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broadcasterguy
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Username: broadcasterguy

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Registered: 6-2014
Posted on Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 12:36 pm:   Edit Post

Dear Forum,
Did Alembic ever make white single coil guitar pickups?
I was looking at a photo of an old parts caster strat taken back in 1981, and it had an Alembic Blaster installed, and it had solid white single coil pickup covers. But I have only seen black Alembic pickups. Do you think they are Alembic, or some other brand like EMG ect..?
Thanks for your help.

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elwoodblue
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Username: elwoodblue

Post Number: 1529
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 6:55 pm:   Edit Post

These look more cream (see link) than the ones you've pictured.
I've only seen a few non-black single
coil sized activators...that cream set, and the occasional set with 'clown vomit' colors.

http://alembic.com/club/messages/395/190746.html?1398361587
broadcasterguy
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Posted on Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 9:15 pm:   Edit Post

Yes, those look very cream. And I would think I would be able to make out the molded in Alembic logo name on my photo if they were Alembics. It is a fuzzy crummy photo though. So it still could be.
Thanks
pace
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Username: pace

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Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Monday, June 16, 2014 - 5:03 am:   Edit Post

Rick Springfield?
broadcasterguy
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Posted on Monday, June 16, 2014 - 9:24 am:   Edit Post

Yep, Rick Springfield. Trying to figure out what kind of pickups those are. They weren't used to record the song, as that was performed by another guitarist, but I am interested in this guitar, as it was his main axe.
bigredbass
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Username: bigredbass

Post Number: 2185
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Monday, June 16, 2014 - 10:08 am:   Edit Post

No way of knowing without seeing a logo, or talking to RS or his tech, but lots of 80's Strats wore these:

http://www.emgpickups.com/guitar/single-coil/strat/sset.html

J o e y
bigredbass
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Username: bigredbass

Post Number: 2186
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Monday, June 16, 2014 - 10:08 am:   Edit Post

No way of knowing without seeing a logo, or talking to RS or his tech, but lots of 80's Strats wore these:

http://www.emgpickups.com/guitar/single-coil/strat/sset.html

J o e y
fc_spoiler
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Post Number: 1536
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Monday, June 16, 2014 - 10:21 am:   Edit Post

Also from Santa Rosa :-)

Here are some variations from Alembic: http://alembic.com/club/messages/393/68706.html
mike1762
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Registered: 1-2008
Posted on Monday, June 16, 2014 - 10:47 am:   Edit Post

I'm concerned that pace knew that was Rick Springfield... based on a crotch shot. :-)
elwoodblue
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Username: elwoodblue

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Posted on Monday, June 16, 2014 - 11:15 am:   Edit Post

Another maker that comes to mind is Evans. I had a set and they were a stark white .
pace
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Username: pace

Post Number: 1029
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Monday, June 16, 2014 - 8:20 pm:   Edit Post

Lol..... I set myself up for that!....

I put together a similar strat 5-6 years ago, and when I saw his behind the music, I was bequizzled as to whether that was a stock model or what.... Never noticed the blaster!...

I'm curious as to when activators were first launched. '80 seems early for a single coil set. I'd also like to know when the first non-series guitar was officially marketed (distillate? Electrum? '79? '80?).....
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 3449
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Monday, June 16, 2014 - 8:35 pm:   Edit Post

I believe it is in the Long History _____ http://alembic.com/family/history.html

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