Overwound Epi Humbucker

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  1. 12Rant

    12Rant Member

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    Can someone tell me if Epiphone ever put overwound pickups in their guitars. I pulled a pup from a Les Paul Special and when measured the resistance it came to just over 12. Ohm's. It's definitely louder than most of pup's I have. My first thought was someone left it on the winding machine too long. No complaint, just curious. Thanks.
     
  2. C_Becker

    C_Becker Dat Gibson smell Premium Member

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    Is it the neck or bridge pickup ? For a bridge pickup, that isn't unusually hot.
     
  3. northernguitarguy

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    Sounds about right. A Gibson 498T hits that output.
     
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  4. Guitar Rod

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    That's normal. My original Epi LP bridge was 13.27k.
     
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    Yeah, my Epi LP bridge is 13+ k ......forget what the neck was, maybe 8 something k
     
  6. Pflug

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    Sounds about right for the "standard" older Epi LP standard pickups- the specials can be around 17k for the bridge
     
  7. Guitar Rod

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    Yup. Mine was 8.32k.
     
  8. Gundecker

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    While messing around with a Epi Junior, I put a meter to the pup and found a whopping 17.45K ohms! I replaced it with a pretty hot Seymour D. at a mere 15K.
     
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    I had a G-310 that had 14.5k/8.9k pickups. Way too hot for this bluesman.
     
  10. Boiller

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    My Custom 3 Pup is also around these values for bridge/neck, stock Alnico Classics.
     

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