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    Default Re: $12,000 Really?

    Quote Originally Posted by DrNewcenstein View Post
    To quantify that:
    Wax melts. If wax melts while the coil strands are moving, wax enters the empty spaces of the coil. As the wax cools, it stays where it is, and the coils are pushed ever-so-slightly out of their factory wind. As the years go by and the guitar is played by the same person in the same style repeatedly, the windings and wax settle into the mixture dictated by the physical wave patterns they have been bombarded with for 20-odd years or more.
    Therefore, the pickup takes on a specific tonal response that is not measured in Ohms or DC resistance.
    Unless you leave it in the car on a summer day and the temp gets up to at least 140 F, the wax doesn't melt. Nor do the sound waves move the wire around, unless it's unpotted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aceman View Post
    Supply-demand is a bogus concept. Doesn't actually work that way. The world is a multi-variate place influenced by real and perceived factors interacting in complex ways.
    A million real and imagined things affect supply and a million real and imagined things affect demand, but it's still just supply and demand. All else is commentary thereon.
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    All value and exchange is subjective.... otherwise nobody would bother exchanging one thing they want less than another. One guy will feel his $12,000 is less valuable than the PAF's and will exchange it. Another guy will prefer a car, or a vacation, saving the money, etc.

    There is no "objective values" unless you live in a total dictatorship where free choice and exchange is illegal.

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    Vintage guitars rarely fetch $100,000 unless they were owned by a famous guitarist or a celebrity. I would have that PAF verified by an independant expert like George Gruhn who has actually sold $100,000 guitars. Vintage PAF pickups are a crap shoot. Sometimes they are great and sometimes they suck. If they sounded so great, they would likely have remained in the guitar. Then again in the 1970's people were ripping out pickups and putting Super Distortions in their Les Pauls. I wouldn't pay $12,000 for a pickup that sucks.

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    Default Re: $12,000 Really?

    Quote Originally Posted by LtKojak View Post
    ... (If you ask me, those purchases were made to laundry some Yakuza's money, but that's another chapter altogether) ...
    HTH,
    You should know what you're talking about, as you've got a lollipop in your mouth ...

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