NEW: Now the LOVERS™ don't only sound like the best PAFs. No expense was spared to make them look like real PAFs, too. VIP vintage authentic butyrate bobbins (made in-house), vintage braided wire leads, rough cryo-tuned AlNiCo magnets (made to our specs, based on a mass spec analysis of an AlNiCo magnet in our own '59 Gibson P90), etc. Add PAF replica covers based on a 3D scan of an original PAF cover, custom made for us by a small family owned business in the Midwest.
The Vintage Inspired Pickups LOVERS™ are the culmination of my lifelong pursuit for the ideal vintage PAF humbucking sound I couldn't get out of my head since I first heard Clapton play a Burst through a cranked Marshall amp.
Musical, dynamic, transparent, but also raunchy - with enough power to stand out in the mix. Or, in other words, simply inspiring!
Designed and hand wound by VIP in Beverly, USA, our pickups are made of highest quality components, sourced in the USA and Europe specifically for this set. Cryo-tuning, a technique unique to VIP (patent-pending), enhances the performance and longevity of your new pickups.
- approx. 7.4 kOhm (Buddy-Bucker) and 6.5 kOhm (Sara-Bucker)
- 42 AWG Plain Enamel wire (Made in Germany to our specs, based on a mass spec analysis of '57 Gibson PAF wire)
- cryo-treated AlNiCo magnets (Made in USA to our specs, based on an AlNiCo magnet from a '59 Gibson P90)
- not wax-potted
- vintage correct 2 stranded braided wire (4 conductor leads optional)
- VIP butyrate bobbins (made in house with our own molds, based on the 3D scan of '57 PAF bobbins)
- VIP PAF replica covers (optional; made in Indiana, US; based on a 3D scan of the cover of a '57 Gibson PAF)
All VIP pickups are guaranteed to be free from manufacturing defects for a period of 5 years. The warranty applies only to the original purchaser with proof of purchase. Any modification done to the product will void the warranty.
If you have purchased the pickup through a dealer, please contact them directly for handling warranty-related matters.
Pickups purchased directly from us may be exchanged or returned within 14 days of purchase. We can only accept items that are in their original brand new condition and show zero signs of use (see exceptions for pickups below). Any items returned in less than brand new condition will be refused. You must first contact us for return authorization and instructions prior to returning an item. The buyer is responsible for return shipping costs. We cannot accept returns or exchanges on custom orders or non-stock items.
We are not responsible for any damages caused by installation, or use of non-supplied mounting hardware or covers.
Please understand that there is no warranty on VIPots once touched by a soldering iron, as we cannot control how the VIPots are installed and exposed to heat during installation.
If the lead wire(s) need to be replaced (due to shortening, un-braiding or solder residue), there is a $20 per pickup re-lead fee for braided wire or 4 conductor cable. If an installed cover has been scratched or damaged, there is a $20 replacement fee per cover.
VIP guarantees your order to be as described and free from defect upon delivery. If your order arrives damaged or defective, please contact us within 3 days of delivery and we will replace the damaged items.
All shipping costs will be the responsibility of the customer.