Help me Identify these Mini Humbuckers!

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  1. Kris Ford

    Kris Ford Senior Member

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    He has a T Top under his pool table leg to LEVEL IT.
     
  2. chasenblues

    chasenblues Senior Member

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    I heard he took the cover off a PAF,swapped the magnet for a ceramic and wax potted it.

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    (Just joking)
     
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  3. cooljuk

    cooljuk Transducer Producer Premium Member MLP Vendor

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    Fixed a worse off pickup or damaged something worse? Either way, guilty as charged.


    I fixed an epoxy potted and aluminum covered Bill Lawrence pickup that was supposed to be irreparable.

    Somewhere, I have a photo of a PAF that fell into a bowl of spaghetti.
     
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  4. macg1

    macg1 Senior Member

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    I love how threads here tend to derail. I still have no idea how to possibly identify the pickups in the OP once I get the covers removed... I am feeling so productive I am going to buy a brick of ice and try to try it with some brawny.
     
  5. chasenblues

    chasenblues Senior Member

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    Identify how?
    Who made them and when or how they're constructed/wired now?
     
  6. macg1

    macg1 Senior Member

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    Whether or not they are real Gibson minis from 72. Of course the mods cannot be identified by who did them.

    Covers are Gibson embossed. Base plate has the Pat No sticker. But once the covers are off, how to make sure they are the real deal.
     
  7. cooljuk

    cooljuk Transducer Producer Premium Member MLP Vendor

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    Just post some clear photos here and I'll gladly share my thoughts. I'm sure others will, as well.

    You don't have the rampant fake problem with minis that you do with full size PAFs. They look like legit Gibsons that have been messed with. That's all anyone can know from the outside. Gotta see the guts to say any more.
     
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  8. chasenblues

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    Well from my non-expert opinion and or perspective, I doubt that anyone then or now would go through the trouble/hassle of trying to copy or fake a 1972/73 mini humbucker..Its not up there with the "Holy Grail" pickups..(*Runs away to take covers from the stones being thrown*):laugh2:

    If and when you decide to remove the covers,From what i've read about taking the covers off mini's is do it very carefully!!!
     
  9. ARandall

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    I know of nobody who would bother to try and fake an embossed cover. Thats some serious toolage required there.
    As to the underneath....again they are not worth trying to fake. Assuming you have bought the covers you will probably sell the pickups for not much more than whatever you paid for covers separately.

    As explained above, they are not desired pickups apart from for us 'cultists'.
     
  10. macg1

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    Yeah when I finally do it, I will have a pro take a look under the hood and probably put it back to its original condition. May send them to Curtis Novak (only builder I know who does repairs), unless you all have some other suggestions.
     
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    James from ReWind worked on my 57 p90 harness.
    He also worked on a 72 t-top of mine that needed a new baseplate
     
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    Thank you for the suggestion!
     

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