Inspired by raw power and performance, Revstar’s sound is as unique and bold as its aesthetic. Working to evoke a visceral, unbridled power and an individual, organic tone that is made possible only by considering every detail, Yamaha’s engineers chose materials carefully and designed custom pickups to make sure Revstar sounds as stunning as it looks.
Designed from the ground up, Revstar features specially wound YGD pickups that are perfectly matched to each guitar. More than 50 prototype pickups were tested featuring different combinations of wire, windings, magnets and base plates. Eventually, a spec was settled on for each guitar model and the Revstar pickup series was born.
VH7 : RSP20CR
Alnico V magnet, German silver baseplate and heavy formvar wire for punchy, dynamic, articulate tone and the perfect balance between gain and clarity. [8.4k (neck) /8.8k (bridge) DCR]
VT5 : RS720B
Alnico 5 magnet, brass baseplate and underwound polyurethane wire for clear, ringing, low-output tone. [4.3k (neck)/4.9k (bridge) DCR]
VH5 : RS820CR / 620
Alnico V magnet, German silver baseplate and heavy formvar wire for bright, powerful, balanced vintage/modern sound. [8.3k (neck) / 8.8k (bridge) DCR]
VP5 : RS502 / 502T
Alnico V magnet, German silver baseplate and plain enamel wire for clear, vintage tone with bite. [8.3k DCR]
VH3 : RS420
Alnico V magnet and German silver baseplate for powerful, open tone
Ceramic magnet and brass baseplate for powerful, punchy tone to match the solid nato wood construction of RS320.