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Peter Mac
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:39 pm    Post subject: Help identifying pickups Reply with quote

Hi everyone,

I pulled these pickups out of a 1983 Gibson Korina Explorer and must admit I've never seen them before.
The wiring is Japanese and they both have a solitary stamp inside a circle on the base plate. One is stamped 'N' obviously for neck and the other 'B' for bridge.
They do sound quite good but they are not from Tokai and I'm at a loss to figure out what they are. All help is appreciated.

Peter Mac

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't say as i can help you other than to clean up the link to the photo's.

http://s1279.photobucket.com/user/PeterMac5/media/Pickups%20unknown_zps724j3p6s.jpg.html
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the help, brokentoes.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How much would they read Peter?
Just because double row holes on the back thay could be Dirty Fingers copies....

And yes, thay are japanese made, just see the hole on the corner in both meaning asian.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd say MIK pickups, maybe Mk4
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Peter, check these Artec korean made pickups



Same B and N ietched nscriptions on the back
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Peter Mac
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

By jove, Luis, they look exactly the same . . exacto.
Muchas gracias, mi amigo.

This Explorer needs some electrical work as it's all been messed with.
For pickups I'm thinking Tim Shaw PAF and BurstbuckerII, and capacitor will be a Luxe .015 Bumblebee.
Will post pics before and after.
One thing that most people overlook with tone is moving the pickups away from the strings so the magnetic field is more open. Make sure the poles are staggered for an even volume across the strings. Add a good PIO capacitor and pots and you will create a tone monster.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad to help you amigo!
I would recomend Sprague Hyrel or CDE PIO if tou can find any.If not I can send you a pair....I have some russian KY900.015 uf spares here if you need any....

About pickups there are so many options these days i do love JIm Rolph Pretenders but have Throback, Wolfetone (great bang for teh buck and vintage sounding), Duncan old 59s and old Seth Lovers, Shed, Old DiMarzio, RD...
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