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    Is there anyway to identify a peavey Wolfgang bridge humbucker?.....from all that I have read these pickups were not marked?
    Please help!!!

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    Identify how?
    It's a Peavey Wolfgang Bridge Humbucker....

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    Identify between the bridge and the neck? It should have a longer wire

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    ....and different resistance values

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    I got 13.4 bridge and 15.6 neck

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    Jesus, that’s hot.

    Pretty sure my ThroBaks are 7.9 on the bridge and 7.7 on the neck. 🤣

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onirb View Post
    I got 13.4 bridge and 15.6 neck
    My sets are roughly the same

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    DC resistance doesn't really say much about a pick up's output.
    Here's some fun pick up info;

    http://www.planetz.com/pickup-dc-res...output-levels/

    Enjoy

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    Quote Originally Posted by turnbuckle View Post
    DC resistance doesn't really say much about a pick up's output.
    Here's some fun pick up info;

    http://www.planetz.com/pickup-dc-res...output-levels/

    Enjoy
    Too much words. I know pickup make noise sound good.

    Jk, great read!

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    Quote Originally Posted by van77 View Post
    Is there anyway to identify a peavey Wolfgang bridge humbucker?.....from all that I have read these pickups were not marked?
    Please help!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Onirb View Post
    I got 13.4 bridge and 15.6 neck
    This sounds untraditional, but is correct. After a little research, apparently thinner gauge wire was used for the neck PU, resulting in the higher than the bridge reading, even though the bridge PU is actually the hotter, more powerful one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MF5150 View Post
    Jesus, that’s hot.

    Pretty sure my ThroBaks are 7.9 on the bridge and 7.7 on the neck. 🤣

    DC resistance measurements are widely used as a gauge of the “output” of passive magnetic pickups. This use of DC resistance is both technically incorrect and often misleading; to find out why, read on

    http://www.planetz.com/pickup-dc-res...output-levels/


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    Quote Originally Posted by turnbuckle View Post
    DC resistance measurements are widely used as a gauge of the “output” of passive magnetic pickups. This use of DC resistance is both technically incorrect and often misleading; to find out why, read on

    http://www.planetz.com/pickup-dc-res...output-levels/

    Im sorry but a PAF or PAT # reading 7-8k will not sound the same as a pickup that reads 13-14k.

    Technically it might not be accurate for comparison purposes, but sonically there is a massive difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MF5150 View Post
    Jesus, that’s hot.

    Pretty sure my ThroBaks are 7.9 on the bridge and 7.7 on the neck. ��
    If those are humbuckers, it sounds like they both got a broken coil

    BTW, nobody said they would sound the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turnbuckle View Post
    If those are humbuckers, it sounds like they both got a broken coil

    BTW, nobody said they would sound the same.
    Yes, the early humbucking pickups and PAF-style pickups were/are nowhere near as hot as the pickups that came after and are currently being marketed to rock/metal guitar players.
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    Quote Originally Posted by turnbuckle View Post
    If those are humbuckers, it sounds like they both got a broken coil

    BTW, nobody said they would sound the same.
    That's about right for PAF-style pickups wound with 42ga wire. I have a PAF-style neck humbucker that measures 6.98K.

 

 

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