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Pickup Help

CuimeanCuimean Los AngelesProdigy
Okay, this is a bit off topic, but I wasn't sure who else to ask, so here goes...

The original New Yorker pickup on my '54 Epiphone Zephyr is shot. I need to replace it but have no idea what to get. Can anyone give me some suggestions?

Thanks,

Rod

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  • Josh HeggJosh Hegg Tacoma, WAModerator
    Posts: 622
    What kind of pick up is it? I would replace it with a Gibson pickup if you want to spend the money. Alao I would call these guys Guitar Maniacs
    (253) 272-4741 They have everything or can get just about anything. Some one there would know what pickup would work well for that guitar.

    Cheers
  • Ted GottsegenTed Gottsegen Rowayton, CTModerator
    Posts: 614
    Cuimean wrote:
    Okay, this is a bit off topic, but I wasn't sure who else to ask, so here goes...

    The original New Yorker pickup on my '54 Epiphone Zephyr is shot. I need to replace it but have no idea what to get. Can anyone give me some suggestions?

    Thanks,

    Rod

    Why don't you get it restored, or is that not possible? Replacing the pick-up will ding the value of the guitar, so if you're going to spend about the same money as buying a new one (especially if you want quality), just send it to someone like Lindy Fralin http://www.fralinpickups.com and have it restored. But, if you're deadset on replacing, TV Jones http://www.tvjones.com/pickups.html also makes very cool sounding pick-ups.

    Good luck!

    Ted
  • MontereyJacquesMontereyJacques ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2011 Posts: 81
  • musicofanaticmusicofanatic Swingville✭✭✭
    Posts: 38
    I believe the Gibson mini-humbucker (that appeared on many sixties epi's, as well as Gibson Firebirds, etc.) will easily mount in place of the Epi N.Y. p.u.s, without modification of the gtr. Many (Duke Robillard, f'rinstance) consider the mini-h.b. a vast improvement over the N.Y. It could be argued that installing a replacement (with no modifications to the inst) and setting aside the original p.u. will maintain the highest value of the inst...repairing the original p.u. would degrade the value.
    chomp, chomp, chomp, chomp...
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