IDENTIFY THESE PICKUPs

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  1. trower

    trower Silver Supporting Member

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    ANYBODY KNOW WHAT THESE ARE? THEY CAME OUT OF AN 89' LES PAUL STANDARD

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    look like humbuckers to me, but i could be mistaken hehe
     
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    :messedup yEA, I remember my first beer too......
     
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    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.
     
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    Finally, Some good contructive advice! Thanks
     
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    they aren't gibson pickups, at least any i've ever seen and i have seen thousands.....:nono
     
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    I may have had something like that on my Epi LP years ago. Chinese humbuckers. Could be wrong though!
     
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    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.
     
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    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:

    http://www.tomholmescompany.com/
     
  13. trower

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    Yea, I just sent him an email and the pics..no other info on his website..but..

    CHECK THIS OUT! $800 A SET! WHAAAAAAAAAATT!!!
    http://www.edromanguitars.com/tech/tomholmes.htm
     
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    Definitely NOT. Holmes pickups are engraved with the logo & other specs - these are a lot different. These pickups have rounded tabs - Holmes do not...
     
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    Maybe a Holmes rare 1 off, prototype, first run etc worth $2000!!!:drool

    yea right!
     

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