem. He answered all my questions and got back to me right away. The turn around was fast. Jesse is my pickups go to from now on.

9 months ago
Drew Ailes
Reviewer
5/5

I would recommend Revel pickups for any repair you could ever imagine. I had a busted bridge pickup from one of my favorite vintage basses - a late 60s Hagstrom II bass. Somehow the casing got broken open and I lost some of the pieces. It was feeding back and just generally sounded awful, which bummed me out because I use that pickup far more than the neck. I was also stressed out because the only time I’ve even seen pickups for this cool vintage bass was on Reverb for like $300. Then I remembered Revel offered repairs! Jesse put a ton of work and care into finding a solution that both looked good and sounds just like it did before. And at a completely reasonable price, too!

9 months ago
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John
Reviewer
5/5

1981 Gibson GGC-700 "Tim Shaw dirty fingers" two lead humbucker. Pickup was close to destroyed, hacked up before I owned it, it was ugly. Revel rewound one bad coil, fixed all the cosmetic issues, and reinstated the original two lead system. Sounds Great, looks great. Dude is a craftsman!

10 months ago
Zach
Reviewer
5/5

Simply amazing! The sound I had in my head. P90 meets tele with an emphasis on the p90. Beautifully articulate and very responsive to volume and tone adjustments. Absolutely the perfect tele pickup for me.
Jesse was amazing to work with and takes a genuine interest in his customers satisfaction-a refreshing quality this day and age. I will be using Revel pickups in all future projects/builds. I highly recommend this pickup and company.

11 months ago
Jared
Reviewer
5/5

I had a custom job done trying to replace a funky sized pickup in a Warwick. This pickup really delivers sonically. Thanks Revel for all your help!

11 months ago
Jeff B.
Reviewer
5/5

My original intention was simple. I wanted to brighten up a well-playing, but otherwise murky sounding, MIK Epiphone LP Ultra II. I just could not get a tone I liked from the stock pickups or the PAF clones I had tried. So, I came to Revel and ordered a set of V-90s. At the time, Jesse was just finishing up his noiseless P-90 offerings and asked me if I was interested in a noiseless set. Thankfully, I said yes.

These pickups far exceeded any expectations I had, which were already high, as I have ordered from Revel before with great success. Not only do these “sound like” P-90s, they are P-90s in every sense but format. In fact, they are as sweet as any P-90 pickups I’ve heard or played.

It’s easy to fall into routine and subjective superlatives when describing pickup sound and tone, so I will simply state that these are fantastic pickups. Just Incredible. They have completely transformed a humble but beloved Epiphone into an instrument that sounds as good, or better, as any in my arsenal. The full range of P-90 tone is there: all the bottom end you could want with solid mids and highs as clear as bells.

Noiseless P-90’s in a humbucker form? Yes! They are here! And, as many have stated in other reviews, Jesse is great to work with. He really cares about his customers. He is two-parts Master craftsman and one part sorcerer, who also answers emails. If you are looking to upgrade a humbucker-laden diamond in the rough, or just want to add some P-90 tone without the hum, then you owe it to yourself to contact Jesse about these pickups.

12 months ago
Mike Hughes
Reviewer
5/5

I recently bought one of Nightjar Guitars’ creations, which was stocked with a pair of Revel Broadbands. I was instantly blown away by the clarity and definition of each note. I don’t claim to be as proficient as I’m sure the other reviewers are, but I know what sounds good. Un-split, the Broadbands are warm and growly, never muddy. When split, it’s sparkly, bell-like heaven. Getcha some!

12 months ago
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Nightjar Guitars
Reviewer
5/5

These are our go-to 'Trons for all our builds. We've never heard a more sensitive, dynamic, and clear 'Tron pickup on the market. These are super versatile pickups, from even and clear cleans to warm jazz tones to light overdrive for blues to all-out fuzz assault. And these pickups never get muddy on the low end or too chimey on the top end. You've never heard tones like you'll hear from these. A MUST have for any guitarist!

12 months ago
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Nightjar Guitars
Reviewer
5/5

We've used these in a few recent builds and wow, we are truly blown away. The humbucking tones are fat and juicy, with lots of snarl and full output. But then, like magic, when you coil split to single coil, it's seriously like you swapped pickups for your favorite singles...all the purity, clarity, and chime is there in spades. These are seriously GREAT pickups...get some today and your guitar will go from one-trick-pony to the ultimate bring-one-guitar-to-any-gig axe!

12 months ago
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Nightjar Guitars
Reviewer
5/5

It's difficult...nay impossible?...to construct a noiseless version of a pickup that stays true to the original character and flavor. Yet, here is Jesse doing just that. All we can say here at Nightjar Guitars is WOW...he's done it! These Humdingers are truly all the P90 goodness you want but with NO hum. These pickups retain the P90 flavor and output levels you know and love. Added in is just a slight bit more air, clarity, and chime in the sound, which we think is a good thing, particularly when paired with heavy or dense wood bodied guitars. These pickups remain balanced along all six strings for great clarity in the cleans. And they respond very well when you throw on that distortion or fuzz that goes great with P90s...even with all that dirt you'll still hear every single note, low to high, all with that badass P90 grit and growl. We can't wait to use these in our future P90 builds. Get some for yourself and hear these in all their (no hum) glory.

12 months ago
Mike Edmundon - Reno, NV
Reviewer
5/5

Revel -
I wanted to wait a few months before leaving a review so that I'd be outside of the honeymoon phase. The very first impression I had of these pickups was that they were so much different and so much better than the stock pickups in my J-Bass that I must be fooling myself. You know how that goes with new gear! But 8 weeks later they are still the best pickups I have ever played in any bass. That's as simple and as direct a review as I can make. These are just really good Jazz Bass pickups without any hum. Thanks so much for taking the time to discuss what I wanted and what I needed and for building me these pickups.

1 year ago
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Brandon Wiewel
Reviewer
5/5

Jesse,

The pickups sound absolutely beautiful, just a wonderful balance of clarity and warmth. I know it is subjective but the bridge is the best bridge pickup I have ever heard, I'm not exaggerating, and the neck is just what I was looking for. I ended up using a 1meg volume pot for the neck. I knew I was going to want as much range and clarity I could get from it for my application. For the bridge I ran a 500k volume but ended up putting a 240 meg resistor in series with it on a switch to open it up a bit more if desired. I used 500k tone pots for both with a .47 on bridge and .22 on neck.

Not the best pictures, I still need to decide on my headstock graphic. Neck was made by Attila, really nice work.

Anyway thank you and I will be using you for any pickup projects I have!

1 year ago
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Bryan - The Rocket 38’s
Reviewer
5/5

Pleased to find a midwestern soul capable of executing on such a killer rewind.

After many attempts to get the SD custom shop to fix my original Gibson Ripper neck pickup in my 81’ Gibson V-Bass, I ran across Revel pickups on the web.

Reached out to J and instantly we hit it off in our like minded desire bring the Ripper back to life.

I was able to free the Ripper windings from the epoxy shell. And Revel was able to rewind, and re-secure the original magnets and bobbins back into a NOS cover whilst wax potting everything.

Upon reinstallation - I was pleasantly surprised to not only find that the pickup carried the original sweet vintage tone - but now sounds even more warm and thick in the neck position than ever before.

An absolutely stellar pickup shop to work with. More than great service, conversation and results. Highly recommended!!

1 year ago
Ethan Bowers
Reviewer
5/5

I sent In a 1964 National Varsity 66 foil pickup for repair. It had a terrible feedback issue and was overly microphonic. Typically I enjoy the microphonic nature of vintage pickups, but this one was barely playable. So I looked around and contacted Jesse at Revel. He had worked on one for another customer and suggested I send it for repair.

When I sent the pickup I expected to pay extra due to the rare nature of the pickup, and the unique bothersome construction. The lead time was listed at 3 to 4 weeks. Jesse had the pickup potted and refurbished in 3 to 4 days. Amazing turnaround and the pricing was more than fair.

Jesse’s great service didn’t stop there. There was a shipping issue after the package was picked up by UPS. The package sat for a week without an input scan, and I feared that this rare pickup was lost. However, After messaging Jesse about this, he went down to UPS personally and was able to help them find the package and get it on its way.

I received the repaired pickup and all the feedback issues were cured. The pickup sounded even better than before and was now playable. If you are hesitant to send a pickup to Jesse at Revel for repair, I can wholeheartedly recommend his work. He was extremely professional, responsive, and above all he does quality work. His customer service is unparalleled and he is absolutely awesome.

1 year ago
Chris Knudson
Reviewer
5/5

I had the mod done to a Squire classic vibe WRHB neck on the Tele Custom 72. Holy Cow what a difference! Sounds incredible now. Jesse was super helpful and had great communication to get exactly what I need. Super fast turnaround. Highly Recommended !!

1 year ago
J. Alejandro
Reviewer
5/5

Above all, Jesse offers just about the best customer service I have ever received from any company. We exchanged several e-mails in which we discussed the sound I was looking for.
These Tele Mojo Steel Pole (I got the 43) have now defined what a perfect Telecaster is, at least for me. Much more defined low end, and a smoother top end (which is always what kept me distant from Telecasters) whilst still retaining that twang. I replaced the Noiseless pickups in my American Ultra Luxe Telecaster, and what I have is a truly responsive, expressive guitar with a well balanced sound. I love these pickups and my FOH engineer loves them as well. Guitar sits perfectly in mix everytime. I've received a lot of compliments from fellow musicians. Thanks Jesse !

