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Offline Craig Howard

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ID'ing a pup?
« on: March 10, 2013, 10:01:14 pm »

How does one identify what particular pup is fitted in a guitar?  ( when it is dismantled).

Are they branded and numbered somewhere without the covers on them?
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Re: ID'ing a pup?
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2013, 10:24:37 pm »
Some of them have tags on their collars with their owners names and phone numbers.

Oh... oh wait... you mean that kind of pup......

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Are they branded and numbered somewhere without the covers on them?

Some are, some aren't, you have to research a lot of history and try to identify components, wire colors, etc.. Removing the cover won;t tell you much. Most info is on bottom if it's there. One exception might be T Tops from Gibson.

sometimes it's a bobbin color or even the location of a hole drilled in the bobbin. Magnets.... all sorts of things.
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Re: ID'ing a pup?
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2013, 10:53:42 pm »
Pop out the pup and look at the bottom should be a number or name other than that post a pic we'll do our best

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Re: ID'ing a pup?
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2013, 12:51:17 am »
Pop out the pup and look at the bottom should be a number or name

You'd think that, but sometimes there's xx--xx all on the back of  those things.
Especially older pickups from SD, Dimarzio and Gibson sometimes lack identifying marks.

 

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