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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-02-2016, 04:45 PM Thread Starter
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Identifying a pickup model

I have an RG550 twentieth anniversary. The prior owner had swapped the pickups on it. The bridge is a Crunchlab, and the Neck isa Liquifire. The single coil though, I have no idea what it is. Both of the humbuckers had the model numbers on the bottom of the pickups, but the single coil has no visible identification that I can see. All of the pickups are white, and the guitar itself is a black RG. I don't think the RG550XX black guitars had white pickups for the single coil I thought all of them were black, so I doubt it is the stock pickup.

Any ideas of how to figure out what the heck that single coil IS? It looks like any other single coil. When I didn't see any sticker or anything on the underside, I even looked to see if it was engraved somewhere, but I can't see anything. Did any of the black RG550XX have white single coils? Is it common for the single coils to have no identifying marks on the underside? For that matter, there are no kinds of branding, or anything else anywhere on the pickup that I can see. I didn't actually take it off the pickguard, just took the pickguard off so I could flip it over to look at them.

It isn't a huge deal to me, because I don't ever use the middle pickup anyway. I would be just as happy to remove it entirely. It is just one of those things. I got curious.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-03-2016, 03:40 AM
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Re: Identifying a pickup model

based on my experience, if the S1 standard single coil, the wire is usually red and white.
Did you check the wire
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-05-2016, 11:20 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Identifying a pickup model

There were red and white wires, but I can't remember offhand if the single coil had those colors. At the time, I was specifically looking at the wiring for the humbuckers. I will take a look this weekend. Thanks for the response.
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