The Vintage Inspired Pickups REVEREND humbucker set was initially developed as a custom order for a valued high profile customer who needed a little bit more drive from the pickups in his vintage ES-335. Semi acoustic guitars like ES-335s are kind of particular when it comes to pickups, as they sometimes require a little boost in the lower mids compared to e.g. Les Paul style guitars. We love the sound of our LOVERS™ in our own '68 ES-345, but, same as our customer in his old Gibson, in our Heritage H535, we needed a little "push" - and the REVEREND set delivered!
When we installed our final prototypes in a Les Paul, we liked what we heard, too. The REVERENDs add a hair more mids compared to the LOVERS™, making them great pickups for blues, crunch, rock, hard rock.
Each individual part of the REVEREND set has been optimized for material and performance and sourced exclusively in the USA or Germany. The coils are wound with hand-guided 42 AWG copper wire (Made in USA) and mismatched for both pickups.
Designed and hand wound by VIP in the USA, our pickups are made of highest quality components, sourced exclusively in the USA and Europe.
- VIP Reverend bridge (approx. 8.4 kOhm) & neck (approx. 7.2 kOhm) pickup set
- 42 AWG copper wire (Made in USA)
- A5 (bridge) and A4 (neck) magnets
- 2-conductor leads for out-of-phase option
- nickel plated covers
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.
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.
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.
Vintage parts do not come with any warranty and cannot be returned.
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.