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Post by Steve777 on Tue May 05, 2009 9:11 pm

I've been reading that Maxon (Nisshin Onpa) were contracted to supply some of the pickups for Matsumoku. Just a thought, is Maxon one of the M's in MMK? I've always been curious as to what MMK stood for?

Any ideas?

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Post by corsair on Wed May 06, 2009 6:08 pm

You know, I've never thought about it! Thanks for cluttering up my brain even more than it is already.... Laughing

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Re: MMK pickups

Post by Steve777 on Wed May 06, 2009 6:23 pm

Only a pleasure John Pity we don't have any contacts in Japan!

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Re: MMK pickups

Post by Guest on Wed May 06, 2009 7:10 pm

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Post by Steve777 on Wed May 06, 2009 7:18 pm

MmmmM ... oK , I get it.

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Post by corsair on Wed May 06, 2009 10:05 pm

I'll check over at Matt, but, what a great piece of lateral thinking; well done, Polly!! cheers

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Re: MMK pickups

Post by bobroberts on Mon May 11, 2009 3:23 am

got to say.. never occurred to me what it might stand for. i'm going with polly's version..

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Post by anaerobe on Mon May 11, 2009 11:13 am

Yup, me too. :idea: Good thinking.

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Re: MMK pickups

Post by halo71 on Fri May 22, 2009 10:23 pm

Interesting! hummmmm...... Another thing I've wondered about is the MMK's that came in the old Kramer Focus guitars. I have compared, visually, a humbucker from a old Westone against one from a old Focus. They had identical markings on them. But yet sounded completely different. With the Focus pickup being little more hot and edgy.

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Re: MMK pickups

Post by silence86 on Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:17 pm

i recently found a mmk45 (neck). i guess it is from an aria pro II, but i don't know for sure.(i love how it looks!!!)next week i'll put it into my x390 to hear how it sounds...does anyone have experience with these? I hope i'll find a matching bridge-pickup if this one sounds good...


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Post by Barry on Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:26 pm

Huh? This mystery was solved recently by Steve777! (Eh gads!)
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Post by corsair on Thu Nov 19, 2009 5:53 pm

That's an odd one, too - would you be able to whack a meter on it and see what values it has, please? Here's the only guitars I could find with that style of p'up...

http://www.matsumoku.org/models/ariaproii/catalogs/1985/85_ap2_cat_pg12.jpg.html

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Re: MMK pickups

Post by Frenchy on Mon Nov 23, 2009 12:07 pm

The Blade MMK45 were also found on the Aria Knight Warrior guitar. I have a bridge pup and it sounds awsome...

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Post by silence86 on Mon Nov 23, 2009 1:30 pm

The Blade MMK45 were also found on the Aria Knight Warrior guitar. I have a bridge pup and it sounds awsome...
hehe, just tell me if you ever want to ged rid of it Wink...

can't find my meter atm...i hope i'll find it soon.

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Post by Frenchy on Tue Nov 24, 2009 7:59 pm

Sorry Silence, I just recently bought it to put it in a vantage guitar....

Here is a link to the Knight Warrior guitar:

http://www.matsumoku.org/models/ariaproii/ads/adpages/pg4.html

Also, since yours only has 2 screws to attach to the pick up ring, yours is most likely a bridge pick up that came from the Knight Warrior. The other blade pick ups that I've seen all had 3 or 4 mounting screws. Mine has the same wirering as yours, red, white and ground. Measured at 11

I could be wrong but I think you have a bridge pup?

Hope this helps!

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Re: MMK pickups

Post by silence86 on Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:57 am

yeah, you are probably right,thank you ...i draw the conclusion that it is a neck
p/u just because the bridge p/u in my x390 has 4 wires und the neck p/u has only 3...
hehe,seems like i've got 2 bridge p/u's now since i won this one about a week ago...link

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Post by Frenchy on Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:18 pm

Always happy to help out!

Great price on your new bridge pup!... I hope that he will send you the mounting ring with the pup since your new one has 4 screws for the height adjustment...

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Post by silence86 on Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:37 pm

i thought of building an adapter of a sheet of metal...but yes, perhaps i'm lucky and the seller will send the mounting ring.

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