Anyone ever tried Maxon U3000 and/or U4000 pickups?

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Greco's descriptions:

U-3000
Humbucking pickup with American made magnet.
Ultra power, clear and crisp.
15K yen

U-2000
It has a unique sound and It has the characteristic of humbucking pickup, and the cry in the treble. Cold
12K Yen

U-1000
Humbucking pickup with no distortion.
Ultra power and warm sound quality.
10K Yen
 

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Greco's descriptions:

U-3000
Humbucking pickup with American made magnet.
Ultra power, clear and crisp.
15K yen

U-2000
It has a unique sound and It has the characteristic of humbucking pickup, and the cry in the treble. Cold
12K Yen

U-1000
Humbucking pickup with no distortion.
Ultra power and warm sound quality.
10K Yen

Just curious... how they describe U4000?
 

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Just curious... how they describe U4000?

Wasn't listed with the others

EDIT - found in another ad:

The appearance is the same as the U-3000 and U-1000, but the magnets inside are different.
Humbucking style with less distortion in the bass section.
 

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Based upon physical examination of a sample size of one (1) U4000, JK-sensei states (and I quote): "the arrangement between the bobbin and the base plate and the size of the magnet are the same as the U-1000".

Magnet is alnico. But alnico number what?

Pop in one of those in place of the Alnico 8 of a U1000, and bob's yer unkle!
 

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Here's something you don't see every day - PU-0c pickups, successor to the U3000, as fitted to the allegedly prestigious double-cut MR800 Greco from 2nd half of 1977 onwards.

The hammer fell on these at JPY 16,000. If one actually does have an MR800 bereft of its rightful pickups, then one would absolutely have to buy these at any price. If one is merely wanting nice(r) tone for an EG700 mule, then I suppose this is still good value for money at JPY 8,000 apiece against any of the many fine new pickups on the market today.

But in terms of tone - are they any good? Has anyone here actually heard a set in a guitar? What rich and rare aromas could its cork offer to the discerning nostril?

PU-0 1.JPG
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Can anyone comment on what Double Trick 1982 (black stickered) are like as pickups? There's very little info or experiences shared here on this forum, or anywhere, for the Double Tricks.

Web info says they are Alnico 5 and 18,000 Yen (2nd to Z Dry at 20,000 Yen back then). In which case, how well do they stack up against the U2000 of 1970s Greco fame, which is also Alnico 5? Is the Double Trick a new and different pickup, or a re-branded U2000?

Well, it must be a new pickup if post-1981 it was made by Fujigen and not by Maxon. But is it the same design as a U2000?

What do people's ears tell them about Double Trick, compared to other pickups?

If you had only one, would it go in the bridge position, or the neck position (with, say, a Scream'n 1982 in the bridge)?

I am considering using one for a 1982 EG59/50 that's been robbed of its original pickups and now has some very uninspiring no-name brand fitted.
 

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