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78 Fender P pickup - original or not? (pic)

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Domespeed, Oct 20, 2013.


  1. Domespeed

    Domespeed

    Oct 7, 2010
    Germany
    This pickup came out of my '78 Fender P-Bass when I bought it some twenty years ago.
    Can it be the original PU?
    I thought the '70s pickups had grey bobbins...

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  2. I am curious about this as well.

    Why did you take the pickup out, out of curiousity?
    I’ve been looking at vintage p bass pickup, as my old pickup died.
    I’ve been looking at the 60’s and 70’s trying to figure out if it’s worth the extra cost.
    And how exactly how to tell them apart.
    So I’m curious to why it looks like this..

    Please fender pickup masters enlighten us.
    Best,
     
  3. Domespeed

    Domespeed

    Oct 7, 2010
    Germany
    *bump*
     
  4. GlennW

    GlennW

    Sep 6, 2006
    If I had to bet, I'd say no.

    Do you have a pic of the bottom?
     
  5. Domespeed

    Domespeed

    Oct 7, 2010
    Germany
    Sorry, I don't... but it's just flat black plastic, no serials or any other kind of markings
     
  6. GlennW

    GlennW

    Sep 6, 2006
    I was also interested in the leads.

    I doubt if Fender went to the trouble to wrap tape around the coils, the covers provide protection.
     
  7. zacmac

    zacmac

    Dec 10, 2012
    no. It will have a grey bottom with a number stamped on it ending with 78. The tape also is a dead giveaway. fender never taped their coils unless someone has rewound it assuming that it was original (which I believe it is not).
     
  8. Domespeed

    Domespeed

    Oct 7, 2010
    Germany
    Thanks!
     
  9. Domespeed

    Domespeed

    Oct 7, 2010
    Germany
  10. GlennW

    GlennW

    Sep 6, 2006
    No way that's a Fender pickup. And it doesn't look just like yours...notice the lack of holes in the bobbin/flatwork.

    Also notice the "FenDer ?" on the baggie, emphasis on the question mark.
     
  11. Domespeed

    Domespeed

    Oct 7, 2010
    Germany
    you are right about the holes...
     

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