Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)

Revel Vintage Jazzmaster Pickups

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Revel Jazzmaster pickups are made to vintage specs. 

Re-issue and recreation Jazzmaster pickups often have a much taller coil than vintage Jazzmaster pickups. Or the magnets are too long or too strong. Or both and they’re wound on a machine. You can easily hear the difference. The re-issues and the poorer recreations sound like a Strat pickup or like something, well, bad. But they don’t sound like a JM pickup. My pickups use the correct, 1/8″ tall, coil dimension. They’re a little tough to assemble, plainly tricky to wind, but all the effort pays off in vintage Jazzmaster tone.

Bridge: 8.4k, Neck 7.6k

  • Alnico V Magnets
  • 42 awg Plain Enamel Wire
  • Vintage Correct Coil Height

Revel Vintage Jazzmaster Pickups

My Jazzmaster pickups are made to vintage specs. 

Re-issue and recreation Jazzmaster pickups often have a much taller coil than vintage Jazzmaster pickups. Or the magnets are too long or too strong. Or both and they’re wound on a machine. You can easily hear the difference. The re-issues and the poorer recreations sound like a Strat pickup or like something, well, bad. But they don’t sound like a JM pickup. My pickups use the correct, 1/8″ tall, coil dimension. They’re a little tough to assemble, plainly tricky to wind, but all the effort pays off in vintage Jazzmaster tone.

Bridge: 8.4k, Neck 7.6

6 reviews for Revel Vintage Jazzmaster Pickups

  1. Karl Krause

    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!

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  2. Casey Virock – Porcupine

    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.

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  3. Robert Caple

    I used these in my MIJ JM to replace the awful stock pickups that came with it. After some underwhelming results with some Fender replacements purchased on Reverb and horrible service from SD, I gave a local builder a try on the advice of a local shop-owner. I couldn’t be happier with the sound of the pickups!

    Jesse was great to work with, called and consulted about what exactly I was hoping to get out of the pickups, and delivered exactly what was promised! He maintained good communication, and got the pickups done very quickly, especially considering everything is hand-built to-order!
    I recommend Revel to anyone who will listen, especially for Jazzmaster pickups!

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  4. Drew Forsberg

    Jesse custom built a pair of pickups for my 1998 CIJ Jazzmaster, which has notoriously awful stock pickups. Jesse’s replacements took my guitar’s tone from “meh” to “magnificent.” Thanks to his pickups, that Jazzmaster has been my preferred guitar for recording and playing live ever since.

    In addition to making high quality products, Jesse is great to work with. He’s very professional, responsive, and accommodating. Highly recommended.

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  5. Michael McGarthwaite

    Jesse recently made me a pair of ’63 style Jazzmaster pickups for a parts build. The construction is top notch, and the pickups offer a full and clear tone with the detail that I love in JM pickups. Very excited to try more Revel pickups in the future.

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  6. Jason Molitz

    I needed new pickups for a custom JM I had built and, on a recommendation from a friend, I took a shot and tried your pickups.

    Wow! I don’t know what you do or how you do it but the pickups sound incredible.

    In 30 years of playing I have tried every pickup under the sun, from cheap to way not cheap, and these are in the top 3 I have ever played.

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