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  • Brent Mason Tele neck pup?

    Hope everyone is having a nice Thanksgiving. We're just getting ready to head down to the family.

    I'm trying to finalize my BM Tele decisions, and just noticed something. Everything I find says that it uses the SM-1 Vintage mini-humbucker. But only the Antiquity II has the pole pieces. Does anyone know for sure which neck pup that is?

    Thanks all;
    Artie

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  • #2
    On the production Brent Mason model?
    Oh no.....


    Oh Yeah!

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    • #3
      I'd be willing to bet on Ant II. I wouldn't bet all my money, but I'd bet some of it.
      Originally posted by Demanic
      Incompetence is widespread in a world that rewards mediocrity while punishing excellence.
      Originally posted by GuitarFanatic
      I am currently using Skullcandy headphones I found in the garbage.
      I did find the DS-1 in the garbage.
      I once found a guitar amp in the garbage, a Peavey Studio 110. It caught fire at the first gig I played it at.. But it was at the end of it, thank god.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by PFDarkside View Post
        On the production Brent Mason model?
        Yeah. That photo is from the current Fender webpage.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by beaubrummels View Post
          I'd be willing to bet on Ant II. I wouldn't bet all my money, but I'd bet some of it.
          I wonder how big of a difference there is? I already have the SM-1. I guess I'll try it first, before springing $150 for the "upgrade."

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          • #6
            Well, they got Duncan to start making the burgundy plastic again for the Hot Stack (which has been gone for years) so odds are they could also do the polepiece version of the SM-1 also, right?
            Oh no.....


            Oh Yeah!

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            • #7
              That's true. Those are probably only available on that Tele.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by PFDarkside View Post
                Well, they got Duncan to start making the burgundy plastic again for the Hot Stack (which has been gone for years) so odds are they could also do the polepiece version of the SM-1 also, right?
                Can't put filister poles in a Firebird mini. It uses blades under the cover, and the cover with the wax is what is holding it all together.
                Originally posted by Demanic
                Incompetence is widespread in a world that rewards mediocrity while punishing excellence.
                Originally posted by GuitarFanatic
                I am currently using Skullcandy headphones I found in the garbage.
                I did find the DS-1 in the garbage.
                I once found a guitar amp in the garbage, a Peavey Studio 110. It caught fire at the first gig I played it at.. But it was at the end of it, thank god.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by beaubrummels View Post

                  Can't put filister poles in a Firebird mini. It uses blades under the cover, and the cover with the wax is what is holding it all together.
                  Do they not make a non-antiquity, true mini Humbucker?
                  Oh no.....


                  Oh Yeah!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by PFDarkside View Post
                    Do they not make a non-antiquity, true mini Humbucker?
                    All I see on the site, are the SM-1/2/3, which all look identical, with no screws. Then they have the Antiquity Firebird that looks the same but with an "aged" cover. Only the Antiquity II has the screws.

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                    • #11
                      the sm1 and antiquity II firebird pup are vintage firebird construction. the sm2 and sm3 are different using a single magnet and steel poles. the antiquity II mini humbucker is lp deluxe style construction. they are all awesome sounding pups depending on what you are going for.

                      i believe brents old grey tele has a gibson lp dlx pup in it. the antiquity II mini hum is probably the closest to what he has in the old one. not sure what fender is using

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                      • #12
                        Thanks Jeremy. I just looked at mine up close for the first time. I could've swore I had an SM-1n, but it's an SM-3n. Not a huge difference. 6.3k vs 6.6k, and both A5 mags. But there is one other little problem. One leg is bent pretty far back. If that snaps off when I try to straighten it, do you think SD would replace it? I have had the thing for several months now. Maybe even a year.

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                        Well ouch! I just found the receipt: July of 2018. I might be a little past my return window.
                        Last edited by ArtieToo; 11-27-2020, 11:15 AM.

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                        • #13
                          Maybe warm it up before you bend it?
                          Originally posted by Demanic
                          Incompetence is widespread in a world that rewards mediocrity while punishing excellence.
                          Originally posted by GuitarFanatic
                          I am currently using Skullcandy headphones I found in the garbage.
                          I did find the DS-1 in the garbage.
                          I once found a guitar amp in the garbage, a Peavey Studio 110. It caught fire at the first gig I played it at.. But it was at the end of it, thank god.

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                          • #14
                            I may try that. I have one of those little butane torches.

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