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Pickup specs for session II humbucker

Post by Session II on Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:34 am

I have a Westone Session II arch top and am trying to find out the specs for the humbuckers that are currently in. I don't want to start taking it to pieces as a use far too regularly to risk breakage or it not be the same. I am thinking of upgrading the current pickups but all the measurements across the instrument seem unique to the model and not fit to any other factory standard sizes. Any spec info especially with size woud be much appreciated.

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Re: Pickup specs for session II humbucker

Post by Westbone on Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:20 pm

shouldn't be a problem.
What you talking of mm's

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Re: Pickup specs for session II humbucker

Post by Session II on Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:39 am

Aye, I'm worried about the difference of the size of pickup itself and the outer casing that its housed in. The guitar is sounding really, really well, but, the quest for the perfect tone is a pain in the ear. Its got me in two minds, possible a rewind or if it may be time to get some more power. It may just be that the grass is greener syndrome may be biting!

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Re: Pickup specs for session II humbucker

Post by colt933 on Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:02 am

I have no idea if they will fit or not, but for some reason the Duncan Seth Lover pickup seems like a match to me. But it probably isn't hotter than the stock pups - so if you're looking for hotter, this may not be the ticket.

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Re: Pickup specs for session II humbucker

Post by Westbone on Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:39 am

MMK 75 are a real nice p/up.
I've a Session II and I wouldn't change them for love nor money.
Wax potting them doesn't go amiss though.

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Post by Session II on Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:31 pm

Thanks for the info. You've confirmed what I kind of thought. I won't be taking any form of tool to the guitar. Potential disaster avoided. Thanks again.

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Re: Pickup specs for session II humbucker

Post by fish on Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:33 pm

That's a good job then, Westbone saves the Day again Very Happy

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Re: Pickup specs for session II humbucker

Post by jim on Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:43 pm

Westbone, you say yours are equiped with mmk-75?
The Prestige series did.
Did you check?
I think mmk-61 fits the bill for a Session ll.
Not bad either.

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Re: Pickup specs for session II humbucker

Post by Westbone on Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:53 pm

Your're dead right jimboy, memory must be befuddled, err!
61's they're are, well I'd be dipped in dogdirt me shipmate!
Give that man a biscuit. oat. Smile

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Post by Iceman on Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:06 pm

Westbone wrote:
Wax potting them doesn't go amiss though.

Please sir, expound on this a wee bit. I am unfamiliar with the practice. confused

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Post by corsair on Sun Apr 17, 2011 7:10 pm

This would be the practice of dipping your pickups into a pot of liquid wax in order to drive out any air that resides therein and creates microphonic squealing. There are plenty of tutorials on it web-wide and I suspect most of us have had a crack at it at some stage, but it is certainly not for the faint of heart...

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Re: Pickup specs for session II humbucker

Post by Westbone on Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:38 am

Make sure you take them off the guitar first Laughing

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Re: Pickup specs for session II humbucker

Post by grogg on Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:28 pm

Or dont do it, you wont notice any difference.

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Re: Pickup specs for session II humbucker

Post by Iceman on Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:34 am

Westbone wrote:Make sure you take them off the guitar first Laughing

lol! lol! lol!

.......well, yeah. But you never can be too careful with a little knowledge so.... Embarassed

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