1 year ago
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J. Alejandro
Reviewer
5/5

First of all, Jesse offers just about the best customer service I have ever received from any company. We exchanged several e-mails in which we discussed the sound I was looking for. He was extremely helpful. As for the pickup sound. The guitar I put them in is an American Ultra Jazzmaster, which I loved except for the pickups, I felt they were too sterile. Let's just say this Is my favorite guitar now. This is exactly what I was looking for. Just perfect balance of top end and low end, while retaining THAT Jazzmaster sound. It almost feels like Single Coil meets Humbucker sound. Responds very well to playing. It's very sensitive. Thanks Jesse! I will soon place another order for other guitars.

1 year ago
Chad
Reviewer
5/5

The Revel Post Modern Jazzmaster pickup is insanely rich and crisp at the same time. PAF tone in a jazzmaster! Perfect!

1 year ago
Tom Swanson
Reviewer
5/5

I sent in an old National Lap Steel String Through pickup not working. I couldn’t be happier with the hands-on service, start to finish, from Jesse. Great communication throughout, and it actually came back quicker than I expected. Got the guitar back together, and it’s as sweet as hoped for! Thank You!

1 year ago
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Jessie Renfro
Reviewer
5/5

These may be the perfect pickup quite honestly. I installed them in my Kauer KR2 which always had a 72 thinline deluxe vibe to me. I have played originals but it’s been some years, and I know it’s apples and oranges because of the smaller paf size, but wow. All the attack and clarity you want out of a Tele, but with a deeper (not at all muddy) bottom end and no trace of ice pick on the highs. Nice balanced mids without getting honky like a PAF or P-90, it really is the best of all worlds in my opinion. And of course Jesse was phenomenal as always, faster turn around than quoted and answered all my annoying questions with grace. This is my 2nd set of Revel’s, it won’t be my last.

1 year ago
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Al
Reviewer
5/5

The Big Six, based on his Turks, that Jesse suggested after some communication, nailed the sound I was after. Warm, clear, and articulate. Saved me the cost, and hassle. of having a custom pickguard made for my MIJ tele.

1 year ago
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Kivanc - Turkey
Reviewer
5/5

I bought it for the Sire P bass. Great sound. Thanks so much!

1 year ago
Bobby Volpendesta
Reviewer
5/5

I was modifying a set of vintage Japanese pickups to restore an old Vantage of mine. The two-wire to four-wire conversion worked great on the neck pickup, but I broke the bridge pickup. Jesse did an amazing job salvaging my pickup (which I spent a lot of money on and didn't want to have to throw out), and all for a very reasonable price. Now my Matsumoku Vantage sings and is my favorite guitar! I will be saving up to buy some of his Filter-tron humbuckers for when I rewire my Sheraton II. Just another shining example of how you can find a person for anything in Minneapolis if you know where to look 🙂

1 year ago
Jesse Sawyer
Reviewer
5/5

I put a pair of Broadband pickups in my Fender Jaguar HH, which I'd tried a couple other pickups in but never loved. I rewired the Jag so that the Rhythm circuit split coils for each pickup. The Broadbands do exactly what Jesse built them for - the single coils actually sound good, very much like strat pickups, and they don't lose nearly as much volume as other split coil humbuckers I've tried. When unsplit, the neck pickup in particular sounds amazing, kinda similar to the vintage Maxon Wide Range in my old Greco Thinline Tele. Every combo sounds good; I love some of the sounds I get with both pickups engaged, one split, one humbucker. Combine that with the strangle switch and the Broadbands made my Jaguar an incredibly versatile beast, since there are essentially 20 combinations possible, each unique and none of them unusable. The overall clarity and balance across the strings is really impressive. It didn't take a lot of adjustments before everything sounded great. Definitely looking at getting some more Revel pickups in the future.

1 year ago
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Jesse Dammann
Reviewer
5/5

Hi,
I got the Mini-Humbuckers installed. They sound great! The sound-stage depth, evenness, and growl that comes right through, when I want it, is fantastic. Along with other nice qualities
that come through, with the nuances of my playing; they are very inspiring! Somehow I got just what I wanted.

They look great also.

Thanks!

Jesse D.

1 year ago
Billy Shane Edwards
Reviewer
5/5

I have owned my Stratocaster 24 years. 1971 with neck 1969, middle 1968 and replaced 12-17-65 bridge. As you can imagine I have a personal relation with her. Long story short b string magnet on middle pickup had rust that killed her. It killed me. I found Jesse and saw he could do what I needed. If my pickup came back the same I would have considered him a magician. It came back the best pickup I have ever played on. The most dynamic, organic and musical pup I ever owned. When the other two die... Yep I just tempted fate, nobody but Jesse will work on my stuff. He is an artisan.

2 years ago
Nick Lagace - NY
Reviewer
5/5

Revel Custom Pickups did a fantastic job on making my Jazzmaster humbucker. They made it to the exact specs of what I would ever want. It is by far the tightest, clearest sounding humbucker I have ever had the chance of playing.
10/10 would recommend to anyone!

2 years ago
Ron
Reviewer
5/5

Awesome, Outstanding, Amazing!! That is my experience with Revel. Jesse is the top of the top. He completely restored both pick ups in my SG 90 double.(Gibson wouldn't touch them!!) It sounds Amazing!! Communication was above anything I have experienced with anyone. If you have a question, you will get an answer. Excellent work!!!

2 years ago
John Thurston
Reviewer
5/5

Got our '74 Tele neck rewind back from Revel, it's reinstalled, and it sounds AMAZING. Great work, very timely turnaround, a pleasure doing business with you all. Thanks, we'll be back!

2 years ago
Chris Randazzo
Reviewer
5/5

I recently purchased a set of El Dulce Tele Pickups. I absolutely love them in my Thinline. Jesse was great, his communication was excellent. After I ordered the pickups, he messaged me with questions to confirm the tone I was seeking matched what I ordered. The craftsmanship is excellent. Quality of parts is excellent. The tone is awesome. They sound full, clear, and break up well. I couldn't ask for better pickups at any price level. Thank you Jesse. I highly recommend Revel Pickups.

2 years ago
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The Dead Fret
Reviewer
5/5

Insanely rad rare Vintage Baldwin semi-hollow came in for a new switch, setup, fret dress, rewire, and the pickups needed completely restored. A huge thanks to Jesse at Revel Pickups who completely rebuilt the pups for my customer and I, as that was a little out of my expertise. Working together makes the dream work, baby. Check out Jesse for all your pickup needs; can’t recommend him enough! Great work, turn-around time, and price! Thanks again, it sings!!

2 years ago
Mike Adams
Reviewer
5/5

Dealing with Jesse was a pleasure! He was kind and patient and help me sort out my Duosonic guitar after rewinding the pickups. It sounds great and his work is exceptional. Definitely would recommend to anybody who wants first cabin service. Thanks Jesse. - Mike Adams Washington

2 years ago
Mike Adams
Reviewer
5/5

Jesse went above and beyond helping me get my duosonic sorted out. I’m a wiring neophyte and slightly dyslexic but I finally got it squared away with his help . he was patient, & thoroughly knowledgeable .and just generally a nice guy thanks , first cabin service Mike Adams Washington

2 years ago
Jessie Renfro
Reviewer
5/5

I’m a self admitted P90 snob, and have had very underwhelming experiences with HB sized p90s, and I’ve tried many. I recently purchased a Frank Brothers guitar with a custom wound set of V90s and they are absolutely fantastic! Definitely deliver all the P90 goods. Beautiful acoustic like cleans, greasy, grinding overdrive, with the perfect mid range honk. These are the real deal and they look fantastic. Jesse us a pleasure to communicate with, and he’s definitely earned more of my business in the future.

2 years ago
Niles
Reviewer
5/5

I installed these into the neck and middle positions of my brother's Strat, and they exceeded my expectations. They are full-sounding while retaining that iconic "strat" tone. Great job.

2 years ago
Luke Price
Reviewer
5/5

Playing in a heavy band with a tele was always a bit of a challenge. I wanted the dynamic range with the tele punch, but traditional tele pickups always sounded thin and couldn’t keep up when piling on the gain. After I tried Jesse’s mojo 43’s at a guitar show, I was floored. They were EXACTLY what I was looking for. I just got 'em in the old workhorse, and I already can’t put it down. They are articulate, punchy with just enough tele twang, and when you load up the gain, they have girth and growl while maintaining an amazing cut through a mix.

Plus, Jesse was a joy to work with and helped me with some wiring suggestions. What a company, and what a product!

2 years ago
Jack Schaaf - Leatherback Jack
Reviewer
5/5

I had a set of Fender Wide Range Humbuckers that were very noisy and squealing. After corresponding with Jesse, I sent the pickups to Revel to get them wax potted. He had noticed that the bridge pickup cover had not been installed correctly and was not quite on all the way. He removed and replaced the cover, as well as the wax potting for a very reasonable price. Jesse is a great guy to work with and his customer service is truly amazing and appreciated.

Thanks again!

Jack

2 years ago
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Kyle W.
Reviewer
5/5

My '69 RI Thinline was the first telecaster I ever really loved playing but the pickups (Fender N3) were something I was never a huge fan of. These mojo steel poles are awesome. Just wanted to say thanks for making some truly amazing pickups.

2 years ago
Aaron C
Reviewer
5/5

I needed a set of pickups for a special project guitar, and Jesse took the time to answer all of my questions. In the end, he recommended a set of these, and they were absolutely what I was looking for. Great pickups!

2 years ago
Steve Bailey
Reviewer
5/5

These are great sounding pickups! They replaced the lace sensors in my "92" clapton strat and couldn't be happier. The have the beautiful chime that is right in the pocket. They sound great through both my Swart space tone jr and my old Blues jr.

