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 Post subject: Invicta pickups
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:31 am 

Joined: Sat Jun 04, 2016 11:32 pm
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Location: San Rafael, CA
I talked, on some thread here, about the sound of my Invicta being on the weak side.
I have an MMK53 four wire pickup that I wanted to try in the Invicta. I had to extend the wires, to reach the neck position. After I got it all connected, no sound. So I took it out to check my connections where I extended the wires. They looked fine, but no continuity when I checked resistance. I cut them off and checked the resistance of the original wires, and still nothing.
So I guess I must have disturbed something inside. I hope I can save it.

In the meantime, I came across an Epiphone HOTHB8B bridge pickup, that I forgot I had. It came out of an old boat dismantled at the boatyard where I work. I tested it and got 14.3k ohms. I put it in the neck position, because I play there more. There is a big difference in output. Not bad sound to my ears, but not as warm as the MMK45s in my two Workingman guitars. The sweet tone of the guitar itself still comes through, though. This pickup is only two wire, so I can't coil split it, but I don't use that much anyway.
The correct pickup used by Epiphone for the neck would be the HB6N. These are Alnico pickups.

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