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henrycat
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Dec 11th, 2018 05:05 PM   Edit   Profile  

I got of a these pickups as part payment for some wiring modifications I did. Can any one tell me what they are.

Mystery Pickups

(This message was last edited by henrycat at 09:32 PM, Dec 11th, 2018)

Mick Reid
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Dec 15th, 2018 03:49 PM   Edit   Profile  

The only suggestion I have is they *may* be older GFS pickups.

The XGP on the back of that pot is a Guitar Fetish brand.

I believe even the current production budget-line GFS pickups have 2 separate leads, but I *think* their older ones originally had the single plastic coated coax wire.

This is mostly speculative on my part, but it's a start.
If they sound good, I reckon that's all that matters :^)

edit:

I just realised that I have made the presumption that those pickups and pots came together as original equipment.
If they didn't, there goes my theory!!!

(This message was last edited by Mick Reid at 05:52 PM, Dec 15th, 2018)

henrycat
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Dec 15th, 2018 08:06 PM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks Mick. Unfortunately the pups don't co-relate with the pots.That volume control is , in fact, a GFS one. Good on you for picking up on that one!

Mick Reid
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Dec 15th, 2018 08:57 PM   Edit   Profile  

Bugger! That's what I get for thinking I'm a clever detective!

Unfortunately, without any other identifying marks or characteristics, they could one of a hundred different "unbranded" Made In China pickups you find on eBay.

If you haven't lost interest already, maybe pop off the covers and see if there's any markings or print on the plastic bobbins somewhere.
Ya never know...


SMark

Atlanta, GA USA

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Jan 3rd, 2019 07:27 PM   Edit   Profile  

Those pups go way back, though they were used by the importers for a long time, probably going back as far as the mid-60's and then continuing throughout most of the 1970's and perhaps longer. They are Asian made, but I don't recall any other specifics. I think I still have a set of those myself...

Mick Reid
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Jan 4th, 2019 04:41 AM   Edit   Profile  

Wow, SMark!

Nice to see you're still around. Hope you're well mate!


henrycat
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Jan 8th, 2019 05:36 PM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks Smark. That confirms what I thought they might be. They are actually not bad pickups, probably a step up from what is currently found in the newer Squires.

rfrakes331K
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Jan 18th, 2019 01:24 PM   Edit   Profile  

Smark!

henrycat
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Feb 7th, 2019 04:07 PM   Edit   Profile  

Sold these pups in a loaded pick guard, as part of a "cull the herd" exercise.

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