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pickup ID please! t-top with 12 adjustable poles?

dlmorley

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Hi all
What is my pickup? It's a (gold) Gibson pup with T-Top marks BUT 12 adjustable pole pieces.. is it a dirty fingers as I read somewhere that they sometimes had t-top marks..or a T-top?
Will look for a pic.. the pup is not with me, but in my studio
Thx
David
 

DonP

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Most likely a Dirty Fingers. Take a DC reading - it should come in at ~16K ohms.
 

dlmorley

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15.6k Thx! solved..
So, it's in the bridge of my Aria Pro II Herb Ellis (which is a superb guitar btw)
Slightly odd to be there with flatwounds, no?
I have a t-top somewhere..maybe I should swap.
Wonder if a dirty fingers worth anything these days (early one with t-top markings) :hmm
 

Indiana Erick

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I've bought and sold a few for right around $100. For that price they're worth holding on to.
 

DonP

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Also some dirty fingers came with copper tape around the bobbins for shielding. Might be worth more if it has this.

I don't know why it would be odd. Someone did it for a reason.
 

dlmorley

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Thanks
Mine has copper shielding around the bobbins. Always wondered if it was added later...
I might throw it into a solid body at some point..
Thx for the info guys
 

Bloodspoint

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I have a set of those in my '84 Explorer. I love their sound, even though I'm not traditionally a fan of "hot" pickups.
 
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