2 years ago
Thomas G.Perry
Reviewer
5/5

What a killer tone!! Great craftsmanship, best price on a total custom pickuup. Thank you Jesse

2 years ago
Jess
Reviewer
5/5

First of all, when you send an inquiry Sunday night at 9:15pm and get a response from the owner himself in 15 minutes you know you are dealing with someone who is passionate about their craft.
I was looking for a custom PUP and with minimal back-and-forth Jesse aimed me to a modified OG. I installed it in my Les Paul and this pickup really brings out the personality in the instrument. Dynamic, smooth and allows you to hammer out a rhythm riff anywhere on the fretboard.
I highly recommend Revel. Good product, good price and good turn around time.

2 years ago
Brandon
Reviewer
5/5

Jesse worked with me to create a custom pickup that was exactly what I was looking for. The customer service was top notch, and went above expectations. Perhaps more importantly, the pickup he produced also exceeded expectations. Revel created a wonderful PAF-like pickup that was both versatile and purposeful, and they did it all in short time and with great communication. I'll definitely be back to try more of Revels offerings!

2 years ago
Niles
Reviewer
5/5

I brought Jesse a ‘76 Tele neck pickup that had a break in the windings and needed a rewind. He was able to avoid a full rewind, and I got the pickup back sooner than expected. The pickup sounds great, and Jesse took the care to keep it as original as possible, which I love. Thanks for the excellent work.

2 years ago
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Nightjar Guitars
Reviewer
5/5

These are our go-to P90s for our builds!

There's nothing like a great P90, and we think Jesse at Revel Custom Pickups has totally nailed it with his Alnico V Bully Breed P90s.

The Bully Breed's work well in any build, from a reclaimed Douglas fir barnwood T-style to an ash & maple semi-hollow, we love these beasts!

We're really impressed with the versatility of these pickups. These do it all, from a crystal-clear, clean, angelic, vintage voice to an absolute blistering raw, biting, growling, chunky, meaty pile of face-bashing tone!

Also, on top of all that, Jesse is a really great guy. He's so easy to work with, answers any question you might have with easy-to-understand answers, and his response time is super fast.

You've GOT to get a pair of these Bully Breed P90s in your guitar. They'll blow you away!!!!!

2 years ago
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Nightjar Guitars
Reviewer
5/5

OK, conjure up your ideal Tele pickup tone...got it? Now what if we told you Revel's Black Watch pickups blow that tone out of the water? Well, it's true. No joke. These are our go-to Tele pickups for all our builds!

NECK
The Black Watch neck pickup tone is unbelievable - sweet, clear, even, and pure. You might not want to play any other position than the neck!

BRIDGE
But then there's the bridge pickup...boy oh boy does it sing! The sustain is incredible and there is absolutely NO ice-pick in-your-face treble like so many Tele bridge pickups.

PARALLEL
Sometimes we hear from players that the middle position (with traditional wiring) on their Tele is unusable for whatever reason. That's just not the case here at all. These do something really special in parallel - you might just stay in middle position forever...it really gives you the best-of-both worlds!

SERIES
We've also been obsessed with 4-way Tele wiring, with 4th position in series, and let us tell you - WOAH! We were blown away by the sound of these when they're in series...it's like having an extra boost to really kick you in the teeth with punchy tone that's STILL clear and even. We have no idea why you wouldn't wire these up this way!

JESSE
On top of all else, Jesse is a true joy to work with. He is super communicative & responsive and answers any questions you might have with clear, easy to understand answers. Bottom line: he's a really good dude making kick-ass pickups how they should be: by hand, just for you. End of story!

Do yourself a favor and buy the Black Watch set from Jesse NOW!

2 years ago
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Jonathan Simms
Reviewer
5/5

Back in 1999 I played a '75 tele deluxe at Guitar Center. Everything about this guitar to me said "take me I'm yours", however I thought (stupidly) "I dunno if I should blow $825 on another guitar" and walked out without it.

21 years later, Fender reissues the telecaster deluxe and I pick up a Vintera with the sunburst I always wanted. The one thing that needed fixing was the pickups: they were dull and uninspiring humbuckers packaged as WHRBs.

There were a few options to choose from, and I had a specific requirement: I wanted to be able to split the coils, so I needed a 4 wire conductor. Several other makers told me in no uncertain terms that I was "doing it wrong." When I talked to Jesse, however, he told me he'd make it with either 2 or 4 wires, however I wanted it. He took the time to explain what makes a WRHB different, what he personally loved about the sound, asked me what I wanted to do with them and what kind of stuff I played.

Fast forward to today. After playing these pickups for close to a year now, I can say that they are my favorites. They brought my tele deluxe to life. They have all the chime, sparkle, beef, crunch, all of it. The note definition is fantastic, you hear every note in every chord. They sing sweetly, they bark when you hit them, the neck is soulful and the bridge has just the right amount of bite without piercing. Splitting the pickups works marvelously, and each coil has a different character. The bridge furthest back can do Zappa's icepick attack, it cuts through a mix like nothing else. The neck split is warm with a different midrange emphasis in each coil.

These WHRBs are unique. They're without a doubt the most lively and rich humbuckers I've played and have made my tele a fantastically versatile instrument. Jesse told me that these were his favorite to play, and it shows in the quality of the build and the sound it produces.

I no longer regret leaving behind that tele all those years ago. I have the perfect deluxe. Get these. You will not be disappointed.

2 years ago
Raz R.
Reviewer
5/5

I was familiar with the sound of the reissues and knew pretty immediately that I wasn’t interested. So I got my hands on a set and sent them right over. Frankly, the neck pickup is perhaps the best pickup I’ve ever played. It sounds so sweet and present; Baffling, like being in love. I have mine hooked up to a series/parallel switch and there’s just a sound in there for everything.

2 years ago
Tom
Reviewer
5/5

I’ve had Gibson dirty fingers, burstbuckers and a few of the hotter Seymour Duncan pickups, including the pearly gates and I can say without a doubt that Revel pickups have more character, more unique tone and a crisper bite. Definitely the best pick ups I’ve ever had. Also, Jesse is great to work with and helps figure out everything you’re looking for in tone and looks.

2 years ago
Jack
Reviewer
5/5

These are fantastic. Love that juicy ‘90, especially in the 50s wind I got mine done in. Absolutely wonderful.

2 years ago
Jack
Reviewer
5/5

Man this thing does the trick. Breathed new life into my Jazzy- it’s everything I want in a pickup. Jesse was very helpful and definitely reccomend.

2 years ago
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Violet
Reviewer
5/5

Jesse did an amazing job with my 1958 Telecaster pickups! The bridge has had a short for as long as I’ve had it, and the neck was as noisy as could be. Sending pickups of this caliber to have worked on was nerve wracking, but Jesse truly outdid himself! The rewind on the bridge sounds absolutely killer. I’ve never heard it sound so good before! And the neck is crystal clear, no noise at all!

I’m absolutely thrilled to have my dad’s tele playing great again, and next time I need a rewind or new pickups, I know exactly who I’m going to!

3 years ago
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Ryan
Reviewer
5/5

I'm a huge gold foil fan, so when I came across a local shop I was really interested in giving them a go. The sound and construction both exceeded my expectation. I could use a bunch of tone buzzwords, but they just sound great. And quiet. I'm super happy I have zero desire to try the more well known and expensive builders. The only con I can think of is not having more guitars to try out more Revel Pickups.

3 years ago
Todd Jackson
Reviewer
5/5

Just installed neck and bridge mojo 43s in my old Peavey Reactor (much loved despite its lame tone). What a turnaround! Warm gritty punch; touch responsive; exactly what I was looking for. Just superb. Great service, great product.

3 years ago
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Andrew
Reviewer
5/5

Swapped into the bridge position, fuller thank stock but still lots of sparkle, very responsive like a P90 it’s clean and clear played soft but gives some grit the more you dig in, an absolutely fantastic upgrade! Thanks!

3 years ago
Doug Jeffries
Reviewer
5/5

I finally got my Revel Gold Foil installed in the neck of my Tele. I still refuse to believe there's magic involved in making pickups but however you make these....just wow man. I have a vintage Dearmond in a guitar and a big name foil in another and the Revel stomps on the big name and is everything the vintage foil is but more quiet. It has breathed new life into this guitar and now I need another to replace the other. Thank you Jesse! Money well spend.

3 years ago
Dustin Peden
Reviewer
5/5

This pickup rebuild has transformed me telecaster custom reissue into a brand new guitar! There is so much clarity and smoothness in this pickup. The turnaround time on the order was so fast! I highly recommend it!!

3 years ago
Justin Mcabe
Reviewer
5/5

Jesse built me a single Bully for the bridge of my Jr.

It is, no doubt about it, the best P-90 I have ever played. Thanks you Revel!

3 years ago
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Dmitry Pavlov
Reviewer
5/5

For my build of the Jazzblaster Thinline, I chose the Revel’s Vintage 72 mainly because of the raw covers, which are great for aged bodies and hardware. I was simply amazed at the clarity, articulation and fullness of them, which I installed instead of the more expensive and famous ones. Thanks Jesse, keep up the great work!

3 years ago
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Christopher Crumbley
Reviewer
5/5

I was looking for a pickup for a guitar repair for a customer and after about a month of talking to Jesse back and forth ordered a set of these for a 50s country gentleman copy. Full hollow body! No hum! no hiss! No awful feedback! just sweet sweet tone! The customer was very pleased! Thanks revel!

