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  1. #201

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    Ad photos of the gorgeous staple P90s And such

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  3. #202

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    Shots taken here


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  4. #203

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  5. #204

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    I owned this '56 Super-400 CES for a short while , also with those staple pickups .... finicky little gadgets they were ! The guitar was affordable because one previous owner had it re-finished a couple of years earlier (for no apparent reason- no repairs/visible damages) and it was sold by an heir who wanted to make a quick buck/fast sale ..... it was a very nice specimen and had a unique tone due to the somewhat lighter construction (of those early electrified Super's) and these special pups but then my beloved '63 Super came along and I couldn't afford to keep both .... for me it's either a "good" humbucker in the top of the guitar or a floater (preferably the DeArmond 1100 /KA single coil type), then I can get "my" tone - never had much luck with the P90's or floating humbucker models. These staple pups also didn't give me the desired tone but hey, Mark Knopfler, Scotty Moore, Hank Garland, Merle Travis and a few others (whose names I forget) sure can make these sound nice !

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    my goodness that is gorgeous. I have a younger friend that made his fortune designing chips in the mid 80s, He had a couple of L5s with staple pickups that sounded great.

    Buying a refinished box brings the price way down, these 50’s staple pickup L5s are 20k plus stock.

    ?that guitar is stunning


    Quote Originally Posted by gitman
    I owned this '56 Super-400 CES for a short while , also with those staple pickups .... finicky little gadgets they were ! The guitar was affordable because one previous owner had it re-finished a couple of years earlier (for no apparent reason- no repairs/visible damages) and it was sold by an heir who wanted to make a quick buck/fast sale ..... it was a very nice specimen and had a unique tone due to the somewhat lighter construction (of those early electrified Super's) and these special pups but then my beloved '63 Super came along and I couldn't afford to keep both .... for me it's either a "good" humbucker in the top of the guitar or a floater (preferably the DeArmond 1100 /KA single coil type), then I can get "my" tone - never had much luck with the P90's or floating humbucker models. These staple pups also didn't give me the desired tone but hey, Mark Knopfler, Scotty Moore, Hank Garland, Merle Travis and a few others (whose names I forget) sure can make these sound nice !

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    I played a staple equipped 1957 Super 400 at Willies Guitar a couple times and will never forget that guitar. Good luck with finishing up the work.
    Thanks john

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    About 10 years ago on the local craigslist somebody was selling an arch top with staple pickups. He referred to them as "the velvet hammers of the guitar world."

  9. #208

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    staple v's were gibsons answer/rip off of dearmond dynasonics...which were already popular....the idea was to get a magnet polepiece that was capable of up and down movement...unlike fenders, which altho used (round) magnet polepieces were static/non-adjustable

    great bit of old thinking...these pickups can not have their tone reproduced thru shortcuts..same as cc pup without 3 point magnet system is not a true cc pickup! the design begets the tone


    cheers

  10. #209

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    I'm a fan of stapled blondes:
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  11. #210

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    So the L5 is all put together, the harness got electro cleaned and everything works. She sure looks putty huh?

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  12. #211

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    yeah she’s back home all reassembled by Steve Cowles, Aaron’s boy. Very workman like approach, in and out in 2 days
    everything worked
    love it

    enjoy

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