no model identification, but i bought it back in the mid 80s.

can anybody give me a general description of the tone i might get from this thing.

if it helps, it would be going into a strat-style body in the neck. wood type is some kind of blond wood with a faint, striped grain pattern, maple/ebony(?) neck and floyd system. and would be paired with an 85 in the bridge.

i play ambient death metal. doubt this pickup will ever see the clean channel on my boogie 50 cal.

do these pickups ever wear out?

also, with the standard pickup i have in the bridge now the pole pieces are in alignment with the e a d strings but are above g b e strings. like the poles aren't spaced far enough appart to match up. are pickup poles space differently for the neck and bridge positions?
Last edited by sethp at May 30, 2006,
Nope, pickups don't wear out.

Its probably an EMG S or SA.

to rephrase...

The SA takes the tone of an early stratocaster single, refines the midrange giving it a bell-like and very harmonic tone.

The S is hotter, with a ceramic magnet, which gives it more twang/definition and a brighter overall tone.

I have both. I like them both, they're great singles IMO.
Last edited by xxgenocide98xx at May 30, 2006,