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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 6:56 pm    Post subject: gibson humb? can anybody tell? Reply with quote

I traded for guitar for the pickup. was told it was from a 1991 Gibson SG. I took the PU out, and no markings... I always thought Gibson stamped the back.

anybody?

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From mylespaul: http://www.lespaulforum.com/forum/showthread.php?8946-What-Years-Did-Gibson-Stamp-Their-Name-On-The-Pickups

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>>I have an older one that is stamped Gibson USA on the back, I was wondering what year that would be.<<
The Gibson USA stamped pickup baseplates are from the modern era. They followed the "Pat. No. " stamped baseplates, and I have seen a few occurrences of the Pat. No. baseplates right up until maybe 1990, so I expect the Gibson USA baseplates are from maybe 1990 or so and on. They should have two sets of pole piece holes, one set of six holes regular spacing and the other set of six holes with the modern wider bridge pickup pole spacing...


If that's correct maybe your 1991 used old pickups left over or it's actually a 1990. Couldn't say myself
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sweet, thank you.... he said it was a 90 or 91... now if neck or bridge... haha
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know if this is a genuine Gibson. For one, the screw posts should go all the way through the bottom of the base plate and protrude a little. Another thing thats missing is the patent number, even if they're not Gibson stamped, they would have the patent number stamped on them or at the very least a sticker or some very visible sticker residue. The color of the base metal is odd too, it should be silver-gray. The wiring looks suspect as well, it should have the braided wire shield around the wire.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The guitar is a 2004 bc rich bronze. i got it from a kid who said he pulled it from his brothers 1990/91 SG. but there is the problem. maybe the SG had a crap PU and it was a 91...

would like it to be a gibson PU....


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

broomhandle wrote:
The guitar is a 2004 bc rich bronze. i got it from a kid who said he pulled it from his brothers 1990/91 SG. but there is the problem. maybe the SG had a crap PU and it was a 91...

would like it to be a gibson PU....


anybody else? Very Happy

Why on earth would anyone take a pickup from an SG and put it in a BC Rich? That part doesn't add up. The pickup doesn't look like a Gibson or even an Epiphone, no amount of wishing will change that. Sorry. How does it sound?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty sure smallbox meant the [polepiece] screws should be coming out the bottom of the baseplate, not guitar. The polepiece screwheads also don't look big enough to me for the Gibson USA spec... it doesn't strike me as any Gibson bucker I've seen at a glance but admittedly I'm shaky on 80s Gibson.

That baseplate looks importy as all hell.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

71Smallbox wrote:
The wiring looks suspect as well, it should have the braided wire shield around the wire.

This
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

paul_ wrote:
shaky on 80s Gibson.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

paul_ wrote:
Pretty sure smallbox meant the [polepiece] screws should be coming out the bottom of the baseplate, not guitar..

I recently caught that and edited. thanks.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They don't always have the metal braiding on the outside of the wires for ground, but the pole pieces do normally stick through the bottom of the plate. Maybe it was an Epiphone SG the pickups were from? The import ones can have pickups like that I would believe. Maybe the Burns pickups were nicer so the guy swapped them in to the SG to keep and unloaded the Burns with the (not as nice) pickups?

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

people do dumb things. this kid said his brother upgraded the pickups in his SG and he took one of the pickups for his "Cool" guitar. i basically got it for free, so no loss. I was just hoping it was a Gibson PU. it was not even wired up. so i have no idea how it sounds. tweaker.... i am starting to think no gibson as well.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you have any pics of the guitar? Sorry if it doesn't help any, but it seems like it could be a cool guitar, refinished isn't it?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I was gonna say, many Gibson pickups did have grey plastic insulated wire since the early 70s. The currently produced Dirty Fingers reissue even has it. The widespread return to braided metal shield wire was partially motivated by a return to classic 50s specs put in motion since Henry Jerkoffowitz came onboard.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

its a 2004 BC rich Bronze. ill prob re-fin it. maybe sparkle white, i dont know. and off it...

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

or if somebody here is interested PM me, make an offer, they can re-fin it... the neck at least was left alone, and it plays good.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's kind of an interesting finish, maybe not so much on that body and it's not perfect. What did you trade for it?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If this was mustang/jag shaped, i woulh have loved that. Looks kinda punky and homemade, but nice at the same time. :/
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fakir Mustache wrote:
That's kind of an interesting finish, maybe not so much on that body and it's not perfect. What did you trade for it?


i moved and i had a bike frame that i just needed to go... i usually put for sale or trade... got any music gear? and here it is... haha

i would trade for this if anybody wants to. the finish is spray paint. but it could be cool. i thought speed boat sparkle!
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