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I need help Identifying old pickups.

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Isotonic, Oct 19, 2013.


  1. Isotonic

    Isotonic

    Oct 19, 2011
    Round Rock TX
    I used to build basses for fun, but stopped about 9 years ago. I just joined a band again and I am going through my old pickup collection to see what I might use for a new Frankenbass.

    I don't remember any of these pickups. It's been a while. Can you help me identify them?

    :help:
     

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  2. Isotonic

    Isotonic

    Oct 19, 2011
    Round Rock TX
    Okay, here are a couple more.
     

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  3. Isotonic

    Isotonic

    Oct 19, 2011
    Round Rock TX
    So far, a set of unknown Jazz pickups and an unknown P pickup. Note the rounded bobbin on one half of the P and also the number on the other.
     

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  4. Isotonic

    Isotonic

    Oct 19, 2011
    Round Rock TX
    I think this might be from the 70s
     

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  5. Isotonic

    Isotonic

    Oct 19, 2011
    Round Rock TX
    Another old looking bridge J...
     

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  6. GlennW

    GlennW

    Sep 6, 2006
    I think the P pickup in post #3 is made from two Fender halves (maybe not originally together), and the J in post #4 is a Fender, maybe a Geddy Lee or similar (because of the DCR reading and PE wire).
     
  7. Isotonic

    Isotonic

    Oct 19, 2011
    Round Rock TX
    What do you mean by PE wire? Are you talking about the wound wire of the leads?
     
  8. GlennW

    GlennW

    Sep 6, 2006
    PE = Plain Enamel That's the auburn/purplish magnet/coil wire, not the leads.

    A lot (not all) of copper colored magnet wire is Formvar, Fender used that as well.
     
  9. Isotonic

    Isotonic

    Oct 19, 2011
    Round Rock TX
    I was wondering why the wire was that color. Thanks!
     

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