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#1 User is offline   soundsagogo 

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 08:46 AM

Hi Everyone Happy New Year.
I was wondering if any one can help with
information about the date of manufacture for a set of Burstbuker 1 and 2 pick ups
i recently bought and fitted to my 2010 Traditional L P.
I have attached a picture.
Thanks
Austin :rolleyes:

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#2 User is offline   Twang Gang 

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 11:08 AM

I am not an expert at dating pickups. There doesn't seem to be any codes or marking inside that would indicate a date, at least not visible in the photo. Did you buy them new? The photo itself is dated from 9/2016 so I would imagine the pickups are from that year?

I don't think it matters too much what year they are in terms of sound. The Bustbucker is a fairly modern pickup that is machine wound, and they should all be very similar. Unlike early PAF humbuckers that varied a lot in the amount of wire wound and thus quite a variety in the tones they produced.

Sorry couldn't be of more help.
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Posted 08 January 2018 - 11:20 AM

I can't date them but I can tell you they are after market, and therefore potted, unlike those fitted in reissues which are not potted.
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Posted 09 January 2018 - 05:27 AM

View PostTwang Gang, on 08 January 2018 - 11:08 AM, said:

I am not an expert at dating pickups. There doesn't seem to be any codes or marking inside that would indicate a date, at least not visible in the photo. Did you buy them new? The photo itself is dated from 9/2016 so I would imagine the pickups are from that year?

I don't think it matters too much what year they are in terms of sound. The Bustbucker is a fairly modern pickup that is machine wound, and they should all be very similar. Unlike early PAF humbuckers that varied a lot in the amount of wire wound and thus quite a variety in the tones they produced.

Sorry couldn't be of more help.


Hi Thanks for replying.
I bought them second hand.
They sound great.
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Posted 09 January 2018 - 05:28 AM

View PostFarnsbarns, on 08 January 2018 - 11:20 AM, said:

I can't date them but I can tell you they are after market, and therefore potted, unlike those fitted in reissues which are not potted.



Hi Thanks for replying.
They sound great.
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