Question for the Ibanez historians - Super P/Js
I recently acquired an '84 Musician - MC924 w/ the active package. It was the first bass I ever got to play when I was growing up (belonged to a friend), so having one has sentimental value to me (although this one is in the Polar White, and I'm really jonesing for a DS).
Unfortunately, a previous owner installed Bart soaps in it - from what I can tell, there was no routing done, and I'd like to find a set of the Super P / Super J pups to go back in it (the preamp is intact and unmodified, from what I can tell, although the passive / active switch is disconnected currently.) I have the wiring diagram, so if I get the original pups, I'm sure I can put them in without too much trouble.
My question - I know the 'Supers' are no longer made - BUT - my idea is to get another Ibby of some sort that had them (with less collectible value, of course), and transplant those into the bass. Not sure if the Supers had bakelite covers like the original Musician pups did (my friend's was a '79 or '80), but I know it's asking too much to be able to get my hands on those as well.
Can anyone knowledgeable in such matters supply advice? Specifically, I'm looking for models that had them, and any other related 'gotcha' items ('don't do it', with solid reasoning behind it, is valid, too).
Appreciate all responses.
(PS: Mods - if this belongs in the 'pickups and electronics' forum, please feel free to move if warranted, with my apologies - I just noticed that subforum)
"The moment I heard Zeppelin I knew what I wanted to do for the rest of my life, and my ears were always attracted to what JPJ was doing underneath Page." -Duckwater
Last edited by Reprise : 12-01-2012 at 08:25 AM.
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