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Identifying old gibson pickup and wierd bridge

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by soma89, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. soma89

    soma89 Member

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    Hi, I just bought a 75' gibson les paul special and it had a humbucker at the bridge position and a wierd 70s "schaller" bridge. I took them out and put the original parts back on but I'm trying to find out exactly what they are.

    Firstly, my pickup. I've been told by the guy at the gibson hotline that it's probably a Gibson humbucker from anywhere from 1962-1975 (he wasnt at all sure tho). The guy at the store told me it's probably a humbucker from the late 70s early 80s. The patent number is 2737842.
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    Secondly I have this wierd bridge and the guy at the store told me its probably a 70's schaller bridge.
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    Anybody know exactly what these parts are and/or how much they're worth? I want to sell them off on craigslist or something but I don't know the value of them. Thanks a lot
     
  2. bandofthieves™

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    Pick up is late 70's early 80's worth what ya can get for it.
    Bridge is I believe is a Schaller 456 fine tuning stud mount bridge. They run around $60 new.
     
  3. soma89

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    Do u know if it's a T-top?
     
  4. bandofthieves™

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    It is possible.Easy way to tell is pop the cover off..But it is not a T-top with the pat # sticker from the 70's.
     

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