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Calling Dave Stephens or Jason Lollar

5/25/2006 6:05 PM
GTarman Calling Dave Stephens or Jason Lollar
or anyone who may know what model Guild humbucker I have here. A friend at a local guitar shop gave it to me and it works around 7.65K, standard chrome cover, screws exposed on one side, looks like a toaster top kind of. Hass 2 mounting hols on one side and 1 on the other, it has 73-6-1 scratched on the bottom not sure if thats the date. What I need to know is what it came out of. Thanks for any help.
5/25/2006 2:53 PM
David Schwab

I remember those pickups... that probably is the date. I remember the bass humbuckers sounded pretty good.
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5/26/2006 4:20 AM
Paul D.

I had one of those Guild bass humbuckers. If I remember correctly, it had the 2 (high impedance) coils connected in parallel (with no series option).  
-Paul D.
5/25/2006 4:51 PM
One of the other pickup experts
Here's one from the 60's. It only has two mounting screw though i suspect it's the same, but earlier:  
It's a 31500 almost certainly out of a Guild SG or some such model like this one:  
Hope that helps.
5/25/2006 11:30 PM
Dave Stephens
I actually have one of those I got from a friend. They are pretty "warm" sounding pickups, not sparkly at all. Been meaning to take a closer look at this one for some time, probably will this weekend. those pickups from what I've seen were used on alot of guild guitars. Mine measures the same as yours. I always keep stuff like this, the more I learn about humbuckers, the more I can understand what was done in the past by having examples to study. Looks like they sell on Ebay for about $40, not a high value vintage piece but cool....
5/26/2006 3:45 AM
The earlier Guild humbuckers are smaller in dimension and sound a little cleaner to my ears, not quite mini-HB but leaning that way. The later larger Guild PU with the two/one mounting is more standard Gibson sounding. They're both cool, and the turret solder points on the back of the pickup housing make installing/removing from archtops very easy. The 73 stamp on the back of the pickup from the post from above is very likely the year it was made.
5/29/2006 2:37 PM
jason lollar

been on vacation and will be back later next week.  
I recall sometime in the mid to early 70's those were made with three height adjustment screws (two on one side and one on the other)  
and you could buy them from mail order catalogs as seperate pieces, I used them in some of the earliest electric guitars I made.
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