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Dissecting humbuckers 496R 500T

Plouf!

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Hello, today rainy day so i decided to check pickups on my 2000 LP Classic.I thought pup bridge would be 500t and neck 496R, as usual.
The bridge pickup has a main oversized magnet and 2 side magnets, so i guess this is a ceramic 500T.

But the neck one has only one thin magnet and wood spacers.
Can you tell me what is this neck pickup ? 496R or not ?

BRIDGE2.jpg


NECK2.jpg
 

Plouf!

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Ok.
Bridge pickup is 500T, 3 ceramic magnets.
Neck Pickup is 496R , only one thin ceramic magnet and wood spacers.
Swapping magnets is (was) common on these, hope pics help.

Sorry not dissecting authentic PAF:sick:
 

Johnny Q

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I had these in my Les Paul Custom for many years and loved them. A great alternative for players who like Dimarzio Super Distortion or Duncan Custom style pickups.
 
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