Orville (not ObG) pickups

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Orville (not ObG) pickups

Post by dombat » Sun Oct 25, 2009 11:01 am

Who manufactured the Orville (not ObG) pickups over the years?
How may you compare them to the Tokai, Greco and Burny MIJ pickups?

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Post by japanstrat » Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:18 am

There are the Terada (K) Orville pickups and then there are the Fujigen Orville pickups and I don't think they are the same pickups.

The Terada (K) Orville pickups have no writing on them and they are wax potted and have a Ceramic magnet.
DC resistance is 7.1K for both the neck and bridge pickups and the pickups have 2 wires (no coil splitting).

Maybe they were made by Gotoh but that's a guess.

The Terada (K) Orville pickups are actually very well made pickups and I changed the stock Ceramic magnet to an Alnico magnet and they sound pretty good.

I don't have any Fujigen Orville pickups so I havn't got any specs.
Maybe they were made by Fujigen themselves.
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Orville pick ups

Post by Joop » Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:25 am


I always was under the impression that Orville used Gotoh pick ups. I have a pair from my 98 Fujigen Orville.
How they sound? I think they sound ok, the neck PU is a bit muddy from what I can remember. Most people tend to put different pick ups in their Orville. I have a pair of original Orville PU's for sale, if you are interested send me a PM.



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Post by muccax » Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:04 am

i got a late orville sg terada made .. no serial but with the small pots
so a late one ,,, and it has really nice sweet pickups ... to my big surprice
:D i was thinking they where crap ,,, but the are really good :D :D
so who ever made them ,,,, they did a good job
all the best

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