3 years ago
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Christopher Crumbley
Reviewer
5/5

I have played though a lot of pickups. Typically to be let down and disappointed! However this is my go to p90! Love it very impressed! These pups turned my backup guitar to my main guitar!

3 years ago
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Christopher Crumbley
Reviewer
5/5

Great sounding! Clear tone! Put a set of these in the latest JS (offset) build. Wow! These things sound great!

3 years ago
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Christopher Crumbley
Reviewer
5/5

Slapped this guy in my personal LG (teleish) model and it woke it up. Super responsive humbucker. Could not be happier!

3 years ago
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Jim Cole
Reviewer
5/5

I just had these pick ups installed & they are just what I was hoping for. They purr like a kitten through my Death By Audio Fuzz War pedal 🙂 I can't wait to experiment more with them. Quality is fantastic.

3 years ago
Cody Jones
Reviewer
5/5

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.

3 years ago
Mitchel
Reviewer
5/5

I didn't buy these directly from Revel. They were in a Classic Vibe Starcaster I bought from a friend as a Christmas present for myself. I really couldn't believe how good these sounded, so much so that I emailed Revel to say so and offered to leave a review. These might be one of my favorite P90s and I own vintage P90s and Throbak's.

3 years ago
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Marc-andre Beaudet
Reviewer
5/5

Got the full mod set (underwound neck) for my Fender Starcaster reissue; they are everything i was hoping they would be. Clarity, chime, body... perfect balance of single coil and hubucker. Feels like my guitar finally woke up. It’s the sound i had in my head. I always used stock pickups on my guitar and i think this will make me change pickups on all of them!

3 years ago
Karl Krause
Reviewer
5/5

Once again, Jesse knocked it out of the park. I had installed the Revel traditional Jazzmaster pickup a while back, and paired it with a well regarded pickup from another builder. While this combination had all the classic JM mojo one might want, I found the bridge pickup to be a bit weak on its own (a common lament). I shared my pickup wants and needs with Jesse. What I got was a bridge pickup that retained a lot of the twang and snap of a traditional JM pickup, but with added midrange bark, grit, and oomph that was far better balanced with the neck pickup. My Jazzmaster became even more versatile, and I'm happier than a pig in mud. If you're not a Jazzmaster purist and find the standard vintage bridge pickup offerings a bit thin and lacking punch, this might be your answer.

3 years ago
Andy Webber - Whalehazard Guitars
Reviewer
5/5

Jesse at Revel Custom Pickups does outstanding work. As a guitar tech, it's great to have a local pickup winder with his level of knowledge available. It's never easy to tell a customer their pickup is dead, but I know just the guy to fix it, and at a reasonable price. I'm happy to refer customers to Revel if they're looking to match a pickup with vintage specs, or if they want something custom wound. I also love them in my own builds!

3 years ago
Joe conrad
Reviewer
5/5

These pickups are really great! They have super nice clear lovely highs that are slightly rounded and not harsh. Also, Jesse is a really nice guy who knows his craft!

3 years ago
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Rich Yarges
Reviewer
5/5

I ordered this pick wound to "59 Jr Specs for a custom build my friend was doing for me. It's everything I dreamed it would be. I also own a '61 Gibson LP Jr and the Revel pick up sounds just as good. I'm blown away. Well done.

3 years ago
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James Healey
Reviewer
5/5

Crisp, super clear sounding humbucker for a Jazzmaster. Nice full sound with very articulate notes. Highly recommended.

3 years ago
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Tom Frye
Reviewer
5/5

I was building a guitar and wanted Jesse to be "the pickup guy".

So I bought a raw underwound '72 Wide Range and a Black Watch from Revel. I also used Fender factory reliced parts to match the raw cover of the WR and a Gibson Bumble Bee capacitor (Sprague copy) just for vintage grins.

DUDENESS !!! You have no idea what that sounds like in this particular guitar. Lord Have Mercy. That's amazing! I picked the right "pickup guy". Keep up the excellent work!!! Just wanted you to know that I am extremely pleased. To get this tone I would have had to buy 2 vintage guitars.

3 years ago
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Tom Frye
Reviewer
5/5

I was building a guitar and wanted Jesse to be "the pickup guy".

So I bought a raw underwound '72 Wide Range and a Black Watch from Revel. I also used Fender factory reliced parts to match the raw cover of the WR and a Gibson Bumble Bee capacitor (Sprague copy) just for vintage grins.

DUDENESS !!! You have no idea what that sounds like in this particular guitar. Lord Have Mercy. That's amazing! I picked the right "pickup guy". Keep up the excellent work!!! Just wanted you to know that I am extremely pleased. To get this tone I would have had to buy 2 vintage guitars.

3 years ago
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David Aspesi
Reviewer
5/5

Got a set of the Mojo Linear Humbuckers for my custom J-bass. They sound clear and strong, with plenty of output. The bass they were put in is for playing in a black metal/punk band, and these things really gave the instrument the needed juice to come through in the mix. I look forward to upgrading more pickups with Revels.

3 years ago
Jeff - Bay Area CA
Reviewer
5/5

Received my new Sweet 69's on Monday, installed them that night and have put in about 4 hours playing since. I think I have the height just about dialed in, maybe some tweaking remains.

First off, what a beautiful set. Really artful, and they sound brilliant. Thank you so much for your help and craftsmanship!

They keep the spirit of the guitar intact while elevating it to a new level. They sound great on their own and need very little processing to get a good tone, just the amp and some reverb or delay and they sing. Add some OD and they rumble.

They have a lot of warmth and bottom end to them, which I was hoping for. In fact, the .047uf tone cap I have is probably too dark now and I think I'll swap it out with .022uf at some point, but at the moment I really don't need to use the tone pot much as these sound great without it.

I'm especially impressed by the balance between strings. The old '74 pickups (46 years old now) always made the G string clang a bit too much. I didn't realize the staggered poles were such a problem, given that this guitar's neck has a 9.5" radius, but these solve that nicely. I've had the instrument since 1978 and it has never sounded this good.

Thank you again! Happy to have the first Strat set from your new shop. Good luck with that.

I will definitely recommend your pickups to my friends and, when I put together the Telecaster I'm planning, I will come to you to outfit that.

Best wishes.

3 years ago
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Christopher
Reviewer
5/5

Though I had purchased the Wee Range pickups in January of 2019 (what seems lime a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...), I didn't get around to installing them until September 2020 for... reasons?

I bought a Squier "Vintage Modified" Tele custom neck and body from a friend that had all the hardware, but no electronics, and I wanted to fix it up to resemble a '72 Tele, which would normally feature the classic-style Wide Range humbuckers. Jesse offers the Wee Range, a PAF-sized version of those old humbuckers that are true drop-in replacements for any humbucker routs.

This set makes the guitar better than it has any right to be. I am flabbergasted at the clarity and articulation of the pups, each with a round bottom end, balanced mids, and crystalline highs...

... and that bridge pickup... it's got a great single coil Tele tone with none of the hum. Jesse has mastered building a humbucker with a true single coil vibe, and somewhere out there, Seth Lover is damn proud.

I ordered the splittable iteration of the Wee Range, and if you dog jangle, THEN WE GOT YOU.

Jesse's customer service is beyond reproach. I am terrible at wiring and Jesse responded to my emails in a really timely fashion, and made sure I was up and running.

You're going to love these... really. Definitely doing business with Jesse again.

3 years ago
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David Fernandez
Reviewer
5/5

This pickup sounds so so good! Is the perfect amount of lows and highs, I use it on the neck position, sounds great clean, also with ODs, if you feel like your JM pickup sounds weak you should get this pickup! The build quality is outstanding, don’t think it too much! This is a great pickup and would take your offset guitar to another level!

3 years ago
Steve Richter
Reviewer
5/5

I sent several pickups to Jesse for rewinding. He made sure to get all the information needed to duplicate the original and in one case, essentially fabricated a new spindle. I was very impressed with the quality of his work and the excellent communication and the pickups sound great! Warm, with good definition. I think his prices are a bargain for what you get. I deal in old, vintage Japanese guitars and some of these have unique-sized, single coil pickups, or in another case wide range humbucker pickups, so simply buying a drop in replacement is not an option. With Revel pickups I can be assured that my restoration will remain original, but with great sound!

3 years ago
Michael Borucki - Minneapolis, MN
Reviewer
5/5

I just had my first shot at really playing them this weekend.

I genuinely love them. I was playing on a Matchless DC30 Kemper profile out of a semi-open 1x12 with a Creamback on Sunday and the pickups were everything you said they'd be. All three positions sound great and the 4th is darker and a little gritty which I think is an awesome option as well. The pickups are clear, take drive pedals really well with notes that are still articulate, and have great midrange. The neck is not flubby or too bassy, and the bridge is bright without being thin or shrill. I found all 4 settings to be very usable with position 2 and some very light OD/reverb likely my baseline sound. I love the way they look in the tele as well. I'll try to snap a pic and send your way over the next few days.

I did have a chance late last week to run it through my helix on 2 profiles. Only got about an hour total in. One was an AC30 with a blue/gold 2x12 impulse response and the other JCM800 with 4x12 vintage 30 impulse response. The pickups sounded great on both profiles. I honestly was surprised at how much I liked it with the Marshall amp overdrive. Very Weezer Pinkerton album, which is a favorite of mine.

Thank you for putting your time and effort into designing these. I'm sure a lot of players are going to be very happy when released.

3 years ago
BEDRI ATESER
Reviewer
5/5

Good day Jesse. Thank you for the PJ set you built for. Just amazing. The bass opened up quite a bit and now it has punch and its warm too mid and highs are balanced. Thank you so much!

