Originally Posted by Don Miller
This topic has been discussed at length at the Clarence White forum..in fact theres currently a short thread. The consesus seems to be that at some point Clarence had pickups that were rewound by Red Rhodes, with the secondary coil on the bridge pickup, and unique wiring harness...which were produced commercially as Velvet Hammers...but when Marty bought the guitar, thise pickups had been removed.
One thing about that guitar...it has a rim on the back..about 2/3s of a tele body, covered by a sheet of masonite...the bender works are housed in there. That chamber on the back also acts like a sound box and gives a secondary acoustic resonance...and would be picked up by slightly microphonic pickups.
Velet Hammers are availble again, Reds kids are producing them now...but...Im not sure what Marty has inthe guitar now...
You said the same things 2 years ago Don...
I knew that I had read that the pickups had been rewound somewhere.