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    I've had an old early 50's Gibson P-90 in my shop for repair recently & I don't think I've ever seen a vintage Gibson p-90 like this one . it's from an early 50's ES-125 dogear .
    I've never seen a bobbin like this in an old p-90 pickup It's like it's made from a b/w/b 3 ply pickguard but it is pretty rigid .
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    Any one resemble this to one of there repairs ?
    Last edited by copperheadroads; 04-08-2018, 05:16 AM.
    "UP here in the Canada we shoot things we don't understand"

  • #2
    might have been rebuilt at some point
    Jack Briggs

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    www.briggsguitars.com

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    • #3
      Interesting. Several questions come to mind.

      What is the core material? It looks like it is glued together--Correct?

      Are there counter-sunk holes for the adjustment screw heads? -- Hard to tell from the pics.

      Are the inside bobbin dimensions consistent with other period P-90s?

      Agree with Jack, could be a rebuild.
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      Keep Winding...Keep Playing!!!

      Jim

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      • #4
        Here's a few more pics
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        The holes are not countersunk , the dimensions of the bobbin is similar to a vintage p-90
        the core looks like it is attached with silicone but it is not as that white glue is quite hard .
        "UP here in the Canada we shoot things we don't understand"

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        • #5
          That bobbin looks homemade to me. Maybe somebody sometime broke the bobbin sides out and replaced them with some leftover styrene sheet?

          ken
          www.angeltone.com

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          • #6
            What does the coil/tape look like?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ReWind View Post
              What does the coil/tape look like?
              The tape looked like the Period correct tape black but it wasn't coming off easy
              "UP here in the Canada we shoot things we don't understand"

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              • #8
                Looks real to me. I have an old Gibson P-90 with rod magnets with the bobbin made of the same material.
                They don't make them like they used to... We do.
                www.throbak.com
                Vintage PAF Pickups Website

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                • #9
                  Its real- I have seen lots of them like that and pattern my P-90s after that with a built up bobbin.
                  They dont rot like the injection moulded ones

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                  • #10
                    Thanks guys The bobbin is pretty much rock solid & not full of cracks like the later 50's bobbins .
                    "UP here in the Canada we shoot things we don't understand"

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                    • #11
                      This p-90 have that higher tpl of the P-90's that I've dissected but this pickup was machine wound with typical era wire & so i did not think i was rewound or home made bobbin .
                      "UP here in the Canada we shoot things we don't understand"

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by copperheadroads View Post
                        I've had an old early 50's Gibson P-90 in my shop for repair recently & I don't think I've ever seen a vintage Gibson p-90 like this one . it's from an early 50's ES-125 dogear .
                        I've never seen a bobbin like this in an old p-90 pickup It's like it's made from a b/w/b 3 ply pickguard but it is pretty rigid .
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                        Any one resemble this to one of there repairs ?
                        Looks real and correct to me.

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