3 years ago
Jeremy Duphaine
Reviewer
5/5

After telling Jesse what I was looking for in a Tele pickup set he suggested these "new" pickups. I wanted clean and versatile. Man these are great. They do the regular Tele thang and a lot more. The middle position is something I'm not sure I've heard before - a really open and hollow sound that's like a trance.

Man these are great. Thanks Revel.

3 years ago
Bill - Phx -
Reviewer
5/5

I can state that I am extremely satisfied with the set of Revel '72 Vintage WRHB pickups. Combined with the CTS 1meg pots and Vitamin Q 22 caps the sound is wonderful and a great upgrade. I recommend your WRHB pickups very highly.

3 years ago
Jimmy R
Reviewer
5/5

Jesse took the Wide Range humbucker from my old Tele Custom and woke that tired old bad boy right up. It’s like meeting an old friend again. The service is courteous, quick, and very reasonably priced; Jesse knows his stuff and obviously takes much pride in his work. If you’re reading these reviews to help make up your mind, don’t hesitate—-Revel is the way to go.

3 years ago
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Tony Reed
Reviewer
5/5

I’ve been looking for a PAF in a jazzmaster enclosure for a while now and Jesse helped guide me in the perfect direction. I’ve never cared much for single coil Bridge pickups as they always have been too noisey and thin sounding for my taste. After emailing back and forth we decide to go with a slightly under wound OG PAF to go in my baritone jazzmaster build. This pickup is beyond clear and articulate with low tunings, and it handles heavier fuzz/gain excellently . I cannot recommend these pickups enough as the build quality is top tier!

3 years ago
Mark R Cress
Reviewer
5/5

I had Jesse do the Wide Range mod/rebuild on a DOA Fender Wide Range pickup. After chatting with him we went with the underwound option and I installed it in my Squier Tele Custom. Wow!! I love the airyness and clarity of this pickup!!
Thanks Jesse for your magic and your help!!

4 years ago
Chaz
Reviewer
5/5

I sent a stock Fender reissue Wide Range neck pickup to Jesse for the full mod service. The stock neck pickup sounded good... however just like a PAF as that's basically what it is in a Wide Range cover. Having had a vintage Tele Deluxe in the past I knew what I was missing with a PAF in the neck of my current build instead of a real Wide Range. The finished "modded" pickup arrive this week and I quickly installed into in to the Tele Custom partscaster I am assembling. I am blown away with the clarity and tone of this pickup. Wonderful clean or overdriven. As good as (if not better) than a vintage Wide Range pickup from the 70's. Very happy with this modification. Highly recommended.

4 years ago
Paul Edgar
Reviewer
5/5

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...

4 years ago
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Shawn Penney
Reviewer
5/5

I reached out to Jesse to repair/rewind the bridge pickup from my 1980 G&L F-100. Communication from the start was phenomenal, and Jesse gathered all the info he needed to attain what I was looking for. The intent was to get this 40 year old pickup back to its former glory. I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out......Jesse nailed it! Make no mistake, I’ll be back for more!

4 years ago
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Frank Garay
Reviewer
5/5

I never cared for the traditional single coil pup in the bridge position of my Jazzmaster. I tried to swap it with a Wide Range, which was a little better, but still lacked that PAF tone I was looking for. I found Revel, spoke with Jesse about what I was looking for and took his recommendation purchasing a Post Modern PAF fully wound. The results are fantastic. Very articulate, but it has the kind of compressed thickness you look for in a PAF. Highly recommended on my part.

4 years ago
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Ben
Reviewer
5/5

Jesse installed new leads on two 70s wide range Humbuckers that were aggressively clipped at some point in their life. He did a vintage style braid on one and three wire on the other so I could get in/out of phase tones when they are played together. Jesse is fast and professional with great communication! I won’t go anywhere else for pickup work.

4 years ago
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Christopher M. B. Louck
Reviewer
5/5

I emailed in to Revel Pickups because I was looking for humbuckers for my Jazzmaster and I didn’t want to route the body. I asked about the possibility of making some humbuckers similar to 57’s. I was given the choice of upping the bridge pickup output a bit because of sound balance, which I went for. They arrived today and sound fantastic! Very clear and beautiful pickups. The bridge is bright but still has nice bottom end and the neck has more bass without being muddy. They installed just like normal Jazzmaster pickups. I would love to put another set in a Jazzmaster. Amazing work!

4 years ago
Curtis McKusick
Reviewer
5/5

These pickups are amazing! The tone is harmonically rich and chimey without being harsh. The clean sustain is incredible and the pick response is simply delightful. Gentle attack is rewarded with shimmering cleans and harder attack brings compression and chime.

Jesse helped me work through his lineup by listening to my desired tone description and prescribing different options that would meet some of my complex criteria. I ended up going with the Vintage 50’s set and am more than satisfied for the reasons described above. Thank you, Jesse!

My set has an overwound bridge with a plate underneath to help with the ice pick.

4 years ago
Lindsay Paine
Reviewer
5/5

A couple of months ago, Jesse made me a Blackwatch for my Tele, replacing the Fender CS "Handwound Nocaster" pickup that came in the guitar. Stock pickup was really quite good. The Blackwatch, however, is great! Really a killer Tele bridge p/u!! Best I've played. Throaty and rich, but still has great detail and is super versatile. Fat, and punchy, but clear, and very responsive to attack and volume knob. Kudos to Jesse for winding such magic. He's great to work with, and the price point is beyond reasonable. Could easily charge more, and they'd still be a great value. Thank you, Jesse!

4 years ago
Ryan DeFastino
Reviewer
5/5

I never liked anything in the neck of my Hagstrom Swede but I love the guitar. Jesse talked with me a long time and finally told me to try a Fat Boy. I did. He was right. Not only is it a stupendous pickup both full and split, it's as dynamic a pickup as I have used. It does something special I can't express but I am hearing sounds from my guitar I didn't know were in there. Thank you, Revel!

4 years ago
David
Reviewer
5/5

Put a full set in my PRS CE-22, attack, clarity in the midrange and general musicality of these are amazing. Exactly what I wanted!

4 years ago
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Bill Saunders
Reviewer
5/5

OMG!

Jesse rebuilt and rewound the bobbin and coil for my 1937 Electar Lapsteel. I wired it in and set the pickup screws about 3/32 below the strings and it blew me away!!!

It screams....

Deep rich bass and super clear and bright highs. Mid-tones are wonderful. Harmonics have incredible sustain!!

Its output actually helped me to realize that one of the potentiometers on this old lapsteel is probably really a “gain” control. It has three pots, Master volume, tone and the newly discovered gain control.

You brought it back to life.

Beforehand, it had a subtle, mellow sound, but now it rocks!!

Thanks for your talents!!

Bill Saunders

4 years ago
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Paul
Reviewer
5/5

I have a PRS S2 Studio that needed some TLC in the pickup department. The stock D-style pickups were good but a little dark and muddy for me. Jesse hooked me up with some firebird pickups and boy, let me tell you, my guitar came to life. I get the best of Tele and Strat tones. Tele neck, Strat 4 and two positions, Tele middle positions, and an Sg style bridge. Couldn't be happier with my pickups.

4 years ago
Daniel Dillon
Reviewer
5/5

I was looking for some pickups to put in an LP which I have been customizing extensively. I was searching for some interesting pickups to use. Having ordered pickups from other custom winders and waited for months to get pickups I decided to email Jesse to see what sort of backlog he had and when I could get a set of Retro PAFs from him. He responded almost immediately to me email and we had a quick back and forth and the timeline he suggested was great for my purposes. I placed the order immediately thereafter. A couple days later I heard from Jesse as he was starting on my pickups and wanting to confirm covers and potting preferences. We had another back and forth and decided on "lightly potted" with nickel covers. At any rate, this personal touch and communication followed throughout the whole process and I received my pickups in a very timely manner and just as expected. I put them in the guitar and they, simply put, sound amazing. Both the bridge and neck pickup have an amazing defined low end that has to be heard to be believed. They respond wonderfully to tone and volume adjustments and give me more sounds than I knew an LP could make.

I could not be happier with Jesse's service and product. I'll definitely be sourcing more pickups from Revel in the future.

My only regret is that when I initially went to order I noted that the engraved Revel logo on the front of the pickups looked really cool, but not knowing for sure whether I would like the pickups or not I decided not to have them engraved. In hindsight I'd be proud to show off the Revel name on the front of my guitar (as both a fashion statement and to alert others to the quality pickups that Revel produces).

4 years ago
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Jason
Reviewer
5/5

Jesse at Revel repaired the dead middle pickup in my 1965 Airline 7230. The sound blends in perfectly with the neck and bridge, which are still the original winds! I had looked for a while for a repair shop that would repair the pickup. Many turned me down until I found Revel Custom Pickups on the web. Jesse was quick to reply and had my pickup back to me in no time! Excellent craftsmanship, and excellent tone! I’ve found my pickup repair guy! Thanks!!!

4 years ago
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David Wolfe
Reviewer
5/5

You want great sounding pickups, this is the man. I ordered a set of these pickups, put them in my Jazzmaster, and ding! I heard the sound that was in my head come through my amp. I have guitar plans for the future and this is my go to man. '72 reissue telecaster here I come. "YOU THE MAN" Jesse!

4 years ago
Mark J
Reviewer
5/5

I installed the WRHB rewinds today. They are incredible! Clear, warm and sweet. Sweet chimey highs, with more tone in your fingers. The bridge pickup, which on most guitars is too thin and bright for my taste, is now great. The best money I have ever spent on pickups. The sound clips only captures a slice of the improvement. My 72 Tele deluxe is my number one now. Thanks for your time and craftsmanship.

