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Interesting. I hope they can make it that size. Honestly though part of me says don't put a new one on. I just threw a new Rio Grande Barbecue humbucker in the bridge position of the Standard and it sounded like ASS. All that amazing high end I was getting was GONE. I put the old PU back in and sending these new ones back. These Greco PU's, even the cheaper ones must be hand wound. I don't know what they did but all my Greco PU's sound better than anything I've ever heard. The P 90 in the Super real JR is nothing short of amazing. The PU'S in the Custom, steller and the PU's in the standard although weaker in the low end and low mids have a top end that's almost Fenderish. Amazing. I thought a new custom PU from a hot shot Co. would have the same high end and the thickness. But no. Just mud. I couldn't get it out fast enough.
Yes. All of the pre 1982 Greco and Ibanez pickups were made by Maxon who made the original Tubescreamers and the old Maxon pickups are great and more guitarists are now aware of just how good they were. Someone buys a 70s Ibanez now and it might have had it's pickups swapped out for DiMarzios or whatever and the new owner often wants to get a set of original Maxon made "Super 70" pickups and replace the DiMarzios or whatever. I've used "Super 70" pickups and U-1000 pickups and they seem very similar and have a great sound. I've got a U-1000 pickup in my Fender Japan Fat Strat and a U-1000 in my 1979 Greco. Putting the U-1000 in my Fender Japan Fat Strat made a huge improvement over the stock pickup.