The Red Devil is true hum-cancelling humbucker tone in a single coil size rout.
Everything is bigger in Texas—and it’s hard to imagine a bigger tone than Texas-born Billy Gibbons’ 1959 Les Paul, Pearly Gates. When you have a good thing, more of it is better too. Never one to limit himself to a single guitar, Billy insists on the same humbucker tone he knows and loves in his ’59 when he plays anything else. So, after a call to La Maestra, Maricela “MJ” Juarez, a new pickup set was born.
All the fat, P.A.F. tone and Texas hot-sauce sizzle of Billy’s favorite was recreated in a pickup that will fit in ny Strat-sized single coil rout—proving tone as big as Texas can come in deceptively small packages.
The Red Devil for Strat set features three unique pickup winds, with specially calibrated Alnico 5 magnets. The bridge is wound like an extra spicy P.A.F., with enough meat to beef up your Strat and provide the fat tone of Billy’s #1. The neck and middle step back the heat a little and brush on sweet, smoky blues—ideal for cleans, rhythm, or lead.
Also sold as individual neck, middle, and bridge pickups. Individual pickups are sold in black, white, cream, and parchment colors.
Hand built in our Santa Barbara, CA factory; the Red Devil model for Strat uses alnico 5 magnets, 4-conductor lead wire for multiple wiring options, and vacuum wax potting for squeal-free performance.