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    Les Paul Forum Member LeonC's Avatar
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    Nice article in Guitarist on Kossoff's stripped top '59

    Article on Kossoff's stripped '59

    Interesting to note that as often seems to be the case, the neck pickup has a higher resistance reading than the bridge. This isn't always the case...but it does seem like it's not all that unusual. Also...slimmer neck than might be expected...which according to Gruhn is also not that unusual in '59s.
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    Re: Nice article in Guitarist on Kossoff's stripped top '59

    Quote Originally Posted by LeonC View Post
    Article on Kossoff's stripped '59

    Interesting to note that as often seems to be the case, the neck pickup has a higher resistance reading than the bridge. This isn't always the case...but it does seem like it's not all that unusual. Also...slimmer neck than might be expected...which according to Gruhn is also not that unusual in '59s.
    As I understand it, Gibson simply selected 2 pickups from the pile and put them in the guitar. If true, the math would suggest that roughly 1/2 of the guitars would have higher output in the neck.

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    Re: Nice article in Guitarist on Kossoff's stripped top '59

    I've heard this as well--and it's certainly ground that's been covered. Still, it's good to see it getting a little more empirical validation.
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    Re: Nice article in Guitarist on Kossoff's stripped top '59

    Quote Originally Posted by sws1 View Post
    As I understand it, Gibson simply selected 2 pickups from the pile and put them in the guitar. If true, the math would suggest that roughly 1/2 of the guitars would have higher output in the neck.
    Duane Allman's "Darkburst", which was the last Les Paul he bought in June of 1971, had a higher D.C. reading pickup in the neck. Kurt Linhof swapped the neck/bridge pickups before he took it up the Fillmore East and sold it to Duane. Originally the neck was 9.0K and the bridge was 8.3K. Kurt put the 9.0K in the bridge and the 8.3K in the neck..

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    Re: Nice article in Guitarist on Kossoff's stripped top '59

    Great article and many thanks for posting

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