Need Help with Identification

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  1. PapaWheelie

    PapaWheelie Tele-Meister

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    Years ago, while surfing ebay late at night, I impulse bought a set of Strat pickups with very little seller info listed. Recently I pulled these out to perhaps use in a build and could use a little input. The number 016730 is on the back and I've seen that Fender pickups from the 80's and 90's have had the same numbers. I have been unable to find any reference to the other numbers hand done on the back. The real confusion comes from the resistance readings:

    Neck (white wire) 10.78K
    Middle (red wire) 11.93K
    Bridge (yellow wire) 7.28K

    These readings are very peculiar but the pickups seem to have been removed from the same instrument.
    They appear to be in good condition, no rust or corrosion. The reading were taken with a recently calibrated Fluke meter. Does anyone know where these may have come from or any other thoughts on how they might sound. I was planning on using in a string through hardtail alder Strat under construction and would hate to install and find out something is wrong.
    Thanks.
     

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  2. PapaWheelie

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    Does anyone maybe have an opinion on whether or not the two with high readings may be defective?
     
  3. sjtalon

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    Look to be Tex Mex

    Funny the bridge is missing two screws between poles.

    Ya something fishy there, some REAL high readings ya got:

    Neck and neck would be about 6.4KΩ

    and the bridge about 7.4KΩ
     
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  4. Tuxedo Poly

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    Neck and middle could also be Highway 1 "upgrade" AlNiCo 3. Resistance readings are about right.

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  5. PapaWheelie

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    Thanks. I see some similar markings on yours and mine. I was not aware that the AlNiCo 3s had that kind of readings - at least I have an idea now that they are worth wiring up. I see that the wiring on your Highway 1 different from the std. Strat with the 4 caps and 2 resisters. I'll give it a try.
     
  6. sjtalon

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    Ahhh Tux, forgot about those..........that explains the missing screws in the bridge.

    You are spot on.

    Post 7/2006:

    Neck 10.6 K, Middle 11.7 K, Bridge 11.7 K

    His bridge come a little low........maybe a issue re-flow of the flatware solder may cure.
     
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