Are these '50s Bumblebee caps?

bosnialove

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I've bought a '90s R6 Historic and it came with these Bumblebee caps. They don't look like those reissue Bumblebees that I used to have. Are these real '50s Spraque Bumblebees?







 

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Those look highly suspect just on the appearance of the covers, there may be some with same side leads but that's not what 50's LP's showed up with.
 

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The problem is that they dont look like the Gibson Bumblebees and neither like the Luxe Bumblebees.
 

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I've never seen bees with both leads on one side.
 

jimi55lp

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These are the wrong values and 50s Gibson bumblebees were axial.
 

zombiwoof

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That looks like some kind of plastic BB-looking case that snaps over a different cap to mimic a BB. Nothing like the real ones.
Al
 

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Now let's see that R6 of yours. How's the neck? Do you have a measurement? I have a '96 with a ~.96 @ 1st fret. Yours?
 




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