4 years ago
Christian Sibole
Reviewer
5/5

Jesse made me a pair of these for my SG. It completely transformed that guitar for me. It's always been my favorite for it's playability but the stock pickups left me wanting. I play with a lot of different fuzz pedals and I had difficulty maintaining clarity, especially on the low end. The tone of these is pickups absolutely blows my mind. They are sparkling and lyrical when played clean. When I run them through fuzz I find nothing but beautiful sounds. Fuzzy, fuzzy, beautiful sounds and none of the mud I was struggling with before. They are so versatile I have yet to find a pedal they don't agree with and when I run them straight into my AC30, it's pure heaven. I have never been so inspired by a guitar before and these PAFs are the secret ingredient. All three positions offer unique but incredibly well balanced tones. I'm excited to continue to get to know what these pickups can do. I might even start playing in front of actual people!

4 years ago
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Jon Atterberry
Reviewer
5/5

I was looking for some p-90 like pickups and decided on purchasing the Mojo 43 and finalized my decision on the fantastic customer service. I emailed a question in on Christmas Eve and got a response that night! Along with that and the amazing sound samples I decided to give these a shot. The quick turnaround, amazing build quality, and fantastic sound are 100% worth more than 5 stars!

4 years ago
Jimmy D.
Reviewer
5/5

Spoke to Jesse about wanting something for my Jazzy that could get more punchy for punk and rock but also be backed off enough for occasional jazz. He suggested the Mojo. Fuck. Yes. Thanks bro. These give me sounds I have never heard from my Jazz Bass.

4 years ago
Nick B
Reviewer
5/5

Just installed one of these in the bridge position of my Tele and I couldn't be more pleased. I'm a big Tele fan, but sometimes I find the bridge pickups to get a bit icy and unwieldy, especially with certain effects pedals. This pickup has that bright, twangy sound we all love, but retains control and has beautiful harmonics and color. The breakup with dirt is phenomenal and it pairs beautifully with an OG PAF in the neck position. Shout out to Jesse who also took the time to help me choose pickups and walk me through what would work best for my needs!

4 years ago
Nick B
Reviewer
5/5

Just installed one of these in the neck position of my Tele and I couldn't be happier. This was my first time purchasing pickups and Jesse made the process so much easier and more fun. This pickup is rich sounding with a ton of personality. With a bit of dirt it is raunchy and soulful, out of a clean amp, it's buttery and refined. Like a good tube amp, this pickup is super dynamic and responds to your playing.

4 years ago
Mike Munroe
Reviewer
5/5

Jesse built me a custom set with a much hotter bridge than "normal" and a vintage wound neck pickup. Wow! The neck pickup is everything I love about Filtertrons and the bridge pickup is so damn good. It's much more powerful than any of the hotter Filters I have played and the poles line up with bridge which has always been an issue and always caused the E strings to drop off a little. Thank you!

4 years ago
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Drew Ailes
Reviewer
5/5

Love these pickups – had them installed in an Eko Cobra II bass that needed something extra. Also the second set of Revel pickups I’ve gotten, definitely my go-to pickups from now on. Thank you!

4 years ago
Michael
Reviewer
5/5

I've tried every humbucker there is to try. These are IT! Thanks, Jesse. These are what I actually wanted for Christmas.

4 years ago
Joshua
Reviewer
5/5

The rating for these should go up to 11! Jesse is very easy to talk to and knows his craft. He delivered on exactly what I wanted and I couldn’t be more happy. These pickups are the real deal.

4 years ago
Matt Guertin
Reviewer
5/5

Love this product! Jesse was very helpful with making sure I selected the pickup that would work best with my sound. This thing sounds amazing in my tele! Will definitely buy more in the future. Very impressed with the customer service!

4 years ago
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Brett B
Reviewer
5/5

My PRS 513 bridge pickup had an intermittent signal problem. PRS's repair shop would only look at the entire guitar itself and I had a feeling it was going to be pretty expensive to ship it to them and have them look at it.

The pickup is proprietary both in wiring and size so I couldn't just replace it.

I elected to have the pickup repaired but no pickup shop would touch it - except Revel.

J was an absolute pleasure to work with. There was open and transparent communication throughout the entire process. He rewound the 513 pickup in his own style while keeping the exact functionality that PRS designed it with.

Not only is my guitar functional and reliable again but the sound is absolutely incredible and breathed new life into my tone.

Revel is definitely going to be my first choice for anything pickup related in the future.

4 years ago
Evan Amo
Reviewer
5/5

I am loving these pups in my tele (the brown one was mine but now these are in a different body). They sound Wide Range territory to me--crunchy slightly compressed HB sound with more single coil "openness" clarity and chime. If I had a one-pickup guitar, I think I'd be satisfied with one of these on the bridge.
They do sound very cool split, very fun with various effects (reverb, vibrato).
And finally, Jesse is the man. So gracious and clearly committed to the customer's goals and satisfaction. He even helped me sort out my wiring issues- due to my poor soldering skills and electrical knowledge. I hope to work with him again

4 years ago
D. Chapman
Reviewer
5/5

To take my recent Fender WRHBs to the next level, I went with the full modification service Revel offers. My '72 Thinline now snarls when needed, and gets nice and clean when necessary. The pickups are very pedal friendly too, reverb shines, compression, distortion, delay all sound deeper and fuller. Very satisfied with Jesse's work and expertise. Thanks a bunch!

4 years ago
Jeff Adams
Reviewer
5/5

I told Jesse I wanted my LP to sound like an old LP Jr. and he built me a set of V-90's. Perfect! I now use my one guitar for everything I was using 3 guitars for. These are so beautiful sounding. I've tried so many pickups and been left wanting. No more. Thank you!!

4 years ago
Rich Yarges
Reviewer
5/5

Hey J - just got my Telecaster Custom ‘72 put back together and played it for the first time last night! Wowza! The Partial WRHB mod and the suggested 'Keef' turned a somewhat disappointing Guitar into a ROCK N’ ROLL MACHINE! The Keef is a monster! Thanks! Rich!

4 years ago
James Gould
Reviewer
5/5

Put these in my SG that previously had stock gibson pickups, which were not bad, but pretty bland. I had Jesse build these based on numerous wandering conversations where I provided no tangible sense of what I was looking for. Somehow he was able to turn that into exactly what I was looking for. A pickup with a ton of character. Almost a humbucker with the heart of a single-coil in sound. I love dynamics and tones in all ranges. Really nailed it - very glad I hit him up to make some badass pickups. Thanks Jesse!

4 years ago
Jason Hews
Reviewer
5/5

I didn't buy these, they came in a guitar I purchased from a friend from Minneapolis. I was so blown away by these I had to contact Jesse to tell him. I've since bought Revel Pickups for all my rigs.

4 years ago
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djangosurf
Reviewer
5/5

In love with this Vintage '72 WRHB in my custom Tele.
Thanks a lot JESSE for your great work, which one had seduce the technical squad of one of the biggest guitar's seller in France based in my town!++++

4 years ago
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Josh
Reviewer
5/5

Wow this is the clarity and punch I’ve been looking for. Ordered the Jazzmaster pafs online and got an email shortly after from Jesse asking what I was looking for. Told him clarity and punch. And got it in spades with these pickups. (Post modern paf). Fairly easy install, popped right in. My J Mascis Squire was so dark and muddy before, and now it has this sparkling clarity with more punch. I’ve swapped a lot of pickups (pretty much every guitar I’ve owned) and none have impressed me this much out of the box.

4 years ago
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David Richards
Reviewer
5/5

Review for Revel Custom Pickups Vintage '72 Wide Range Homebucker in raw:

I love the sound of this pick up. If you're looking for something that will liven up your guitar, these are great. I have it paired with a Rio Grande Grease Gunner, and output match in total complexities complement each other very well. There is a significant amount of sparkle and high-end clarity, that I absolutely adore in these pick ups!

4 years ago
Tim Johnston
Reviewer
5/5

Jesse offers a fantastic service for working musicians on a budget who love the classic Telecasters with WRHBs, but can't get along with the new lackluster pickups that come stock on the reissue models. His communication was great, the turnaround time was quick, and the sound of the finished product is fantastic! I went with the under-wound neck pickup which balances beautifully with the bridge on my '72 Thinline. If you are looking for a stunning audio upgrade that will bring your guitar new life, then look no further than Revel Custom Pickups. Highly recommended!

4 years ago
Karl Krause
Reviewer
5/5

Ordered a Vintage JM neck pickup to replace one that I had made from a different custom pickup builder, and man does it sound good! Absolutely lush and chimey, so different than the other pickup I had in there before, which had a taller, narrower build. Frankly, I didn't use that previous neck on its own much as I found it got muddy if I didn't roll off the bass (and I had it dropped fairly far from the strings) but I use that Revel neck pickup all the time now. It has that beautiful, classic JM sound that just oozes character.

Not only is the pickup delightful, but Jesse was a huge help in taking the time to help me sort through what I was looking for. He responds to emails very quickly, and will do his best in ensuring you get exactly what you want in a pickup. Absolutely, 100% would recommend Revel, especially if you're looking for JM pickups!

4 years ago
Ned G
Reviewer
5/5

I needed an old Fender Jaguar bridge pickup rewound. I asked around, and Jesse was the go-to-guy for this. We talked about winding it slightly hotter, but the importance of it blending well with the neck pickup. The pickup sounds fantastic. Great combination of definition, clarity and bite. Exceeded my expectations.

