#1
Most if not all people swap out their stock pups for better ones. What do you do with the stock pups? Throw them out? Throw them in your closet and let it collect dust? I can imagine all that wasted resource not being put to good use. Can you sell them back?
#2
I have about 6 in my kitchen bottom drawer, never to be used again but I don't throw them out, they don't take up much space and are actually ok sounding.
#3
Sell them on Craigslist or use them for twisted pickup winding experiments.

Or throw them into guitars with even crappier stock pickups.
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#6
well, i dont have money so all my guitars still have stock pickups, but i will switch them eventually, but not my epiphone tony iommi signature, i ****ing love the sound of the gibson usa stock pickups that come with it.

My ibanez rg5ex1 on the other hand, i plan on probably switching out the stock for some EMGs or seymour duncans or something, but never, would i throw out a pickup, ever. the pickups stock in my ibanez, the stock, actually arent terrible, so i would def keep them. in fact, i dont really think i have ever heard any bad stock humbuckers, and to go along with that, i think quite a lot of people keep stock pickups, in or out of the guitar, they usually dont get rid of them
#7
Depends. I tore apart the stock ones from my Mexi Strat the other day for lulz. The stock ones from my Mary Kaye are now in the Mexi Strat since they sound considerably better than what was in there before.
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#8
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Sell them on Craigslist or use them for twisted pickup winding experiments.

Or throw them into guitars with even crappier stock pickups.


i'll also give them away, trade them in for other equipment or use them for refrigerator magnets.
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#9
Mine are just sitting there, collecting dust. I don't throw them away though. I might have use of them someday.
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#10
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Mine are just sitting there, collecting dust. I don't throw them away though. I might have use of them someday.

+1 I save nuts, bolts, screws, springs, pickups, pickguards......I might never need them. But I'm always ready!
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#11
ATM, they are just sitting in a box, but I'm gonna try and sell them. But I took a stock single coil apart, just out of curiosity.
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#12
They sit in one of my many spare parts boxes in case I ever need them again.
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#14
The only pups I've changed have actually been non-stock bar one single coil - I changed a JB/59 combo for EMGs and a JB/Ibanez S7 for a Warpig and a Trilogy Suite. I sold the first set and will probably sell the other JB, no idea what to do with the S7 though.
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#15
Don't have any, since my jag came with nice SDs in, but if I ever did switch any out, I'd keep the stock ones for spares and crazy experiments.
#16
I would like to take a stock pickup one day and experiment with it and see why they sound bad. I have a feeling after looking at an Epiphone catalog that their pickups are kinda shitty because they just pot them TOO MUCH. So I wanna snag some cheap Epi pickups and take a heat gun to them, see what they sound like with less wax in the coils.
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#17
sensible thing to do would be to hang onto them in case you ever sell the guitar. Odds are the guitar is worth more stock, anyway, but even if it's not, you probably don't want to sell that $200 boutique handwound pickup along with that $200 guitar...
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#18
Some I give away and some I just leave sitting at home depending upon what they are. Ibanez stock pickups i generally give away or just leave them sitting around. However there are real dimarzios in the next Ibanez I intend to buy. An air norton, tone zone and true velvet so I will trade those with my luthier for a free setup on one of my other guitars.
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#19
I usually transfer them to another guitar, and then have the crappiest of pickups just lying around, in case I ever find a guitar in need of pickups. I am like many others around here; I try to hold on to all spare parts from guitars that I can. You never know when you'll need them.
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#20
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i'll also give them away, trade them in for other equipment or use them for refrigerator magnets.

fridge magnets? fantastic idea! im doing that from now on.
#21
Why not just keep them and then if you go to sell the guitar put the stock ones back in? Used guitars normally don't go for more with a pickup change so why not just hold on to the upgraded ones if you sell?
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#22
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fridge magnets? fantastic idea! im doing that from now on.


That is a great idea! I need to buy more guitars, I want a fridge coated in pickups xD
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#23
my fridge has a wooden door
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#24
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my fridge has a wooden door


But but but.......

You could screw them into the fridge door via the mounting holes in the pickups?

That way the entire front of your fridge would be one huge magnet
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#26
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But but but.......

You could screw them into the fridge door via the mounting holes in the pickups?

That way the entire front of your fridge would be one huge magnet


I DIDN'T THINK OF THAT!!!!!!!

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#27
saving them for my twisted pickup experiments
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#30
They're still in the guitar. I'm too poor to buy better pups
#31
There are actually people buying stock pups!? I hope it's the higher-end and not the lower-end.
#32
if you want to sell your guitar and lost the stock ones, it makes sense.
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