Dry Z pickup Set sales for 129,000 yen = $1,172 USD

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Post by guitar hiro » Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:45 am

BigTone wrote:Here's the neck pickup from my set

Like I said I bought this set 10 years ago from a Japanese guitar dealer. I've never had reason before to think they were anything but genuine. I have an all original SA-1200 also fitted with dry z and these ones are certainly comparable

Big Tone, Thanks for posting the images :)

Interesting to see all the attributes of the pickups in the two photos, including the third (squared) hole.

I am curious; do you know what guitar the pickups were removed from?

I'm glad they sound good to your ears! 8)

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Re: Dry Z pickup Set sales for 129,000 yen = $1,172 USD

Post by BigTone » Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:10 am

Sorry for the long delay in replying. I don't check this site very often these days and have no alerts for when someone replies to a thread.

I have no idea what guitar they were taken from as they were sold (by villager) as a stand alone set. This was back in around 2007 (I think, I'm getting fuzzy on the exact year) and I'm unsure how long he had them before I bought them.

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Re: Dry Z pickup Set sales for 129,000 yen = $1,172 USD

Post by BigTone » Tue Jun 21, 2022 7:56 am

For reference, Chris Buck bought a EGF1200 last year that had only the neck pickup dry Z remaining.
https://youtu.be/OLlOu-Dk1Ac


Here's a picture of the base with the distorted Z stamp
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https://youtu.be/sigF2ICbZA4

I haven't seen any pictures of it without it's cover but the serial number is fairly close to mine
Chris's 820226
Mine 820204

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Would be interesting to see a picture if he ever takes the cover off

Edit:
I've just checked the DC resistance for my set and they come out at 7.58k for the next and 7.71k for the bridge, so right in the supposed target zone

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Re: Dry Z pickup Set sales for 129,000 yen = $1,172 USD

Post by BigTone » Wed Jun 22, 2022 3:28 pm

I've only just come across this video. Here the tone twins shoot out a Dry Z with a genuine PAF.
The tone twins have links with Chris Buck but this dry Z doesn't have anything to do with him having been loaned by Simon Howells
https://youtu.be/gpa-Gt1M_HE

Here's a picture of it without the cover showing 3 hole in the bobbin
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And a shot showing the stamp
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Pity there's no serial number left on it

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