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Identifying these pups - Are they really Fender?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by eukatheude, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. So here's the story. My friend found this bass body in a junkyard, stuck a Roytek neck onto it and defretted it. He quit playing a couple years ago, so he gave that bass to me. He claims the body was a Fender, but there's no serial number under the neck pocket. The pickups though look different from the Roytek pups i've seen so far, and more importantly they sound good. Here's some pics:


    (note: they were black originally, i painted them white)

    I get 10K on the bridge pup and 9.5K for the neck. Any thoughts?
  2. Bongolation


    Nov 9, 2001
    No Bogus Endorsements
    The pictures aren't great, but nothing here looks MIA Fender to me.
  3. Cellphone camera, sorry. Not claiming they are MIA, but maybe MIM or Japan or even a Squier?
  4. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    not MIM or MIJ either, i don't think. definitely far-east cheapies, probably not fender at all.
  5. SGD Lutherie

    SGD Lutherie Banned Commercial User

    Aug 21, 2008
    Bloomfield, NJ
    Owner, SGD Music Products
    No name Asian pickups. I had a few of those in my parts box.

    They have a ceramic magnet on the bottom, and a steel bottom plate too.
  6. I see, then my friend BS'd me but whatever. :) It sounds good so it is good.

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