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Name That Pickup

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by bass_case, Dec 3, 2013.


  1. bass_case

    bass_case Maintain low tones. Supporting Member

    Oct 23, 2013
    Miami, FL
    This was installed as a bridge pup on my 69 FrankenTele bass when I bought it years ago. No idea of the brand or age, I bought the bass in 1976. No visible markings.
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  2. lundborg

    lundborg

    Apr 8, 2008
    It looks like a Gibson bass bridge pickup, and some residue on the bottom suggests that there could have been a PAF sticker.

    But then again I think Gibson PUs usually had a braided wire, so I don't know... There might have been variations, or it might have been replaced.

    Maybe someone else knows more about aftermarket PUs (or e.g. close Japanese clones) in the '70s?
     
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  4. bass_case

    bass_case Maintain low tones. Supporting Member

    Oct 23, 2013
    Miami, FL
    It could be 60s or 70s vintage, since it had a 65 pbass neck.
     
  5. kohntarkosz

    kohntarkosz Banned

    Oct 29, 2013
    Edinburgh - Scotland
    It could be a rewound Gibson. The hookup wire looks replaced at some point. I'm not sure if Gibson ever put a radius on their pickup surrounds like the one you can see in picture two. Even the flat-head screws check out.
     
  6. bass_case

    bass_case Maintain low tones. Supporting Member

    Oct 23, 2013
    Miami, FL
    Looked some old Gibson EB pix, the surround appears to be made for an archtop, so that rules out the eb3, but there was a 2-pup version of the semihollow EB-2 that it might fit (EB-2d). But the wire doesn't match other pups of this type.

    Thanks for all who provided clues.
     
  7. RBS_Johnson

    RBS_Johnson

    Oct 31, 2013
    Athens, OH
    Don`t forget all the generic hollow body basses from that era. Mostly violin bass style. I have an old Aria with guitar sized humbuckers in it.
     



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