#1
I'm trying to figure out what these pickups are, the seller claims they are from a USA Strat but I'd like to be sure before I buy them. It's a bridge and middle pickup for a good price... but that's why I'm unsure.

Bridge - 7.6k Fender USA Alnico staggered (white & green wire)

Middle - 7.3k Fender USA Alnico staggered Reverse Wound (RWRP) (red & green wire)


Bobbins are stamped 016730 on the back side.
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#2
the 016730 is just the part number for the plastic bobbin. i am afraid pickups are hard to date and identify.
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#3
Is that bobbin only used with Fender pickups? Or specifically American pickups?
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SVK ELP-C500 Custom

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[thread="1166208"]Gibsons Historic Designs[/thread]
#4
it is a fender part number, but it is used on mexican, jap, american, even custom shop products.
punk isn't dead, it's always smelled that way.

"A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem."
-ae
#5
A user on the Fender forums posted that Mexican Fenders use ceramic magnets and the USA ones use Alnico. I'm having trouble finding any information either way on this, but it could point out these are actual USA pickups?
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]
Last edited by Flux'D at Aug 5, 2011,
#6
Quote by Flux'D
A user on the Fender forums posted that Mexican Fenders use ceramic magnets and the USA ones use Alnico. I'm having trouble finding any information either way on this, but it could point out these are actual USA pickups?


not all mexican fenders use ceramic. evidently their standard series is all ceramic right now, but the '72 reissue series is alnico and the old mexi teles used to use alnico pups.

i am really unsure if anyone would be able to tell the difference from alnico or ceramic with visual inspection though.
punk isn't dead, it's always smelled that way.

"A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem."
-ae