Post by spacerocker on Jun 30, 2010 12:14:16 GMT -5
I forgot to say that the original HB appeared to be "G"-spaced, as the top "E" string was overhanging the pick-up. Consequently the volume and sustain on this string was not great, and was vastly improved by the fitment of the "F"-spaced Dimarzio Evolution!
Hi, I've got a 1987 (F serial) HM UK version with the unmarked pickup. As mentioned above my humbucker poles are 50mm apart so they don't line up with the strings. Also, it's measures 10.8K ohm. I think this is so when it's coil split it's about 5.7K ohm which is the same resistance as the single coils. I'm not sure if I want to keep it standard or upgrade to a dimarzio !?!. Thanks for all the info so far.
I have two that I bought, both claimed to be original owners. I know for sure that the pink 89 had not been tampered with when I bought it but the 88 did have a different pickup. When I got the 88 home I put them side by side and removed the back cavity covers. To my surprise the the solder joints looked the same, the length of wire from the humbucker was pretty close and the two wires branched to the coil tap both had the exsact cloth type electrical tape on the joint. The 89 has the super 3 and after a little research the 88 has what I believe to be a schaller humbucker similar to what you find in late 80's krammers. I am an electrician by trade but it doesn't take an expert to tell when someone's changed out a pickup. Pretty sure it came from the factory with the schaller. Also the 88 does have a 2 stamped into the wood on the back of the headstock...factory second? Anyone?