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Mark Helm

Tennessee, USA
Post  Posted 30 Jun 2019 9:12 pm    
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I recently acquired a super nice early 50s Dual Pro.

The trap pickups are really strong (Neck 1: 13.46k, Neck 2: 14.39k). Given how they sound, I'm thinking they were re-wired...

Anybody out there Dual Pro experts out there? Appreciate any info you can provide.
1959 Fender Stringmaster D-8; Vox MV-50 amplifier + an EarCandy custom 2 x 6.5"tweed cab. Hofner Club bass, Hofner Violin "Beatle" bass, Danelectro Longhorn bass, Epiphone Casino, Epiphone Masterbilt Century DeLuxe archtop, Ibanez AVN4-VMS Artwood Vintage Series Parlor Acoustic Guitar (best $500 acoustic I ever played!).
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Jesse Valdez

California, USA
Post  Posted 30 Jun 2019 9:57 pm    
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I also recently got one, two days ago in fact. Fender did say these were his best (or favorite?) pickups he ever made, and can confirm on one that has definitely not had its pickups rewound that it is bright as all hell. I think that is just what they are known for, I am of course no expert but you can probably take off the pickups and find out as well. Also, take off the tuning and control pans to find out exactly what year and date, mine had scotch tape with the day and where it was going! Hope that helps.
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Joe Major

Florida, USA
Post  Posted 1 Jul 2019 2:46 am     Dual Pro PUs
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"Good judgement comes from experience, and experience comes from...poor judgement."

'54 Fender D-8 Dual Pro, Magnatone G-65-W6, Tweed 5F1 Champ

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Gene Tani

The Pacific NW,
Post  Posted 1 Jul 2019 7:12 am    
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This seller, Milwaukee Vintage, has listed a bunch of them w/lab results listed, you caould ask them

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