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Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 4147
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Sunday, November 08, 2009 - 10:22 am:   Edit Post

Here's something you don't see everyday. I wonder if they're real.

Bill, tgo
Senior Member
Username: elwoodblue

Post Number: 883
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Sunday, November 08, 2009 - 11:07 am:   Edit Post

Hmmm....something I never thought I'd see,
even today. : )
I wonder when the last time Alembic factory installed an "Old Les Paul' pickup.

Advanced Member
Username: room037

Post Number: 296
Registered: 9-2003
Posted on Sunday, November 08, 2009 - 2:52 pm:   Edit Post

The large head stock template looks like Irwin's head.
I think these were Irwin's template.

Advanced Member
Username: fmm

Post Number: 276
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Sunday, November 08, 2009 - 2:59 pm:   Edit Post

The shipping restrictions are weird (local pickup only, unless you want to deal with the UPS store, in which case they will drop off the items @ UPS). Almost sounds like they don't want to dircetly ship across state lines...
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 492
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Sunday, November 08, 2009 - 7:23 pm:   Edit Post

There is a template for a "HI-A" Bass pickup shown. I own a Bass that Doug Irwin installed a pair of Hi-A bass pickups into. Hi-A later became known as Bartolini. Doug Irwin worked on two projects for me in the 1970's. I still own one of them. I remember when he lent me one of his "Doug Irwin Bass's" to try out at a gig.That Bass had two Hi-A" pickups in it that very well MIGHT have been routed out with the template shown. Maybe ! I Remember Doug to be quite a generous craftsman. I remember him in a positive light.
Username: mica

Post Number: 6459
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Monday, November 09, 2009 - 5:26 pm:   Edit Post

These are not Alembic templates.
Advanced Member
Username: gtrguy

Post Number: 255
Registered: 9-2004
Posted on Monday, November 09, 2009 - 6:29 pm:   Edit Post

I just put an old Hi-A guitar pickup on my 76 Ibanez Howard Roberts jazz box this week. It came out of an custom guitar I bought last year. It sounds fine, I must say. I don't think I'll be seeing too many of them. Puts out around 6.3 ohms.


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