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Product Description

The El Diablo is a vicious pickup. Its super hot wind, Alnico 2 blade magnets, and dangerous aesthetics separate it from all other high output humbuckers.

Because of the Alnico 2 magnets and extra hot DC resistance, it’s one of the best pickups we make for thick saturation for rhythm playing and warm leads that push through.


DC Resistance: 22.1k

Application: Standard HB Route


Slightly longer than a standard humbucker, comes with custom mounting ring. If mounting in a pickguard slight modification may be required. Diagram here


We are passionate about quality so we ask for your patience while we craft your pickup. Depending on the nature of your order, it may take up to 6-8 weeks for delivery. 




El Diablo

The devil comes to life with this hotter than hell humbucker.

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  1. AFAIK the hottest pickup made by anyone 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 26th Sep 2018

    This thing is what it promises to be: angry, loud and aggressive. Not muddy at all though, the clean tones are clear as a bell. Absolutely fantastic pick-up, and the service at the Custom Shop was top-notch. They fulfilled an unusual special request for me, and what I received was perfect. Big thanks to everyone at SD!

    Just FYI it went in a Dan Donegan Ultra in Satin Black, and it sounds phenomenal.

  2. El Diablo review 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Oct 2015

    I bought this guy years ago and have tried it in a few different guitars: some with mixed results, some with amazing results. With this monster being so unique, that is to be expected.

    The overall tonality is big and warm sounding. While it is definitely a high output humbucker, its relatively balanced EQ and warm presentation actually makes it seem less "hot" when compared to say....the Distortion, with those aggressive upper mids and cutting highs.

    If your guitar is already really warm or dark sounding, this may not be the ideal pickup: it can get a little muddy and hard to control. It can be just the ticket in a bright sounding axe though: leads really sing and notes are huge, while the brightness of the guitar keeps things controllable!

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