Dead 74 TTop PAF sticker pickup set advise

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  1. BlackIrish

    BlackIrish Member

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    Hi, looking for advise on this.

    Sell as is? Rewind and sell? Will rewind brand change resale value? Other options?

    Thanks for any response!
     
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    As is would get you the most net money I would think.
     
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    It's one of those where you can sell as is or spend some money on it and hope you make back the cost of the repair - tough call really. For me, if I had the guitar they originally came from I'd repair them, if not I'd probably just get shot of them as is.
     
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    Are you sure they need a rewind?
    Have you taken them apart and check each coil with a ohm-meter?
    A lot of those have been hacked in the '70s…
     
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    This.
    Send it to someone like Lindy Fralin for diagnosis before you decide what to do. Many can be repaired
     
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    Hey thanks,
    They were still installed in the LPC when I purchased it years ago. Neither produced sound and the neck has loose copper wire coming off of it. I just assumed they were both lost causes.
     
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    Agree with this as well.
     
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    I'd also have them looked at by a good repair man who knows those old pickups well; I think they are worth saving, and that could also be the occasion to have them tailored to exactly what you want & the guitar they will go in.
     
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    Or Jim Rolph...
     
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    Hi again, been asked for pics. The bridge pup appears to be in great physical shape no damage other than cover removed. I don't have a way to test it currently to check it. The neck pup has the exposed copper.<a href=""><img src="" title="source: imgur.com" /></a>
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    Thanks to everyone for your input! I've reached out to Lindy about repairs and hope to hear back later next week. Thanks again!
     
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