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 Post subject: MMK 45 on the Bay
PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 8:51 am 
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There's a MMK45 pickup on eBay currently, only one, but maybe you have a project:

http://cgi.ebay.com/1980s-ARIA-MMK-humb ... 286.c0.m14


Seller says it only has three inches of lead, and two conductors. I thought that these pickups had four conductors... anybody know the full story? Maybe they had different versions for all I know. Anyway, its not mine, and I don't have any project guitars right now, but at a $2 starting bid, how can you go wrong? At the very least it would make a cool paper weight! Cheers, Mike.

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 Post subject: Re: MMK 45 on the Bay
PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 8:09 am 
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Some had three and some had four. If it only has three it is not that hard to separate the leads and end up with four. Just be careful.


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 Post subject: Re: MMK 45 on the Bay
PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 4:25 am 
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Great Googlymoogly, that MMK45 ended up going for $45... I mean I thought it was an interesting item, but yikes! I have no doubt that it is a working pickup as the seller indicated the ohm resistance in the listing, but I didn't imagine it would be THAT desirable. If anyone on this forum picked it up, tell us how it sounds! Mike.

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 Post subject: Re: MMK 45 on the Bay
PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:34 pm 
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proendorser wrote:
Great Googlymoogly, that MMK45 ended up going for $45... I mean I thought it was an interesting item, but yikes! I have no doubt that it is a working pickup as the seller indicated the ohm resistance in the listing, but I didn't imagine it would be THAT desirable. If anyone on this forum picked it up, tell us how it sounds! Mike.


They're good pickups. I don't know how much they normally go for (and I would like more length in the lead), but $45 really isn't bad for a decent pickup. Anyway, I have 45s in my X-950 and they sound great! I may have potted them at some point (can't remember now), but I've never considered replacing them.


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 Post subject: Re: MMK 45 on the Bay
PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 5:48 am 
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I agree that MMK45's are worth every penny of $45 each. They don't usualy go for that much though. I got a pair a bit over a year ago for $22 :)


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