Discussion in 'Tone Zone' started by Robert Herndon, Dec 5, 2016.
First saw these on Bill Bartlett's Les Paul (Ram Jam) in 1977. Any significance????
I understand they were only available in 71-72. Pretty rare. I have them on my 72 SG Standard. The pickups should be the stickered numbered T-Tops. Right?
You are correct! Patent number stickers on the pups & usually T-Tops for bobbins underneath. Just typically great sounding pups.
I've actually taken to collecting these pups & the covers (without the pickup). They look frik'n awesome & are great for custom brite work.
When I acquired this 68/69 SG Standard, it came with 3 pups installed & the center pup was a genuine Gibson Embossed pickup.
Although slightly reminiscent of a chrome toaster from the 60's crossed with the chrome grill of a Mack Truck heading at you 100 mph, There is no denying the bold bling effect.
FYI, these pups & covers are pricey with cover (with no pups) running around $75-$100 (sometimes less, sometimes more) and a genuine 71/72 Embossed Patent Number Stickered pup hitting on average in the $300 / $350(+) range to the outright exorbitantly ridiculous. (see below)
Yikes!!! Good Lawd datsa whole lotta money!
Another thing I always liked about this era pup cover is that the covers corners are a bit rounded & not squared like a newer pup, probably due to the fabricating pieces wearing over time loosing that sharp angle & rounding oh so nicely.
(just say it like Goldmember) Schow schexy Yeesh??
Wouldn't you like your own collection of these schexy covers..
And have enough collected that you can hear them clink together & ring like gold coins??
Yes!! Puts dem in my coin bag! Clinkety clinkety
And I'm spent...
Shmoke and a sandwich?
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