WHY REVEL CUSTOM PICKUPS?

 

Why in the hell not?

 

This is the part where I tell you why you should spend your money here instead of on one of the hundreds (probably thousands) of other pickup makers. And to do that I have to fill your mind with all sorts of bullshit. That I won’t do.

Everyone that makes a reputable pickup probably puts their heart and soul into it & has devoted endless hours into figuring out what sounds good to them.

But, on the other hand, a lot of guys just have CNC computerized winders where they replicate a formula and assemble the pickups and charge what I consider to be insane prices for that service. That is not to say those pickups aren’t good or made of good materials, etc. It is just to say that that is the way the market is.

I try to provide something different.

I wind my pickups by hand. I customize every pickup I make to the player. Even the “stock” pickups I offer are meticulous and artful creations.

And I try to do it all and keep my pickups affordable. It’s no easy task.

But I think the effort and the art shows.

 

HANDWOUND/SCATTERWOUND PICKUPS

I handwind all of my coils. I find this approach to pickup winding to be superior to machine winding and production. And scatterwinding can only be done by someone who really knows what they are doing and why to do it. It takes a lot of time and concentration but produces far superior tone and richer harmonic voice. 

HANDMADE WINDING MACHINES

Even my machinery is hand-crafted. You can’t buy my equipment. My winders are the products of many other machines that came before. My Retro P.A.F. winder is a meticulous creation that mimics the finest aspects of the old mechanical winders used by Gibson. They are wonderful, one of a kind, creations – just like the pickups I wind with them.

CUSTOM PICKUPS BUILT TO ORDER

At Revel Pickups, handwound means handwound and custom means custom. 

CUSTOM DESIGNS

Want a custom humbucker in a Jazzmaster assembly for the neck of a Tele? Ya, I can do that. Contact me. 

JUST THE FAQS

Here is some insight into commonly asked questions, like pickup output, staggered magnets, etc.