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Mysterious pickups in my Fender...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BassAgent, Apr 4, 2014.


  1. BassAgent

    BassAgent

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    Location:
    Utrecht, The Netherlands
    So I've had this gorgeous fretless Fender MIM for the last 12 years. I absolutely adore this bass and I've used it on many, many recordings.
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    I've replaced the pickguard by a black one, the bridge by a Gotoh 201 and the pickups by...well, that's the question.

    About 10 years ago, I thought I'd bought a set of Fender Custom Shop 60's pickups. They sound great, so I never doubted them especially 'cause I'd never seen other sets. A while ago, I saw another set and what struck me was that it had cloth wiring. My pickups didn't. They also had a Custom Shop label. My pickups didn't. They also had black bobbins. My pickups didn't. But I didn't care, I thought mine might be old pickups that don't have all those features. I was 14, don't blame me ;)

    Today, the neck pickup stopped working. So I went to my favorite bass store in the country, Paul's Bass Matters. When he opened my bass, he said immediately: "Whoa, those aren't CS pickups." He couldn't tell what they were, though. So I'm asking you guys!

    Here's what they look like from the bottom:
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    There's no brand or anything on them. The complete coil is glued into the cover, so I can't take it out. The polepieces don't stick out of the cover. Sorry for the poor picture but there's nothing special to see, really... Any requests for pics?
     
  2. BassAgent

    BassAgent

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    Utrecht, The Netherlands
  3. BassAgent

    BassAgent

    Joined:
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    Utrecht, The Netherlands
    So far, people have come up with "it could be Yamaha" or "it could be a Seymour Duncan copy". I can't confirm anything of that with a brand or anything. Any ideas here? :)
     

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