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Vintage Fender pickups are highly sought after. Just finding these pickups is a challenge all its own. Even if one is purchased online at a hefty cost, how can you be sure of its vintage value? Up until , Fender did have several processes that can be measured to determine the date of their pickups. Even if you've never really used a multimeter, don't be intimidated by it for this project.

All we are going to deal with is measuring the ohms of a pickup, written as such on your meter or by the? Turn on the multimeter and set it to the 20k ohms setting. At the beginning of , Fender was sold to CBS. Pickups that are found to be built prior to are considered extremely valuable. Pickups built after are still highly desirable and offer unique attributes in each year they were built as the pickup design and manufacturing process was enhanced and perfected.

The dating guidelines in this how-to editorial stop after This is due to the fact that little has changed since then. Identifying pickups after is less simplistic and requires a level of research that goes beyond the scope of this how-to. If you find your pickup to be near the rating of those listed for , be aware that it could very easily have been built 10 years after the fact, or even later.

Clean the pickup before measuring it. Use naptha lighter fluid or some other fast drying detergent. Ensure that whatever is used to clean the pickup doesn't leave a residue.

Examine the leads to the pickup on the back of the pickup to make sure they are soldered well into place. Connect the multimeter probes to the end of the leads on the pickup. Don't worry about which wire should connect to the ground probe. Write down the reading from the multimeter. If several attempts are not producing a reading, there is a good chance the winding inside the pickup is broken and will need to be repaired by a qualified technician before you can continue.

Take the plastic cover off if it hasn't fallen off already. If the cover gives some resistance, it is likely connected with some wax and a little nudging should encourage it to come off. The flat work the plastic-ish plate on the bottom of the pickup is either black or gray. Gray flat work is an indication that the pickup was built sometime between March and the latter half of Black flat work indicates that the pickup was built either before March or after To determine which range your pickup might fall under, scope the pickup to see if it is warped.

After , Fender began creating thinner flat work that resulted in warping from temperature change and other variables. With the cover still off, inspect the winding of the wire around the pickup. If the wiring is consistent and has little variation, it was likely machine wound. Fender began using the the machine wound process after If the wiring is somewhat random and shows different patterns and crisscrossing, it was built before Take the reading from the multimeter that you wrote down earlier and compare it to these specifications Vintage Guitars Info, Year Ohms 5.

This chart, compared with the other variables listed above, should help to narrow down the birth date of your pickup. Additional factors such as the way the magnet was constructed and its polarity, as well as the composition of the insulation for the lead wires can help to narrow the time of construction down further. This requires some dismantling of the pickup, which goes beyond the scope of this how-to. Seek the help of a qualified technician if you're still unsure.

If possible, get probes that have clips for your multimeter. It helps to simply clip the probes to the lead wires when checking for ohms versus carefully holding the lead wires and probes together while trying to get an exact reading from the meter. Be very careful when working around the lead wire areas and winding of the pickup. The wire gauge is as thin as hair and can break very easily. By: Dave N. Updated September 15, Share It. Photo Credits.

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Wiring colors in are usually yellow and blue, or white and black. Black bobbins pickups often had no date if they did it was pencil hand written. Nice missmatch of light grey and purple-ish bottom, from a mustang model. Still three black bobbins, yellow and blue wire. CTS pots.

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So, you can't afford that '54 Strat, or that '64, or even that '74 for that matter. Your last chance to own a vintage Fender Stratocaster is with the guitars of the late 's. You spot a '79 in a local shop, or online, but how can you be certain it is a '79? Some dealers simply go by the serial number, which you will discover can be far from accurate. Some might go by the pot codes, but those could have been stock a year or more old by the time they were put into the newly finished guitar.

Vintage Fender Pickups

Forgot your password? By ashtray , June 1, in Electric Guitars. So I acquired a set of Fender pickups that my buddy had laying around. The pickups are Fender single coil Stratocaster pickups. They have grey bottoms light grey? NO numbers stamped into the bottom of the pickups. They are staggered pole, and have beveled edges to the tops of the pole pieces. FWIW, they have no markings to identify them as Fender or not, and have white pickups covers.

