Info about the Hofner 510

ultrasun

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I just borrowed an old, cheap Hofner from a friend and wow... that neck pickup is absolutely great! It probably has to do with the guitar being hollow like a Silvertone (though I'm not sure, the body is so thin), but man, that pickup has bite and warmth at the same time, and works really well with low-gain.
Not much info on the web though. What are they based after? It looks like Hofner's take on Dynasonics...
Anybody here tried that on a Tele? what other pickup would be similar to those?
Any info about these pickups is welcome!

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Can you post a photo of the bottom of the pickups, maybe we'll be able to see if there are two bobbins in each?

They look like straight-up covered humbuckers to me, from this angle.
 

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Can you post a photo of the bottom of the pickups, maybe we'll be able to see if there are two bobbins in each?

They look like straight-up covered humbuckers to me, from this angle.
Oh this is a pic I found on the web. I've read somewhere that it "Looks like a humbucking pickup, but in the case of the 6-string conventional guitar version, it is actually a single coil unit fitted with two magnets."
 

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This might help


"Although these are built like humbuckers magnetically with 2 rows of pole pieces powered by a single bar magnet they have a single coil inside them."

There are gutshot pics at the link but I'm having trouble saving them in a format that I can insert here.
 

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So pole screws in the middle of the coil, and bar slugs outside it, and some empty space on that side under the cover?
 

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Additional info found: Two versions exist of these 510 with a diamond shape on the cover, single coils and humbuckers. This explains why the guitar I've played was dead silent... I really hoped someone knew about these pickups here. I was stoked with how they responded to overdrive, and their clarity, and responsiveness. They must belong to a family of pickups, which would offer a useful point of reference.
 




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