Due to delays in our supply chain, we're currently out of stock of short shaft 550k VIPots. We expect them to be back in stock in February 2021. We're currently working hard to get them manufactured earlier. Sorry for the inconvenience.


The VIPots are exact functional copies of 50s Centralab pots. The same audio taper, the same torque and US fine spline split shaft for a direct drop-in replacement. 550kOhm with 15% tolerance, putting them in the range of all the tested NOS pots.

They are available as a pair of two or a set of four. Add one or two rare US made NOS 22nF Paper In Oil capacitors for the full-on vintage touch.


We offer a kOhm MATCHING option, because even though our VIPots are very tightly spec'd with low tolerances, some players want even tighter matched sets. If you opt for the MATCHING option, you will receive a set with matched values in a range between 525 and 580 kOhms (e.g. 553-558-556-551 or 538-532-534-536). Due to the low tolerances of the VIPots, we can only put together matched sets between 525k-570k, and final values may vary by +/- 2%.


PLEASE READ: The VIPots have a 3/8" shaft, which some may refer to as "short shaft". They will fit Gibson Reissue/Historic and semi-hollow (ES-335, etc.) guitars, but will NOT fit modern Gibson Les Paul models (e.g. Les Paul Standard/Classic/etc.) that require our long shaft VIPots. Please check if your guitar requires long shaft pots before you order.


We test every VIPot for function before we send it out. Sounds crazy, but we really do. So please, check them BEFORE you install them, as we cannot offer warranty/replacement/etc. once the VIPot has been touched by a soldering iron.


Check out our VIPots Installation Tips before you install your new VIPots.

VIPots 550k

    • authentic audio taper
    • authentic torque
    • 550kOhm +/- 15%
    • 3/8" shaft
    • 24 teeth knurled split shaft


  • Returns are accepted within 14 days of purchase. We can only accept items that are in their original brand new condition and show zero signs of use. 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.


    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.

    However, 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.