Death Valley

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Overwound bridge gives you the best crunch, your tubes will be driven with a chunky midrange and sizzling leads. We left the neck a bit underwound to preserve clarity and presence, it also works great with those vintage fuzz pedals. All in all, this is a very versatile set that can handle any playing style you could throw at it.





10.08 k


6.76 H

Resonant Peak

Full - 4852 Hz

Split - 8790 Hz





7.81 k


4.35 H

Resonant Peak

Full - 6193 Hz

Split - 10735 Hz

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  • 5
    Death Valley pickups and SG wiring harness

    Posted by Steve on Apr 11th 2021

    This guitar screams now! Unbelievable.
    First I put in Dunlop super pots and Seth Lover pickups from Seymour Duncan on my new Gibson SG. It was a dramatic improvement over stock: more even tone across the neck, more detail in the notes, and more power.
    Then I put in the Death Valley pickups with the custom SG wiring, including treble bleed circuit for each pot. It is better than I had hoped - a spectacular improvement!
    I have a PRS guitar that I keep because the tone is so great, but I really like playing the SG. Now I am selling the PRS. The SG sounds better now.
    The notes have such texture and detail, it makes me play better. Tones are so pure and come out with so much power, it is unreal. The high setting is not shrill, the low setting is not washed out, and they mesh together beautifully .... It is perfect.
    Also looks sick with the mother of pearl matching the fretboard inlay.

  • 5
    Death Valley pick ups

    Posted by Samulator on Jul 28th 2020

    Installed these and a harness on a Epi Lp studio..the perfect edge that guitar needed punchy when you drive it and soulful when you back it off..without loosing any tone clean and crisp. Sounds better than my 2019 factory Lp studio...very soon that guitar will be getting the treatment. Great pickups...

  • 5
    Death Valley pickups

    Posted by Landon on May 9th 2019

    It’s difficult to overstate just how much I love the tone from these pickups. The neck pickup is now the favorite of all my guitars. The bridge pickup has a crisp brightness and clarity that you don’t often hear with covered humbuckers. I used them in an LP body I bought as a kit. To me, the tone is better than any LP standard I’ve ever played. I’m looking forward to trying out some of the other Darkmoon pickup styles in the future.

  • 5
    Death Valley

    Posted by Kris Speeetjens on Apr 24th 2019

    Great clean, better distorted. Used these as replacements in my 2008 Les Paul Standard and extremely happy with the results.

  • 5
    Add some heat to your vintage sound- Amazing Palm-mutes!

    Posted by E.C. on Mar 13th 2019

    The Death Valley (bridge) rests in a nice pickup Goldilocks zone between "vintage, but not tight" and "tight and hot, but too warm". This pup has the tonal characteristic of a brightly-voiced classic PAF, but has enough output that it is more focused and tight than many PAF's I've had the fortune of playing. Plug it into a JCM800 and put a tubescreamer in the loop, and you'll never stop playing all of your favorite Thrash songs from the 80's. The packaging and black nickel cover are pretty sweet too.

    Highly recommended for: 80's Metal sound, early Thrash/Speed Metal, any style in which palm-muting is a major technique

    Specs: 4c, non-wax-potted, 53mm spacing, black nickel cover

    Gear used: 5150, Marshalls, Bogner Brixton, tubescreamer, 4x12 w/ v30's, 25.5"-scale guitar

  • 5
    The Best

    Posted by Matt O'Connor on Aug 23rd 2018

    Exactly what I needed. Warm, vintage tone with a good amount of heat. The inlay is really cool too, matches my fret markers.