#1
I have a creeping suspicion that the neck pickup in my Flying V isn't the original after diagnosing a grounding issue earlier today. I can't find anything online and there's no markings on either the bridge or neck pickup (other than the Gibson USA stamp) that distinguishes one from another. I know there's a way or else Gibson is guessing which pickups they're actually placing into their guitars.
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2003 Gibson Flying V w/ Moon Inlay
2006 Fender All-American Partscaster
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[thread="1166208"]Gibsons Historic Designs[/thread]
#2
where exactly does this creeping suspicion come from?

Gibson pickups don't usually specify bridge or neck.
#3
If it has the stamp i bet it's original
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#4
It's a Gibson pickup but I don't think it's the original one in the guitar. And I know Gibson pickups don't specify bridge or neck, I'm curious as to how you can distinguish say a 490R from a 500T or something. A lot of Gibson pickups just have black bobbins without any markings to dignify a specific model.

The soldering in my Flying V looks fishy and the grounding doesn't look right. Plus the neck pickup is installed upside-down
Endorsed by Dean Guitars 07-10
2003 Gibson Flying V w/ Moon Inlay
2006 Fender All-American Partscaster
SVK ELP-C500 Custom

1964 Fender Vibro Champ
1989 Peavey VTM60

[thread="1166208"]Gibsons Historic Designs[/thread]
#5
The neck screw polepieces are generally supposed to be towards the neck. But I guess some people like to flip it the other way to give the neck more brightness and bite. Gary Moore does this.

I would check by measuring the DC resistance with a DMM.
#6
I've got a DMM but Gibson doesn't have a spec sheet for resistance on their pickups lol. This is so frustrating
Endorsed by Dean Guitars 07-10
2003 Gibson Flying V w/ Moon Inlay
2006 Fender All-American Partscaster
SVK ELP-C500 Custom

1964 Fender Vibro Champ
1989 Peavey VTM60

[thread="1166208"]Gibsons Historic Designs[/thread]