Gibson pickup Pat. No. 2,737,842 ?

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  1. Juda0326

    Juda0326 Member

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    Hi, I have a Gibson pickup Pat. No. 2,737,842 that came out of a 1992 ES-335. I thought that these pickups were made in the 70's. Does anybody know anything about them? What magnet was used? Wax potted or not? etc.....and what was it doing in a 1992 ES-335?

    Thanks,
    Juda
     
  2. Jon Silberman

    Jon Silberman 10Q Jerry & Dickey Gold Supporting Member

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    Google is your friend. You're welcome!

    P.S. I have one, too.
     
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    Jon Silberman 10Q Jerry & Dickey Gold Supporting Member

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    That you really don't need to ask (someone put it in!). ;)
     
  4. Juda0326

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    Thanks for the reply Jon. I bought that guitar brand new at Ace Music in Miami in 1992. I replaced that pickup a few years later with a Classic 57 because it was squealing, I know how to fix that problem now, but I didn't back then, so I just put in a new pickup. I guess I'll have to take the cover off and see if it's a T-top. BTW, The other original pickup is still in the guitar.
     
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    Jon Silberman 10Q Jerry & Dickey Gold Supporting Member

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    Good info! Thanks

    so... what's the value of an early 80's T bucker neck pup?
     
  7. Juda0326

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    There is one from the 70's on eBay for $300, and a set with gold covers on Craig's list for $325.
     
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    WahmBoomAh World Crass Guitarist Silver Supporting Member

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    And I won a Shaw with ink date (`80) off ebay for 50 bucks last month !
     
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    The pat#s made in the '80s could also have been Shaws or P490s (predecessor to 490T/Rs). The Shaws usually have an ink stamped code on the back, until '85 or so when they stopped doing that, IIRC. Shaws are highly regarded pups. The P490s, not so much. So, depending on when it was made, you might have a t-top, or if it was in the '80s, I'd say you most likely have a P490 or if you were lucky, a Shaw.
     
  10. NWOBHM

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    I stumbled upon this thread by accuident today. Patent numbers on baseplates were used into the early 90's. I've seen them used on 500t's, 496r's in early Les Paul Classics. On a 335, they may have been 490t,490r in the early 90's. I see alot of Ebay sellers selling them as 70's or as t-tops! Even, when there is no t-top bobbin, for outrageous prices aswell.
     
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    Bump. Still trying to get some info on this pickup, pics posted in last post. Thanks for any help
     

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