Gibson 1977 T-top specs?

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  1. Ray

    Ray Well-Known Member

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    Hell yes! Just bought me a 1977 T-top for 90 Euro (approx 120 dollars), including shipping! Woohoo!

    I cant seem to find the specs for this pu. Does anyone here have a clue?
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    Edit: it looks excellent IMO, worn and torn, and the seller confirmed it works perfectly.

    Edit 2: Found this info on thegearpage.com:

    "70s & 80s models were Alnico 5 and around 7.4 resistance."

    Can anyone here tell if this is correct?
     
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    That's a very decent price. Where did you find it?

    I don't own any T-Tops, so I wouldn't be able to confirm it, but every time I see any info on T-Tops, the specs seem to be A5 and ohm readings around 7.5k, so I think you are right.
     
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    Yeah, thats the specs i guess.And yeah,nice price indeed, found it on the net. Havent received yet,though. Looking forward to that. I just know this pup might come handy someday, hehe.:)
     
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    eBay?
     
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    Hehe... nope. Should I reallly tell ...? Hmmm...hehe. Ebay prices for these are the triple ofwhat i paid as you know... lemme see. I found it at the least online feinschmecker marketplace, norwegian, starts with an F ... Are you the guy shopping/searching for vintage (60's) SG Customs there, maybe..?

    Hehe. So now you know. Guess I cant just give this info away , just like that , for free... huh? I believe your soul already has been sold to ole Lou, so I will settle for your first born child. :thumb:
     
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    Hehe, I look for SGs on that site all the time, but I’m not that guy.:D I recently got three microphones there (SM57, SM58, and a cheap but decent condenser mike) for 800 NOK (about $90), so it can be a decent place for shopping!
     
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    Mine are 7.46 and 7.42 range. SO yup.
     
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    Yep, you can do some ok deals there once in a while. And 800 NOK for SM57+SM58 alone is a real steal. :) Two weeks ago My bandmate found a sweet black Melody Maker (2007 model i think) there for 2400 NOK, and with shipping/packaging and whatnot, around 3500 NOK.

    I'm equally stoked about the very-soon -to-arrive MM. Those guitars rocks!
     
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    I have no clue what a NOK is except it sounds like a Norwegian denomination of moolah.
     
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    chilipeppermaniac Well-Known Member

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    Raymond, here you go.

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    Here they are installed in my Epi LP Std.

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    Here it is bone stock before the Pup Swap and Bone Nut install.

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    If anyone can't see pics let me know.
     
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    Yep. I can see them.
     
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    The Norwegian currency is "krone", meaning "crown". Shortened it's NOK. At the moment the Norwegian krone is pretty weak in relation to USD and the Euro; 1 USD is 8.78 NOK.
     
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    Thanks Gahr
     
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    Have never known the specs, but every T-Top I have had in a late '70's Gibson has been amazing. Easily the best sounding pickups ever made in my opinion.
     
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    Yeah! Got this 1977 t-top now. Havent tried it yet, but it reads fine, so I guess its ok. 1.jpg 20190108_125814.jpg
     
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    T-Tops are so consistent. Virtually all are almost right at 7.5k, and not a lot of variance, which I like.

    Been shopping clones lately. I think I want a "Jimmy Page" sound in my '16 Traditional, so plan to leave the 57 Classic in the neck and put a T in the bridge. Will probably go Manlius or Brandonwound (his actually have the "T" on teh bobbin).
     
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