4 years ago
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Vann Betzel
Reviewer
5/5

Man do I love these pickups! I anticipated that the Tele-tone would be largely sacrificed for the P90 punch, but it was not the case at all. These are still very much Tele pickups, just with a little something... extra. I put an M42 bridge and two M42 necks in my Nashville and gave them a trick wiring with access to combinations in parallel-in-phase, series-in-phase, and series-out-of-phase. It’s a fun guitar. I recorded several audio samples, hear them for yourself at the link below! Jesse is an artist of the highest caliber behind the winder, buy with confidence!

https://soundcloud.com/vb-tunes/sets/nashville-telecaster-revel-steel-pole-tele-mojo

Did I mention that they look killer too?

4 years ago
Jason Michaels
Reviewer
5/5

These pickups are ridiculous. I have played every strat pickup and these are, hand down, the best I've ever heard.

4 years ago
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Shane Ellis
Reviewer
5/5

All I can say is wow! My "Jazzmaster" is now complete!! I'm not sure you could find a better Jazzmaster pickup. I love it.

4 years ago
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Gary Buchanan
Reviewer
5/5

I replaced my stock neck WRHB pickup with the Revel WRHB in my Squire '72 reissue Telecaster Custom when I replaced all the electronics. Amazing difference in sound quality. I'm very happy with this purchase.

4 years ago
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Joshua
Reviewer
5/5

Jesse is super easy to talk options with and makes a quality product. I’m very happy with this pickup. It’s articulate and mean in all the right ways.

4 years ago
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Brian
Reviewer
5/5

Wow is this tele neck pickup amazing! I was wanting more of a "strat tone" and man did Jesse nail it! I never used my stock pickup because well honestly it sounded horrible... Jesse told me he made & tested 3 different pickups and sent me his favorite!... for little ol' me? Seriously? Talk about custom! This thing looks great & sounds ridiculous... do not hesitate to get in touch with Jesse and tell him what you're wanting I'm positive he can make any pickup you could imagine!

4 years ago
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Vann
Reviewer
5/5

I built my Warmoth 72 Thinline with a pair of PAFs, but just recently swapped them out for a pair of Revel WRHBs. I opted for the underwound neck pickup. They sound fantastic, full and punchy while still being very clear and articulate. My playing tends towards the jazz side of the jazz blues spectrum, and these pickups do it well. I couldn't be happier with them, and I look forward to my next set of Revels. And I agree with the review below, they look awesome with the hand engraved covers!

4 years ago
Kenneth
Reviewer
5/5

I just dropped a Blackwatch set into a Classic Vibe 50s Tele as part of a Broadcaster build. Stop thinking, and just go for it—these pickups sing!

Compared to the stock pickups, the Revel set is more dynamic, has more tonal color, and offers clearer string articulation. And the sustain is unreal!

Jesse was a pleasure to work with. We chatted a few times over email, and he was always friendly and quick to respond. I could not have asked for a better experience or a better product.

4 years ago
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william agoncillo
Reviewer
5/5

Just Watch the video and as you can see I loved it. SO MUCH
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gpq7XGoYGI8&t=17s

4 years ago
Hound dog
Reviewer
5/5

Jesse did a fantastic job repairing my rickenbacker horseshoe pickup.fair prices fast service. I would certainly use his service again

4 years ago
Paul Anderson
Reviewer
5/5

We all know there's several choices of WRHB'S on the market, I chose Revel, any regrets none. Would I try other pickups Jesse makes? without hesitation.

4 years ago
Charles Flitcroft - NYC
Reviewer
5/5

Wow! I've played a lot of 'tron type pickups, from TV to Lollar to whatever and these are...I don't even know how to explain it. They are very clear but no ice pick. "Chewy" is perfect. I miay have to put these into every guitar I own - they cover every base.

4 years ago
Curtis McKusick
Reviewer
5/5

Paired the under-wound neck WRHB with a Black Watch bridge. Wow! I was replacing the disappointing Fender reissue pickups in a MIM ‘72 Custom.

What an improvement! This pickup has so much clarity and string definition and yet a thick, driving tone that really pushes my amp I to serious overdrive.

While I haven’t played an original WRHB or other versions, this pickup, and it’s incredible sound quality speaks for itself!

Also, the hand engraved cover looks incredible!

4 years ago
Curtis McKusick
Reviewer
5/5

I just paired this (bridge) with a Revel WRHB! A great combination!

Just the right amount of Tele twang in the Black Watch without being too harsh.

If you are looking for a great, balanced Tele tone in the bridge, this is it! And at an incredible price point too, for a custom, hand-wired pickup!

4 years ago
Chris R Johnson
Reviewer
5/5

Killer tone. Exactly what I was looking for - and I've been through a lot of pickups. What a treat to play! Jesse is the man!

4 years ago
Chris R Johnson
Reviewer
5/5

Couldn't be happier with the Midnight Rider PAF. It's hard to find a neck position humbucker that sounds great on it's own, yet blends with and doesn't make the bridge pickup too bright. You know what I'm talking about! Can't say enough good about it, Great!

4 years ago
David Richards
Reviewer
5/5

My favorite Strat pickups had been Fender Custom shop Fat 50’s until I installed these.
My 2 other favorite strats have the run of the mill CS Fat 50’s and the hand wound Josefina Campos Fat 50’s.
I like the way the Revel Vintage 50’s have great articulation and a great vintage sound. If you Like Fat 50’s or vintage tones that are slightly hot, you will not be disappointed.

4 years ago
Thomas Bouchard
Reviewer
5/5

I had my Fender Reissue Classic Series '72 Telecaster® Thinline's WRHB pickups rewound by Jesse over this past Christmas. WOW is all I can say, it brought my guitar TO LIFE. It sounds stronger, cleaner, and nastier (when in distortion mode).. Was well worth the money. Jess was easy to communicate with and did a speedy job. If you even considering it, then just do it, you won't be disappointed.

5 years ago
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Michael C Williams
Reviewer
5/5

Jesse is truly a Craftsman/Artist!
I've had my Squier '72 Thinline re-issue for 5 or 6 years now, bought it online, and though it's a beautiful guitar, it just didn't sound the way I thought it would.
When i bought it I wasn't aware of the huge difference between the original Seth Lover design and the not so great re-issue pups. I thought it was maybe the electronics, so I upgraded to CTS pots, a CRL three- way switch, and a PIO tone cap.
An improvement, but not the Kieth R. , Tab B. kind of sound I was looking for. I was looking in to some other re-build possibilities when I found Revel on eBay and read a few reviews and thought it might be the best way to go. I'm glad I did!
My guitar now sounds amazing! It sounds pretty close to the originals, and I'm very pleased with the whole experience. Great communication, fast turn time, and great tone!
I highly recommend Revel!

5 years ago
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Randy Wheeland
Reviewer
5/5

I wanted something different in pickups to put in my first custom designed guitar I built and I made a great choice with these Wee Range pickups. I am getting so many different sounds all the way from AC/DC to great Strat sounds by splitting the coils on both pickups.
I went sight unseen and sound unheard when I purchased these pickups and have no regrets at all. Keep up the good work Jesse!

5 years ago
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Jesse
Reviewer
5/5

After dropping this in my bridge and getting it on stage, I discovered that this pickup was exactly what I was missing/ what I had been searching for in my jazzmaster. I wanted a jazzmaster to begin with for its versatile tone options, but with the stock pickups it was very thinned out in comparison to my thin line tele. This p90 gave me the bite I was needing for leads, and also gave me the great option of a whole sounding clean that can get the slightest bit of grit if I dig in. The whole process was very quick and easy, very satisfied and highly recommend this pickup and Revel!

5 years ago
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Jesse
Reviewer
5/5

I put this in the neck of my jazzmaster. I wanted to thicken up the overall tone but still maintain clarity, which is exactly what this did. Easy swap, exact fit and color match. I highly recommend this fir anyone looking to thicken their jazzmaster sound!

5 years ago
Casey Virock - Porcupine
Reviewer
5/5

I ordered a Revel Vintage Jazzmaster bridge pickup to replace the stock pickup in my J Mascis Jazzmaster. The pickup was exactly what I needed. It definitely has the tonal qualities of a vintage Jazzmaster pickup and blends well with the stock neck pickup when in the middle position. I'd also like to add that I received great customer service from the Revel crew as well.

5 years ago
Jeffrey Harris
Reviewer
5/5

Amazing service provided by this man! Had my Tele Custom reissue for over 10 years before reading an article about the difference in sound between the original ‘72 WRHB pickups and the muddy reissues. Turn around was super quick and now it’s like I have a whole new guitar. He was EXTREMELY helpful and patient with me when I had some wiring issues getting it reinstalled and I cannot recommend his services highly enough. Thanks a ton Jesse!!!!

5 years ago
Sammy Ronkowsky
Reviewer
5/5

This set is great. I bought it for the Black Strat I was building with my dad. The whole set is great and I am living on the neck pickup which is probably the best Strat pickup I have ever played or heard. But when I flip the switch on the bridge pickup it's awesome. It's like it sets the guitar on fire. Thanks Jesse!

5 years ago
Pierre-Yves - Quebec
Reviewer
5/5

I put a set of Revel Vintage 72 WRHB's in my MIM Tele Deluxe reissue. Very high tone upgrade: higher output , better definition , nearby single coil clarity, natural EQ and well balanced. I turned a hundreds dollar guitar into a thousands dollar one. Very happy!

