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Need help identifying a strange pu

Discussion in 'Just Pickups' started by TheRumRunner, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. TheRumRunner

    TheRumRunner Tele-Afflicted

    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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    DW
     
  2. TheRumRunner

    TheRumRunner Tele-Afflicted

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

    DW
     
  3. TheRumRunner

    TheRumRunner Tele-Afflicted

    Hmm, maybe a Teisco with the cover off?

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    DW
     
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  5. TheRumRunner

    TheRumRunner Tele-Afflicted

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

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    DW
     
  6. TheRumRunner

    TheRumRunner Tele-Afflicted

    Bingo - we have a winnah....

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    DW
     
  7. nic'o'caster

    nic'o'caster Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 10, 2004
    Middle Earth
    Yep, definitely looks like something made in the 60's !
     
  8. Mightyaxeman

    Mightyaxeman Tele-Afflicted

    May 12, 2007
    Pennsylvania
    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.
     
  9. TheRumRunner

    TheRumRunner Tele-Afflicted

    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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    DW
     
  10. Teleterr

    Teleterr Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 7, 2011
    Lewes De.
    So I was checking ebay for a P90 and see that people actually sell old pots for big bucks. lol

    [/QUOTE] Yeah, the changed Carbon 14 ratio really gives superior tone.
     
  11. Southpaw Sam

    Southpaw Sam Banned

    108
    Feb 18, 2013
    OKC
    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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