#4
Probably because its an original from 1951
vintage gear goes for a lot. That said, strats from the 60s and before go for $15000AU + so over 2.5 grand for a pickup still sounds like a lot
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cuz the guy knows someone will blow that much money on it
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but why would somewon spend that much money on a pickup even if it is origanal, probly isnt any better than one from now
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#7
I'd buy it if I had thousands of dollars to toss around.
But I don't think it's that great to spend that much money on.
I don't care if it came from a Nocaster.
It really can't be that good of a pickup.
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but why would somewon spend that much money on a pickup even if it is origanal, probly isnt any better than one from now

Its called making a collectors investment.
You pay a bundle for it now, in a few years it'll be worth even more.
For example, there was a gibson split-head explorer that was going for a million dollars. Now, it looked and probably played exactly like a dean explorer but the fact is that because its rare, and the reducing chances of similiar pieces lasting as long as the one you buy with time, you can sell it for a huge profit later on
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but why would somewon spend that much money on a pickup even if it is origanal, probly isnt any better than one from now



maybe to restore a 51 nocaster.
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#10
BlackBeautyBoy does have a point.
I can definitely see someone spending that much money on a pickup to restore that guitar.
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#11
Some jackass is trying to take some sucker for all they are worth. I doubt it'll sell. Anybody that into this stuff enough to pay that kind of money will know that one isn't real.
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Some jackass is trying to take some sucker for all they are worth. I doubt it'll sell. Anybody that into this stuff enough to pay that kind of money will know that one isn't real.

mm...enlighten me...how do you know its a fake?
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Some jackass is trying to take some sucker for all they are worth. I doubt it'll sell. Anybody that into this stuff enough to pay that kind of money will know that one isn't real.

Not to mention you can, with high probability of success, reverse engineer it for the most discriminating tone chaser anyway ... and for less than a tenth of the price.

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but why would somewon spend that much money on a pickup even if it is origanal, probly isnt any better than one from now


if you have a '51 nocaster than you can probably afford to replace a non-working or missing neck pickup. And yes, it probably isn't majorly better than ones from nowadays but it is different. Don't expect to accurately replicate the sound of a pickup like these with modern ones. This is the original, so will have 'the sound'
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mm...enlighten me...how do you know its a fake?


There are several things that I'm not 100% sure about but I think they are wrong such as potting material and wire type. I'm not going to go into specifics on those because, like I said, I'm not 100% sure.

The thing I am sure about is that the cover has not gotten dull. Nickel silver only looks bright and shinny when it's new. After a few years of playing it starts to tarnish, dull, and turn gray. That cover is probably just a few years old, either that or it's chrome.
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There are several things that I'm not 100% sure about but I think they are wrong such as potting material and wire type. I'm not going to go into specifics on those because, like I said, I'm not 100% sure.

The thing I am sure about is that the cover has not gotten dull. Nickel silver only looks bright and shinny when it's new. After a few years of playing it starts to tarnish, dull, and turn gray. That cover is probably just a few years old, either that or it's chrome.

ah very astute...

though it looks more like chrome to me then nickel.
Plus i think if the guy was trying to fake the pickup, he coudln't possibly have missed the cover.

Perhaps the cover is new, whereas the pickups are old?...
either way, whoever buys it probably will have someone look it over first if he can
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#17
In addition to the cover, no pictures of the coil and the fact that the solder on there looks fairly new add up to make it look like a fake.
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In addition to the cover, no pictures of the coil and the fact that the solder on there looks fairly new add up to make it look like a fake.
I've seen older solder joints that looked as shiny.

1 - If real he might not want to remove the cover for fear of breaking the other tang.
2 - If fake, one would think he'd have used a cover that hadn't obviously been removed.
3 - If real, he's asking for WAY too much for a pickup that's been opened.
4 - Real or fake, people still do pay too much for things like this.
5 - It's e-bay, ffs. What do you expect?
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#23
^ Bingo.

I had no idea who it was, until someone told me. I stumbled across it somewhere on the net.
I looked like that a few years ago.
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^ Bingo.

I had no idea who it was, until someone told me. I stumbled across it somewhere on the net.
I looked like that a few years ago.

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There are several things that I'm not 100% sure about but I think they are wrong such as potting material and wire type. I'm not going to go into specifics on those because, like I said, I'm not 100% sure.

The thing I am sure about is that the cover has not gotten dull. Nickel silver only looks bright and shinny when it's new. After a few years of playing it starts to tarnish, dull, and turn gray. That cover is probably just a few years old, either that or it's chrome.


Actually, I've got an old 1966 Conrad that was rusted out completely and now it's clean and perfect (pics on UG profile page)... So he prolly used a good metal polish on it to make it look a little better. I used Mother's Mag and Aluminum Polish and that stuhf is the shit. It'll even remove the gold plating on guitar hardware.