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Question about Old vs. New Timbuckers

skhan007

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I agree- Seymour is like the Master Yoda of pickup makers as far as I'm concerned. I mean, the guy is winding pickups for Jeff Beck!! I have no idea why the SD Antiquity pickups don't get mentioned more often in those PAF threads.
 

johan

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I've got a set of all black Timbuckers. They have a serial number in the 160's. No covers.
I'm late to the party so I have no info on them.
What magnets?
Will covers change the tone?
Haven't installed them yet so I don't know what to expect.
 
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dragon

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Covers will change the tone IMHO, better/worse you decide.
Did they ever have covers, solder on the base plate?
 

johan

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no they never had any covers.
will covers make them brighter or not?
 

bbigsby

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Just curious, I have a set of Tim Ed A winds and they have never been installed. Are they Alnico II or Alnico V?
 

johan

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My set are not Ed A winds.
Older model w serial number. Fantastic pickups really!
I went with a set of Fralin Raw covers.
 

bbigsby

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orangedrop

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FWIW
I have both sets (Ed A). My early set has a dark winding as compared to the "new" set that has a cupper color.
 

MikeG59

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I just dug out my set. Where does #90 #91 sit?
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wooderson

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I agree- Seymour is like the Master Yoda of pickup makers as far as I'm concerned. I mean, the guy is winding pickups for Jeff Beck!! I have no idea why the SD Antiquity pickups don't get mentioned more often in those PAF threads.

Probably they are too easily obtained, too well known, and do not cost enough.

A similar phenomenon is well-known in record-collecting circles.
 

modoc_333

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Once Tim stopped numbering them (which was pretty early on--like 2005 or so), I think it's impossible to tell except by tracking down the original owner and asking. I don't think you can tell from the cosmetics of the pickup.

mine are from late 2005 or early 2006. they are not numbered.
 
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I put Tim's in my HM about 3 years ago (one of his last sets), nothing else is going in to replace them and I have tried a few over the years.

FTB
 

Stevedenver

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love my tims-all 3 sets, one early ed a, and another ed a
and one of the latest a little beefier mids

flavor of the month or not
balanced-great clean or crunch-but im actually most impressed with clean-just more present than most humbuckers including SD antiquties and seths imho (both which are great)

musical and sweet
 

767400

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I have a set marked 01-07. They are marked Neck 7.90k
Bridge 8.41k
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2002standardmat

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Still got my 'new' set which were bought 2nd hand off the forum in 2006 in my R9.

I resisted Throbacks and just love these pups, a clear woody neck and a bridge that is just the right level clear bite.

Mine were the 'pinker' double white colour and currently reside under a set of aged covers.

I ain't grumbling.
 

Ckhan

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By new he means newer than the old ones; they are no longer made. The ones without number are the latest. My set is 7.78 and 8.30. What are yours?

By new he means newer than the old ones; they are no longer made. The ones without number are the latest. My set is 7.78 and 8.30. What are yours?
Are any of the non-EdA timbuckers un-numbered?

I bought a used (obviously),un-numbered tim white and am trying to figure out which variant it is.

Thanks,

Chris
 
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