Pickup problem

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Jon, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. Jon

    Jon Member

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    Does anyobe know how to work out which is the neck & which is the bridge in a set of Gibson ceramic humbuckers? They were in my mid 90s Les Paul Classic when I bought it & I swapped them out for a set of WCRs about 4 years ago - I've just sold them on ebay - the buyer has paid for them but asked if I can mark which one is the neck and bridge respectively - I hadn't even thought about it to be honest. I haven't got them here with me but I don't recall seeing any marks on them which would indicate position (I think they're a 496R and a 500T - that's what's currently in the Classic anyway). Any help?
     
  2. Montez

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    The 496R = (rhythm) neck, 500T = (Treble) Bridge
     
  3. walterw

    walterw Gold Supporting Member

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    the heavier one with the deeper body and wider-spaced polepieces is the 500t, which is the bridge pickup.
     
  4. Jon

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    The problem is that neither pickup has any markings to show which is the 496 and which is the 500T
     
  5. Jon

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    Thanks for that - I hadn't even noticed that one was slightly deeper than the other.:BEER
     

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