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Help with T-Top

azure123

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Hi all,
I've had this pickup lying around for quite a long time and am thinking about selling it, but I know very little about the history of 60s/70s pickups and could use a hand!

It came out of a project guitar a family friend had been working on, so I'm not sure about its history.

Would anyone be able to give me a ballpark year for this?

Much appreciated!
 

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dwagar

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My '74 Custom had stickered TTops. I quite liked them.
 
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ADP

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I have a Pat No sticker T Top from 1974. It came out of a rare Les Paul Standard. The magnet is swapped but it's one of the best sounding pickups I've ever heard!
 
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Wizard1183

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I have a Pat No sticker T Top from 1974. It came out of a rare Les Paul Standard. The magnet is swapped but it's one of the best sounding pickups I've ever heard!
Pretty sure they just changed sticker to stamp. Bit like they said whoa! We’re going cheap shit now. Throw all the good stuff away. ? it was actually more work to stamp it PAT. no. Than you slap a sticker on it. But it’s the same pickups
 

ADP

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Pretty sure they just changed sticker to stamp. Bit like they said whoa! We’re going cheap shit now. Throw all the good stuff away. ? it was actually more work to stamp it PAT. no. Than you slap a sticker on it. But it’s the same pickups
Believe whatever you want, then post it on the Internet. Rock N Roll
 
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Wizard1183

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Believe whatever you want, then post it on the Internet. Rock N Roll
There’s no proof other than heresy anything other than a sticker change. But the sticker changed the tone ?
 

Wilko

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They are the same from 1965-ish until mid 70's. Sticker stopped late '74-75.

Prefectly good pickups. They were disliked because they weren't as loud as PAFs. Period.

Since all the pedals and MV amps, no problem.
 
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Wizard1183

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They are the same from 1965-ish until mid 70's. Sticker stopped late '74-75.

Prefectly good pickups. They were disliked because they weren't as loud as PAFs. Period.

Since all the pedals and MV amps, no problem.
Well my 74 was unmolested and it’s pat no. stamped and they’re good pickups so…
 

Wilko

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I love T-Tops. They are clear and articulate. Great with magnet swaps for a bit more oomph.
 

goldtop0

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The t-tops I've used over the years were great, A5 magnets from memory.
I'd ask $500-$700 each these days.
What do you guys reckon?
 

Subliminal lanimilbuS

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The t-tops I've used over the years were great, A5 magnets from memory.
I'd ask $500-$700 each these days.
What do you guys reckon?
I would think 65/66 Gibson humbuckers are not that easy to come by and with the current prices of 65/66 humbucker equipped Gibson guitars those prices might even be a bit low. I know someone who recently paid those prices for Peter Florance Voodoo 59 pickups. 60 year old original Gibson pickups gotta be worth more.
 
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