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A very important P90


Vintage P90s are our favorite pickups. There's that. We love them ... so of course we had to make one.

The VIP90 is our take on the P90 in our own beloved 1959 Gibson Les Paul Junior. Need we say more?

Yes? Okay, cryo-tuned output is en par with the output of our vintage P90. Add some grit and dirt, and there you are.

But wait! Wanna play some clean tunes, too? No problem, just turn down the volume pot on your guitar and go surfin'.


We recommend using one of our 550k VIPots as volume pot together with a 22 nF cap and either a 280k or another 550k tone VIPot for the VIP90. A 550k VIPot tone pot can give you some extra clear headroom and may be advantageous in some darker sounding mahogany guitars.

Proudly designed, hand wound, and cryo-tuned by VIP in Salem, MA USA!


"The VIP90 are awesome! They seem to have a bit more output than the Lovers in my R0. They have the dirty sound that I love in P90s. In the bridge it's almost as twangy as a Tele pickup without the icy treble peaks - the VIP90 has a growling sound. In the neck it's nice and warm, almost like a PAF. The string definition is great w/o any mud ... perfect for medium gain rhythm and creamy lead sounds ... The VIP90 is highly recommended!" -Tom F.

Check out the whole review on

Swiss guitarist Phipu "Bluedoeg" Gerber with his SG with one VIP90 pickup and VIPots.

Feel like a VIP90 here!

This track compares the VIP90 (start at 4:14) with an original 1959 Gibson Les Paul Junior and an original 1964 Gibson SG Junior.

Here's how the VIP90 turn a middle class Epiphone Les Paul Junior into a legit sounding tone monster!

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