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  • #76
    Hello all,

    Just opened up my '83 Tele after maybe 15 years; last time it was open I installed this. Purchased new in box, which I still have. Sticker doesn't look like what I'm seeing on google on other QP's, just wondering what you all thought. Thanks!

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    • #77
      if youve had it that long, id think you are fine. i dont think there was the amount of counterfitting going on back then that there is now.

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      • #78
        And FWIW the 3 stands for QP.

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        • #79
          Originally posted by jeremy View Post
          if youve had it that long, id think you are fine. i dont think there was the amount of counterfitting going on back then that there is now.
          Agreed

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          • #80
            Originally posted by Aleph View Post
            ...They also explained that some of the plates won't even have the SD logo due to some issues with their suppliers but the quality of materials will definitely meet their high standards.
            Perhaps here is some "proof" of this!

            One of the Indonesian sellers who often list OEM Ibanez parts (likely stolen from the factory, ha ha!) is selling this wiring kit for an AZ-series guitar, which includes "Hyperion" pickups.

            Notice the major discrepancies in the baseplates compared to "normal" Duncans, including a label instead of traditional stamping (or perhaps etching based on the recent sample in this thread) on the "trembucker" bridge pickup.

            I'm inclined to believe these *might* actually be real Duncans. It would make sense for them to use alternative parts like this for OEM before regular retail.



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            • #81
              Hi guys, I have recently bought these pickups from a friend but I’m not completely sure if they are real deal. They dont have a serial number or any other clue. They are actie single coils and im 99,9% sure they are not blackouts as we know them today - these are powered by 2x9V batteries. Could they be Livewries that are discontinued for awhile now?
              Thanks for your replies.

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              • #82
                Yes, those are the original LiveWire single coils!

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                • #83
                  Yes, those are LiveWire I singles. They are great pickups with much more output than EMGs but also a bit noisier.

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                  • #84
                    Great, thanks. So, I’m assuming this would be the wiring diagram for my guitar (Strat): https://www.seymourduncan.com/images...S_5W_1V_2T.jpg
                    If I use 250k or 500k pots, would the value of the capacitor in the circuit be the same?
                    Last edited by anazus; 11-24-2021, 05:34 AM.

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                    • #85
                      Stick with 100K pots

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                      • #86
                        100K pots are easy to find on ebay. Since I didn't have 100K pots I tried 250K first but the 250K pots were ineffective.

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