Vintage P-bass pickups ?original or not

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Vintage P-bass pickups ?original or not

Post by bronzet » Thu May 14, 2015 6:31 pm

Hey all, i am looking at these 1970 Fender P-bass pickups and i would like to know peoples opinions regarding if the internal coil wires are original or not.
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I believe the internal wire is meant to be a burgundy color but the wire in these pickups are not. The seller tells me that pickups are '100 % original' but i doubt his claim. Is there anybody here that knows much about vintage Fender p-bass pickups and know if these are '100% original or not. BTW the codes on the pickups are '7170' on both pickups - not shown in these pictures provided above.

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Re: Vintage P-bass pickups ?original or not

Post by Davo » Thu May 14, 2015 10:38 pm

Looks genuine to me. I've just had the original pickups from my 71 P Bass rewound by Mr Glynn in Auckland and they looked identical to this. :-)
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Re: Vintage P-bass pickups ?original or not

Post by bronzet » Fri May 15, 2015 2:18 pm

Hey thanks for looking at the pickups too :) Yeah i think they are genuine too. I am just not 100 % sure about the internal coil wire and if the pickups have been rewound at some stage, so i would like to know from others if these pickups have been rewound or not.
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Davo wrote:Looks genuine to me. I've just had the original pickups from my 71 P Bass rewound by Mr Glynn in Auckland and they looked identical to this. :-)
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Re: Vintage P-bass pickups ?original or not

Post by Davo » Fri May 15, 2015 6:16 pm

Ahh, I didn't read the question properly.
I have no idea sorry
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Re: Vintage P-bass pickups ?original or not

Post by Pablo Basso » Fri May 15, 2015 11:50 pm

Possible experts could be Ash at http://www.ashcustomworks.com/contact.php or Mr.Glyn http://www.mrglyn.co.nz .
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Re: Vintage P-bass pickups ?original or not

Post by foal30 » Sat Mar 05, 2016 6:34 am

I Am working on this era Fenders this weekend
Will report back want I find
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Re: Vintage P-bass pickups ?original or not

Post by bronzet » Sun Mar 06, 2016 6:53 pm

Cool to hear. The pickups i originally had asked about had sold some time ago. However, i had come across similar pickups from around the same period with similar color internal coil wire. So it would be of interest to find out more about the internal coil wire and other things to help identify pickups that are original or not.
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Re: Vintage P-bass pickups ?original or not

Post by foal30 » Thu Mar 10, 2016 8:41 pm

None I looked at had burgundy all "copper".
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