The TELEX bridge pickup is a fiery tone generator that is strongly inspired by the early Blackguard bridge pickups. Our unique blend of AlNiCo magnet materials and pole shape results in a very dynamic and focussed attack, with tight bass and dominant, but warm treble response.

The TELEX bridge will be shipped with a separated ground wire for additional wiring options.


The TELEX neck pickup is wound to Blackguard specs with rare NOS 43 AWG wire from the late 40s, early 50s (and thus limited - I'll only wind the TELEX neck as long as the wire lasts).


Designed and hand wound by VIP in Beverly, USA, the TELEX is made of highest quality components, sourced exclusively in the USA.


Single Pickup or Set
  • TELEX bridge

    • 42 AWG copper wire (Made in USA), approx. 7.8 kOhm
    • cryo-treated AlNiCo 3 and AlNiCo 5 magnets
    • beveled pole pieces for the lower strings, resulting in tight bass response
    • wax potted using our own gentle "sous vide" method
    • copper plated steel baseplate
    • vintage cloth wire


    TELEX neck

    • New Old Stock 43 AWG copper wire, approx. 7.3 kOhm
    • cryo-tuned AlNiCo 5 magnets
    • beveled pole pieces for tighter bass response
    • vintage spec chrome plated cover
    • wax potted using our own gentle "sous vide" method
    • vintage cloth wire
  • 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.