Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by trower, Jun 16, 2006.
ANYBODY KNOW WHAT THESE ARE? THEY CAME OUT OF AN 89' LES PAUL STANDARD
look like humbuckers to me, but i could be mistaken hehe
yEA, I remember my first beer too......
Try posting over on the Les Paul Forum - there are some folks over there who know the Gibson pickup history pretty well. I just can't remember when Gibson switched to the 490R/489T set or what the stock pickups were prior to the these.
Finally, Some good contructive advice! Thanks
they aren't gibson pickups, at least any i've ever seen and i have seen thousands.....
I may have had something like that on my Epi LP years ago. Chinese humbuckers. Could be wrong though!
Holmes pickups ?
I bet you got it there. I was trying to think of what the "H" might stand for, and couldn't come up with anything. But Holmes sounds right. I figured the "NK" was for nickle, but that wasn't the question.
Holmes? never heard of them, Anybody know more about them if that's what they are?
Did a search and found this old thread, also an interesting PAF comparision in GERMAN
If they are indeed Holmes, they may be worth some bucks. Sets of his H450/H455 are going for close to $500 on fleaBay. I've never seen a set of Holmes with the 003/004 designation. Tom Holmes became obsessed with recreating the original PAF tone, and by most accounts he succeeded. I don't think he's making pickups currently. Check here:
Yea, I just sent him an email and the pics..no other info on his website..but..
CHECK THIS OUT! $800 A SET! WHAAAAAAAAAATT!!!
Definitely NOT. Holmes pickups are engraved with the logo & other specs - these are a lot different. These pickups have rounded tabs - Holmes do not...
Maybe a Holmes rare 1 off, prototype, first run etc worth $2000!!!