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Old February 23rd, 2013, 09:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Need help identifying a strange pu

I recently purchased a 1948 Gibson BR-9 Lapsteel. One of the reasons I purchased it was for the P-90 that came with it. Upon opening her up I found this pick-up. Does anyone recognize it? I'm thinking mid '60' into the '70's Japan.

There are no markings what's so ever. Tests out at 8k, has a real bite and growl which is perfect for what I wanted. But what is it?




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Dang, looks like we are all stumped on this one.

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Old February 24th, 2013, 10:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hmm, maybe a Teisco with the cover off?



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Yupp, I'm thinking I've answered my own Q.



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Bingo - we have a winnah....



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Yep, definitely looks like something made in the 60's !
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Old February 24th, 2013, 02:38 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I have a br-9 with a tele pickup in it. The p90 disintegrated so I rigged up the tele pickup on a piece of pickguard material. It one of my favorite 6 string lap steels because it sounds so good.
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The p90 disintegrated so I rigged up the tele pickup on a piece of pickguard material.
Sort of like the pots in this old gal. And the wiring - I think the last person who worked on it used wooden matches instead of a soldering iron.

So I was checking ebay for a P90 and see that people actually sell old pots for big bucks. lol




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So I was checking ebay for a P90 and see that people actually sell old pots for big bucks. lol

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Old February 24th, 2013, 07:30 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I had a BR-9 from a pawn shop that had a partially shorted coil. Lindy Fralin rewound the Gibson P-90 pup that came standard with the BR-9, and it was a great lap steel again. After experiencing Jason Lollar's P-90's in my lefty Gibson Custom Shop 56' Les Paul Goldtop RI (or R6) I'm completely sold and have no need for any other P-90's.
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