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Transitional High Gain Pickups

Postby (sashua) » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:47 pm

Looking for a pair of transitional high gains for a Light Show restoration.
Anyone have a pair or advice on where to buy?

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Re: Transitional High Gain Pickups

Postby (badeggs) » Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:03 pm

You should post this in the Wanted section.
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Re: Transitional High Gain Pickups

Postby (s4001) » Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:28 pm

What are 'transitional' hi gains?
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Re: Transitional High Gain Pickups

Postby (8mileshigh) » Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:24 pm

They're the ones on the lightshows Scott.
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Re: Transitional High Gain Pickups

Postby (badeggs) » Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:08 am

s4001 wrote:What are 'transitional' hi gains?

Used from like '69 till '72, '73, originally for the 381...they look like hi-gains but have smaller polepieces (actually exposed screws, chopped down).
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These are on my 480. They are sick pickups!
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Re: Transitional High Gain Pickups

Postby (BAD RONBO, KiLLeR DWaRfS) » Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:02 am

slightly better pic in smith's book pg. 135 right side.
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Re: Transitional High Gain Pickups

Postby (Danotron) » Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:22 am

I have them on 2 of my guitars ('71 331 and '73 620). Great pick-ups!

Unfortunately Russ, they're on the guitars and not available. I wish you the best of luck in your search.

Here's a picture from my '71 lightshow to help show what they look like..
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Re: Transitional High Gain Pickups

Postby (Rick Four80) » Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:13 am

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Re: Transitional High Gain Pickups

Postby (collin) » Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:16 am

Rick Four80 wrote:I found this: http://rickenbacker.us/3-vintage-hi-gai ... -320/19768


GOOD LUCK


Not transitional hi-gains.
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Re: Transitional High Gain Pickups

Postby (Rick Four80) » Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:21 pm

I see.... I was wrong..... sorry
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Re: Transitional High Gain Pickups

Postby (collin) » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:39 am

Rick Four80 wrote:I see.... I was wrong..... sorry



Please excuse the brevity of the prior message (iPhone).

The easiest way is to look at the polepieces on the pickup. If they look like small round buttons with or without a hex head, they are later hi gains. If they look like small threaded screw tips protruding from the surface, they're transitional hi gains.
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Re: Transitional High Gain Pickups

Postby (doctorwho) » Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:08 am

I don't have any to sell, but I know where there may be some ... deep pockets needed :roll: .

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