We take great pride in our Raw Vintage Pickups. Each is handmade with one result in mind, warm vintage tone. Our extensive research accurately reproduces that iconic classic tone so many seek. The pursuit is over.
We've put these pickups through the paces; Spent countless hours of reseach & development using multiple amps, pedals & many combinations. Hand assembled in sunny Southern California, the RV-50 and RV-60 pickups are built with Alnico 5 magnets, single Formvar Copper wire, vintage style push back cloth leads and dipped in a layers of lacquer and wax. The result is an amazingly pure sound and a clarity that perfectly compliments the natural tone and harmonics of the guitar. Choose RV-50 pickups for classic ogranic tones and RV-60 pickups for more coil winds and hotter 60s style output.
The Raw Vintage pickups contribute to a full "open" sound and tightness with a sweet spanky high end, firm lows, and mids with a great complexity and a punchy attack. The RV-50 and RV-60 Classic pickups are carefully hand wound at our Los Angeles shop.
Simon Gotthelf demos RV-50 single coil pickups.