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    The Bizarre Guitar Pickup Encyclopedia

    Some cool looking pickups to be found here---The Bizarre Guitar Pickup Encyclopedia

    I know some of you would at least like the look of these.

    Mix & match--or collect them all!
    Last edited by zontar; 12-07-2016 at 11:31 PM.
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    That's cool. Thanks for posting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spellcaster View Post
    That's cool. Thanks for posting.
    Well I knew some people here would appreciate the link.
    You're welcome
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    interesting that almost all are Japanese

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    Quote Originally Posted by die Bullen View Post
    interesting that almost all are Japanese
    There were some interesting guitars made in Eastern Europe in the 60's/70's as well--but mostly sold in Communist countries--the MIJ ones would have been more available
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    Quote Originally Posted by zontar View Post
    --the MIJ ones would have been more available
    ... to us members in North America.
    I bought a relic'd guitar because I liked the way it sounded. Then I refinished it because I didn't like the way it looked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doublewah View Post
    ... to us members in North America.
    Well do have anybody from Eastern Europe?
    The Eastern European ones ended to be only available in Communist countries--at least normally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zontar View Post
    Well do have anybody from Eastern Europe?
    The Eastern European ones ended to be only available in Communist countries--at least normally.
    I should have said "people" rather than "us members".
    Your sentence seemed unfinished.
    I bought a relic'd guitar because I liked the way it sounded. Then I refinished it because I didn't like the way it looked.

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    I came across this page a few years ago. It's interesting to see how many times some of these pickups have been re-branded. I've had a good number of Hoffner, Kays, and Teisco's come through the shop. Some interesting designs, that's for sure
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mreilander View Post
    ........ I've had a good number of Hoffmans, Kays, and Teisco's come through the shop. Some interesting designs, that's for sure
    Mike, I'd be really interested in any light you can shed on the design of the Japanese pickups. Some of them are really quite distinctive sounding, and I'm wondering if they're regular single coils, or P90's or something else. Is there something about the magnet type or gauge of wiring that gives them that special quality?
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