Any Help Identifying These As Pickups From A 1978 Gibson Les Paul Standard

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  1. Chad

    Chad Well-Known Member

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    The guy wants to trade me a this pickguard and backplate along with either a set of middle and neck pickups from a 91 standard strat that came off a H/S/S pickguard or a pair of humbuckers he says is from a 1978 Gibson Les Paul Standard. Is it just me or do the pickups look like generic run of the mill covered humbuckers? Cant tell if the American standard pickups are legit either, but he wants to trade either set and the pickguard and backplate for my gibson maestro with upgraded gotoh bride which cost me like $55. What do you guys think, is his story about these pickups bs and I should just offer the maestro all original for the pickguard and backplate?

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  2. Chad

    Chad Well-Known Member

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    What he just told me about the strat pickups from a 1991 American standard H/S/S

    The strat pickups where made exclusively for Fender from Dimarzio, they where not available for sale to the public.
    H8 Series
     
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    toomanycats Well-Known Member

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    I think the pickups in a 1978 LP Standard should be T-Tops. Here's a set from the back.

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    If the pickups are original T-Tops from a 78 LP then on the top of the bobbin there should be a "T" shaped mark like this:

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    So H8s are humbuckers and have Dimarzio on them:
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    so he's wrong about that. I don't know what those strat pickups are and I can't see the bottom but the first thing that seems off to me is that they don't use the same color wires.
     
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    Yeah thanks guys, I dont know what he might be trying to pull. He says he pulled them from a stock strat, those humbuckers do not look original to a 1978 les paul standard though.
     
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    Gibson using plastic wire?
     
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    The strat pickups have the correct wiring colors, but they're not the greatest even if they are legit. The humbuckers could have come out of a 78 LP, but that doesn't mean they were original to it - they don't look like Gibson pickups IMO.
     
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    For some reason they don't look like stock pickups from 78. I agree with other postst - they would have been 'T-tops'. They look pretty stepped on for stock pickups.

    EDIT: no camped serial number is the give away. Who knows what they are?
     

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