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FDP Forum / The 'Pup' Tent / Are these the same pickup?

Mick Reid
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Jul 24th, 2016 05:03 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm looking at getting another set of Fender VN for one of my strats.

I've seen two types of packaging for "Vintage Noiseless" but only one specifically says "vintage" on the box (red box).
The other just says "noiseless" (black box).
Are they the same pickup, just different/older packaging?

The last set I got were the "red box" ones

like this

Mick Reid
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Jul 24th, 2016 05:05 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The ones I'm looking at (private sale, good price)
are the black box ones. Advertised as NIB. Box damaged.

FTR, the linked images are not the actual seller.

black box

(This message was last edited by Mick Reid at 07:07 AM, Jul 24th, 2016)

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Jul 24th, 2016 10:27 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I may be wrong, but the original Noiseless production had beveled polepieces. Vintage Noiseless did not.

I've seen both types with the 'Noiseless' stamping on the plastic cover--that's why I mention it.



Mick Reid
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Jul 24th, 2016 04:36 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"I may be wrong, but the original Noiseless production had beveled polepieces. Vintage Noiseless did not."

Something about that sounds familiar to me as well.
Do you know if they're the same spec-wise?
Alnico 2, DCR etc?

RicOkc

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Aug 1st, 2016 04:54 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The Vintage Noiseless covers have gold print on the covers and the Hot Noiseless have silver print on them.

Mick Reid
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Aug 2nd, 2016 02:05 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The VN's arrived in my letterbox today.

Now to decide which strat to put them in...
decisions, decisions...

"The Vintage Noiseless covers have gold print on the covers and the Hot Noiseless have silver print on them."

Thanks RicOkc.

Also worth noting in regard to my OP, that the VN's have staggered pole pieces and the HN's are flat (even).
At least that's what I've seen in various photos.


RicOkc

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Aug 9th, 2016 04:57 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

That's true the Hot's are flat. I had to go look...LOL.

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