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When did Epiphone start using coil split pickups? When were they first used in their Les Paul models?

 

maybe 4 years ago? they started with the Les Paul Customs about the same time as they switched the pickups to ProBuckers. it eventually became the Les Paul Custom Pro.

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maybe 4 years ago? they started with the Les Paul Customs about the same time as they switched the pickups to ProBuckers. it eventually became the Les Paul Custom Pro.

That was preceded by the Les Paul PlusTop PRO introduced 3/17/10:

http://www.epiphone.com/News-Features/News/2010/Introducing-Les-Paul-PlusTop-PRO-FX.aspx

This PlusTop PRO/FX has "coil-taps" (term misused by even EPI) using Alnico Classic and Alnico Classic Plus pups.

This is the earliest reference to coil splits on EPIs that I can fine.

 

EPI announced the new ProBuckers in Aug 2010.

http://www.epiphone.com/News/Features/News/2010/Epiphone-Introduces-the-ProBucker-Pickup.aspx

There was no mention of split coils then, but it appears that all ProBucker applications have them. I'm puzzled that I can find no announcement/introduction of them. Like they just started to appear. Even before they were documented as being used.

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That was preceded by the Les Paul PlusTop PRO introduced 3/17/10:

http://www.epiphone.com/News-Features/News/2010/Introducing-Les-Paul-PlusTop-PRO-FX.aspx

This PlusTop PRO/FX has "coil-taps" (term misused by even EPI) using Alnico Classic and Alnico Classic Plus pups.

This is the earliest reference to coil splits on EPIs that I can fine.

 

EPI announced the new ProBuckers in Aug 2010.

http://www.epiphone.com/News/Features/News/2010/Epiphone-Introduces-the-ProBucker-Pickup.aspx

There was no mention of split coils then, but it appears that all ProBucker applications have them. I'm puzzled that I can find no announcement/introduction of them. Like they just started to appear. Even before they were documented as being used.

 

yeah, usually when something is massed produced like this; they gradually add them into production. before the "Pro" custom, some of the LP customs before (like the Silverburst) started showing up with the push/pulls and probuckers but they were still called Custom vs. the Pro.

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