Distinguishing features of the Velvet Brick include contrasting black/cream coils with adjustable pole pieces in the black portion, the patent number 2,737,842 on the reverse (the same patent number on all Gibson humbuckers that actually refers to the Gibson Les Paul combined bridge/tailpiece - If it says "Sonex-180 Deluxe", it isn't a Velvet brick, it's a Sonex-180 Deluxe pickup, made for Gibson in Japan), and a grey lead with black and red coated wires, and uncoated drain wire. The coils are mounted to a ferrous reflector plate "for additional output".
Dimensions: (excluding mounting tabs) 2.60" x 1.40" x 0.63". The Velvet Brick could be mounted with a typical plastic surround (Firebrand SGs) or to a scratchplate (Victory MV2) with either two or three mounting screws.
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