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Pickups in 1988-1990 ES-175s

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Greetings,

Does anyone know which humbuckers came stock in ES-175s from 1988-1990? I assume this is a bit too late for the Tim Shaws, but I'm not sure which ones came next. I assume they're Alnico II. Anyone know? Thanks much.

 

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 They used Bill Lawrence HBs in that era - you can tell them by the big heads of the (positioning) screws -- pics ?  Not everybody´s favorite, the bridge pu was quite hot (like 14k) ... not sure if they used these in 175 though.. in LPs  certainly..  Later, 1991 or 1992 came the 490R/498T ,  alnico 2 + 5. Very underrated pickups IMO,  at least in their original version,  who knows what happened with them later (like they did with Classic57s - cheaper insulation on wire, maybe ?)  

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