Wanting to know what the pickup numbers mean

Discussion in 'Just Pickups' started by JAckal66, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. JAckal66

    JAckal66 Tele-Meister

    102
    Dec 31, 2012
    NW Arkansas
    I have been looking at the Donlis\ G.M. pickups.
    They have numbers like #51, #59, etc.
    I don't see a chart or anything telling what these sound like, or what they are similar to.
    With other brands they tell you "Texas blues style SRV", or "Van Halen bite ", etc.
    Does anyone have a link for a review of the different models?
    Thanks,
    Jack
     
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  2. Antigua Tele

    Antigua Tele Friend of Leo's

    Jun 2, 2014
    west coast
    Where do you see the numbers like 51 and 59? Maybe they're model numbers, its not likely they relate to how the pickup will sound.
     
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  3. DougM

    DougM Friend of Leo's

    Jul 5, 2017
    Honolulu, HI
    It's millimeters DSCN0759.JPG they refer to string spacing. For instance, on GMs Strat pickups, the neck and middle pickups are marked 50 (on the bottom of the bobbin), while the bridge pickup is marked 52, because the strings are farther apart closer to the bridge. Here's a pic of the middle and bridge pickup next to each other, bridge pickup on the top, middle pickup on the bottom, where you can see that the two E string pole pieces are farther apart on the bridge one.
     
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  4. DougM

    DougM Friend of Leo's

    Jul 5, 2017
    Honolulu, HI
    GM's listings on Ebay usually have a description for each model on it's listing
     
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  5. JAckal66

    JAckal66 Tele-Meister

    102
    Dec 31, 2012
    NW Arkansas
    Thanks!!
    All the posts I see talk about the numbers.
    A few have names like 'Bruiser', etc.
    I know some are a clean country sound, some are blues, and then there's the distortion ones.
    Here is a screen shot showing the humbuckers by number.
     

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  6. JAckal66

    JAckal66 Tele-Meister

    102
    Dec 31, 2012
    NW Arkansas
    I'm really wanting a set of the texas blues\SRV style right now.
    For a strat.
     
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