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    Patent Sticker question

    Hello all, new guy here. Iím curious about these pickups. With the chrome covers and chromed pole piece screws, Iím figuring these are post 65. One measures 7.51k the other one is 7.63k. Neither pickup has had the cover off. One has flat head bobbin screws the other has phillip head. Is there any way to figure out if they are T Top or non T Top without taking the covers off? These are in a 65 Gretsch that someone routed out for humbuckers years ago. Iím trying to sell the guitar for a friend and will be selling the pickups separately. Whatís the going rate on this old girls?







    Also the bridge has an M69 pickup ring that appears to be original. The neck has what appears to be a mid/late 60ís pickup ring. Whatís the going rate on the plastics?

    My apologies if this in the wrong section.

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    Re: Patent Sticker question

    Chrome will almost invariably mean T Top.
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    Re: Patent Sticker question

    I'd guess mid-later '60 or even early '70s. Won't know for sure until removing the covers, but they're probably worth more with untouched solder joints.

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    Re: Patent Sticker question

    Late 60s or early 70s
    My diagnosis is: Hiwatt and Norlinphilia


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    1972 Hiwatt DR103, 1972 Hiwatt SE4122

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    Re: Patent Sticker question

    What's the guitar? A Gretsch?

    Prices are all over the show. An unopened pair should be the optimal way to sell though.
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    Re: Patent Sticker question

    Yup. A well worn mid 60ís Tennessean that my friend asked me to sell for him.

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    Re: Patent Sticker question

    pm sent !

    Cheers

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    Re: Patent Sticker question

    Could you post a photo of the Tennessean here? Reason I ask is 45 years ago I owned a mid Sixties Tenny that I had Neal Moser(BC Rich Guitars co-founder) install a pair of T-Tops into. If it was mine there should be a set of access plates on the back of the body....
    Thanks!
    BTW, either bobbin screws will be correct. Gibson used steel and brass bobbin screws. some had slot heads and the others had phillips heads. Jon Gundry of throBak did a video clip on the bobbin screws recently on You Tube: https://youtu.be/Q36b5ElF1OE

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    Re: Patent Sticker question

    Quote Originally Posted by TM1 View Post
    Could you post a photo of the Tennessean here? Reason I ask is 45 years ago I owned a mid Sixties Tenny that I had Neal Moser(BC Rich Guitars co-founder) install a pair of T-Tops into. If it was mine there should be a set of access plates on the back of the body....
    Thanks!
    BTW, either bobbin screws will be correct. Gibson used steel and brass bobbin screws. some had slot heads and the others had phillips heads. Jon Gundry of throBak did a video clip on the bobbin screws recently on You Tube: https://youtu.be/Q36b5ElF1OE
    No extra cuts in the back.

    [img]https://i.imgur.com/kbC8EvK.jpg[/img]

    [img]https://i.imgur.com/ywa6T16.jpg[/img]

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