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    Jared, could you update your profile, so others will know where you are.
    A great consideration when someone is thinking of shipping costs.
    We are a world wide forum and group!
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    Back when I had one of those in the 70's, I knew much less about pickups, and what to look for when I took it apart. So, as interest in these resurged, I was never sure (couldn't remember) if the bottom plate was a) ferromagnetic and b) required the bottom-facing magnets to be screwed into/through that baseplate.

    So are the two coils magnetically coupled through the baseplate?

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    Mark, I know what you're saying.
    I remember when no one liked them and guys were taking them out.
    I could've got a pulled matched set several years ago for a song.
    At that time, I didn't really know what they were about.
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    If memory serves, I paid $27 for it, new. It was over 40 years ago, so I can't recall whether I installed it in the neck or bridge position (or switch from one to the other)on a homebrew maple body Telecaster with an Ibanez neck. I also can't remember what it sounded like.

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    the steel plate couples the magnets but it doesnt seem like it would do so very efficiently as the steel plate is located at least 1/4 from the end of the magnets- so close to middle of the magnets- not quite- where there isnt alot going on, its does boost the inductance up and gives a little of that gritty tone steel adds. They sound like you would expect if you put two somewhat under wound fender pickups together in series so you get some of the attack typical of fender pickups blended in with a more typical humbucker sound. When I was prototyping these original sets were going for around $700
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    I thought I would bring this thread back to the top, recent discussions.
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    **Edit
    The data looks way too overwound on the neck pickup?
    Especially if the height of the bobbin is only .25 inch high.
    Looks like, lots of room for experimentation and testing for good sound?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fender_Wide_Range
    **Edit-2
    Not to be overlooked, the originals used 1 meg volume and tone pots.
    Without these 1 meg pots, expect dark and muddy.
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