How to Date your Fender Guitar by Serial Number

I often get asked, how old is my Fender guitar? The Fender numbers tell the story of the company over the years. Unfortunately, the serial number placement is sporadic and many ID numbers over lap between years and models. In many instances, there is no exact known date for a specific guitar.

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The Fender Musical Instruments Corporation has continuously manufactured the Stratocaster from to the present. It is a double- cutaway guitar, with an extended top "horn" shape for balance like the Precision Bass guitar. Along with the Gibson Les Paul and Fender Telecaster , it is one of the most-often emulated electric guitar shapes. Guitars that duplicate the Stratocaster by other manufacturers are usually called S-Type or ST-type guitars.

How to identify Fender pickups??

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Vintage Fender pickups are highly sought after. Just finding these pickups is a challenge all its own. Even if one is purchased online at a hefty cost, how can you be sure of its vintage value? Up until , Fender did have several processes that can be measured to determine the date of their pickups. Even if you've never really used a multimeter, don't be intimidated by it for this project.

Fender Pickup Serial Numbers

So you need to figure out the year of production for your Fender guitar or bass. You're not alone. Fenders rank as the most frequently bought and sold instruments on Reverb , and finding a precise date of manufacture can be key to determining the value and specifics of an instrument. The most important thing to keep in mind when dating a Fender is the highly modular nature of the designs. Like Henry Ford, part of Leo Fender's genius was in optimizing the company's production efficiency. His guitars were built en masse by an entire factory, not a single luthier toiling over one instrument at a time. Features like bolt-on necks and pickups wired into the pickguard all helped the Fender factory churn out guitar after guitar, day after day.

For example: Telecaster Custom # with no neck date but "" In FENDER began to mention a date on the bottom plate of most of its pickups  A. R. Duchossoir - - ‎Music.

Под вертикальной панелью она заметила еще одну с пятью пустыми кнопками. Шифр из пяти букв, сказала она себе и сразу же поняла, каковы ее шансы его угадать: двадцать шесть в пятой степени, 11 881 376 вариантов. По одной секунде на вариант - получается девятнадцать недель… Когда она, задыхаясь от дыма, лежала на полу у дверцы лифта, ей вдруг вспомнились страстные слова коммандера: Я люблю тебя, Сьюзан. Я любил тебя .

Чатрукьян хотел вызвать службу безопасности, что разрушило бы все планы Стратмора. Ну и ловок, подумала Сьюзан. На все у него готов ответ. - Отпусти меня! - попросил Хейл.

Изящные европейские черты лица и карие глаза делали Сьюзан похожей на модель, рекламирующую косметику Эсте Лаудер. Худоба и неловкость подростка бесследно исчезли.

С годами она приобрела гибкость и грацию. У нее была высокая стройная фигура с пышной грудью и по-юношески плоским животом.

Но мой брат… - Сэр, если ваш брат целый день целовался в парке с девчонкой, то это значит, что она работает не в нашем агентстве. У нас очень строгие правила относительно контактов клиента и сопровождающего.

Управлять всей информацией в мире. И ТРАНСТЕКСТ больше не нужен. Никаких ограничений - только свободная информация. Это шанс всей вашей жизни.

Его мечта о Цифровой крепости рухнула, и он полностью отдавал себе в этом отчет. Теперь у него осталась только Сьюзан. Впервые за много лет он вынужден был признать, что жизнь - это не только служение своей стране и профессиональная честь. Я отдал лучшие годы жизни своей стране и исполнению своего долга. А как же любовь.

Не обращая внимания на устремленные на него любопытные взгляды десятков пар глаз, Беккер шагнул в толпу. Он ослабил узел галстука и рухнул на стул у ближайшего свободного столика. Казалось, что с той минуты, когда рано утром ему позвонил Стратмор, прошла целая вечность. Сдвинув в сторону пустые пивные бутылки, Беккер устало опустил голову на руки.

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