- May 9, 2018
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Hello, can anyone help ID this Gibson pickup? Based on some google searching it looks like a 70s or 80s. It has 4 wires and measures 8.47k.
He would too! God how I miss him!!!Kris Ford would probably know. At first glance it looked like a plain old stamped t top but that reading seems high - I’m no expert though.
I don't know! He was gone before the last upgrade and even his user name seems to be gone. It doesn't come up with the @ sign....Whoa whoa whoa - I've been out of the loop in terms of posing big time.
Is he okay? Holy cow.
Interesting, I have never heard of these before. I always though ceramics were way hotter, like 13k? Is there a good database with info on older Gibson pickups?I'm gonna go with a Tim Shaw Velvet Brick!
Brass screws, plastic lead, double hole baseplate(some had single, depends what Gibson had laying around) and most important, how close the edge of the cover is to the baseplate, indicating some thickness underneath.
And the ohm reading.
Common in some early 80's SG's they gave some extra Ooomph to the bridge position.
Also found in these obscure gems...
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So I'm dating it to the same time period, early to mid 80's...
Here's a link to a post I made in the past in response to a similar question. It also has a side view of the pickup with the cover removed and showing the huge ceramic magnet that makes these thicker than normal pickups.Interesting, I have never heard of these before. I always though ceramics were way hotter, like 13k? Is there a good database with info on older Gibson pickups?
Ok, I'm wrong on that guess!I popped the cover off to get a better look.
Maybe a little less but it could be close..Yes, it looks like one of the maple spacers is gone. Very interesting. I believe my '78 LP custom has the original T-Tops. Theoretically if I measure the bridge pickup it should also be about 8.5k?