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    "T-Top" isn't a model of pickup. It's one part-...

    "T-Top" isn't a model of pickup. It's one part- the bobbin. The early Dirty Fingers pickups had T-top bobbins. I would expect that you'd have to narrow down the time period for the specs you're...
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    Interested parties could pull one of the slugs in...

    Interested parties could pull one of the slugs in question, and start grinding one or both faces down and simply see what shows up. If the slugs were cast in a long rod which was sectioned, I'd...
  3. I wouldn't look for any kind of "upgrade" output...

    I wouldn't look for any kind of "upgrade" output for a 1483. My take: it is essentially an early tweed Deluxe circuit, with tube swaps to make it super reliable, so it would never come back for...
  4. A Jazz King II schematic was just posted in this...

    A Jazz King II schematic was just posted in this old thread. It might be similar enough to be of use.
    https://music-electronics-forum.com/showthread.php?t=4217&p=550310#post550310
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    Aside from ordering a Duncan or Dimarzio in...

    Aside from ordering a Duncan or Dimarzio in yellow and passing them along or rewinding, the other options are probably to make a bobbin fascia, or do a frame cover with an insert, maybe get a solid...
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    A couple possibilities. One is filter caps. The...

    A couple possibilities. One is filter caps. The other is the spring popped off the clips inside the reverb tank.
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    You can simply replace that switch with a pot,...

    You can simply replace that switch with a pot, and have a master volume.
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    Are the ferrite beads there as European compliant...

    Are the ferrite beads there as European compliant EMF dampers or something?
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    I'm going to relate an anecdote from years ago. ...

    I'm going to relate an anecdote from years ago.
    I had a silverface Bassman head that worked fine, then seemingly started cutting out momentarily while playing. A bunch of techs took a stab at it,...
  10. Nosaj, most of those places are high tech,...

    Nosaj, most of those places are high tech, aerospace, etc. who don't do "decorative plating". The few locals I found who still do decorative plating were, as I mentioned, prohibitively expensive. The...
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    That thing is super sweet! ... and awful, all at...

    That thing is super sweet! ... and awful, all at the same time! Yeah, it has all the hallmarks of a "servicemen's" guitar. I've seen a few in person, though not this type of 70s three-bolt Strat...
  12. Need a shop to do small parts plating.

    The place I've used occasionally over the years to do plating has disappeared and the others I've found locally are prohibitively expensive. They're charging me motorcycle tailpipe prices to plate a...
  13. That's not the bridge pickup the OP is talking...

    That's not the bridge pickup the OP is talking about.
    I have some info from my notes that may be helpful, if a little late...
    The two Alnico rod magnets are 3/32" diameter and 3/4" long. They are...
  14. So, ...just when did Bill Lawrence offer cream...

    So, ...just when did Bill Lawrence offer cream colored L-90s? A quick web search says they were designed mid 1970s. I've owned a few of them over the years. They were succeeded by the XL-500s, also...
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    The zebras are more rare than black ones. Offhand...

    The zebras are more rare than black ones. Offhand I know the Gibson Firebrand "The SG" came with a zebra in the bridge.
  16. The Supro and other "string through" pickups have...

    The Supro and other "string through" pickups have some nifty advantages and some drawbacks. The big drawback is that you've got a pickup that surrounds the strings- it's a real estate hog and if you...
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    The SG "Exclusive" came with double cream T-Top...

    The SG "Exclusive" came with double cream T-Top Dirty Fingers. I don't know production numbers on it but it was likely a single run.
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    "Sir, I can repair your pickup but with one...

    "Sir, I can repair your pickup but with one catch- I have to use the currently available parts so it will look exactly like the new models from Seymour Duncan."
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    Ceramic magnet pickups don't sound "bad", they...

    Ceramic magnet pickups don't sound "bad", they just sound different. Some of the best sounding pickups I own are ceramic mag.
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    I want to say that my old Bakelite steel with the...

    I want to say that my old Bakelite steel with the white plastic plates had a DCR of 3K (maybe less) -I just remember being quite surprised at how low it read vs. how hot the signal was. It had to be...
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    The Gibson Robot Les Paul cases are covered in...

    The Gibson Robot Les Paul cases are covered in something really close to the old Gretsch/Supro gray covering that would also suit a Silvertone nicely. I haven't seen the material in any catalogs that...
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    Your buckle wanted to stay where it was because...

    Your buckle wanted to stay where it was because of eddy currents induced in the metal. Poke around on the Yootoobs for amusing MRI machine vids like this one demonstrating eddy currents in an...
  23. As was stated, Seth Lover's original design...

    As was stated, Seth Lover's original design called for two slug coils. Gibson added adjustable poles so the sales guys would have a feature to point at and "sell".
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    Yes, Yes, depends, and yes. It is a huge PITA to...

    Yes, Yes, depends, and yes. It is a huge PITA to change pot values on the board, less of a hassle to do pickup or cap switches. If you're changing pot values, just yank the board and use the...
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    I've seen Fenders with "S 8" serial number...

    I've seen Fenders with "S 8" serial number prefixes show up on guitars manufactured as late as 1981. Your Mustang has a pot manufactured in April of '79 so the earliest it was made was mid '79.
  26. Was this hole drilled or is it a dent? How deep...

    Was this hole drilled or is it a dent? How deep is it? If it isn't that deep you might be able to steam out most of it and fill the rest with CA glue.
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    Parker has been good on the rare occasions I've...

    Parker has been good on the rare occasions I've needed support- call 'em! I honestly don't remember if Parker has the part or merely supplied the re-work diagram. I'm gettin' old.....
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    Yes, the replacement is the Switchjack....

    Yes, the replacement is the Switchjack. Instructions are available from Parker and it is such a rare delight to rework the foil PCB in those to accommodate the new jack, I just can't tell ya. Oh joy.
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