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More pickup ID please! Double white 1980

dlmorley

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I just bought his 1980 Gibson Humbucker. The seller puts it at 7.3k
I want to fit it to my ibanez LR 10 as I don't particularly like the pickups in it for classic tones. It will go in the neck I think.
I have a 1981 les paul with Shaws and love them. Also always liked t tops. Is it either of those?

Cheers!
David
 

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Kris Ford

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It honestly looks like a Dimarzio PAF on a Gibson baseplate..the 3 holes on the bobbin top is what makes me think that..
 

dlmorley

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It honestly looks like a Dimarzio PAF on a Gibson baseplate..the 3 holes on the bobbin top is what makes me think that..

Ok

Here is a Tim shaw from 1980 that I found online which looks similar.
 

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TM1

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double cream Shaw. A DiMarzio would be a much higher d.c. resistance reading. DiMarzio did not have the patent or trademark on double whites in 1980 like the have now..
 

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I always thought Shaws were ink stamped. Velvet Brick maybe? Right time period.
 

dlmorley

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double cream Shaw. A DiMarzio would be a much higher d.c. resistance reading. DiMarzio did not have the patent or trademark on double whites in 1980 like the have now..

Ok. Thanks for the info. :salude
 

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Gibson Patent Applied For, or as more commonly known by the name I gave them here 16 years ago, Shaw Humbuckers.
 

Kris Ford

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I thought the 3 holes were all the same size, but when I could see a bigger image, it clicked.
The 70's/early 80's Dimarzios had 3 holes in the same spot, like these:
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And there were cream T Tops too! Check out this '79 KM (not mine..)
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But now that I think of it..besides the DCR, I think the Dimarzio's pole spacing is different..:##
 

dlmorley

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I thought the 3 holes were all the same size, but when I could see a bigger image, it clicked.
The 70's/early 80's Dimarzios had 3 holes in the same spot, like these:
rjw1rit5lz4xiqk0zjge.jpg


And there were cream T Tops too! Check out this '79 KM (not mine..)
27xo6sg.jpg


But now that I think of it..besides the DCR, I think the Dimarzio's pole spacing is different..:##

I always fancied a KM model.
On a side note, I really loved the dimarzio paf in my '79 hamer. Wonderful sound.
 
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