Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 9 customer ratings
(11 customer reviews)

Wide Range Humbucker

    • 130 $
    • $

The Vintage ’72 is an homage to Seth Lover’s original design. Compared to a PAF and to a re-issue WRHB (which is a PAF) they are more clear, bright and defined. The independent magnetic poles lend an unmistakable single-coil feel and allow the player to height adjust each pole individually. They have jangle and power, are a great pickup for indie sounds, for players who need a great pedal platform of a pickup, or for a straight into the amp blues tone.

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  • Vintage/Full Sized WRHB – Does NOT Fit P.A.F. Routes
  • Vintage Correct & Sized Bobbins
  • Vintage Reflector Plate
  • Vintage Correct 42 awg Poly Insulated Wire
  • The Revel Wee Range is our P.A.F. Sized WRHB

It’s important to understand a few things about the original Wide Range Humbucker. First is that it used Cunife magnets that are no longer available and will likely never again be manufactured. Second, the bobbins are larger than a typical humbucker. These two things are the ‘mojo’ of the WRHB and are reproduced in a variety of ways by a variety of makers. The Revel Vintage ’72 is different in that I try to stay very true to the originals. I build the bobbins by hand. I wind those bobbins with vintage correct 42 gauge poly insulated wire. And I use a combination of magnets that, by virtue of their combined tone and their very specific gauss levels (that I ensure by charging and measuring each magnet one at a time), produce a truly wonderful reproduction of the original Wide Range Humbucker’s tone.

Like the originals the stock “output” of the bridge and neck are the same. That is, each coil is wound with the same and specific number of turns of wire. But you can also get an under-wound neck that makes it easier to balance with the bridge pickup. It also offers some additional tonal variety from a set of Vintage ’72’s.

Additionally I offer a separate and specific under-wound neck pickup that is meant to be paired with lower output bridge pickups or when you need a ‘Vintage ’72’ but want a little more brightness, sweetness, and clarity.

Stock Bridge & Neck: 10.7k, Underwound Neck for Set: 9.5k

Under-wound Neck: 8.8k

11 reviews for Wide Range Humbucker

  1. Curtis McKusick

    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!

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  2. Pierre-Yves Hebert

    2 photos to had to my 30 marsh 2019 review. also: J.R. advises help me for the installation.

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  3. Pierre-Yves – Quebec

    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!

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  4. Dave Noonan

    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!!!

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  5. Luke Swanson

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

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  6. Tim Carrow

    Added the vintage ’72 pickups to my thinline Tele and the rig sounds clear and fatter than ever!!!

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  7. Josh

    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.

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  8. David

    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).

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  9. bunnyman

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

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  10. Rin Shima

    Clear, bright, and thick. These pickups are everything that a classic WRHB should be, and save for a true vintage example, possibly the best take on this design on the market. Compared to the RI WRHB from Fender, these boast far more clarity and string definition, even on the rhythm circuit of my semi-hollow jazzmaster. However, despite them being a MASSIVE upgrade over the Fender branded pickups, these are definitely not your standard pickup, and are a good bit more bright and cutting, so they make a great lead pickup, but not so much a jazz pickup.

    Overall, these are a great addition to any WRHB equipped guitar, especially for those looking for that classic Fender sound out of a humbucking pickup.

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  11. John McGovern

    OK, I was hesitant to buy these from a pickup builder I had never heard of. I told Jesse I was. He told me not to sweat it because his guarantee is you’ll love the pickups or you can exchange them or get your money back. So I bought them.

    These are maybe the best kept secret in WRHB replacement pickups on the market. And I should know because I have tried them all.

    Revel’s Vintage ’72 pickups sound as true to the vintage WRHB as I have heard. They have the same kind of brightness and bite, the same kind of over-driven tone, the same clarity…that same single coil but something different tone.

    Thanks for taking the time to convince me. These are impressive pickups.

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