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 Post subject: MMK 45 set (SOLD)
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:40 pm 
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These are mine if anyone could use them !! http://www.ebay.com/itm/120929644217?ss ... 1555.l2649


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 Post subject: Re: MMK 45 set
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:56 pm 
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What did they come out of? I think you're only measuring one coil when you got your resistance reading. The 45's are a pretty consistant ~11.5k Ohms, and your 5.9k figure is about half. When I was measuring a pair, I had to twist two wires together to get the full reading... unfortunately I can't remember which pair, but hey, there's only three or four wires, it didn't take that long with trial and error to figure it out. Mike.

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 Post subject: Re: MMK 45 set
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:59 pm 
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I agree with the measurement Mike mentions - I've come across more than a few where you can measure each coil and 11.5KO's is usually about top end for them.


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 Post subject: Re: MMK 45 set
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:56 pm 
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Out of an X185 -- thanks for the ohm measurement tip, I'll do that shortly !!


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 Post subject: Re: MMK 45 set
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:26 pm 
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OK, 11.58k ohms for the bridge, 11.78k ohms neck.....


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 Post subject: Re: MMK 45 set
PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:37 pm 
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Out of an x185, eh?...

And what became of the rest of that guitar, Dave?

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 Post subject: Re: MMK 45 set
PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:36 pm 
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UH, the dog ate my homework ?????? Actually, the body and neck are being made into a 12 string (not by me !!)


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 Post subject: Re: MMK 45 set
PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:21 am 
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You may have the neck and bridge pups mixed up. Most often the bridge is the hotter pup.


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 Post subject: Re: MMK 45 set
PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:02 am 
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Typically the bridge pickup should be hotter, because the strings don't vibrate as much close to the end points, and the signal needs some help. However, the bridge pickup on these guitars should have four conductors so that the phase can be reversed, so I think he's got the right pickup. The MMK's are usually closely matched as far as output, and I end up almost burying the neck pickup so the bridge output is perceived as hotter at the amp (the important thing!). Mike.

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 Post subject: Re: MMK 45 set
PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:22 pm 
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I labeled them as I removed them from the body


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 Post subject: Re: MMK 45 set
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drdave wrote:
I labeled them as I removed them from the body


Who's a clever boy!?? :P








...but wait, how do you know the little old lady at the factory installed them correctly?

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 Post subject: Re: MMK 45 set
PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:45 am 
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Thanks. I have a set that has a slight difference like yours. I got them unlabeled and always assumed the hotter one was for the bridge.


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 Post subject: Re: MMK 45 set
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Hopefully the little old lady knew what she was doing --- which would make about one of us, anyway !! LOL


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 Post subject: Re: MMK 45 set
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are these still for sale?


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 Post subject: Re: MMK 45 set
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drdave wrote:
UH, the dog ate my homework ?????? Actually, the body and neck are being made into a 12 string (not by me !!)



Must be one of the crazy Westone guys


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