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Original Hot Rod '52 Humbucker?

Discussion in 'Just Pickups' started by PJ55, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. PJ55

    PJ55 Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Does anyone know what Duncan Mini Humbucker model shipped in the original Hot Rod '52? I know there are a few SD versions of this pickup type and I'd like to run the original Hot Rod electronics in one of my Teles. Thanks guys!
     
  2. JohnS

    JohnS Friend of Leo's

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    I believe it was the vintage model.
     
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    It's the vintage, SM-1.
     
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    Specifically it is the SM-1N (N for Neck). It will also be out of phase with any Fender bridge pickup apart from the one specifically issued with the OV 52 Hotrod.
     
  5. PJ55

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    Chez...that's good to know. Thanks for that. I wonder if there's a reverse polarity bridge pickup from SD that would work for this application.
     
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    Any Seymour Duncan bridge pu should be in phase with the SM-1N. They follow the Gibson arrangement and thus are all out of phase with Fender pickups.


    You don't need to buy a new bridge PU however. You can change the phase of a Fender bridge pu by.... 1 Snipping the shortwire soldered to the base plate if it has one and running a separate ground to the baseplate or bridge. 2 Reversing the coil pu connecting wires so that black goes to the switch and white goes to ground eg the back of a pot.
     
  7. JohnS

    JohnS Friend of Leo's

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    I just did this recently. I have a Kent Armstrong Firebird neck pup and a Lawrence L-200TL Bridge pup with stock controls. Happy Camper am I.
     
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    Also did this recently! One on the left is a Squire Affinity that I "Hot Rodded" with a Kent Armstrong Firebird pickup in the neck and Squier CV '50's A3 Bridge pickup. I traded the Affinity for a Hamer XT Sunburst recently. The one on the right is staying in my collection. It's a partscaster I put together with a Duncan SM-1 in the neck and Duncan Broadcaster in the bridge. Perfect match IMHO. I did a video on youtube to compare the two teles. The one with the Duncans had just a bit rounder tone, but the Affinity certainly held its own for the price point.

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    SD Broadcaster is a great match for the SM-1N, Fender uses 375k Alpha pots..
     
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