EB-1 pickup question

RDeNatale

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I was looking around lately for info on the original Gibson electric violin shaped bass, the EB-1.

I seem to remember seeing a picture of one with the pickup cover removed which showed a single coil, but.the coil was rotated 90 degrees around the axis running through the width of the body.

Was I dreaming? Does anyone know anything about those pickups?
 

strayedstrater

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They're called "sidewinder" pickups. Both the early EB singlecoils and the later humbuckers/mudbuckers had rotated coils.

 

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Here's a closer look at the original single coil. Note the transverse steel blade.

50sebpup.jpg
 

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