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Offline ThePurpleOhm

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Help with pickup identification
« on: December 10, 2018, 07:50:44 am »
Hi guys, I'm new here just signed up,

I need your help in identifying a pickup I just got

I'm in the process of restoring my old guitar, thought I'd try some pickups

Ordered what was listed as a Dimarzio PAF Pro but had no stamping on the back when it arrived, and something just doesnt look right

After looking through some pictures I found these

https://www.jemsite.com/forums/f35/can-anyone-identify-these-pickups-147402.html

Which I thought looked familiar, I had seen the 'N' stamped on there before somewhere....

Is this just an Artec Humbucker?

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Re: Help with pickup identification
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2018, 08:23:25 am »
Hi,

I could be wrong but from the bottom plate, it looks like an G&B MIK pickup to me.
They produce most of the Epiphone pickups for Gibson, as well as alot of pickups in Fender
 lineup (also Gretsch, example Fidelitron). It could also be real DiMarzio that someone
 swapped the bottom plate to another pickup's. Maybe a picture of the front side of the
pickup might help in further indentification. What's the resistance rating of it?
« Last Edit: December 10, 2018, 08:28:06 am by corypheus »

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Re: Help with pickup identification
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2018, 08:43:06 am »
I see what you mean about changing the bottom plate and it could be a rebuilt Dimarzio.

The top doesnt look like my Dimarzio pickup either, the little holes around the pole pieces are not the same, the pickup wires are 'Dae Young' branded, quite cheap looking. (Also a little wear hole on the side tape which is exposing the green wire, not good....)

I havnt measured it yet but it has 8.4k scratched on the bottom plate

(edit- Just whipped the meter out and I get 8.21k)
« Last Edit: December 10, 2018, 08:55:37 am by ThePurpleOhm »

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Re: Help with pickup identification
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2018, 09:59:10 am »
While DC resistance is in the ballpark, DiMarzio never used 3 hole bobbin tops with Paf Pro model.

So my best guess, it's not a real DiMarzio PAF Pro.

Sorry.

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Re: Help with pickup identification
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2018, 10:07:06 am »
Yeah, thats as I thought, looking at all the pictures out there, not one thing makes this look like its gonna be a Dimarzio!

I'll just have to send it back and make sure I get a real one next time

Thanks for the help!

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Re: Help with pickup identification
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2018, 01:49:05 am »
Yeah. Doesn't look legit to me. I don't think I've ever seen a DiMarzio pickup with cables marked Dae Young.
Maybe they're just a Korean copy of a DiMarzio pickup for some cheap guitars.
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