5 years ago
Niklos Weber
Reviewer
5/5

I have a 1980s BC Rich warlock and replaced the old smg pups (the previous owner had put them in) with these pickups. Jesse gave me great advice to replace the pots too to get more low end-- it sounds great, like an earthquake is coming. seems like they are picking up more lower tones than the old set [confirmed by jesse 😀 ]. I will definitely be a repeat customer when I need more!

5 years ago
Dave Noonan
Reviewer
5/5

Jesse knows his way around a pickup!!! Placed the underwound neck WRHB on my Warmoth Tele Custom and now I have a very articulate neck humbucker where once there was mud. Great for jazz!!!

5 years ago
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Luke Swanson
Reviewer
5/5

So much clearer and fuller than the stock pickups in my Modern Player Starcaster!
Top notch quality and craftsmanship, solid guy!
A must upgrade!

5 years ago
Josh
Reviewer
5/5

These pickups are loads better than the stock humbuckers. The build quality is fantastic. Much more clarity, fantastic sound. Gonna have to put them in everything now.

5 years ago
Anonymous
Reviewer
5/5

Nicely beefed up the tone of my 75 strat bridge pickup, highly recommended!

5 years ago
David
Reviewer
5/5

I got some new Revel Vintage '72 wide range pickups for my Telecaster Deluxe reissue and they sound absolutely great! Warm, clear and snappy, nowhere near the "originals" that came with the guitar. And great communication from Jesse. I am more than satisfied. Thanks you! All the best, David (Sweden).

5 years ago
Drew Forsberg
Reviewer
5/5

Jesse,

As promised, here are some before vs after sound clips for you.

I played the same bit from one of my songs ("Time Slips") with a clean tone and again with a medium, transparent overdrive. The improvement is striking--Neil Weir and I were both amazed at the difference. The clips with your pickups are so much more focused sounding!

When I brought the guitar with me for overdubs yesterday, I figured I'd capture the "after" clips and leave it there. But I actually ended up using it for smaller lead parts on every single song instead of my Jazzmaster (which also has your pickups in it and sounds great, too). To be fair, the songs already have multiple Jazzmaster rhythm parts so the SG tone was a welcome change instead of more of the same. In any case, I'm looking forward to recording more with the guitar. Thanks for yet another dramatic improvement in tone!

Thanks again,

Drew - Persian Leaps

5 years ago
Justin Malone
Reviewer
5/5

I threw a set of these in my solid rosewood strat looking for more rumble. Holy crap! Not only are they more dynamic and full sounding, but they also still have that strat like quality in the 2 & 4 position, but with a p90 like warmth. I would absolutely recommend these to anyone looking for bigger sound out of their strat.

5 years ago
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Eric
Reviewer
5/5

I wanted to reduce the hum while having the bright sound of single coils compared to a regular humbucker, and this does exactly that. I replaced the neck classic player pickup (almost a P90!) in my guitar, and the sound is pretty amazing, almost like an old telecaster in the middle position, but with more punch. The color match is perfect with the stock pickup cover, and the size is identical to the stock Fender.
If you need more beef in your Jazzmaster but want your guitar to still sound like a Fender, give it a try!

5 years ago
Chris
Reviewer
5/5

I originally ordered a Revel mini-humbucker to add to the neck position of an Esquire I had lying around. I liked it so much I decided to take it out of the Esquire and install it in my Les Paul Special. I'm now ordering an overwound mini for the bridge position. I've always prefered the sound of P90s and single coils over traditional PAF style humbuckers, but never cared for the hum. These minis are the solution. They're cear and focused with fantastic high end sparkle without being overly bright...and without all the noise. Additionally, Jesse's customer service has been fantastic. Oh, if you're looking for WRHBs, he has those too...and they sound fantastic!

5 years ago
Chris
Reviewer
5/5

I sent the WRHBs from my '72 Telecaster Deluxe reissue to Jesse @ Revel to be rewound. Fender's new WRHBs are just normal humbuckers in WR covers and sound lifeless and dull. I was craving something more like the originals. Once I recieved the rewound HBs from Revel, I immediately took them to my luthier for a new wiring harness and installation. When he said they were some of the best he's heard, I was stoked... and I have to agree. They sound beautiful...bright, clear, and articulate no matter where I am on the fret board. These WRHBs are a must have for any Thinline, Deluxe or Custom. Get them now before Jesse realizes what he has and prices skyrocket.

5 years ago
Bunnyman
Reviewer
5/5

This bloke is the real deal. In my Keef tribute guitar, volume down is the prettiest sound EVER, like an angel’s harp, but MUCH better! You NEED this pickup!

5 years ago
Brandon Utterback
Reviewer
5/5

Hard to not sound like I'm using hyperbole when describing these pickups. It's that tone that you know the second that you hear is what you have been looking for.
I've played through almost every boutique pickup you have heard of and I am now switching them all out for Revels (these replaced Duncan Antiquities).
If I can pass one one thing about these pickups, it is the even tone from top to bottom. Revel really knows what a pickup can do for a guitar's tone and he tweaks every aspect to maximize the investment you've put into not just the pickups, but your guitar as well.
His return policy is second to none, so there is no reason to not see for yourself.
P.S. I opted for the Peter Green mod and it is awesome!

5 years ago
bunnyman
Reviewer
5/5

Jesse fails to disappoint! I have been waiting for over three months for someone (not to be named) who bills theirs as “closest to vintage sound as you’ll ever get” to ship their pickup with excuse after excuse as to why it is not in my grubby little paws when I should have gone to Jesse first! It sounds the part, looks the part, and Jesse is a LOT easier to deal with! If you want it “extra Keefy”, make certain to ask Jesse to do that for you! You will NOT be disappointed.

5 years ago
Ian
Reviewer
5/5

I just put a pair of these in an epiphone that plays great but it’s pickups kept it in the rack. With the Non’trons, I haven’t stopped playing it. Just awesome pickups. Very sensitive and dynamic. The tone is clear and has a great texture. They give up an incredible range of tones - I’m using a blender switch with the G&L passive bass tone, and it seems like I can find something musical and very usable across the the settings. The clean tones are unbelievable, and I can go from good country tones to a nice warm jazz tone that retains a lot of clarity with the tone closed. Chords are clear, each note is clear. Adding dirt gives up new tones, from warm and bluesy to mean and raunchy - really good for a harder edge rock tone. And the kicker is that Jesse is great to work with - incredible customer service. The pickups themselves are gorgeous. Great, careful work was done on these, and attention was paid to every detail.

5 years ago
Brian Stewart
Reviewer
5/5

Jesse rewound an old Rickenbacker "Electro" lap steel pickup for a repair customer of mine. The rewound pickup sounded great and the customer was very happy.
Jesse has great communication skills and is easy to work with. Turn around time was fast as well. Revel pickups is where I go for rewinds and other pickup repair work that I won't do in my own shop.
Brian Stewart, Tree Strings, LLC

5 years ago
Brad W. - The Guitar Shop, Rosemount MN
Reviewer
5/5

Had a vintage pickup serviced. Quick turnaround and reasonable price! Will be sending all my work here.

5 years ago
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Mike B
Reviewer
5/5

I recently built a Jazzmaster and was looking for P90s that fit in Jazzmaster covers. I looked at the usual suspects - Lollar, Fralin, Seymour Duncan - but I found Revel through some web searching and gave him a call to discuss which model would be best for my situation. Jesse was super helpful and answered all my questions. Ultimately I went with a slightly underwound set and they sound awesome - lots of grit and mid crunch but plenty of jangle and wonderful cleans when I dial back the volume knob. This may sound strange but these pickups take OD pedals extremely well.

5 years ago
bunnyman
Reviewer
5/5

This is what needs to be in every Tele Custom, Thinline and Deluxe Re-issue. The stock WRHB sound meh; these sound AMAZING!!!!

5 years ago
Doug Rogers – A.K.A. bunnyman – Wood River, IL
Reviewer
5/5

his was the first time I had ever had a pickup rewound. Jesse carefully guided me through the process and asked pertinent questions in order to make this pickup into what I wanted.

I admit that I had no idea what to expect; after all, Jesse was rewinding the stock pickup from a $349 Squier Telecaster! I got a great surprise after installation. I could tell that this man loves what he does! It is evident in his work. I was chuffed when I turned the pot to 10 and cranked my Champ 600!

If you have not had this genius rewind a pickup, do yourself a favour and send him one to rewind! You will thank yourself for doing it and thank me for the recommendation!

5 years ago
Phil
Reviewer
5/5

Jesse is an absolute pro. He worked with me to get the exact tone I was looking for and exceeded all expectation. Anyone who knows Revel's name knows the work is impeccable.

5 years ago
Jamie Johnson
Reviewer
5/5

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.

5 years ago
Jimmy Delight
Reviewer
5/5

I didn't buy these from Revel they came in a guitar I bought on craigslist. Have to leave a review because I'm blown away baby. It's just in a cheapie Epi flat top LP but they make this guitar so f*****g good. Best $100 I ever spent.

5 years ago
Chris Harden
Reviewer
5/5

I've been wanting a true reproduction PAF for many years. I had been saving up for a set of Throbak's but couldn't bring myself to spend that amount of money on a humbucker, no matter how good. I'm not a rock star! So my friend Jeff has a set of humbuckers in his LP and they sound damn good. I asked what they were and he said "This guy I know makes pickups. Revel." I emailed Jesse. I told him I heard a set of humbuckers he made and they sounded awesome and I wanted to try his Retro PAFs but because I never heard of him I was hesitant. He built and then sent me a set to "try" for free. Who does that?
The Retro PAF is fucking amazing. That's all I can say and that says it all. Fucking brilliant.

5 years ago