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Vintage pickups?

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by yesdot, Apr 3, 2004.

  1. yesdot


    Mar 8, 2004
    Sydney Australia
    I'm looking at purchasing an URB which comes with a vintage "Dearmond(?)" pickup. Are these any good?
    Do many players use vintage pickups?
  2. Francois Blais

    Francois Blais Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Québec, Canada
    There are several reasons this pickup is no longer in production today.
    The main one being it was not great.
    Even the Polytone pickup sank into oblivion, and I think it was much better than the De Armond. (don't remember the exact spelling either!)
  3. I had a De Armond pickup when I first started playing. In this case, the acronyn P.U. was apt.
  4. Damon Rondeau

    Damon Rondeau Journeyman Clam Artist Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2002
    Winnipeg, baby
    Shoot. Thought we might be talking about middle-aged guys pulling chicks. Oh well...