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Vintage Spec Lipstick Tubes

Discussion in 'Just Pickups' started by Zepfan, Apr 17, 2021.

  1. Zepfan

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    Who makes these pickups for a decent price these days?

    Looking for vintage wind and A5 magnets.
     
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    I got these about 16 years ago from GFS; they are between 4K and 4.5K and they sound remarkably similar to my '59 Dano Shorthorn.

    When I bought them GFS didn't specify the alnico alloy, so I don't know whai it is. They were very affordable, suprisingly high quality, and dropped right into this JV Strat for a perfect fit.

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    They use A2 magnets, but the neck and middle pickups are close to vintage wind while the bridge pickups are overwound. They have a good price though.
     
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    I should have said in my post that I also need Strat style mounting instead of Dano mounting.
     
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    If I wanted a new pickup to replicate a Dano lipstick tube, Inwould not hesitate to go for the Duncans in the Strat mount format. Every SD pickup I have installed over the decades has done exactly what he says they do.
    Seymour has been in the middle of more vintage pickups over the last 5 1/2 decades than most people have played through. Ommv...
     
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    The GFS Danelectro picks are a big improvement over the original reissue Danelectro pickups.
     
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    I had enough credit at Sweetwater so I ordered the Duncans.

    They sound decent, just wasn't quite what I was looking for now. I may get some in the future for other projects.

    All the Lipstick Tube pickups on Amazon that claim to be A5 magnet types, will list in the specs that the magnets are Ceramic Ferrite Alnico. That doesn't sound like Alnico 5 to me!:lol:
     
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    Let us know what they do for you....
     
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    It's magic and different in the neck. Hope you have the success I had.

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