The Pick-up the World Vintage Pick-up system allows for the benefits of having a pickup system installed in an instrument without drilling or modifying anything!
The Vintage Jack replaces the existing endpin and will fit most guitars, mandolins, violins and similar instruments equipped with taper fit endpins. This jack is securely retained by the taper fit of the mating parts. No Drilling or adhesives are required.
Pick-up the World has designed an entire line of pickups specifically for this application. These pickups are sized small enough to allow them to be inserted through the endpin hole, and they come ready to install. No soldering, no fuss, no muss!
The PUTW Vintage Pickup System utilizes the highest quality 1/8" stereo output jack available and includes a matching heavy duty SwitchCraft plug for a rock solid, secure connection. These plug ends can be easily soldered to one end of any type of standard cable, or complete cable assemblies can be purchased as an option.
With this system it is possible to properly install pickups in an instrument without having to drill out the end pin hole or use some other less-than-ideal system.
Vintage Jack & heavy duty SwitchCraft stereo right angle plug. Vintage Jack compared with a typical endpin.
Pick-up the World offers four unique Vintage Pickup Systems for steel string and classical guitars. The first incorporates their new high output I/O Saddle Transducer Pickup, the second is the Vintage #54 dual SBT system, the third is the Vintage Duo (an I/O and a single #27 SBT), and the new ultimate PUTW pickup system - The Vintage Trio (an I/O and a Vintage #54). The I/O Saddle Transducers are available in 3/32", 1/8" and 3/16" widths, and split saddle versions are also available.
Vintage Pickup Systems come standard with a very attractive brass endpin, but are also available in a variety of Exotic Hardwoods and Fossilized Ivory. Hardwood and Ivory jacks are available on a custom order basis and will require some additional manufacturing time.