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 Post subject: Toasters
 Post Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 6:20 am 
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I won a 360 on Ebay with a vintage bridge and toasters. One has the slot screws and the other has phillips. One measures 6.0 and one is 6.2. The sound ok but low output as you would imagine. Are these bad?


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 Post subject: Re: Toasters
 Post Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 7:32 am 
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YOU won that auction??? I almost bid but I have no money... I tihnk he ment to say vintage style tailpiece in the auction, not bridge.


Toasters are supposed to be what? 7,4?

maybe he tried to unwind them a bit, didn't like it and sold the guitar? of course I'm just speculating here. If for any chance you don't like the guitar, I can get rid of it for you for a nominal fee.


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 Post subject: Re: Toasters
 Post Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 4:21 am 
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the older toasters had slot screws ...

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 Post subject: Re: Toasters
 Post Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 4:45 am 
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the older toasters had slot screws ...


I've seen "older toasters" with a combination of slot screws and phillips screws. Slots (4) on the corner positions and phillips (2) in the middle on the sides. Heads up!


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 Post subject: Re: Toasters
 Post Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 8:58 am 
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I'm not sure about the original toasters - But as far as the vintage reissue toasters, those that have phillips head screws in the corners were first issues which read about 12k (12,000) ohms. Later reissues had slotted screws in the corners, and they read about 7.5k (7,500) ohms.


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 Post subject: Re: Toasters
 Post Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 9:45 am 
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hmmm....


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 Post subject: Re: Toasters
 Post Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2006 9:22 pm 
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I have two 2'X 3' pictures framed in my office of the 3 toasters on the "Miami"325 and there are slots on the four corners and phillips in the middle. The other framed picture is of the TRC and headstock of the same 325. MH


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 Post subject: Re: Toasters
 Post Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 3:06 am 
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In the old days, the pickups were wound by hand in many cases, so while most 60's RIC toasters might have been around 7.4k or thereabouts, many were probably more than that or less than that too. I've heard the 50's ones were generally weaker more like the 6k yours are. It doesn't mean the pickups ar ebad....just that they don't have as much wire on them as some others. You could have them rewound, or what I would do is jusst take them out and replace them with some modern toasters that are stronger, and when/if you sell the guitar, put the originals back in.


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 Post subject: Re: Toasters
 Post Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 8:19 am 
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Is there a clear way to tell a VIntage Toaster from a reissue? I mean alot of people like swapping things. I wonder how does one tell if a Pre 70's Toaster from a reissue. If say they were unwound AND the screws changed? Is there a difference underneath or in the cover or the construction of the pickup?

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 Post subject: Re: Toasters
 Post Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 9:56 am 
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The toasters on my '66 4005 read 7.2K Ohms . 6.0 sounds a little low, although I have no experience with either of the reissues. however, these are naturally quite low output pickups.


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